Left-hander Matthew Boyd has been out for a long time with elbow troubles.
His 2021 season with the Detroit Tigers was cut short and he ultimately left in free agency to join the San Francisco Giants.
At the trade deadline, the veteran lefty was shipped off to the Seattle Mariners.
But as September begins, Boyd appears to be ready to pitch again.
Boyd went 3-8 with a 3.89 ERA last season in 15 starts.
Today, the Mariners announced a series of roster moves as September call-ups start to take place.
One of those moves was to activate the left-hander from the 60-Day Injured List.
Outfielder Taylor Trammell was also recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners roster moves:
🔹Matt Boyd, LHP, reinstated from the 60-day Injured List.
🔹Taylor Trammell, OF, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.
— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) September 1, 2022
If Boyd can replicate his early success from 2021, then the Mariners are going to have a solid arm in their rotation for the rest of the way.
Boyd brings veteran experience to a young Mariners pitching staff as the team tries to make a push towards October and reach the postseason for the first time since 2001.
Boyd could prove to be a valuable veteran asset for the Mariners as we enter the home stretch of the 2022 MLB season.
A healthy Boyd would be a great addition for the Mariners.
It’s been a while since he’s been on a Major League mound, but he’s finally back and ready to contribute with a contending ballclub down the stretch.
We’ll see how it helps the Mariners.
You can never have too much pitching, and Boyd is just an extra reinforcement as Seattle looks to continue its playoff push.