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• Outfielder/designated hitter Logan Morrison also will accompany the team on its coming trip and continue running and hitting as he works back from a strained hamstring that has sidelined him since April 15. McClendon said Morrison would need an extensive Minor League rehab stint when cleared to start it.

"He had a tear in there, and it's got to heal," McClendon said. "When they say he's healthy, I won't really worry about anything. He's not a burner, by any means, so that doesn't bother me. I just know he needs to go get some at-bats and get right. He was hitting .150 when he got hurt; it's not like he was hitting .350. So he needs to go get some at-bats."

Hisashi Iwakuma is the first pitcher in Mariners history with back-to-back starts of eight-plus scoreless innings without a walk. Only three pitchers in MLB history have three straight such starts, the most recent being the Padres' Randy Jones in 1980.

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