Worth noting

• Franklin Gutierrez went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday in his fourth rehab game. Gutierrez is hitting .188 (3-for-16) as he returns from a strained hamstring.

• Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker had a rough outing for Double-A Jackson in a 10-4 loss to Birmingham on Sunday, giving up eight hits and seven runs (five earned) with two walks and five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Walker is now 3-4 with a 2.77 ERA in nine starts.

• Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez continues working out in Peoria, Ariz., in extended spring camp as he recovers from a tender triceps muscle that cropped up in March.

"He's moving forward, but it's been slow going," Wedge said. "We're not to the point where he's an option just yet. It's been a slow process for him."

• Left-hander Danny Hultzen also remains sidelined as he continues rehab from shoulder soreness that came on while he was pitching for Tacoma.

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.