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Wedge hopeful Morse, Guti can return Tuesday

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SEATTLE -- There's caution in manager Eric Wedge's voice, but he's holding onto the hope that two injured outfielders, Michael Morse (non-displaced fracture of his right pinkie) and Franklin Gutierrez (right groin) can get back on the field by Tuesday.

"There's a chance. He's [Morse] going to do some stuff today, so we'll see,'' Wedge said. "I'm hoping for Guti, too. With the off-day [Monday], I'm hoping he's come far enough along so he's not in harm's way. The concern is we've already lost two outfielders. We can't afford to lose another one.''

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SEATTLE -- There's caution in manager Eric Wedge's voice, but he's holding onto the hope that two injured outfielders, Michael Morse (non-displaced fracture of his right pinkie) and Franklin Gutierrez (right groin) can get back on the field by Tuesday.

"There's a chance. He's [Morse] going to do some stuff today, so we'll see,'' Wedge said. "I'm hoping for Guti, too. With the off-day [Monday], I'm hoping he's come far enough along so he's not in harm's way. The concern is we've already lost two outfielders. We can't afford to lose another one.''

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Wedge said Gutierrez was available "to a point."

"But how hard do I want to push that with two other outfielders down? It's a slippery slope as far as I'm concerned," Wedge said.

Bob Sherwin is a contributor to MLB.com.

Seattle Mariners, Dustin Ackley, Blake Beavan, Franklin Gutierrez, Michael Morse, Joe Saunders