Hamilton had difficulties with his vision and balance prior to Thursday's game and was sent home to Texas for the weekend with sinus issues, undergoing tests there while the club plays in Seattle. "He took a ground ball, catch and spin, and lost his balance," Washington said. "Then he misjudged a fly ball. It's no big deal; everybody misjudges fly balls. But we decided we weren't going any further with him." Washington hopes Hamilton will return Monday as the four-game home set against the A's begins, but that is uncertain. Mariners: Off-day rests bullpen
A day off Thursday after playing 29 innings the previous two nights was just what the bullpen needed, and the relief corps was used for only two innings Friday as Hisashi Iwakuma went seven. The day off in particular served as a welcome respite for the relievers. "This time of year, yeah," said reliever Josh Kinney. "I think everybody's feeling the toll of the season. Days off to heal and recover are precious right now." Worth noting The season series between the first- and fourth-place teams in the AL West is close, with the Rangers holding a 9-8 advantage heading into Saturday's game. The Rangers' streak of 34 games without consecutive losses, the longest in the Majors and a club record, will be on the line Saturday.