Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 15 Hrs

Manager Lloyd McClendon revealed that Ackley has been dealing with a stiff back the last few days, which may explain his absence from Wednesday's lineup, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners have a scheduled off day Thursday, so by leaving Ackley out of the lineup Wednesday, the hope his he'll be fine with two days out of the lineup. Expect him to return to outfield duties when the Mariners kick off their weekend series with the Red Sox on Friday.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 16 Hrs

Ackley is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

Ackley has been scorching at the plate since the beginning of July, quelling any discussion that he'd be removed from his starting job in the outfield. He will, however, receive the day off Wednesday with tough lefty Cole Hamels twirling for the Phillies.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 14 Days

Ackley hit his third home run in the last six games Wednesday and seventh of the season as he continued his recent hot streak.

June ended with Ackley batting .214/.273/.329, but in 29 games since, he's batting .346/.364/.523 with 13 extra-base hits. He needs to keep up the solid hitting to ensure his starting spot. The acquisitions of Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia couple with the imminent return of Michael Saunders from the DL, could squeeze Ackley's playing time, or at least put him in a platoon with Denorfia. Ackley has increased his line-drive rate during his hot streak, but he saw a similar hot run last August when he batted .390.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 22 Days

Dustin Ackley went 3-for-5 with a two-run double as the Mariners defeated the Indians on Tuesday.

Ackley drove in the middle two runs in a four-run fourth inning, doubling to right field off of Trevor Bauer. The 26-year-old has been red-hot since returning from the break, as he holds a .444 average (20-for-45) in 11 games since. The Mariners hope it's a sign of things to come, as Ackley's numbers overall aren't too great -- he has a .256/.303/.372 slash line with four home runs and 34 RBI.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 23 Days

Dustin Ackley will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Indians.

This is his first start out of the leadoff spot this season. The struggling James Jones has been dropped down to ninth in the order.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 1 Month

Dustin Ackley had a monster game in Monday's 5-2 win over the Mets, going 3-for-4 at the dish and robbing a homer in the field.

Ackley's heroics improved Seattle to 53-46, 2 1/2 games up for the second Wild Card slot in the American League. The outfielder had two singles and an RBI double, but his most impressive display came in stealing Travis d'Arnaud's sixth inning would-be-homer. Ackley started heating up right when we started hearing his name in trade rumors; he's batting .360 (18-for-50) in July.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 1 Month

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "a lot of teams" have asked the Mariners about Dustin Ackley.

Ackley has hit only .242/.310/.351 across parts of four seasons in the majors, but many still feel that the former top prospect has untapped potential. He wouldn't be the headliner in any deal, but Ackley could turn out to be a nice buy low opportunity as a secondary piece.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 2 Months

Dustin Ackley went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

After a long hitless streak at the end of June, Ackley is 8-for-17 with two doubles through the first week of July. The outfielder is batting just .231/.287/.346 overall this year.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 2 Months

Dustin Ackley delivered a pinch-hit go-ahead single in a 2-1 win over the Royals on Saturday.

After Jason Vargas retired the first two batters in the top of the ninth inning, Kyle Seager doubled and Stefen Romero reached on an infield single. Ackley then brought Seager home with a single to right field. It was a big moment for the 26-year-old, who came into Saturday's action with a .204 batting average this month. The Mariners have now rallied in the ninth inning in back-to-back days while the Royals have lost three straight.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA 2 Months

Dustin Ackley went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Ackley doubled in the second inning and delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. The former No. 2 overall pick is batting just .235/.286/.368 and remains a disappointing option for fantasy purposes.