• Catcher Miguel Olivo isn't eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list until May 16, which is midway through the next four-city, 10-day road trip. But manager Eric Wedge said he's recovering very well from the strained groin muscle suffered Monday at Tampa Bay.
"He's doing great," Wedge said. "This is a guy who takes care of his body in some kind of rare way. Because it was a Grade 1 [the least-severe] type injury, you know he's going to do everything he can every day to get back. I think we'll see him back sooner than later."
• Though he just turned 26, Felix Hernandez's 212 career starts are the most of any active pitcher for his current Major League team. According to Elias Sports Bureau, before this season no MLB pitcher under the age of 30 had led all active Major Leaguers in starts for his current team since Bob Feller in 1948.
• Going into Sunday's game, the Mariners were third in the Majors with 51 doubles, trailing only the Red Sox (71) and Royals (64).
• Kyle Seager's nine RBIs over the past four games heading into Sunday were the most by a Mariners player in a four-game span since Raul Ibanez had 15 in a four-game run from Aug. 2-5, 2008.