Carlos Ruiz

Hi, Bye: Mariners newcomer makes big league debut _ sort of

For the record, Seattle Mariners newcomer Boog Powell made his major league debut Saturday.

Just don't look for any stats to prove it.

Promoted from Triple-A Tacoma shortly before the Mariners played Cleveland, Powell was announced as a pinch hitter for Mike Zunino in the seventh inning. But before Powell could get to the plate in his first big league game, the Indians changed pitchers, pulling starter Danny Salazar for lefty Andrew Miller.

Mariners manager Scott Servais then made another move, replacing the lefty-hitting Powell with righty pinch hitter Carlos Ruiz. Seattle wound up losing, 4-3.

Even though he never batted, Powell officially is credited with...