Struggling Mariners make roster moves; Abraham Toro to IL

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 13: J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners congratulates teammate Abraham Toro #13 after he scored the game winning run in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 13, 2022 in the Flushing neighborho

The struggling Seattle Mariners made a few roster moves before Sunday’s series finale against the Boston Red Sox.

They placed second baseman Abraham Toro on the 15-day injured list with a sprained left shoulder and designated outfielder Steven Souza Jr. for assignment.

Toro, who is batting .179 with six homers and 13 RBIs, was injured in Saturday’s loss when he collided with right fielder Adam Frazier going after a pop-up in the first inning, hitting the ground after a catch.

The 33-year-old Souza appeared in just six games, going 3 for 19.

To take their place, they recalled outfielder Taylor Trammell and selected utility player Sam Haggerty from Triple-A Tacoma.

Mariners sign veteran slugger Justin Upton to 1-year deal

Looking to boost their lineup, the Seattle Mariners signed veteran slugger Justin Upton to a one-year contract Saturday.

Seattle enters Sunday having lost 18 of its last 24 games and has dropped the first three of a four-game series against the Red Sox.