• Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik also said he hasn't heard back yet from Jeremy Bonderman on whether he'll accept an assignment to Triple-A Tacoma, but remains hopeful the veteran right-hander will choose to continue his comeback with the club.
• The Mariners have a travel day on Friday as they fly to Salt Lake City, where they'll face the Rockies in a 12:05 p.m. PT exhibition on Saturday. Brandon Maurer will start that game in his final tuneup before his Major League debut next Thursday in Oakland. That game will be televised live on ROOT Sports.
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