he’s baaaack . . . .

The Mariners have activated Franklin Gutierrez from 60-day DL, placed Michael Morse on 15-day DL (strained right quad – retro to June 21) and DFA AAA Eric Thames.

Various twitter posts mention that Guti has been dealing with some sort of genetic condition that was causing arthritis-like symptoms and recently (in the past month) found medication that gives him relief. Wedge has said that CF is his, as long as he’s healthy.

Here’s to your health, Guti!


UPDATE: Here’s Greg John’s report on the specifics of Guti’s DL stint, diagnosis and rehab . . .

“I was playing every day in Triple-A, feeling good, getting my legs back again,” said the 2010 Gold Glove outfielder. “It wasn’t easy because I was having some inflammation with my joints and that was the cause of all this. I wasn’t moving the way I’m supposed to move. But now I’m getting to the point where I feel normal.”

“It’s been a little frustrating because nobody wants to be on the DL, nobody wants to have an injury,” he said. “I just want to help my team. I just want to be here. It’s been a tough road for me, but I’m just trying to stay positive and do whatever I can the rest of the season.

“I’m feeling much better because it was affecting my joints, my eye was getting inflammation. So many people didn’t know about this and we didn’t talk about it until now. I don’t want to make a big deal of it, but this is what has been happening, and I’m feeling much better. I’m taking my medication and it’s working.”