• Rookie pitcher Erasmo Ramirez will throw a bullpen session Sunday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list on July 1 with a strained right elbow. Ramirez has been building up with daily throwing sessions, but has yet to unleash everything.
"I haven't thrown any breaking balls yet, but I feel good with the fastball," said the 22-year-old. "So we'll see what happens with the breaking ball."
Wedge said Ramirez will make the upcoming road trip with the club so he can continue working with the trainers.
• Wedge said the club has "a pretty good idea" of who will pitch in Tuesday's game at Kansas City, which normally would be Ramirez's spot in the rotation. But he said that announcement, which will require a roster move, won't be made until the move is required.
Blake Beavan, who threw seven scoreless innings with just two hits in his last Triple-A Tacoma outing, appears the logical choice. Beavan is 4-0 with a 2.61 ERA in six starts since being sent down.
• The professional debut of first-round Draft pick Mike Zunino was delayed a day when Everett's Class A game on Friday was rained out. Zunino finally got his start on Saturday and doubled in his first at-bat, finishing 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored while catching the first game of a doubleheader.
• Sunday's game against the Rangers will represent the 13th anniversary of the opening of Safeco Field, which debuted July 15, 1999, when Seattle hosted the Padres. The Mariners' record at Safeco was 568-493 (.535) heading into Saturday's game.