"It was good news for us and hopefully frees his mind up a little bit," said Mariners interim manager Daren Brown, who added that Saunders would rest a few more days so the inflammation from the injection of contrast dye could settle down. "There's nothing wrong there. Just a matter of a few more days and it should feel a lot better."
Saunders hurt the shoulder when he rammed it into the wall at Safeco Field trying to catch a ball hit by Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz on Aug. 5. Saunders has played five games since then, going 2-for-19.
Brown said the club is hoping to get Saunders into a game soon, possibly as early as Monday against the Angels.