• Third-base coach Jeff Datz was back with the Mariners and in uniform on Friday after skipping the road trip while dealing with his recently diagnosed cancer. But Wedge said Datz wasn't ready to resume his on-field duties, which means Daren Brown will continue as third-base coach for now.
• Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma will move ahead of Aaron Harang in the Mariners' rotation and pitch Tuesday and Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, with Harang then throwing Thursday on eight days' rest.
• Blake Beavan held Oklahoma City to three runs (two earned) on five hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday for Triple-A Tacoma, but took the loss in a 3-1 defeat. Beavan is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA in two starts since being sent down.
• After allowing just two earned runs in his previous five starts, top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings as Double-A Jackson dropped a 6-2 decision to Huntsville on Thursday. Walker is 3-3 with a 2.23 ERA in seven starts while holding opposing batters to a .176 average.
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