Charlie Furbush

Charlie Furbush has a slight rotator cuff tear, likely ending his 2015 season

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Mariners reliever Charlie Furbush has a slight tear in his rotator cuff, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. The lefty is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season.

Furbush, 29, put up great numbers in the Mariners’ bullpen when he was healthy, posting a 2.09 ERA with a 17/5 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings. He went on the disabled list on July 8, initially diagnosed with biceps tendinitis. Furbush was close to returning to the Mariners but felt renewed soreness, prompting another MRI.

The Mariners have Furbush under team control through the 2017 season. He’ll head into his second year of arbitration eligibility after earning $1.3 million in 2015.