SEATTLE -- Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood threw again on the field prior to Wednesday's game and the Mariners have penciled him in to return to the rotation on Saturday against the Giants' Tim Lincecum.
Millwood originally was slated to pitch Thursday, but his spot was pushed back two days as he's recovering from a slight groin pull that forced him out of Friday's start. That outing turned out to be a combined no-hitter, with Millwood throwing the first six innings against the Dodgers.
"I'm feeling good," he said. "It seems like it's getting a little better every day. I'm definitely trying not to push it too hard, but I'll do whatever it allows me to do. I'll throw a bullpen tomorrow and see where we're at from there."
As for the no-hitter and all that hoopla?
"I really haven't thought much of it, to be honest," he said. "All I've thought about the last few days is trying to get back on the mound. I'm sure at some point I'll sit down and think about it. It was a pretty cool deal. But, for me, the bigger issue is just getting back on the mound."