Worth noting

Kyle Seager's eight home runs at Safeco Field have already matched his single-season high for homers at his home park. All eight of Seager's long balls this season have come at Safeco. Last season, he hit eight of his 22 home runs at home and in 2012, he hit five of his 20 homers at home.

• Designated hitter Corey Hart is expected to miss about another month after going on the 15-day disabled list May 20 with a strained left hamstring. He's undergoing treatment and has begun riding an exercise bike. McClendon sounded an optimistic note Saturday when asked about his progress.

"Corey is getting better," he said. "And I say this cautiously, but I think he's ahead of schedule a little bit. When you rip it off the bone like that, it's going to take some time. But he is getting better and the doctors are pleased with his progress."

• The Mariners haven't officially announced Tuesday's starter in Atlanta, but all signs point to right-hander Erasmo Ramirez being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take the place of Brandon Maurer, who was optioned to Tacoma on Friday.

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.