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Worth noting

• Young right-hander Brandon Maurer gets the start on Tuesday when the Mariners host the Giants in a 7:05 p.m. PT game in Peoria. The Mariners then have Wednesday off before Jon Garland and Erasmo Ramirez throw on Thursday night against the Cubs.

• Joe Saunders will throw five innings in a Minor League game on Tuesday, and Jeremy Bonderman is slated to do the same on Wednesday as the Mariners continue stretching out all their starting candidates.

• This is a big week for televised games, with ROOT Sports airing Tuesday's contest against the Giants, Thursday's against the Cubs (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday's against the Indians (1:05 p.m.). The only remaining TV game after that is the March 30 exhibition against the Rockies in Salt Lake City at 1:05 p.m.

Greg Johns is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog.
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