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• Corey Hart was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup with some tenderness in his right forearm from throwing. The Mariners decided to be extra cautious and pulled him from the lineup, even though he was slated to be the designated hitter. Jesus Montero took his place.

• D.J. Peterson, the team's first-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, is recovering from an intestinal illness that knocked him for a loop in recent days, sending him to the hospital overnight Saturday night. McClendon said appendicitis has been ruled out, and that Peterson is three or four days away from joining the team's Minor League camp. Before his illness, Peterson went 4-for-7 with a homer with the big club.

• Dustin Ackley's hot spring continued with a double in his first at-bat Tuesday off Angels starter C.J. Wilson, his fifth two-base hit of the spring.

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