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21 Franklin Gutierrez RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 2/21/1983 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $7,312,500 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Franklin Gutierrez benches himself for 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Lingering health issues have motivated veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to inform the Mariners that he's taking the 2014 season off, the Seattle Times has reported.

Gutierrez, who had been dealing with a viral infection in the offseason, has not been a full-time starter since 2010, but he had played for Seattle since 2009. He has never outplayed his reputation as a good-glove, weak-bat performer.


Mariners reach agreement with Franklin Gutierrez


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/18/2013) ESPN Deportes reports that the Mariners agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on Wednesday.

Gutierrez is set to return for his sixth season with the Mariners, for whom he has played 478 games.


Franklin Gutierrez on the verge of returning to Seattle


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/18/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners are close to re-signing outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.

The oft-injured nine-year veteran has spent the last five seasons with the Mariners. The team had declined Gutierrez's option and foregone making a qualifying offer to him this offseason.


Franklin Gutierrez gets sick in winter ball


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) According to the Kansas City Star, free agent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is dealing with a viral infection, which is keeping him out of game action in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Gutierrez was limited to 173 games over his final three years with the Mariners due to injuries.


Six do not receive qualifying offers from Mariners


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) The Mariners did not offer qualifying offers to six players who became free agents Monday. Those players are outfielders Raul Ibanez, Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez, catcher Humberto Quintero and pitchers Joe Saunders and Oliver Perez

Seattle declines options on Franklin Gutierrez, Joe Saunders


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) The Mariners have declined 2014 contract options on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and pitcher Joe Saunders, ESPN reports Friday.

Saunders went 11-16 with a 5.26 ERA in 32 starts last season. Gutierrez only appeared in 41 games and owned a .248/.273/.503 slash line with 10 homers and 24 RBI over 145 at-bats.

Franklin Gutierrez homers among three hits


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez had a big offensive night during an 8-0 win at Detroit Wednesday. Gutierrez homered among three hits.

Gutierrez went deep in the ninth inning for a solo shot, his eighth HR of the season. He added a double as he finished 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored. He's batting .262.

The 30-year-old has five hits in his last three games for the Mariners as he's looking to finish the year healthy with a flourish.

Franklin Gutierrez sits Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Royals.

Gutierrez will be replaced by Michael Saunders in right. Gutierrez is hitting .247/.272/.539 in 89 at-bats. 


Franklin Gutierrez homers in three-hit performance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run home run as part of a 3-for-4 night in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Astros. It was the second straight game in which Gutierrez has homered, and the three-hit performance boosts his line to .274/.293/.630 with seven home runs and 14 RBI in 73 at-bats.

Franklin Gutierrez clubs sixth home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez hit his sixth home run in Tuesday's loss to Texas.

The home run was Gutierrez's only hit, true to form this season. Gutierrez is hitting .246 with just 17 hits in 20 games, but 10 of them have been extra-base hits. The home run increased his slugging percentage to .565.


Mariners activate Franklin Gutierrez


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) The Mariners have activated Franklin Gutierrez off the 15-day disabled list Monday, MLB.com reports. Gutierrez has played in only 18 games this year for Seattle. 

Gutierrez was hitting .267 with five home runs and 11 RBI over 60 at-bats before getting injured. He returns with those numbers and will look to have a healthy and strong finish to his year. 

The outfielder said he's been dealing with a form of arthritis for some time now. He's taking medication that has been helping greatly. 


Franklin Gutierrez drives in three in rehab game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez began a rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Gutierrez reached base four times and finished 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBI as a designated hitter. He's played in only 18 games this season and is hoping to return at some point in August.

Franklin Gutierrez set to begin rehab assignment Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is set to begin his fourth rehab assignment of the Sunday with Triple-A Tacoma, MLB.com reports. He is expected to be Tacoma's designated hitter initially before playing games in the outfield.

Gutierrez has played in just 18 games with the Mariners, hitting .267/.290/.583 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 60 at-bats.


