Erasmo Ramirez put on 15-day DL
Ramirez felt tightness in his elbow during Saturday's abbreviated start against the Boston Red Sox. He threw 2 2-3 innings before being replaced.
The Mariners are able to use a scheduled off day to skip Ramirez's spot and keep the rest of the rotation on typical rest.
The 33-year-old Kinney was 1-0 with three saves and a 2.70 ERA in 27 appearances with Triple-A Tacoma. He's available Sunday to a depleted Mariners bullpen that threw 8 1-3 innings Saturday in Seattle's 3-2 win over Boston in 11 innings.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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