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• Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen is awaiting word on the birth of his first child, which he and his wife, Cassie, have already learned is a girl. Entering Friday, Wilhelmsen hadn't allowed an earned run in 13 save opportunities since taking over as closer, with opponents hitting .089 (4-for-45) and 17 strikeouts in 14 innings.

• Reliever Charlie Furbush, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left triceps, will play catch again Saturday, then hopes to throw a bullpen session Monday and a simulated inning to live hitters on Wednesday if all goes well.

• Starter Hisashi Iwakuma traveled to Japan to take care of a personal situation, but is expected to return in time for his scheduled start on Monday against the Blue Jays, Wedge said.

• Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen is awaiting word on the birth of his first child, which he and his wife, Cassie, have already learned is a girl. Entering Friday, Wilhelmsen hadn't allowed an earned run in 13 save opportunities since taking over as closer, with opponents hitting .089 (4-for-45) and 17 strikeouts in 14 innings.

• Reliever Charlie Furbush, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left triceps, will play catch again Saturday, then hopes to throw a bullpen session Monday and a simulated inning to live hitters on Wednesday if all goes well.

• Starter Hisashi Iwakuma traveled to Japan to take care of a personal situation, but is expected to return in time for his scheduled start on Monday against the Blue Jays, Wedge said.