SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today the following roster moves:
• OF FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ recalled from rehabilitation assignment at AAA Tacoma, and activated from 15-day DL.
• RHP AARON HARANG designated for assignment
Gutierrez, 30, will join the team for tonight’s 7:10 pm contest versus the Texas Rangers in at Safeco Field. He is in tonight’s starting lineup batting third and playing right field.
Gutierrez has spent most of this season on the disabled list battling right hamstring issues. He was on the disabled list twice this season with a strained right hamstring: May 16-June 2, and June 25-today. The DL stints included four rehabilitation assignments to AAA Tacoma: May 16-June 2; June 12-22; July 18-Aug. 6 and Aug. 11-25.
On his current rehab assignment (Aug. 11-25), Gutierrez hit .179 (7-for-39) with 5 runs, 4 doubles, 3 RBI, 5 walks and 13 strikeouts. In 47 games with the Rainiers overall, he hit .211 (41-for-194) with 16 doubles, 3 home runs 25 RBI, 15 walks and 60 strikeouts.
Gutierrez has played 18 games with the Mariners this season, posting a .267 average (16-for-60) with 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 11 RBI, 2 walks and 15 strikeouts.
Harang, 35, started 22 games for Seattle this season, compiling a 5-11, 5.76 mark. In 120.1 innings pitched, he allowed 133 hits and 77 earned runs.
Seattle now has 10 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Harang to the minors.