Worth noting

Felix Hernandez threw a bullpen session Saturday morning in his last mound action before his Cactus League debut Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. PT against the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz.

• Saturday's seven-inning, rain-abbreviated 5-3 win against the Angels will be replayed on MLB Network on Sunday at 7 a.m. PT.

MLB Network will show nine Mariners games this spring on a delayed basis, including Tuesday's start by Hernandez. That game will be shown on a one-hour delay starting at 1 p.m.

• New closer Fernando Rodney has been brought along slowly this spring and has yet to throw live batting practice or pitch in a game, but McClendon said there is nothing to worry about.

"He's dancing somewhere around here. I haven't seen him in three days. I think he's going to pitch at some point," McClendon said with a smile. "I don't worry about Rodney. This is very normal."

Justin Smoak had a pair of hits Saturday, including a ringing double high off the batter's eye in center field while hitting right-handed against C.J. Wilson, and is 3-for-4 in his first two games.

"He's putting a lot of time in with [hitting coach Howard Johnson] and it's nice to see him get positive results very early," McClendon said. "That's always good because you can build off that. There's nothing like confidence in this game."

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.