Worth noting

• The promotion of outfielder Cole Gillespie gives the Mariners two former Oregon State Beavers on their 25-man roster, the other being rookie outfielder Stefen Romero. The Rangers also just traded for former OSU outfielder Daniel Robertson and added him to their roster, putting three of the five former OSU players in the Majors at Safeco Field together on Friday night.

The other two are Cubs infielder Darwin Barney and Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

• Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon said Nick Franklin will get a chance now for regular at-bats in Triple-A Tacoma after being sent down Thursday, while working some in the outfield as well as second, shortstop and third base. "We want him to play every day, but play a lot of different positions," McClendon said.

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.