Worth noting

• Veteran right-hander Jon Garland will get his first start Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz., against the Giants and is expected to throw one inning. Garland, trying to make the team as a non-roster invitee, hasn't thrown in a game since undergoing rotator cuff surgery on his shoulder in 2011 while with the Dodgers.

Blake Beavan will follow Garland and is scheduled to throw three innings, with Erasmo Ramirez set for the following two frames as the Mariners begin extending their starting candidates.

• Left-hander James Paxton gets the starting call Friday for two innings against the Rangers in Peoria, with Brandon Maurer also slated to throw two frames in that game.

• Neither of the Wednesday or Thursday games are available on live radio, but will be streamed live for free on Mariners.com to anyone who registers. The games will be on 710 ESPN Seattle at 7 p.m. PT on a delayed basis.

The Mariners' three weekend games -- Friday through Sunday -- will be carried live by 710 ESPN Seattle at 1:05 p.m. MT (12:05 p.m. PT). The first of six televised broadcasts of the spring will be Monday afternoon's game against the Rockies.