Charlie Furbush has recorded at least one strikeout in each of his last 15 games, including two in a two-inning scoreless outing on Friday. That's the 11th-longest streak by a Seattle reliever in club history, and the longest since a 16-game run by J.J. Putz in 2007.
Wedge said Furbush has flourished in his new bullpen role, and that he's not being considered for a return to a starting role at this time.
The Mariners have promoted left-hander Brian Moran from Double-A Jackson to Triple-A Tacoma, and placed right-hander Jeff Marquez on the seven-day disabled list. Moran, a 7th-round Draft pick in 2009, posted a 1.14 ERA in 24 relief appearances (31 2/3 innings) for Jackson.