Worth noting

• Pitchers Taijuan Walker (right shoulder impingement) and James Paxton (left lat strain) continue playing catch and rehabbing back in Seattle while the team is on its nine-game road trip.

"I would hope they would sometime in the next week start throwing bullpens," said manager Lloyd McClendon, who indicated Walker is a little ahead of Paxton at this point in his potential return from the disabled list.

Blake Beavan, also on the DL with right shoulder tendinitis, has not yet been cleared to start throwing, McClendon said.

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