Mariners INF Lopes goes on IL after beaning

Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Lopes was placed on the seven-day concussion list on Friday, one day after being hit in the left side of his face with a pitch by Detroit Tigers right-hander Drew VerHagen.

Lopes was staggered by the pitch but remained in the game for two more innings before departing after the sixth inning. Manager Scott Servais said after Thursday's game that Lopes was hit in the jaw.

"That was scary," Servais told reporters. "He got smoked pretty good. When he came out at the end, he said his jaw stiffened up and was a little sore. We've got to keep a close eye on that one. He got stung pretty good. People don't realize how hard that ball is coming and how little reaction time you have."

Thursday's contest marked Lopes' first career start and second big league game. The 25-year-old batted .302 with 10 homers, 60 RBIs and 24 stolen bases in 91 games at Triple-A Tacoma before being recalled.

Seattle recalled infielder Ryan Court from Tacoma on Friday and transferred infielder Ryon Healy (back) to the 60-day injured list to open up a 40-man roster spot for Court.

Court, 31, is batting .279 with nine homers and 37 RBIs in 37 games for Tacoma. He has never appeared in a major league game.

Healy, 27, has been sidelined for more than two months. He is batting .237 with seven homers and 26 RBIs in 47 games.

--Field Level Media