SEATTLE — South Portland native Charlie Furbush will get a second chance as a starting pitcher today.

Furbush will start for the Mariners today against Oakland in an afternoon game.

He is starting in the spot vacated by Erik Bedard, who was traded to the Red Sox. Furbush started twice for the Tigers in a pair of losses before being traded to Seattle this past weekend.

 

ANGELS: Right-hander Jered Weaver was suspended six games for throwing a pitch near the head of Detroit’s Alex Avila on Sunday, and his manager, Mike Scioscia, was suspended one game.

Weaver has also been fined an undisclosed amount. He is appealing the suspension.

 

RANGERS: Texas designated 41-year-old reliever Arthur Rhodes for assignment to clear a spot on its 25-man roster for newly acquired reliever Mike Adams.

 

BLUE JAYS: Dustin McGowan could rejoin Toronto in September after not pitching in the majors since 2008 because of an injured right shoulder.

METS: Johan Santana was scratched from his next scheduled rehab start because of lingering discomfort in his surgically repaired pitching shoulder.

He will head back to New York to be examined by a doctor Thursday, and it’s uncertain if he will get back to the majors this season.

 

RAYS: Right-hander Juan Cruz was activated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the roster for the reliever, right-hander Mike Ekstrom was optioned to Triple-A Durham.

 

TIGERS: Detroit designated reliever David Purcey for assignment. The left-hander has pitched for three different American League teams this season, going 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA with Toronto, Oakland and Detroit.

 

WHITE SOX: First baseman Paul Konerko was out of the lineup against the Yankees for a second straight game as he tries to recover from a bruised left calf.

 

INDIANS: Right-hander Carlos Carrasco will drop his appeal of a six-game suspension after he starts against the Red Sox tonight.