Worth noting

Worth noting

• Mariners manager Eric Wedge is still slated to rejoin the team on Friday upon their return to Seattle. He has been away since he had a mild stroke on July 22.

"He's champing at the bit to get back," acting manager Robby Thompson before Monday's series opener against the A's. "He'll slowly get back into it, and we'll see how we work things out as far as that goes."

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.