SEATTLE MARINERS

Mariners recall Gutierrez; Morse hits DL

Jun 22, 2013, 4:33 PM | Updated: Jun 23, 2013, 8:20 pm

By 710Sports.com staff

Franklin Gutierrez will be back in a Mariners uniform for the first time in two months tonight.

The Mariners recalled the veteran center fielder Saturday from a rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma, where he was working out a strained hamstring he suffered on April 22.

Gutierrez, who played 22 games for the Rainiers on rehab assignment, hit .259 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 16 games for the Mariners before his injury.

The Mariners created a spot for Gutierrez on the roster by placing fellow outfielder Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list. Morse has played sparingly in recent weeks due to a nagging right quad injury he suffered vs. San Diego on May 28. He is hitting .251 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI in 56 games.

Finally, the Mariners designated Triple-A outfielder Eric Thames for assignment. Thames was acquired last season from the Toronto Blue Jays, but is currently on the DL with a left wrist laceration. The franchise now has 10 days to trade, release or outright Thames’ contract.

Mariners Roof Report

Brought to you by
Mostly Sunny
High 83° | Low 58°
Roof is open
Astros at Mariners today at 7:10pm

Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners AL West standings J.P. Crawford...

SeattleSports.com Staff

Video: Mariners Breakdown – What will second half look like?

The Seattle Mariners open the second half of the season Friday with a slim lead over Houston, and the Astros in town for three huge games.

9 hours ago

MLB robot challenge...

Ronald Blum

MLB could test robot umpire challenge system next spring

Major League Baseball could test the use of robot umpires as part of a challenge system in MLB spring training next year, which could lead to regular-season use in 2026.

14 hours ago

Seattle Mariners bullpen Gregory Santos Cal Raleight...

Brent Stecker

One way the Mariners are in better shape for second half

"I believe our bullpen is getting healthier," Seattle Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto explained to Brock and Salk.

15 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Jurrangelo Cijntje...

Zac Hereth

The unique ways Mariners could use ‘unicorn’ switch-pitcher

Rustin Dodd of the Athletic joins Wyman and Bob to discuss the interesting potential of Seattle Mariners first-round pick Jurrangelo Cijntje.

15 hours ago

Seattle Mariners trade deadline Brent Rooker...

Mike Salk

Salk: The bats Mariners could pursue in limited trade market

The state of the standings is holding back the MLB trade market, which could make matters tough for the Seattle Mariners.

1 day ago

Seattle Mariners Dylan Moore Astros 2024...

Brent Stecker

ESPN insider’s view on Mariners and Astros’ trade deadline plans

The Seattle Mariners are looking for bats, but their competition in the AL West is also expected to make moves before the MLB trade deadline.

1 day ago

Mariners recall Gutierrez; Morse hits DL