SEATTLE -- The Mariners were able to enjoy something Monday that they hadn't experienced yet this season: an off day in Seattle.
The free day gave players a chance to settle into their homes and see their families. Pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen didn't have to spend much time moving into a new home because his wife had already completed most of it, so he took the opportunity to go sightseeing.
Manager Eric Wedge took the day to celebrate a special occasion, as his daughter Ava turned 6 on Tuesday.
"We celebrated a little bit yesterday and celebrated again today and she'll celebrate again tonight -- they're here at the game," he said with a smile. "Birthdays are big in the Wedge household."