- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2011

SEATTLE (AP) - Both Dustin Ackley and Miguel Olivo were out of the Seattle Mariners’ lineup again on Saturday, although both say they feel ready to play.

Ackley missed his second straight game with bruised ribs while Olivo missed his third straight with a tight right hamstring.

Ackley was held out of all activities on Friday, but went through some light hitting on Saturday. Olivo caught a bullpen session and took part in batting practice on Saturday.

Olivo had to leave Tuesday’s game against Atlanta when his hamstring tightened up. Ackley said he first noticed his ribs hurting in Wednesday’s game against the Braves.


Olivo is hitting .222 and tied for the team lead with 12 homers. Ackley is hitting .300 in 12 games since his callup from Triple-A.