Mariners place Julio Rodriguez on the injured list as injuries start to become an issue for the lineup

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The Seattle Times

HOUSTON — A typical Sunday morning in a major league clubhouse — road or home — is usually subdued. Players are not morning people, particularly when they have played late into Saturday evening. It’s coffee and quiet. But on this Sunday morning, the visitor’s clubhouse of Minute Maid Park was bustling with chaos and uncertainty. New players were arriving, injury information on multiple players was trickling in and roster moves were being made. The biggest swirl of concern surrounded rookie All-Star center fielder Julio Rodriguez, who was struck in the back of his right hand while swinging at a…

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