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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ackley isn't in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

Ackley will sit out for the second straight contest, and the fact that Monday's game comes against a right-hander starter in Brad Peacock could spell trouble for the lefty-hitting Ackley's hold on the starting left field job. The Mariners outfield got a bit more crowded Monday with the activation of Michael Saunders (oblique) from the DL, and it's possible he could end up pushing the slumping Ackley out of an everyday role.

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Ackley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Though he's been mostly a pleasant surprise since the All-Star break, Ackley has experienced a tough week at the plate, going 1-for-19 during his previous five starts. The slump probably isn't significant enough to cost him his starting job in left field just yet, but he'll get a day off with lefty Derek Holland starting for the Rangers.

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Ackley is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Ackley's post-All Star break surge has tightened his grip on left field duties, but manager Lloyd McClendon will spare him from Wednesday's lineup with lefty Jon Lester on the mound. He could probably use the day to recharge, after going 0-for-8 over the first two games of the series.

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Ackley went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

The story remains the same for Ackley - he's on fire since the All-Star break, raising his overall line to .260/.307/.414. Unfortunately, this will be the last year you can slot him at second base or MI, with all 115 of his appearances in the field coming in the outfield this season.

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Ackley had two hits Friday, including a triple, as he continues to swing a hot bat in the second half.

Ackley is batting .316/.350/.520 in the second half with five home runs and 19 extra-base hits in 38 games. Ackley has cut his strikeout rate to 12.2 percent in the second half after posting an 18.0 mark in the first half. He's shown better plate coverage, reaching outside pitches that he previously missed or watched go for strikes.

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Ackley went 3-for-5 with three runs scored Sunday in the Mariners' comeback win over the Red Sox.

RotoWire's Andrew Martinez chronicled Ackley's recent success in his recent AL FAAB article. The overall .256/.306/.400 line for him isn't anything special, yet it marks a level of improvement over last season. Moreover, he has some exploitable splits if you're in a league with enough flexibility to move him in-and-out of the lineup on a daily basis. His road OPS is .140 points higher than at home (.773 vs. .633), and he hits right-handers much better than lefties (.759 vs. .585).

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Ackley (back) is in the lineup Friday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

He had been dealing with a stiff back earlier in the week, but it appears he's over that ailment for now. Ackley has posted an impressive .311 average with four home runs and four steals in 31 games since the All-Star break.