Worth noting

Worth noting

• Ibanez has hit 32 home runs since turning 40 on June 2 last season while with the Yankees. He hit just 28 home runs in 371 games in the Majors prior to turning 30.

• Going into Tuesday's game, the Mariners were 6-1 with Brad Miller starting at shortstop and 3-1 with him batting leadoff.

• James Paxton, the Mariners' No. 4 prospect, threw a five-hit complete game shutout for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday as Tacoma beat Tucson 7-0. Paxton walked two and struck out four while throwing 104 pitches for his first shutout in pro ball. The lefty is 6-6 with a 4.63 ERA in 18 starts this season.

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.