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Worth noting

• Right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor continues throwing bullpen sessions and working his way back from surgery to repair a torn latissimus dorsi muscle behind his throwing shoulder. Pryor threw his third bullpen of the spring Saturday.

"He threw extremely well," McClendon said. "He felt great. He continues to move forward and is feeling good about what he's doing."

McClendon said Pryor's next step will be throwing to live hitters, but he's not near that point yet.

• Triple-A Tacoma manager Rich Donnelly continues working as the Mariners third-base coach in the early Cactus League games in place of John Stearns, who is out four to six weeks after undergoing hernia surgery. McClendon said no final decision has been made on how the team will fill that position once the Mariners' Minor League camp opens.

• The Mariners have split-squad games Monday with Erasmo Ramirez facing the Reds in Goodyear and Blake Beavan opening against the Rockies in Peoria, with both games at 12:05 p.m. PT. Robinson Cano is scheduled to play in Peoria.

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