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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.