Mariners catcher Tom Murphy out for start of season with broken bone in foot

The Seattle Mariners will be without starting catcher Tom Murphy for the start of the season due a broken bone in his left foot.

The team announced the diagnosis during its final intrasquad game.

On the television broadcast, general manager Jerry Dipoto said he did not believe Murphy would require a long recovery.

Murphy has been bothered by the injury since early in summer camp after initially fouling a ball off his foot.

With Murphy out, the primary catching duties will fall to Austin Nola, with Joe Hudson as the likely backup.