Worth noting

• All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma continues to play catch every day as he works his way back from a sprained tendon in his right middle finger that didn't allow him to grip a baseball all spring until this past week.

"There haven't been any setbacks," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's feeling good. I think he wants to rush the process a little bit, but we just can't do that."

• After an 0-for-16 start this spring, outfielder Stefen Romero has gone 16-for-38 (.421) over his last 16 games.

• Veteran catcher Humberto Quintero, who was released from Major League camp on Tuesday, rejoined the Mariners on a Minor League deal Wednesday and will be assigned to Triple-A Tacoma. Outfielder Endy Chavez went through the same process on Tuesday.

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.