• Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker took the day off from throwing Saturday, but he will resume playing long toss on Sunday as he continues working his way back from a sore right shoulder that sidelined him for a week. There's no exact timetable on his return, but barring setbacks, the 21-year-old will eventually progress to bullpen work and then live batting practice before he begins pitching in games.
"The trainer tells me he's feeling good," McClendon said. "It was good to see him with a smile on his face. All indications are he's fine."
• Third baseman D.J. Peterson, the Mariners' first-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, continues getting some Cactus League time as one of several players called up from Minor League camp to help fill in. Peterson had a bunt single and sacrifice fly with two RBIs in Saturday's 18-3 victory over the Giants and is hitting .571 (4-for-7) with a home run and four RBIs in four games.
Peterson was scheduled to start Saturday night's game against the Dodgers, but he was removed in the ninth inning of the afternoon game with an upset stomach, and McClendon said he didn't think he'd be able to play in the nightcap. But the skipper likes the idea of getting Peterson and some other Minor Leaguers a look in the early spring action.
"Get his feet wet a little bit. It's an opportunity to show what he can do," McClendon said. "This kid isn't going to make the club. But it's not bad to get kids over here and see what they can do."
• With the clocks being moved ahead to Daylight Saving Time in most places on Sunday morning, game times in Peoria will now be the same as Seattle for the rest of spring since Arizona doesn't change its time. Until now, Arizona was an hour ahead of Pacific Time.
• Felix Hernandez will make his second start of the spring on Sunday in a 1:05 p.m. game against the Rangers. Then it'll be Brandon Maurer vs. the Royals at 1:05 p.m. on Monday, and James Paxton against the D-backs on Monday at 7:05 p.m. in split-squad action.
• Scott Baker is scheduled to throw Tuesday against the Angels in Tempe, Randy Wolf on Wednesday night against the Cubs and Hernandez will come back on Friday to face the Rockies. The starter for Thursday's game with the D-backs is still to be determined.
• Single-game tickets for all Mariners home games went on sale Saturday morning and are now available for all 81 regular-season contests at Safeco Field, including the home opener on April 8 against the Angels.
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.