"Zunino's been great, his batting practice yesterday was without hesitation," Wedge said. "Looked good, looked great, fouled a couple pitches off. … Throwing today went fine, so I think he's on the path; what we'll look to do the next couple days is everything. Catch bullpens, take batting practice. If all is well, we'll get him out."
The Mariners signed Humberto Quintero to split time at catcher with Henry Blanco in Zunino's absence. The 34-year-old veteran has played well, hitting .260 with a pair of home runs in 15 games.
Zunino impressed coaches and teammates with his defensive prowess, and he was coming around at the plate before his injury. In the five games leading up to his injury, Zunino was hitting .333 with a home run and five walks.
Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.