• 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 MLB.com -- 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.