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Mariners recall Dustin Ackley from AAA Tacoma and place Franklin Gutierrez on disabled list

Jun 25, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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A new outfielder arrived Tuesday at Safeco Field.

MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports that the Mariners have recalled Dustin Ackley from Triple-A Tacoma and will give him regular starts for the first time at a position other than second base. Ackley was moved to center field during his time in the minors while managing to hit .365/.472/.500 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 25 Pacific Coast League games.

Franklin Gutierrez was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. He has made only 63 plate appearances this year in the major leagues and is out this time with a right hamstring strain.

Ackley was ranked a Top-15 prospect in both 2010 and 2011 by Baseball America and has done some nice things in the majors. He got demoted on May 27 after opening 2013 with a .205/.266/.250 batting line.

Nick Franklin will continue to start at second base. He’s hitting .283/.359/.489 in 26 games.

  1. Jeremiah Graves - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    I hope it sticks for Ackley this time and I really hope that Gutierrez can get (and stay) healthy at some point. The kid has tons of promise, but his body is just giving up on him, Grady Sizemore style.

  2. jonkchar - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    be a simple kind of man

  3. largebill - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Wow, Ackley has already been cured of sabermetrics?

    • tuberippin - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      Yeah. He rubbed some dirt on it and got back out there.

  4. coloradogolfcoupons - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Franklin Gutierrez on the DL? What a freaking shocker…..

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