(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Casper Wells to Triple-A Tacoma Monday.
The 29-year-old Gutierrez, who has had injury problems the past two seasons, has been out since suffering a concussion almost two months ago when Red Sox pitcher Franklin Morales’ pickoff throw hit him in the head.
Gutierrez also missed the first two and a half months of the season with a partially torn pectoral muscle, and last season he missed 41 games with stomach gastritis and a strained left oblique.
“For me, it’s very important to be healthy,” Gutierrez said. “Everybody knows what’s been happening to me the last couple of years. I just want to keep that behind me. The team is doing good right now. They’re playing good baseball. I just want to be part of it. I’m going to come in and try to help my team any way that I can, and that’s the most important thing for me right now.”
In the 14 games he’s played this season, Gutierrez has hit .277 with two home runs and nine RBIs.
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