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Mariners activate Franklin Gutierrez from 60-day DL

Jun 22, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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At long last, the Mariners have activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list, reports Ryan Divish. Gutierrez had been sidelined since April 22 with a strained right hamstring, just the latest in a series of injuries that has cut into a majority of the 30-year-old’s playing time over the last three years. Since 2011, Gutierrez has played in 148 of a possible 399 games (37%).

Gutierrez will start in center and bat sixth tonight, attempting to pick up where he left off. He had an .823 OPS through his first 57 plate appearances of the 2013 season.

In additional roster news, the Mariners designated Eric Thames for assignment and placed Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

  1. flamethrower101 - Jun 22, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Eric Thames. Marcus Thames retired last year.

    • Bill Baer - Jun 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      Thanks. I even said “Eric, not Marcus” in my mind when I opened up a draft.

      • flamethrower101 - Jun 22, 2013 at 9:06 PM

        Also: totally irrelevant but why do they both have the same last name yet we pronounce them entirely differently when talking about them?

  2. yahmule - Jun 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    I just saw him attempt a diving catch.

    You know what that means…

    • jcmeyer10 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM

      There are templates for Jacoby Ellsbury and Franklin Gutierrez injury and returns from inury saved on their WordPress portal. Here is the “Return from Injury” template.

      [Gutierrez or Ellsbury] had been sidelined since [Date last played] with a [injury sustained], just the latest in a series of injuries that has cut into a majority of the [Age at time hurt] playing time over the last three years. Since 2011, [Player] has played in [x out of a possible y games, or z%].

      [Gutierrez or Ellsbury] will start in center and bat [number in lineup] tonight, attempting to pick up where he left off. He had an [#] OPS through his first [#] plate appearances of the 2013 season.

      In additional roster news, the [Mariners/Red Sox] designated [bummed out player] for assignment and placed [potentially actually hurt player] on the 15-day disabled list with a [injury of varying legitimacy].
      :D Go Sox.

      • yahmule - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM

        Well done!

        :~)

      • jcmeyer10 - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:19 PM

        Thanks yahmule!

  3. fearthehoody - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Over / Under 12 games before he heads back to the DL?????

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