Worth noting

• Zduriencik said he had a chat with former big leaguer and current Triple-A starter Jeremy Bonderman after Bonderman's rough start for Tacoma on Thursday in front of Seattle's brass. Bonderman, who is attempting a comeback from April 2012 Tommy John surgery, gave up eight runs on 11 hits in five innings.

"I encouraged him to keep his head up," Zduriencik said. "It was just a bad outing, that's all. But there were still some things there that you saw that you liked."

• Wedge said the fact that Montero reported to Triple-A right away despite the fact that he had 72 hours to do so was admirable.

"That does mean something," Wedge said. "I was proud of him for doing that."

• Shortstop Brendan Ryan hit .393 (11-for-28) with two doubles, one homer and four RBIs in eight games during the recently completed road trip. He recorded at least one hit in seven of the eight games.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.