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Worth noting

• Kenji Johjima was a visitor in the Mariners' clubhouse Thursday afternoon, reconnecting with some of the players and staff who were around when the Japanese catcher played in Seattle from 2006-09. Among those were Michael Morse, who had fond memories of him.

"Kenji was always a great guy, a great friend," Morse said. "Actually, one of the shirts I have in my locker was one of his that I wear still. Great guy."

• After Thursday's game general manager Jack Zduriencik announced that outfielder Carlos Peguero had been optioned to Triple-A Tacoma and that right-handed pitcher Carson Smith and infielder Nick Franklin had been re-assigned to Minor League camp. The roster moves leave the Mariners with 34 players in their Major League camp: 27 roster players and 7 non-roster invitees.

• The Mariners' 46 homers through their first 25 games led all Spring Training teams and already stands as the third-most in the club's spring history, with the record of 51 set in 32 games in 1999. Meanwhile, the pitching staff has allowed 22 homers, the fourth-lowest total among the 15 Cactus League teams.

• The Budweiser Clydesdales made an appearance at Peoria Stadium prior to Thursday's game, set up in front of the main entrance in a team of eight pulling the beer wagon, which included a Dalmatian on top.

John Schlegel is a national reporter for
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