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Worth noting

• On his way back from a strained right hamstring, center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will work out and run the bases for a second time on Wednesday in Seattle before a decision is made on whether he's ready to begin a Minor League rehab stint in Triple-A Tacoma.

• Reliever Josh Kinney, on the 60-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his ribs, will report to Tacoma this week to begin a rehab stint, Wedge said. Kinney isn't eligible to come off the DL until May 30. He's been throwing in extended spring camp in Peoria, Ariz.

• The Mariners opened the season by going 0-5-2 in their first seven series. Since then, they're 4-0-1.

• Catcher Mike Zunino -- the Mariners' No. 3 prospect, as ranked by -- hit a two-run homer in Tacoma's 5-3 loss at New Orleans on Monday. It was his first long ball since April 20. Zunino is batting .229 with six homers and 31 RBIs in 28 games.

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