SEATTLE — Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding violence after a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

“As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team,” General Manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement.

Dipoto said Clevenger was informed of the suspension on Friday. Clevenger will lose 10 days’ pay from his $516,500 salary in the major leagues, which comes to $28,224.

The Major League Baseball Players Association, which could challenge the discipline, had no comment.

Clevenger’s Twitter account was changed to private Thursday night. Screen shots of the tweets showed Clevenger made disparaging comments about protesters and President Barack Obama, saying “everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!”

METS: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his start Saturday night against Philadelphia because of strep throat.

Manager Terry Collins made the announcement before the team played the Phillies on Friday night. Reliever Sean Gilmartin will make his first start of the season, taking Syndergaard’s place.

Collins said Syndergaard might be able to start Monday or Tuesday at Miami.

CARDINALS: Left fielder Matt Holliday (broken right thumb) took batting practice off right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers before Friday’s game.

“He blistered a couple balls,” Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny said. “It was exciting to see.”

Holliday will likely have another batting practice session before he’s activated.

RANGERS: MLB reinstated reliever Jeremy Jeffress after he was placed on the restricted list following an arrest on a drunken driving charge last month.

Jeffress was arrested Aug. 26, less than a month after being acquired in a trade with Milwaukee.