• Outfielder/designated hitter Logan Morrison also will accompany the team on its coming trip and continue running and hitting as he works back from a strained hamstring that has sidelined him since April 15. McClendon said Morrison would need an extensive Minor League rehab stint when cleared to start it.
"He had a tear in there, and it's got to heal," McClendon said. "When they say he's healthy, I won't really worry about anything. He's not a burner, by any means, so that doesn't bother me. I just know he needs to go get some at-bats and get right. He was hitting .150 when he got hurt; it's not like he was hitting .350. So he needs to go get some at-bats."
• Hisashi Iwakuma is the first pitcher in Mariners history with back-to-back starts of eight-plus scoreless innings without a walk. Only three pitchers in MLB history have three straight such starts, the most recent being the Padres' Randy Jones in 1980.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.