But right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after being diagnosed last week with shoulder inflammation, and lefty Drew Smyly’s best-case scenario is a late June return from an elbow injury.
Other watchpoints: ***The Mariners recalled right-handed reliever Dan Altavilla from Triple-A Tacoma prior to Sunday’s game after placing right-hander Ryan Weber on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained biceps muscle.
***The Mariners have already lost three in a row on five occasions this season but have yet to lose four in a row.
"You always try to be prepared for the worst-case scenario," Dipoto said, "but this has set a new bar." That bar figures to remain in place for at least another week to 10 days.
That’s subject to change once he takes batting practice.
***Toronto is expected to start right-hander Aaron Sanchez (0-1 with a 4.05 ERA) after activating him from the disabled list.
Cano’s career-high for homers in a season was established in the 2012 MLB season when he hit 33 for the New York Yankees.
His high-water mark for RBIs came in the 2011 MLB season when he posted 118 for the Yankees.