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Mariners' Chris Flexen: First appearance out of bullpen

Flexen allowed an unearned run on one hit and four walks over two innings while recording two strikeouts during a relief appearance in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday. Making his first appearance since transitioning to a bullpen role, Flexen clearly had some control issues, leading to him needing 43 pitches to record six outs. The veteran right-hander has been effective as a starter the majority of the season with a 3.86 ERA, and he'll likely be destined for multi-inning assignments akin to Saturday's while he remains a reliever.
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The Mariners have moved Chris Flexen to the Bullpen

The Seattle Mariners, in an interesting move, have shifted the role of Chris Flexen from the rotation to the bullpen. This was done on a day when Diego Castillo and Dylan Moore were reactivated from the IL but also comes off the heels of the Mariners acquiring Luis Castillo, which pushed the rotation up to 6.
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Several times over the past week, Scott Servais was asked about the looming roster crunch he would be facing ahead of the Mariners’ upcoming 11-day road swing. That, Servais kept insisting, was a good thing. It meant there were several capable players competing for valuable positions at the end of the bench.
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Mariners' Chris Flexen: Bound for bullpen

Seattle manager Scott Servais said Wednesday that Flexen will shift to the bullpen, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. The Mariners foreshadowed Flexen's move to a relief role during their 1-0 win over the Yankees in 13 innings Tuesday, when he was spotted warming up in the bullpen late in the contest. Flexen wasn't ultimately needed to enter the game, but the Mariners will opt to shorten their rotation to five men after he was lit up for five runs over six innings in his most recent start Saturday against the Angels. Seattle could look to bring Flexen back into the rotation later in the season if workload concerns crop up for rookie George Kirby, but for the time being, the veteran right-hander will retain little fantasy value while he likely handles a low-leverage multi-inning role out of the bullpen.
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Mariners' Chris Flexen: Surrenders five runs in loss

Flexen (7-9) took the loss during a 7-1 defeat in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Flexen navigated the first two innings unscathed before surrendering five runs over the next four innings to...
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Mariners' Chris Flexen: Gives up one run on short rest

Flexen gave up one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out three over 3.2 innings in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision. Flexen only threw 76 pitches -- the least he had thrown since June 3 -- but he held the Rangers to one run and left the game with the lead in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander now boasts an excellent 1.10 ERA in July and has only given up two earned runs all month. Flexen has a 70:35 K:BB in 99.2 innings this season. He appears to be in line for a two-start week beginning the Monday after the All-Star break with a rematch at home against the Rangers followed by a trip to Houston.
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Mariners' Chris Flexen: Snags sixth win in twin bill

Flexen (6-8) picked up the win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over six innings in a 6-4 victory. He struck out one. The right-hander also hit one batter with a pitch and managed a paltry six...
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Mariners' Chris Flexen: Starting on short rest Sunday

Flexen will start on short rest Sunday against the Rangers, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Flexen earned the win during Wednesday's matinee against the Nationals, allowing a run on six hits and two walks while striking out one in six innings. Although he threw 85 pitches during the start, the Mariners will elect to line him up on short rest for the team's final game prior to the All-Star break. It wouldn't be surprising to see the 28-year-old on a slight pitch count during Sunday's matchup in Texas.
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Mariners' Chris Flexen: Tuesday's game postponed

Flexen won't start as scheduled Tuesday at Washington since the game was postponed due to inclement weather. The right-hander last started July 4 in San Diego and delivered 6.2 scoreless innings, and he'll have to wait another day before retaking the mound due to some severe weather. The game is being made up via a doubleheader Wednesday, and Flexen figures to start one of those contests. The postponement means it's likely to be his last outing before the All-Star break.
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