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Worth noting

• Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen is getting close to regaining his closer's role after retiring the last 11 batters he's faced with five strikeouts going into Tuesday's game at Texas.

"We'll probably give him another outing or two," Wedge said. "But he's been much more consistent and much more like his old self."

Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth inning of Tuesday's 9-2 win, and though he allowed a leadoff single, he only faced three batters in a scoreless inning because he induced a double play to end the game.

• Morse, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle, traveled with the team to Texas and did some running drills with trainers before Tuesday's game. He is eligible to come off the DL on Friday and Wedge said he's improving, but a decision needs to be made on whether he'll go out on a Minor League rehab stint when he gets fully cleared to play.

• Walker threw five shutout innings with two hits, two walks and eight strikeouts in a 4-1 victory over Colorado Springs on Monday in Tacoma. In two Triple-A starts, the 20-year-old has yet to allow a run in 11 innings while holding batters to a .132 average with four walks and 12 strikeouts. Walker is currently the youngest player in the Pacific Coast League and second-youngest of any Triple-A player in the country.

• Tacoma outfielder Carlos Peguero and reliever Brian Moran were selected to their first Triple-A All-Star teams and will represent the PCL when it plays the International League All-Stars on July 17 at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev.

• Justin Seager, younger brother of Kyle Seager, went 2-for-5 on Monday for Class A Everett and is hitting .372 in his first 11 games in pro ball. First-round Draft pick D.J. Peterson is hitting .222 with three homers and 16 RBIs in his first 12 games.

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