• Left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to open a 25-man roster spot for Tuesday starter Blake Beavan. Luetge made two appearances -- both against the A's -- after being recalled on April 9 and allowed two runs on one hit with one walk and one strikeout over one inning of work.
• Brandon Maurer made his first start for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday as he continues his recovery from a neck and back issue that sidelined him much of Spring Training. Maurer threw two innings and allowed one run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts, throwing 49 pitches in an 8-6 win over Albuquerque.
• Triple-A Rainiers second baseman Nick Franklin went 1-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, including a tape-measure homer in the first inning, his fourth in 11 games. Franklin was replaced with Leury Bonilla in the seventh inning.
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