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Sweeney to DL with back spasms

Updated: June 27, 2010, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Seattle Mariners have placed designated hitter Mike Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms and brought up right-hander David Pauley.

Seattle announced the moves before its game at the Brewers on Sunday. The Mariners opened up a spot for first baseman Russell Branyan, who was acquired in a trade with the Indians late Saturday, by sending first baseman Mike Carp to Triple-A Tacoma.

Sweeney has a history of back problems and had just come off the ...

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