• Right-handed reliever Jhonny Nunez, who was in the Rays organization last year, joined the team Saturday after missing the first three days of camp due to visa issues. That leaves catcher Ronny Paulino as the only player still not in attendance as he also is dealing with a visa holdup in getting out of the Dominican Republic.
• All the pitchers in camp except Nunez and Felix Hernandez have now thrown two 10-minute bullpen sessions after the second half of the staff took their turn Saturday. Hernandez won't begin throwing his bullpen sessions until sometime next week after coming to camp late due to his contract renewal.
• Four new veterans made up the first group of position players taking batting practice on the main field Saturday, with Michael Morse, Raul Ibanez, Jason Bay and Kendrys Morales getting the first hacks. Though it's the first day and players are just trying to get their timing down, Morse and Morales in particular put on a pretty good power display.
The second group in the cage was Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak, Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders, while the final group on Field One consisted of Dustin Ackley, Brendan Ryan, Alex Liddi and Robert Andino.
Smoak had a pretty good day at the plate, Liddi crushed a few deep balls and Andino showed surprising power for a 6-foot, 195-pound middle infielder.
• The Mariners will be on the field every day from about 9:30 to noon this coming week, then will adjust that slightly once Cactus League games begin Friday.