Franklin Gutierrez pulled from rehab assignment


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was returned from his rehab assignment, but remains on the 15-day disabled list, according to ESPN 710. 

Gutierrez is attempting to come back from a strained hamstring. He hasn't played in the majors since June 23. He hit .267/.290/.583 in 60 at-bats. 


Franklin Gutierrez has strong rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez drove in three runs in a rehab game Wednesday.

Gutierrez went 2 for 3 during the contest. He had a single and a double. Gutierrez has seven hits through seven rehab games. He was hitting .267/.290/.583 in 18 games in the majors. He's been sidelined since June 23 with a hamstring issue.


Franklin Gutierrez starts rehab


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez began his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Friday night.

Gutierrez finished 1 for 4 with a single and two strikeouts. He's expected to play mostly in right field during his rehab, manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com Saturday. The team has not established a timetable for his return.

Franklin Gutierrez not ready for rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Wednesday outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is not ready to go on a rehab assignment, MLB.com. He will hit against pitcher Stephen Pryor in a simulated inning Saturday.

Gutierrez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, has played just two games since first suffering the injury in April.


Franklin Gutierrez back on the DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) The Mariners have placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday as he continues to be bothered by a hamstring injury.

Gutierrez left Sunday's game after re-aggravating his injury. It was just his second game back after a 54-game absence. The 30-year-old hit .267 with five homers and 11 RBI in just 18 games played.

Franklin Gutierrez held out vs. Pirates


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was held out of Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates with a hamstring.

Gutierrez played just two games after a 54-game absence before re-aggravating his hamstring again on Sunday. He is hitting .267/.290/.583 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 60 at-bats.

Franklin Gutierrez having more hamstring problems


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is sidelined once again. After missing two months with a hamstring injury, Gutierrez left Sunday's game against the Athletics after six innings because of a tight hamstring. Gutierrez apparently suffered the injury after running into the outfield wall in the fourth inning tracking down a fly ball.

"His legs tightened up on him again so we’ll see how he feels in a couple days," manager Eric Wedge said, per The Seattle Times.

Gutierrez returned to the lineup Saturday against the A's and was injured in his second game back. He is 2 for 6 (.333) with a solo home run since his activation off the disabled list.

"It’s not what we wanted, that’s for sure," Wedge said. "He felt good (before the game)."


Franklin Gutierrez hits fifth homer in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Making his return from the 60-day disabled list Saturday night against the A's, Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez went 2 for 4 with his fifth home run of the season.

Gutierrez owns a .276 average in 58 at-bats and extended a hitting streak that he began on April 20 to four games. He should see a majority of the playing time in center field while healthy.


Mariners activate Franklin Gutierrez


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) The Mariners activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list Saturday. He is scheduled to bat sixth and play center field against the A's Saturday night.

Gutierrez missed 60 days with a hamstring injury.


Franklin Gutierrez expected to be activated Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is taking early batting practice with the team Saturday, putting him on track to be activated for Saturday night's game against the A's, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Gutierrez, who has been out since April 22 with a hamstring injury, is hitting .259/.286/.537 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 54 at-bats. His return could mean less playing time for Michael Saunders, who has hit .189/.299/.230 in 74 at-bats over the last four weeks.


Franklin Gutierrez steals base to begin rehab


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez went 1 for 5 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI as the designated hitter to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday night.

Gutierrez, who has been out with a hamstring injury, looked fine running as he stole a base.

It's not known how many more rehab games Gutierrez will need before he returns to the Mariners.


Franklin Gutierrez ready for second rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Mariners injured outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is expected to begin his second rehab assignment stint with Triple-A Tacoma Wednsday in Las Vegas, the Seattle Times reports. 

Gutierrez, who continues to be out with a hamstring injury, is hoping for better results this time around. That said, he must be feeling better as manager Eric Wedge said he won't begin the assignment until he feels 100 percent.