SEATTLE -- Charlie Furbush continues to make strides as he works back from the strained left triceps muscle that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. A successful bullpen on Wednesday is the latest checkpoint for the Mariners' left-handed reliever.
"Just got to sit down and put a game plan together for him," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "Looking at probably sending him out to [Triple-A] Tacoma to pitch."
The news isn't as cut and dried for outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who continues to engage in baseball activities as he tries to recover from a concussion. Wedge said Gutierrez is still experiencing headaches, although they are less consistent and not concussion-related. He believes the oft-injured outfielder is headed in the right direction.
"Just going to see how he feels today," Wedge said. "Ideally, if everything goes well today, we'll leave him back, let him continue to work in Tacoma. Eventually get him out on a rehab assignment."
Gutierrez has played in just 13 games this season due to several ailments. There is no timetable for his return.