Diaz, who remains the Mariners' designated closer, could see more multi-inning work as the season unfolds as per manager Scott Servais, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports. "He might go five outs. He might go six outs. In a road game, don't be shocked if he comes in there in the eighth inning of a tie game. I know it's not the traditional closer role, but that's kind of how I see using him."
Cishek (hip) came out of Friday's abbreviated rehab appearance without physical setbacks but is still trying to straighten out his mechanics, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "Cishek wasn't as sharp as he'd been previously," manager Scott Servais said. "He felt fine. I just think the release point, it wasn't coming out great. But nothing physical at all, it was more of a mechanical thing."
Martin is sitting in place of Guillermo Heredia for the second consecutive game Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "I like the way Heredia is swinging the bat. He's given us a little energy," said manager Scott Servais.