SEATTLE – Left-hander Charlie Furbush, the South Portland native who made his major league debut last season, was recalled Friday by the Seattle Mariners and will be used out of the bullpen.

Furbush, who had been pitching for Triple-A Tacoma in the Pacific Coast League, will replace left-handed reliever George Sherrill, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained flexor bundle in his left elbow.

Furbush, who started last season with the Detroit Tigers, then was traded to the Mariners, totaled 12 starts in his 28 appearances, compiling a 4-10 record and 5.48 earned-run average.

He was impressive in spring training this season with the Mariners, with an 0.87 ERA over 101/3 innings, then pitched four scoreless innings in Triple-A.

Before turning pro, Furbush also pitched for St. Joseph’s College and Louisiana State.

Mike Cameron decided he wanted to retire as a member of the Mariners, and signed a one-day employment agreement that had no effect on his playing status.

MARK ROGERS was restored to Milwaukee’s 40-man roster.

According to, the Brewers made the move after Rogers, who grew up on Orrs Island, finished serving the rest of a 25-game suspension handed out last August after he tested position for banned stimulant.

Rogers, recovering from surgery to both wrists, is in extended spring training at Marysville, Ariz., but will report soon to the Nashville Sounds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.

Rogers, 26, was a first-round draft pick by the Brewers in 2004 out of Mt. Ararat High.

During a September 2010 call-up to the Brewers, he pitched 10 innings in four appearances, including two starts. He allowed two hits and two earned runs, and struck out 11.

DODGERS: A federal bankruptcy court judge in Delaware held a hearing on whether to approve a reorganization plan by the team that would put it on track to exit bankruptcy.

The team said this week that it expects U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross to approve Frank McCourt’s plan to sell the team for $2 billion to Guggenheim Baseball Management.

NATIONALS: Center fielder Rick Ankiel is set to come off the disabled list and join the team for today’s game against Cincinnati.

Ankiel has been on a minor league rehabilitation assignment after being slowed by a left quadriceps injury in spring training that limited him to 15 at-bats during the exhibition games.

ROYALS: Starter Luke Hochevar had to be helped off the field after taking a line drive off his left ankle to end the fourth inning against Cleveland.

Hochevar was in the middle of his follow-through when Carlos Santana rapped a liner off the ankle. The ball caromed to first base for the final out of the inning, but Hochevar remained down on the mound until the Kansas City training staff could get there.

METS: Third baseman David Wright was out of the lineup for the third straight game because of a broken right pinkie.

Wright was cleared to play by a hand specialist Thursday, but Justin Turner was in Wright’s No. 3 spot in the lineup against the Phillies.

ANGELS: The team purchased the contract of right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned utilityman Alexi Amarista to the minors.

Carpenter, 24, joined the Angels for the start of their three-game series against the New York Yankees.

BRAVES: Third baseman Chipper Jones didn’t play in his final home opener with the team.

Jones was scratched from the lineup shortly before batting practice so he could have fluid drained from his left knee. Jones had arthroscopic surgery on the knee in spring training and missed the first four games of the regular season.

YANKEES: Jorge Posada threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the home opener.

Wearing jeans and a dark blue shirt, the recently retired catcher was given a one-minute standing before he emerged from the Yankees’ dugout. He then threw a soft, high pitch to his father, Jorge Posada Sr.