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.
Gutierrez (hamstring) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment, but the Mariners are not yet ready to send him out. Manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez won't begin his rehab until he feels 100 percent up to it.
Franklin Gutierrez 'yet to feel good'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) has been cleared by MLB to begin another rehab assignment, according to The Seattle Times. However, the Mariners aren't ready to have Gutierrez play in games.
"He’s yet to feel good," manager Eric Wedge said Sunday. "I mean, you’ve got to pull him back sometimes. That’s part of it. I don’t want him to start it until he’s further along. That’s what I told (trainer) Rick (Griffin). That’s kind of where we are."
Mariners move Franklin Gutierrez to 60-day DL
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) The Mariners have shifted outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to the 60-day disabled list, the Seattle Times reports. Gutierrez has been on the disabled list with a hamstring injury since April, so this move is unlikely to impact his return date. His rehab was interrupted by a setback last week and there is no firm timetable for his return.
Franklin Gutierrez not activated
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has been recalled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Monday, MLB.com reports but has not been activated off the disabled list.
The veteran has been sidelined with a strained right hamstring since April 23 and his rehab assignment expired Sunday. Gutierrez is still having problems with his "lower half," according to the Seattle Times. The Mariners will petition MLB for more rehab time. Any new rehab assignment cannot start for at least five days.
Franklin Gutierrez staying in Triple-A
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/28/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Tuesday that reports on injured outfielder Franklin Gutierrez remain positive, MLB.com reports. He's been rehabbing with Triple-A Tacoma.
Gutierrez will continue to play for the Rainiers for the time being. On the DL since April 23 with a strained right hamstring, he'll have to come off his rehab assignment by June 3, per MLB rules.
“We want him to play some right field as well as center field for a couple of reasons,” manager Eric Wedge said. "One…I think it’s easier to stay healthy if you’re playing left field or right field versus center field. Two, [Michael] Saunders has been great in center field."
The Mariners will not activate Gutierrez until he's fully healthy. He could use the entire 20 days allotted to him in his rehab before he returns.
“Like I told you (media) guys and I told him, too, I need him to be not just able to play up here, but able to come up here and play every day, steal a base and do some things," Wedge said. "Because otherwise, we’re going to end up right back where we are right now.”
Franklin Gutierrez begins rehab assignment as DH
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez played DH for the first game of his rehab assignment Thursday, going 1 for 5 with an RBI and two strikeouts for Triple-A Tacoma. He hasn't played since late April thanks to a hamstring injury that required a trip to the disabled list.
Franklin Gutierrez to begin rehab assignment Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, according to MLB.com. Gutierrez has been sidelined since late April.
Franklin Gutierrez could begin rehab assignment Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez ran well on Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment Thursday or Friday, MLB.com reports. Gutierrez, who has been on the disabled list since April 23 with a hamstring injury, has hit .259/.286/.537 with four home runs in 57 plate appearances this season.
Franklin Gutierrez to run Wednesday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Tuesday that injured outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, is expected to run Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Seattle will then decide whether Gutierrez will report to Triple-A Tacoma for a rehab assignment.
Franklin Gutierrez nearly ready to start rehab
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, could start his minor-league rehab assignment towards the end of the week, manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com Sunday.
Gutierrez ran the bases for the first time since being placed on the DL Sunday. Wedge will not bring him back the Mariners until he proves ready to play every day.
"I'm hoping we can start [a minor-league rehab stint] at the end of the week," Wedge said. "But I'm not looking for him to come back just to be OK to play. We've done that and it hasn't worked. When he comes back, he's got to be ready to go. So we'll let that dictate how long it takes."
Franklin Gutierrez inching toward return
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, is scheduled to run the bases for the first time since landing on the DL Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Gutierrez, who has been sidelined since April 23, was able to take batting practice Friday and reported no issues after his workout.
"He's moving around a little more," manager Eric Wedge said. "When we go on the road, we'll leave him back and let him continue to work. We're going to look to have him run the bases tomorrow a little bit and see how that feels. Work early in the week, maybe run the bases again in the middle of the week and then see where we are from there."
Franklin Gutierrez advances to batting practice
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez took batting practice Friday, according to MLB.com, as he continues to recover from a right hamstring strain. Gutierrez has been out since April 22 and is already eligible to come off the disabled list.
