• Acting manager Robby Thompson said that it is unlikely that the team will have to tweak starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez's schedule after having him pitch 1 2/3 innings out of the bullpen in Friday night's 10-5 loss to the Brewers. It is still possible that Ramirez, who is penciled in to start against Tampa Bay on Tuesday -- will switch starts with Aaron Harang, who is scheduled to start Wednesday.
"We're still going to see how he feels today," Thompson said. "If he feels fine, we'll see how he is tomorrow whether we flip-flop the two of them. We're not quite sure yet, but as of now we'll just stay as planned."
Ramirez was scheduled to start Friday's game, but was skipped in the rotation to preserve normal rest for the starters following an off-day on Thursday.
• Danny Farquhar is adapting well to his new role as the Mariners' closer. The right-hander has retired 22 of the last 23 batters he's faced, and has not allowed a run while converting all three save opportunities.
He ranks third among American League relievers with an average of 13.62 strikeouts per nine innings.