Mariners activate Franklin Gutierrez

Updated: August 26, 2013, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners have activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the disabled list and recalled him from his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Gutierrez, who has been on the disabled list since June 25 and with a strained right hamstring, was expected to start Monday's game against the Texas Rangers in right field.

"It feels good to be back again," he said. "It's been a long time. I'm really happy I'm coming back to help my team."

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