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• Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker made progress Monday in his third rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings, but McClendon said he won't rush the organization's top prospect back to the Major Leagues.

Walker, 21, was officially taken off the 15-day disabled and optioned to the Rainiers on Tuesday.

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• Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker made progress Monday in his third rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings, but McClendon said he won't rush the organization's top prospect back to the Major Leagues.

Walker, 21, was officially taken off the 15-day disabled and optioned to the Rainiers on Tuesday.

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• Right fielder Michael Saunders was back in the lineup and hitting seventh after being sidelined the last few days with a sore right shoulder.

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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