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Sherrill placed on disabled list

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--LHP George Sherrill, who has been dealing with elbow soreness since early in the spring, was placed on the 15-day disabled list and LHP Charlie Furbush was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. Furbush arrived at Safeco Field in time for the start of Friday's home opener against Oakland and wound up pitching the ninth inning and giving up a solo homer to Jamile Weeks of the A's.

--LF Mike Carp began an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Friday. Carp, who suffered a sprained right shoulder on March 29 in the second game of the season in Tokyo against Oakland, could be back with Seattle within the week. "We're just going to play it day-by-day right now and get him some at-bats," manager Eric Wedge said. "He feels really good, though."

--RHP Felix Hernandez is the first Mariner pitcher to make three consecutive starts against the same team (Oakland) since Tom House did it against the Twins in 1978. The last MLB pitcher to make his first three starts against the same team was Kevin Brown of the Yankees in 2004.

--C Jesus Montero, who had one of the Mariners' three singles against Bartolo Colon Friday, has hits in seven consecutive games.

--CF Franklin Gutierrez, trying to come back from a torn right pectoral muscle, is probably a few days away from going out on an injury rehabilitation assignment. Manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez is making "significant progress." Gutierrez will be reevaluated over the weekend.

--CF Mike Cameron, who played with the Mariners from 2000-03, signed a one-day contract with the club and officially retired as a Mariner. A 17-year-MLB veteran, Cameron won two Gold Gloves, played in one All-Star Game and had a four-homer game while playing for Seattle. He threw out the first pitch and bounced to his locker mate, RF Ichiro Suzuki.

BY THE NUMBERS
2 -- Shutouts in the last four games for Seattle, a 4-0 loser to the Oakland Athletics Friday.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I'm a little tired of seeing them." -- RHP Felix Hernandez, whose first three starts all have come against Oakland.

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