"The hamstring is a lot better," he said. "I'm not having any problems swinging and I'm running a little, and no problems there either. I'm going to wait a few days and then I'll run the bases."
Gutierrez has yet to run the bases, so that will be his next step. If he makes it through without a setback, he will need a minor-league rehab appearance before being activated. No decision has been made regarding a possible timeline for his return.
On the disabled list since April 23, Gutierrez doesn't sound close to returning for Seattle.
"We are going to take a look at him when we get back for those three (home games against Oakland next weekend) and go from there," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.
Franklin Gutierrez to be re-evaluated
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who is on the disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, is expected to be re-evaluated when the team returns home, MLB.com reports Saturday.
Gutierrez is not participating in baseball-related activities.
Franklin Gutierrez to miss 2-3 weeks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez has been diagnosed with a grade 1 strain of his right hamstring and is expected to miss two to three weeks, according to 710 AM ESPN Seattle.
Gutierrez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after being removed from Monday's game. He has hit .259/.286/.537 with four home runs in 57 plate appearances this season.
Franklin Gutierrez timetable unknown for now
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, will undergo an MRI when the team returns to Seattle, MLB.com reports. Until then, manager Eric Wedge said the team can't put a timetable on his return from a hamstring injury.
Franklin Gutierrez placed on 15-day DL
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained hamstring.
Gutierrez is no stranger to the DL. He hasn't played in 100 games since 2010. Though Gutierrez's average dropped, he was off to a good start in home runs with four. He's expected to miss about three weeks.
Franklin Gutierrez can't stay healthy
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who has been dealing with lingering lower-body issues stemming from an old pelvis injury, had to be removed from Monday's game in Houston, MLB.com reports.
Gutierrez had to leave the game in the fourth inning and was helped off the field by the team trainer with Jason Bay coming on in his place.
Gutierrez, who has been unable to play in back-to-back games and could need a stint on the disabled list, left the game with a tight right hamstring and will be reevaluated Tuesday.
Franklin Gutierrez's issue begins with pelvis
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is starting in center field Monday in Houston. He hopes to play Tuesday, but just isn't sure he'll be able to as of yet, the Seattle Times reports.
Gutierrez said his recurring issues originate in his pelvis and are impacting other areas in his legs. He's been dealing with the issue since the beginning of spring training and it is something he's never dealt with before.
"I have some issues with my pelvis, so I’m trying to fix it," he said. "Some days it’s my groin. Some days it’s my hamstring. It’s different, but I’m working on it."
Gutierrez says he's working every day to get it better and hopes to avoid a disabled list stint, which manager Eric Wedge threatened him with Sunday if he can't begin playing more consistently.
Franklin Gutierrez back atop lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez returned to the lineup Monday at Houston, the Seattle Times reports. The real trick will be to see if Gutierrez plays on Tuesday as well as his nagging hamstring has kept him from playing in back-to-back games.
Gutierrez, who sat out on Sunday at Texas, is nearing a stint on the disabled list if he can't prove to manager Eric Wedge he can start playing more regularly.
Franklin Gutierrez unavailable in back-to-back games
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) is not yet ready to play in back-to-back contests, MLB.com reports Sunday. Gutierrez did not start Sunday at Texas.
Manager Eric Wedge said if Gutierrez doesn't improve, the disabled list is a possibility down the road. Gutierrez, who played Saturday and went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts, has missed three of the last four games.
He's batting .255 on the year over 51 at-bats with four homers and 10 RBI.
Franklin Gutierrez singles in return
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez missed the team's last two games but was back in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, going 1 for 4 with two strikeouts batting leadoff. He received extra rest as he continues to work his hamstring back to 100 percent.
Gutierrez has hit .255/.283/.549 in 54 plate appearances and has four home runs.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was held out of the lineup for the second straight day Friday against Texas as he continues to work back into shape following a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports. Gutierrez missed two games because of a hamstring tightness before returning to the lineup Tuesday against Detroit.
Endy Chavez took his place in center field for Seattle and served as the leadoff hitter for the second straight day.
Franklin Gutierrez gets a rest
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is not in the starting lineup Thursday.
The team is resting a couple starters after last night's 14-inning game against the Tigers. Endy Chavez will play center and hit leadoff in place of Gutierrez.
