Mariners 1B Ty France (arm) headed to injured list

Field Level Media

June 25, 2022 at 10:28 pm.

Seattle Mariners first baseman Ty France, the team’s most productive hitter, was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.

France has a left elbow sprain, sustained Thursday when his arm was bent after Sheldon Neuse of the Oakland Athletics collided with his glove.

The 27-year-old told MLB.com he was optimistic that he won’t be out long.

Drew Ellis was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. Ellis played in four games for Tacoma, going 3-for-15 with a home run and four RBIs after being claimed off waivers from the Arizona DIamondbacks earlier this month. In 34 games across two seasons with Arizona, Ellis batted .134 with six RBIs in 82 at-bats.

France leads the Mariners with 45 RBIs and has a team-best .316 average. He has 10 home runs and 14 doubles in 70 games.