Worth noting

• Right-hander Brandon Maurer will get his first spring action Wednesday against the Indians after being held back for a week by a stiff back. He'll pitch an inning or two in relief of James Paxton.

• Closer Fernando Rodney is slated to make his Cactus League debut for the Mariners on Thursday when the Mariners face the White Sox in Glendale. The 36-year-old veteran has been on a slower schedule than most of Seattle's pitchers, but all of that is by design as he follows his normal spring routine, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Taijuan Walker, who was shut down for a week to rest an inflamed right shoulder, will begin playing catch again Thursday or Friday, according to pitching coach Rick Waits. "He's champing at the bit, more than normal, which you like to see," Waits said.

Kyle Seager returned to action Tuesday against the Dodgers after sitting out four days to rest a jammed right index finger. He didn't get a chance to play against younger brother, Corey, however. Corey Seager, the Dodgers' first-round selection in the 2012 Draft, is a 19-year-old in Minor League camp. He did not suit up for Tuesday's game.

There was another family connection in the game though, as Mariners first-base coach Andy Van Slyke's son, Scott, is an outfielder with the Dodgers who hit .240 with seven home runs in 53 games in 2013.

Manuel Pina, a non-roster invitee who is one of seven catchers in camp, will be sidelined several weeks by a strained oblique muscle.

• Reliever Stephen Pryor threw 30 pitches Tuesday in his fourth bullpen session of the spring as he continues working back from surgery to repair the tendon behind his right shoulder.

Hector Noesi threw two strong innings with just one hit in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Dodgers and now has allowed just one hit and no runs in 3 2/3 frames.

"He's been good his last two outings," McClendon said. "He's thrown the ball extremely well. His challenge is to make it tough on the decisions we have to make. He's going about his business the right way and is doing a nice job."

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.