Worth noting

Worth noting

• First baseman Justin Smoak went 1-for-2 with two walks on Thursday and was hitting .250 with a .400 on-base percentage after his first 11 games this season with Triple-A Tacoma.

• Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez, sidelined since June 29 with a concussion, is working out with Tacoma this week but has not yet started his Minor League rehab assignment. Pitcher Charlie Furbush, out with a strained left biceps, has begun his rehab stint with Tacoma and was expected to throw an inning on Friday night for the Rainiers.

• Michael Saunders was given Friday off in order to have back-to-back days of rest for his legs, which have been a little tight recently, according to manager Eric Wedge. But the skipper said that Saunders is fine and would be back in the starting lineup on Saturday.