Worth noting

Worth noting

• Saturday's 5:05 p.m. PT game against the Rangers will be aired on 770 AM and 104.5 FM in the Seattle area instead of the normal 710 ESPN Seattle due to a conflict with the Seahawks' preseason game against the Broncos.

• When Raul Ibanez homered in Thursday's 7-1 loss, it was his 35th home run since he turned 40 years old last season on June 2, 2012. Ibanez hit just 28 home runs in 371 career games prior to turning 30.

• Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker gave up four hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings for Tacoma while taking the loss at Round Rock on Thursday. Walker walked four and had nine strikeouts and is now 3-3 with a 4.27 ERA in nine starts since being promoted to Triple-A.

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.