Overton struck out four and gave up two runs (none earned) on three hits over three innings in Sunday's 3-2 Cactus League loss to the Rangers.

The 25-year-old lefty gave up a two-run home run on a curveball to Carlos Gomez after Delino DeShields escaped a sure pickoff due to an error, but he was otherwise effective through his three frames. Overton has been solid over four spring appearances, generating a 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10 strikeouts without any walks over 11 innings. "Whether he makes our team or not, we like him as a starter right now, but maybe down the road we'll see what he brings," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "He's left-handed, a pretty athletic guy and we really like the changeup and stuff, but we'll keep him starting and see how far that goes."

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