• Ken Griffey Jr. arrived at Mariners camp on Wednesday and spent some time on the backfields at Peoria, Ariz., talking to some of the Minor League players in his role as a special consultant. Jay Buhner is also at camp for a few days.
• New left-hander Joe Saunders will get his second start of the spring -- and third appearance -- when the Mariners host the A's on Friday. Saunders is scheduled to pitch the first three innings, with Hector Noesi also slated to throw three frames.
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