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Gutierrez feeling better, resumes activities

Gutierrez feeling better, resumes activities

SEATTLE -- Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez continues his slow return from a concussion he received four weeks ago, as he's throwing and doing some running for the Mariners this week now that his headaches have finally gone away.

Manager Eric Wedge said on Friday that "all reports have been good so far," on the former Gold Glove Award winner, but offered no time frame on Gutierrez after his comeback was sidetracked once before by the return of headaches during the team's last road trip.

"We'll keep working from day to day, and hopefully he keeps feeling good," Wedge said. "Let's see how the rest of this homestand goes and how far we can get him along. He needs to be able to do everything from a baseball standpoint and still feel OK.

"That's what we're hoping to get to sooner than later. Then we can get him out on a rehab and see how he reacts to playing in games."

Gutierrez, 29, had played just 13 games after returning from a partially torn pectoral muscle when he was hit in the head by a pickoff throw to first by Boston's Franklin Morales on June 29.