• Designated hitter Corey Hart and first baseman Justin Smoak remained with Triple-A Tacoma on rehab assignments as the Rainiers returned home to open a series with Reno on Monday. Smoak hit .216 (8-for-37) in 10 rehab starts while coming back from a strained quad, while Hart was hitting .241 (7-for-29) in seven games.
"They're doing fine. They're getting better," McClendon said. "But I would say it'll probably be a few more days, for sure."
Position players can spend up to 20 days on a rehab assignment, which means Smoak has until July 8 and Hart has until July 11 before they have to rejoin the Mariners or be optioned to the Minors.
• The Mariners were hitting .266 with runners in scoring position entering Monday, which was fourth in the American League and the club's best prior to the All-Star break since hitting .290 in 2007.
• With Sunday's save against the Indians, Fernando Rodney moved into a tie for the American League lead with the Royals' Greg Holland with 23. Rodney had nine saves in May and June before Monday, joining J.J. Putz (May-June, 2007) as the only Mariners closers to record nine saves in back-to-back months. The Mariners have only had nine times in which any reliever has totaled nine saves in a calendar month.
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