Report: Mariners’ Kendall Graveman diagnosed with benign bone tumor

Seattle Mariners pitcher Kendall Graveman has been diagnosed with a bone tumor in the C6 part of his cervical spine, according to The Seattle Times. The tumor is benign and will require a surgery but not in the immediate future, with doctors telling Graveman it will not worsen despite inflammation.

The Mariners signed the 29-year-old right-hander to a one-year $1.5 million contract last year. Graveman has been on the injured list with neck spasms related to the tumor since August, but is expected to make a return later this season despite having to likely play through pain. He had started this season in Seattle's rotation and made two starts before going on the IL.

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