NotesWalker was sent to Tacoma just before the All-Star break with an emphasis on working on his control. “I think he’s better,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. “He has worked out some things down there, from a mechanical standpoint.” Another top prospect, LHP James Paxton, had a second rehab start for Tacoma Tuesday. He likely will get one more before a decision will be made on his status. … The Mariners, 53-47, have not had better than a .500 record after 100 games since they were 52-48 in 2009. … Chavez is 12 for 27 (.444) leading off. … Mets LHP Scott Rice, who made the big league roster last season after 14 years in the minors, will have elbow surgery Wednesday in New York to remove bone spurs in his left elbow. “For Scott, he’s got to be very disappointed,” manager Terry Collins said. “He spent 15 years in the minor leagues, finally get to the bigs, have success then have it squashed like he has.”… Bartolo Colon, the Mets starter Wednesday, is 12-1 with a 2.10 ERA at Safeco Field.
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