M's closer Aardsma leaves for 3 days

Updated: June 26, 2010, 5:57 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Seattle Mariners first baseman Mike Sweeney has been scratched from the lineup against Milwaukee, and closer David Aardsma has left the team for the birth of his child.

Sweeney was scratched about 45 minutes before the start of Saturday's game. The team didn't immediately announce why, but Sweeney has struggled with back spasms this year and primarily is a designated hitter. He played the field Friday night and went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

The Mariners were aware of Aardsma's ...

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