Franklin Gutierrez hitless in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez returned to the lineup after missing two games due to a groin injury Tuesday. He led off against the Tigers.
Gutierrez went 0 for 4 in his return as the Mariners fell 6-2. The performance lowered his average to .244.
Franklin Gutierrez back atop lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's series opener against Detroit after missing two games with a groin injury. Gutierrez took his usual spot atop the batting order where he has a .240 average with three of his four homers this season.
Franklin Gutierrez continues to sit out
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez continues to be bothered by his groin issue enough to remain out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, the Seattle Times reports. Gutierrez has now sat out the last three games.
Manager Eric Wedge hopes Gutierrez can return to action Tuesday against Detroit, after an off day Monday.
"Obviously, the concern is, we’ve already lost two outfielders, we can’t afford to lose another one," Wedge said of Gutierrez's availability Sunday. "It’s a tricky thing. We’ll see. The fact of the matter is, he can be available to a point. But how hard do I want to push that, this early, with two other outfielders down? It’s a slippery slope, as far as I’m concerned. Obviously, the guy’s produced when he’s been in there. That’s where the discipline has to come in here – for me, anyway."
The 30-year-old has hit well this season to this point with a .270 average, four homers and 10 RBI over 37 at-bats.
Franklin Gutierrez dealing with groin issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who was held out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, is dealing with a sore groin issue, the Seattle Times reports.
The Mariners have yet to release a timetable for Gutierrez, who has sat out the last two games. The 30-year-old is hitting .270 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 37 at-bats.
Franklin Gutierrez gets another night off
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez received another night off Saturday against the Rangers.
Gutierrez, who has sat out the last two games, is hitting .270 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 37 at-bats.
Franklin Gutierrez finally healthy
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) After two straight injury-riddled seasons, Franklin Gutierrez has played in the Mariners' first 10 games of the year.
Gutierrez has only had one strong fantasy season, but he has struggled with various maladies over the past three years. Even if he remains healthy, his fantasy value might be limited. He could add double-digits in home runs and a fair amount of steals, but he won't hit for a great average.
Mariners taking it easy with Franklin Gutierrez
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has seen time in all seven games entering Monday's home opener agianst Houston, although it was off the bench in two.
Despite Gutierrez's hot start at the plate, manager Eric Wedge won't commit to starting him every day due to the 30-year-old's health history.
"I can't give you a straight definition with it, but it's watching him play and having conversations," Wedge told MLB.com. "I do feel like he's moving around better and getting better. I think we're on a good path right now. I don't want to get complacent with it. I want to make sure we take care of him. It's evident we're a better ballclub when he's in the lineup. But as you guys have seen, he hasn't done a whole lot of that in the last 2 1/2 years. So we want to be smart with it."
Gutierrez, who entered Monday batting .304 with two homers and six RBI, managed just 40 games last year and 92 in 2011. But Wedge said he'll consider playing him more when he deems it necessary and prudent.
"We have other players we feel can help us win ballgames," said Wedge. "So we'll keep moving forward with it, and when it's time to push it a little more, that's what we'll do."
Track record not in Franklin Gutierrez's favor
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) It sure seems Franklin Gutierrez is enjoying all the lineup protection the Mariners added in the offseason. He's slugging .833 through six games after slugging .690 in 14 spring games.
Obviously, no one saw this coming from the 30-year-old outfielder, especially since he's spent a great deal of time on the disabled list the last few years and never really lived up to his potential prior to dealing with his durability issues. But could Gutierrez be this year's Justin Ruggiano -- a player that has a career campaign at 30 years old?
I would like to endorse Gutierrez, but nothing in his track record suggests he will be able to keep this up. He's enjoying a nice run and Fantasy owners should cash in while Gutierrez is slugging away. I just won't fall in love with the idea of Gutierrez having a monster year. I think you would be setting yourself up for major disappointment.
Franklin Gutierrez in a groove early for Mariners
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez had another big night at the plate Friday in Chicago. The leadoff hitter went 3 for 5 in the game and homered to lead off the game against starter Jose Quintana.
Gutierrez jump-started the Seattle victory with a 345-foot home run to right field. He added a two-run double in the fifth inning to drive in three runs in total on the game. He also scored three times in the 8-7 win.
