• Robinson Cano will return from the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, but won't play until Wednesday's game against the Brewers after flying home Friday to deal with a personal issue, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. The Mariners have Monday off, their first off day of the spring.
• Veteran right-hander Scott Baker threw 75 pitches over 4 2/3 innings in a Minor League start against the Brewers' Triple-A team Sunday in Peoria, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
The Mariners' Minor League teams played their first games of the spring Sunday and a few Major Leaguers got in some extra work with the Triple-A team in their opener, as catcher John Buck and shortstop Nick Franklin also played.
• Outfielder Michael Saunders is swinging a productive bat this spring. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Sunday against the Angels, extending his hit streak to seven games and he has driven in a team-leading 11 RBIs with a .367 average.
• Edgar Martinez arrived in camp Sunday and Jay Buhner is expected to arrive Monday as the two members of the Mariners Hall of Fame will work as special instructors in both the Major and Minor League camps over the next week.
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