Worth noting

Michael Saunders went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday in his fourth rehab start. The right fielder is hitting .529 (9-for-17) with a home run and seven RBIs. He's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, which means the earliest he could rejoin the club would be Friday for the series opener with the Indians since Thursday is an off-day.

Smoak went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Monday's game, putting his average at .217 (5-for-23) with three walks in six rehab games. Smoak is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday.

Designated hitter Corey Hart also had a big game on Monday as he went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI. Hart has hit .385 (5-for-13) in three rehab outings as he works back from a strained hamstring. Hart is eligible to return as soon as he's deemed ready as he's been on the DL since May 19.

• Stanford right-hander Sam Lindquist, the Mariners' 37th-round Draft pick, has signed with the club and will report to Class A Everett this week. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder grew up on Mercer Island, Wash., and attended Eastside Catholic High School. He's the older brother of University of Washington quarterback Jeff Lindquist.

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.