Gutierrez is slugging .882 after five games and has a hit in each game with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored. The three-hit game was his first multi-hit performance and he's now batting .412 for the Mariners.
He was not listed among Saturday's starters in Chicago, however, as manager Eric Wedge continues to prefer to keep him fresh whenever able, reports MLB.com.
"He's performed great," Wedge said. "We just want to try to continue to help him physically and make sure we stay ahead of everything."
Franklin Gutierrez hits leadoff homer in loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez led off Wednesday's game against the A's with a home run, but his team ultimately took a 6-2 loss. It was the first home run of the year for Gutierrez, who has a hit in each of the Mariners' first three games.
Franklin Gutierrez gets rest after first game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez took a seat in the second game of the season Tuesday against Oakland. Manager Eric Wedge replaced Gutierrez in center with Michael Saunders, as Raul Ibanez got his first start, reports MLB.com.
Gutierrez, who singled home the only two runs scored in the 2-0 victory over the A's Monday, will be brought along slowly to start the year. He was dealing with some soreness in his legs over the past few weeks and Wedge wants to keep him fresh.
Franklin Gutierrez comes through for King Felix
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez had a nice opening day on Monday in Oakland.
Gutierrez backed starter Felix Hernandez with the only two runs the starter would need to win.
Gutierrez singled home the only two runs scored in the 2-0 victory in the fifth inning. He went 1 for 4 in the game with a strikeout.
The 30-year-old Gutierrez was a run producer all spring with five homers and 14 RBI over 42 at-bats and he kept that going in the first game of the season.
Franklin Gutierrez's leg tightness lingering
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is suffering from lingering tightness in his legs, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Gutierrez sat out Thursday's spring game due to the tightness. Manager Eric Wedge said the Mariners will be careful with the outfielder in the early part of the season, suggesting Gutierrez may need some extra days off.
Gutierrez is mashing this spring, as he owns a .275/.370/.725 line with five home runs in 40 plate appearances. But health remains an issue as always -- Gutierrez has played just 132 games in the last two seasons.
Franklin Gutierrez plays all nine innings
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has been slowed by soreness in his legs over the last few weeks but showed no signs of the issue in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Royals, MLB.com reports. He went 2 for 4 with a homer, three RBI and a pair of runs scored while playing the entire game in center field.
"We'll see how he feels tomorrow," manager Eric Wedge said. "I've got him slated to be in the lineup again, and that will be a good test for him. He went nine innings today, so that was a good test. As you know, we've been very careful with him, and for good reason."
Gutierrez, who could bat leadoff for Seattle this season, is hitting .297 (11 for 37) this spring with five home runs and 14 RBI.
Michael Saunders, Franklin Gutierrez could split leadoff duties
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge indicated after Saturday's game that outfielders Michael Saunders and Franklin Gutierrez could platoon atop the Mariners lineup this year.
"We’ve been mixing more with Saunders and Gutierrez than anybody else," Wedge told the Seattle Times. "I like them both up there. We haven’t settled into anything, but those are the guys we’re looking at right now."
Saunders would get the bulk of the work as the starter against right-handed pitching, and Gutierrez would start against lefties.
Franklin Gutierrez returns to lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was listed among the starters for Sunday's Cactus League game against Texas, reports MLB.com.
Gutierrez missed a week of games due to tightness in his legs. Gutierrez is batting .368 this spring with three home runs and 10 RBI over 19 at-bats. He is expected to start in center field for Seattle this season.
Mariners not rushing Franklin Gutierrez
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez remained out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Friday as he continues to deal with a minor leg issue, MLB.com reports. Gutierrez has not appeared in a Cactus League contest since last Saturday, but has maintained his normal work schedule. "I just had a little tightness in my legs," he said. "But I’m fine. Nothing to worry about."
Gutierrez to leadoff for M's?
(3/6/2013) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez batted leadoff again in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Brewers. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, bringing his spring average to .313 through six games. Gutierrez also has three homers and eight RBI in 16 at-bats. Manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com that Gutierrez could end up batting leadoff for Seattle this season. "We've been looking at that," Wedge said. "We've been looking at multiple people up top, but obviously the veteran presence of Gutierrez up there and the way he sees pitches and the way he's been hitting the ball, all those things are positives for us."