Gutierrez activated from concussion list

The Seattle Mariners have activated outfielder Franklin

Gutierrez from the disabled list, nearly two months after he went

down with a concussion.

The move was made on Monday and Gutierrez was inserted into the

lineup in center field for the season opener against the Minnesota

Twins. He was injured on June 28 in a game against Boston when he

was hit by a pickoff attempt from Franklin Morales hit him near the

left ear.

The injury was initially diagnosed as a mild concussion. But

Gutierrez was transferred from the seven-day list reserved for

concussions to the 15-day list on July 14 and has spent the last

two months working his way back.

Manager Eric Wedge says it’s great to his right-handed bat back

in the lineup.