• Right fielder Michael Morse was not in the lineup for a fifth straight day on Monday due to a strained right quadriceps, but worked out in the pool and took batting practice and is shooting for a mid-week return, according to Wedge.
• Jason Bay had eight home runs going into Monday's game, and all eight have been solo shots, which is tied for the second most in the American League behind the 13 of Baltimore's Chris Davis.
• Saturday will be Fight Hunger Day at Safeco Field as the Mariners join Northwest Harvest and 97.3 KIRO-FM for their annual food and donation drive prior to a 1:10 p.m. game PT against the Yankees. Volunteers will be outside all the entrances to the ballpark accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food items starting at 11 a.m PT.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. . This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.