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Worth noting

• Outfielder Michael Morse will work out for Mariners trainers Monday when the team returns to Seattle and the hope is he'll then be cleared to begin a Minor League rehab assignment as he recovers from a strained hamstring that has sidelined him since June 21.

• Franklin Gutierrez will play primarily right field and designated hitter as he works through his own rehab stint in Tacoma, manager Eric Wedge said. Gutierrez just began his latest rehab stint as he continues dealing with a hamstring issue.

• Top Mariners pitching prospect Taijuan Walker allowed one run on three hits in five innings Friday in Fresno, getting a no-decision in Triple-A Tacoma's 3-2 loss. Walker, 20, is 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA in four starts since being promoted.

• Kyle Seager leads the Mariners in hits (107) and is tied with Justin Smoak for the most walks (36) going into Saturday's game. Seattle hasn't had one player lead the team in both hits and walks in the same season since Edgar Martinez in 1995.

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