Mariners place P James Paxton (finger) on 15-day DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed pitcher James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his middle finger on his throwing hand.
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The Seattle Mariners have placed pitcher James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand.

The Mariners will recall Dominic Leone from Triple A Tacoma to take Paxton's place, according to the Seattle Times. In 10 starts this year, Paxton is 3–3 with a 3.70 ERA. 

Paxton suffered the injury during the fifth inning of Thursday's 5–3 loss by Seattle at the hands of the Cleveland Indians. There is no timetable for Paxton's return, according to Mariners' manager Lloyd McClendon. 

The Mariners' rotation is already suffering from the loss of Hisashi Iwakuma, who has a strained latissimus dorsi and is not expected to return until July. 

Leone, a relief pitcher, will most likely not start in place of Paxton during what would have been his next slated appearance on Tuesday against the Yankees. 

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Instead, the Mariners are likely to call up Mike Montgomery from Tacoma to make Tuesday's start, the Timessaid.

Seattle acquired Montgomery from the Tampa Bay Rays in March in exchange for Erasmo Ramirez. 

Montgomery has never made a Major League start before. 

- Will Green