Ackley, Olivo could be back soon for Seattle

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.