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Mariners look to keep good vibes going vs. Rangers

When Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais opened his office door Saturday, he found Kendall Graveman waiting for him.

The right-hander wanted to let Servais know that he was ready to pitch again after a 1-2-3 inning Friday night.

Considering that was Graveman's first appearance in more than a month after being sidelined with a benign tumor in his neck, Servais wasn't about to take any chances with rushing the 29-year-old back out to the mound. Servais said the Mariners will be cautious with Graveman and will likely only use him every other day at most initially.

That means Graveman would be available Sunday afternoon when the Mariners (17-22) play host to the Texas Rangers (13-25) -- though right-hander Justin Dunn (2-1, 4.