--SS Yuniesky Betancourt has yet to draw a walk in 86 plate appearances going into Sunday. That's tied with San Francisco's Bengie Molina for the most in the big leagues.
--LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, on the DL with left triceps tendinitis, will throw a bullpen session Monday, then pitch a simulated game sometime during the Texas series on the road before being sent out on an injury rehabilitation assignment.
--INF Ronny Cedeno, held out of games the last week because of hamstring troubles, is back to 100 percent and could get a start in the next day or two, manager Don Wakamatsu said.
BY THE NUMBERS: 5-1 -- Mariners' record when 1B Russell Branyan has two or more hits in a game this season.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I thought being called up to the big leagues this first time was great. This is better." -- RHP Denny Stark, promoted from Class AAA Tacoma (Wash.) to Seattle Saturday (May 2) after having not pitched in the big leagues since 2005 because of back-to-back Tommy John surgeries.