SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Mariners catcher Dan Wilson, who plans to retire at the end of the season, was activated from the 60-day disabled list so he could start Friday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

The plan was for Wilson to play one inning in his final game for the franchise.

The Mariners’ season will end on Sunday against the A’s.

Wilson, 36, had surgery on May 20 to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He played in eight games this season before being injured.

To make room on the Mariners major league 40-man roster for Wilson on Friday, infielder Willie Bloomquist was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Acquired in a trade from Cincinnati in November 1993, Wilson was the Mariners’ No. 1 catcher for 11 seasons until this season, when he started the season as the backup.

AP-ES-09-30-05 1825EDT


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