Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 3 Days
Ackley is out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Ackley homered twice in Friday's win, raising his second-half slugging percentage to .503, but he'll head to the bench Saturday with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the bump for Houston. Logan Morrison will move out to left field, as Chris Denorfia steps into the two-hole in the batting order.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 4 Days
Ackley had a big night at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Seattle's win over the Astros on Friday night.
He has been in and out of the lineup recently with bone spurs in his ankle, but he contributed to an offensive explosion that included four home runs by the surging Mariners. He now has 13 home runs and 64 RBI to go with a .249 average on the year. It appears he is healthy enough to man the outfield as needed over the remainder of the regular season.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 7 Days
Ackley (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Despite some lingering effects from the bone spurs in his ankle, namely trouble planting and pivoting on the foot, Ackley will return to the lineup Tuesday to face right-hander Cory Rasmus. It sounds like it will be a pain-tolerance issue over the remainder of the season.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 8 Days
Ackley (ankle) is still having trouble planting and pivoting, so even though he would have been held out against Jon Lester on Sunday, he's also not close to full capacity.
Ackley has played once since September 6 and is 1-for-22 in the month of September. "It's better, but we're trying get ready for this long road trip and hopefully this cleans him up," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "I just didn't like the swings. I didn't like the finish, pivoting on the back foot. I don't know his pain level. You'd have to ask him that, but I know what my eyes see and it wasn't good."
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 10 Days
Ackley is out of the lineup Saturday against the Athletics, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
Ackley rejoined the lineup Friday after missing four games with an ankle injury. There was no indication of a reinjury, so it may just be a day off to rest the ankle and ensure it doesn't happen. Endy Chavez will start in right field and bat second for the Mariners.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 11 Days
Ackley (ankle) is back in the lineup Friday against the A's, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Ackley ended up missing four games with the ankle issue, and while he will return Friday, the 26-year-old could always require additional maintenance before the end of the season if the bone spurs prove too painful. He is just 1-for-19 to begin September and is 0-for-7 in his career against Friday's starter Jason Hammel.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 13 Days
The Mariners are hopeful that Ackley (ankle) will be able to play Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.
He will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday, but it sounds like the Mariners are optimistic he'll be back this weekend. In the meantime, Chris Denorfia should see most of the starts in left field.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 14 Days
Ackley will likely miss a few more days after an MRI showed bone spurs in his left ankle, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Ackley is set to miss a third straight start Tuesday and it sounds like he'll be held out at least through Thursday's off day, with the team likely hoping he can return for this weekend's crucial series against Oakland. While the M's haven't indicated as much, Ackley may very well need arthroscopic surgery in the offseason, depending on whether or not they feel it's best for his long-term health.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 14 Days
Ackley (ankle) remains out of the Mariners' lineup Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Ackley was held out of Monday's lineup due to a left ankle concern and he'll sit again Tuesday, with Endy Chavez in left for Seattle. The Mariners sent Ackley for what was deemed a precautionary MRI, and while the results have not been made public, it seems a return for Wednesday's finale against the Astros is far from a lock. With Michael Saunders back on the active roster, Ackley's opportunities may be scaled back a bit over the final weeks, but he figures to at least split time with Chavez upon his return.
Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 15 Days
Updating a previous report, Ackley is out of Monday's lineup due to a left ankle concern, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Ackley underwent what was described as a precautionary MRI on Monday, with the results likely to arrive Tuesday. There should be more clarification on the matter at that time, but even if the MRI comes back clean, there's no guarantee Ackley will assume an everyday role in short order. He was enduring a rough spell at the plate prior to coming down with the injury, and with the Mariners activating Michael Saunders (oblique) from the DL on Monday, Ackley could begin to lose out on at-bats if his struggles persist.