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Mariners RHP Weber leaves season debut with shoulder injury

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TORONTO (AP) Right-hander Ryan Weber lasted less than four innings in his season debut with Seattle before becoming the latest Mariners' pitcher to sustain an injury.

Selected from Triple-A Tacoma to start against the Blue Jays on Saturday, Weber left because of tightness in his shoulder after 3 2/3 innings.

Weber grabbed his arm above the elbow after a pitch to infielder Ryan Goins. Manager Scott Servais and the team trainer came to the mound and, after a brief discussion, left-hander Dillon Overton replaced Weber.

Earlier Saturday, the Mariners said right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is expected of miss four to six weeks because of a sore shoulder. Iwakuma is one of four Mariners starting pitchers currently on the disabled list. The others are right-hander Felix Hernandez (shoulder), left-hander James Paxton (forearm) and left-hander Drew Smyly (elbow).

Seattle is also without second baseman Robinson Cano, who didn't start Saturday for the third straight game.

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This story has been corrected to show the pitcher replacing Ryan Weber was Dillon Overton.

Updated May 13, 2017

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