• Looking ahead to Seattle's visit to Cincinnati this weekend, Baker said he was excited to reconnect with Mariners bench coach Robby Thompson. From 1993-1996, Baker was Thompson's manager in San Francisco. The two joined forces again in 2000-2001, when Thompson took over as first-base coach under Baker.
"One of my favorite guys on my team," Baker said of Thompson, whom he described as his protege. "He'll be a fine manager one day. I'm looking forward to see him."
Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.