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Gutierrez placed on 7-day disabled list

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that the club has placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. Right-handed pitcher Steve Delabar has been recalled from AAA Tacoma.

Delabar (#35) will be in uniform for tonight’s game vs. the Red Sox (7:10 pm) at Safeco Field.

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Gutierrez, 29, left the game last night versus Boston after being struck on the side of the head on an errant pick-off attempt in the fourth inning. Since being activated from the disabled list on June 13, Gutierrez was hitting .267 (12x45) with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 13 games played.

Gutierrez was on a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma from June 2-13. In 10 games with the Rainiers he batted .211 (8x38) with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles and 1 RBI. Gutierrez was placed on the disabled list on March 28 (retro to 3/24) with a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle suffered Feb. 28 during a spring training workout in Peoria, Ariz.

Delabar, 28, returns to Seattle for his third stint with the team. After making the club out of spring training, he was optioned to Tacoma May 30, recalled June 13 and optioned to AAA again on June 16. In his last appearance with Seattle he tossed 2.0 shutout innings on June 14 against San Diego. Overall, he has appeared in 27 games with the Mariners this season, going 1-1 with a 4.78 ERA (14 ER, 26.1 IP). He has allowed a run in only 5 of his last 21 appearances with the Mariners, dating back to April 17. At Tacoma, he has combined for an 0-1, 3.75 mark (5 ER, 12.0 IP) in 9 games during his two stretches with the Rainiers.

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