Worth noting

•With James Paxton and Roenis Elias both in the starting rotation, it will be the first time the Mariners have opened the season with two rookies in the rotation since 1993 with Mike Hampton and John Cummings.

• Monday night's opener in Anaheim will have a 7:12 p.m. PT first pitch and will be televised by both ESPN2 and ROOT Sports. Fans in Seattle can also attend an open house at Safeco Field, with the game being shown on the big screen. A $1 entrance fee will go to Northwest Harvest and all fans will receive a free True to the Blue T-shirt.

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.