Michael Saunders OF SEA 24 Days

Saunders is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

Saunders will be held out with the Mariners facing left-hander C.J. Wilson on Saturday. Chris Denorfia will get the start in right field in Saunders' place.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 24 Days

Saunders went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI as he parked his eighth home run of the season.

It's been a tumultuous season for Saunders (.268/.332/.439) who has battled injury, inconsistent production and a lack of everyday playing time. Saunders is one of the hotter Seattle bats right now, so look for him to play the last two games of the season as the Mariners are still fighting for a playoff spot.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 29 Days

Saunders was a bright spot Sunday against the Astros, going 2-for-3 with a homer in the loss.

Saunders hasn't played much since returning from the DL on Sept. 8, but given how others in the lineup have slumped lately, he might get a little extra playing time over the final week-plus of the season.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 1 Month

Saunders is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

The Mariners will rest several of their left-handed batters with southpaw Derek Holland on the mound for the Rangers. Chris Denorfia will fill in for him in the outfield.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 1 Month

Saunders is not in the lineup Sunday for the second straight day, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.

Saunders will sit out a second straight day with the Mariners facing A's lefty Jon Lester on Sunday. He could return to action Monday with the Mariners scheduled to take on Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 1 Month

Saunders is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Saunders was activated from the disabled list Monday and has started each of the four games since. He will get the day off Saturday in favor of James Jones, who will bat eighth and play right field for the Mariners.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 1 Month

Saunders is batting eighth and handling right field in Monday's contest against the Astros, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Activated from the DL after a two-month absence due to a strained left oblique, Saunders will immediately slot into the lineup. The lack of output from those who covered right field in his place could result in an everyday gig right off the bat. However, he could also be eased into action.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 1 Month

Saunders (oblique) was activated from the DL on Monday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

After taking nearly two months to recover from a strained left oblique, Saunders could slot into right field immediately upon his return, especially considering the underwhelming options available to manager Lloyd McClendon at the moment. During his rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma, Saunders supplied a base knock in six of 10 games, batting .257 (9-for-35) with two RBI, six runs scored, and a 14:11 BB:K.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 1 Month

Saunders (oblique) is on schedule to return from the DL prior to Monday's game against the Astros, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

With Dustin Ackley slumping and the Mariners currently rotating a slew of undesirable options in right field, Saunders could reclaim a starting role immediately upon his activation. Though he's been out for nearly two months, Saunders was enjoying a productive season prior to suffering the oblique injury, batting .276 with six homers and three stolen bases over 196 at-bats.

Michael Saunders OF SEA 2 Months

Saunders (oblique) is reporting to the Arizona League Mariners on Monday in order to restart his rehab assignment, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Initially placed on the disabled list shortly before the All-Star break due to a left oblique strain, Saunders began his assignment at Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 7. However, paternity leave was followed by a viral infection, thereby delaying his return to the majors. Manager Lloyd McClendon mentioned to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune on Monday that Saunders will "try to get his strength back," but it's unclear exactly how much additional recovery time the outfielder will require.