Wedge non-committal on September callups

Wedge non-committal on September callups

Wedge non-committal on September callups
SEATTLE -- With only 10 games remaining before the calendar turns to September, manager Eric Wedge said the Mariners will definitely add some players from the Minor Leagues when rosters are allowed to be expanded for the season's final month.

But Wedge wasn't ready to name names, other than saying first baseman Mike Carp and center fielder Franklin Gutierrez would be brought back once their injury-rehab sessions are done.

Even when asked specifically about pitcher Danny Hultzen, last year's first-round Draft pick, Wedge declined to provide any clues. Hultzen threw five innings of no-hit ball on Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma.

"We just want him to continue to pitch and stay focused on what he's doing down there and not get caught up in looking beyond that," Wedge said. "There's always an adjustment phase when you go from one level to the next. He threw a good ballgame last night, that was good. Let's let him focus on his routine and getting ready for his next start."

Gutierrez, returning from a concussion, played his second rehab game Sunday and went 2-for-4 with a double.

"I saw him last night and he had a good look in his eye," Wedge said. "It's exciting to get him back out playing again."

Carp, on the disabled list with a strained left groin muscle, played catch on Monday for the first time since injuring himself on Aug. 14, but is still a ways off from playing in games.