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Franklin Gutierrez “almost out of the woods” five weeks after concussion

Aug 1, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

Franklin Gutierrez AP AP

It’s been five weeks since Franklin Gutierrez suffered a concussion when an errant pickoff throw hit his head on June 29 and manager Eric Wedge told Greg Johns of MLB.com that the center fielder is “almost out of the woods.”

He remains on the disabled list–where he’s unfortunately been for most of the past two seasons due to a variety of health problems–but Johns reports that Gutierrez has been cleared by doctors to begin taking batting practice and doing some running.

Gutierrez had a strong season offensively for the Mariners in 2009 and then won his first Glove Glove award in 2010, but since then he’s played just 105 of a possible 268 games while hitting .229.

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