Worth noting

• Mariners manager Eric Wedge said reliever Josh Kinney, on the 60-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his rib cage, is making progress while working at the training complex in Peoria, Ariz., and is getting closer to a rehab assignment. Kinney won't be eligible to rejoin the Mariners until May 30.

• Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, who turns 23 on Thursday, is also in Arizona recuperating from a sore triceps muscle, but Wedge said he hadn't begun to throw yet.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.