SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list and placed outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad injury.
Gutierrez has been on the disabled list since April 23 with a right hamstring strain. Additional issues stemming from an inflammatory condition prolonged the recovery until doctors were able to diagnose the issue and get him on the correct medication.
Morse had been playing in limited duty with the quad strain since suffering the injury on May 28.
Gutierrez was in the lineup playing center field for Seattle on Saturday night against the Oakland A’s.
PAGAN SEEKS SECOND OPINION: San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will seek a second opinion from a specialist on his injured left hamstring, which he said suffered a small tear when he re-aggravated the leg during a rehab game with Class A San Jose on Thursday night.
Surgery remains an option, and both Pagan and manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that if he needs arthroscopic surgery, the expected recovery time would be six to eight weeks. Pagan has been on the disabled list since May 28.
He is batting .262 with three home runs, a triple, 10 doubles and 24 RBIs this season.
Buchholz unlikely to start Tuesday: Boston’s Clay Buchholz is not expected to start Tuesday, and there’s no timetable for when the unbeaten right-hander might be ready to return from a strained neck.
Manager John Farrell said Buchholz (9-0) did not throw a bullpen session Saturday, although he did do some long-toss and flat-ground work.
Buchholz has been on the disabled list since June 9.
The team had hoped he might be able to start Tuesday, but now Ryan Dempster is scheduled to make that start against Colorado.
Dyson activated from DL; Getz sent to Triple-A: In Kansas City, Mo., the Royals activated outfielder Jarrod Dyson from the disabled list and sent second baseman Chris Getz to Triple-A Omaha.
Dyson was hitting .268 with a homer and eight RBIs when he suffered a high right ankle sprain trying to scale the center-field wall in Los Angeles on May 15.
Getz was hitting .214 with one homer and 12 RBIs.
Duda to have MRI: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda returned to New York before Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies to have an MRI on his left side.
Duda, batting .235 with 11 homers and 23 RBIs in 68 games, felt discomfort after the Yankees’ 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
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