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Ackley: ‘I don’t feel like I’m an out anymore’

Dustin Ackley
Dustin Ackley is looking to get his mojo back at the plate. / AP photo, Ted S. Warren

After Franklin Gutierrez’s outfield workout didn’t go well Tuesday afternoon, the Mariners were forced into another move.

Summoned from Triple A to replace Gutierrez, Dustin Ackley packed his stuff, bolted Cheney Stadium and began the uphill battle that is I-5 North traffic after 4 p.m.

He may have been Tuesday’s happiest commuter. After being sent down to the minors May 26 with a .205 average in tow, Ackley was coming back to the clubhouse most figured he would never leave after initial arrival.

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Dustin Ackley will start playing some outfield in Tacoma

Some interesting news came out of Las Vegas today when Rainiers radio  Mike Curto sent a tweet out that Dustin Ackley was penciled into the starting line-up in … left field.

Obviously, that’s a surprise considering that the Mariners drafted Ackley as an outfielder out of the University of North Carolina and then spent the better part of two years converting him to a second baseman. To his credit, Ackley became a better than average second baseman – even earning a gold glove nomination last season.

But with rookie Nick Franklin playing well at second base since being called

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