Ms' Aardsma to begin rehab, Gutierrez has setback
Mariners closer David Aardsma is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment, while center fielder Franklin Gutierrez has had a setback in his comeback from gastritis.
The Mariners said Sunday before their game against the Royals that Aardsma will throw Tuesday for Tacoma, the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.
Aardsma had left hip surgery Jan. 3 on torn labrum and began the season on the disabled list.
Gutierrez flew to Seattle for a reevaluation after being scratched from a rehab assignment with Class-A High Desert in the California League. Manager Eric Wedge says the club has discussed sending him to the Mayo Clinic for tests.
The Gold Glove center fielder is on the disabled list and has not played since a March 19 exhibition game.