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30 Franklin Gutierrez CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 2/21/1983 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $7,312,500 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Franklin Gutierrez replaces Seth Smith in Mariners' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Mariners left fielder Seth Smith is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, the third game in the last five that he's missed. 

Replacing Smith in left is Franklin Gutierrez, who is starting his second game their this year. Both have come in the last four games. 


Mariners recall OF Franklin Gutierrez, option OF James Jones


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) The Mariners have recalled outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from Triple-A. Gutierrez hasn't appeared in a big-league game since September of 2013, but he's in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Royals. He'll bat second and be in left field. 

The veteran outfielder has played in 48 games this year with Tacoma. He's batting .317/.402/.500 with seven home runs and 31 RBI.

He is taking the roster spot of James Jones, who was sent to Triple-A on Wednesday. 


Mariners still not ready to call up outfielder Franklin Gutierrez


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) The Mariners are in need of some offense early this season. Veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez may be able to provide some help in that department, but general manager Jack Zduriencik is not ready to bring him up yet, according to The News Tribune.

"He's doing a nice job," Zduriencik said. "I think everyone has been encouraged. It seems to be fine. I do think what we need to do is just continue to let him play. How he feels is the big issue. How much can you count on him, physically? That's not a secret here. Can you run him out there how many days a week? What's he physically able to do?"

Gutierrez is currently hitting .324 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 22 games for Triple-A Tacoma.


Mariners release Chavez; sign Gutierrez, Saunders to Triple-A deals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) The Mariners announced Tuesday outfielder Endy Chavez opted out of his minor-league deal and was released, per MLB.com. 

Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and pitcher Joe Saunders were also released, but then signed to Triple-A contracts.


Peterson, Marte, Kivlehan among Mariners cuts Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) The Mariners announced Friday they cut 11 players from major-league camp

Pitcher Lucas Luetge, catcher John Hicks, indielder Ketel Marte, infielder Jesus Montero, outfielder James Jones and outfielder Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.

Pitcher Justin Germano, pitcher Rafael Perez, infielder D.J. Peterson, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez were reassigned to minor-league camp.

Peterson (No. 2), Marte (No. 3) and Kivlehan (No. 4) are among the Mariners' top prospects, according to Baseball America.


Mariners' Franklin Gutierrez remains sidelined due to injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who is in camp as a non-roster invitee, remains sidelined due to a groin injury. Gutierrez has been out since getting hurt March 7.

“He’s coming along, but not as fast as we’d like,” manager Lloyd McClendon said, per The Seattle Times. “Obviously, he’s behind the 8-ball a little bit because he hasn’t been able to get out there. My hope was that he was going to be able to play Tuesday. But it’s been day to day.’’


Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez still bothered by groin injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez remains bothered by groin tightness, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

"(He) did not run the bases well yesterday," manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday.


Mariners' Gutierrez (groin) to work out, be re-evaluated Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez (groin) will work out and be re-evaluated Monday, the Seattle Times reports.

Gutierrez took batting practice Sunday but felt some discomfort while running. He's 0 for 5 at the plate in two games this spring in his bid to make the team.


Mariners' Franklin Gutierrez dealing with groin tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez will likely miss a few days due to tightness in his right groin, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Gutierrez sat out last season due to an inflammatory nerve condition. He played in back-to-back games this weekend in his first spring action and went 0 for 5 at the plate.


Mariners trying to gauge playing status of Franklin Gutierrez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is slated to play consecutive spring games Friday and Saturday as the team gauges where he is at after sitting out last season due to health issues, per MLB.com.

“We need to find out what he’s capable of doing,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. “He actually looks pretty good. He’s moving around pretty good, swinging the bat well. We all know he’s a very talented young man. His biggest problem is just staying on the field and we need to find out if he can do that.”


Franklin Gutierrez 'doing fine' in bid to make Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez said Thursday that he's "doing fine" after missing the 2014 season while dealing with an inflammatory nerve condition called ankylosing spondylitis, MLB.com reports.

"I'm doing fine," Gutierrez said. "After missing a year, I'm very grateful to be back here. I've been here for a long time now. I just want to give it a shot one more time to see if I can do it."

Gutierrez agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mariners and will see where he's at after being invited to spring training. His illness "has a treatment, but not a cure," and he expects to be dealing with it for the remainder of his life.

"We hope that he's healthy and can make it through the camp feeling good about himself and get back to playing baseball," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "There are no big expectations. Do we expect him to be the guy he was two or three years ago? I doubt it. He's been off a long time. He needs to ease himself back into things and it's going to take time. No. 1, we have to make sure he's healthy."

Gutierrez was limited to 81 games in 2012 and 2013 combined due to a virety of injuries, many of which were later attributed to his illness.


Mariners GM: We've had some discussions with Franklin Gutierrez


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Mariners assistant general manager Jeff Kingston indicated that free agent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is still on the team's radar, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Gutierrez spent the 2014 season on the restricted list due to ongoing gastrointestinal issues.

"He wants to give it a shot," Kingston said. "Full disclosure, there are some veteran non-roster players we're still talking to, and we probably will add a few more here before the start of camp.

"He is somebody we've had some discussions with. So it is a possibility."


Franklin Gutierrez expressing interest in returning in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who spent the 2014 season on the restricted list due to health reasons, has expressed interest in returning in 2015, according to MLB.com.

"He’s in Florida, working out. He has some interest in coming back next year. We’re going to talk to him and we’ll see what happens," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He left in a good frame of mind. We’ll have to see where it’s at, but he’s spoken to our guys more than once about his desire in coming back next year. It would be as a non-roster player."


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.