SEATTLE -- Cliff Lee's long-awaited debut in Seattle is tentatively set for April 30.
Seattle manager Don Wakamatsu said Wednesday that Lee will make a minor league rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Tacoma versus Salt Lake City. If all goes well, the Mariners will start Lee on normal rest Friday, April 30 against Texas.
Lee, the former AL Cy Young winner and Seattle's big offseason acquisition, has been on the disabled list since March 26 with a lower abdominal strain. He threw a 70-pitch simulated game Tuesday without pain, the same day his five-game suspension from spring training was rescinded.
Wakamatsu also says Ian Snell will be pushed back and start Tuesday at Kansas City. He was scheduled to start Saturday against the White Sox.