"He's got his antics on the field, too. He just has fun when you're out there, and that's the way the game needs to be played. Over a 162-game schedule and in Spring Training, seeing somebody do it every day like that is impressive. I know there are days he doesn't want to do it, but he still does it."
• Craig Gentry was the starting center fielder on Friday, and manager Ron Washington said that Leonys Martin will be there on Saturday, when the Angels face right-hander Tommy Hanson. Gentry also was in the eighth spot, ahead of Mitch Moreland at the bottom of the order. Washington wanted Gentry's right-handed bat between that of two left-handed hitters: A.J. Pierzynski and Moreland. The first seven spots in the order remain unchanged through four games.
• The Mariners' rotation is lined up so that Felix Hernandez will pitch next Thursday in the first of a four-game series against the Rangers at Safeco Field.
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