• McClendon set his starting rotation with Hernandez (Monday), Ramirez (Tuesday) and Paxton (Wednesday) to face the Angels in Anaheim next week, followed by Elias (Thursday), Young (April 4), Hernandez (April 5) and Ramirez (April 6) in Oakland.
That lines Paxton up to pitch the home opener April 8 at Safeco Field against the Angels.
• Designated hitter Hart played in a Minor League game Friday to get extra at-bats as he returns from a sore forearm. McClendon said he'll play in Saturday's Cactus League finale against the Rockies if all goes as planned.
• The tentative plan for injured pitcher Iwakuma is to travel with the team to Anaheim to continue rehabbing his sprained finger tendon, while Walker likely will report to Class A Advanced High Desert to pitch in warm weather as he returns from a sore shoulder and Pryor is likely headed to Double-A Jackson as he returns from shoulder surgery.
• Baseball Tonight ranked Hernandez as the fifth best player in the Majors and Cano seventh. The only other team with two Top 10 selections was the Tigers with Miguel Cabrera second and Justin Verlander 10th.
• Fans in Seattle will be able to watch Monday's season opening game in Anaheim, live on the jumbo screen at Safeco Field, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:12 p.m. game.
Admission is $1 for adults, with all proceeds benefitting Northwest Harvest. Kids 14 and under are free, but still require a ticket for admission (available online, at Team Stores, Safeco Field ticket office, by phone and at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers).
All fans will receive a free True to the Blue T-shirt at the gate and pizza, hot dogs and beer will be on sale at concession stands on the main level and in The 'Pen.
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.