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Franklin Gutierrez | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Franklin Gutierrez (groin) struck out in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter on Friday.
The oft-injured outfielder is tentatively scheduled to return to the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday, provided that he feels up to it. He's hitting an impressive .311/.361/.636 with 11 bombs in limited action this year. Sep 12 - 8:29 AM

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Franklin Gutierrez (groin) has been cleared to pinch-hit and could rejoin the Mariners starting lineup as soon as Saturday.

The groin injury is a by-product of the ankylosing spondylitis that has plagued the outfielder the past few seasons. He has done a tremendous job in limited duty for the M's this season, slashing .313/.364/.641 with 11 home runs in 45 games.
Sep 11 - 7:50 PM

Franklin Gutierrez's groin injury stems from his chronic joint issue that he's battled the last few seasons.

The ailment had previously been described as a strained right groin muscle, but it's actually related to his ankylosing spondylitis condition. He hasn't played since last Friday and remains day-to-day. Gutierrez has been a nice surprise this season with a .313/.364/.641 batting line and 11 homers over 45 games.
Sep 9 - 10:20 AM

Franklin Gutierrez (groin) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

Gutierrez has now missed two straight starts after exiting Friday's contest with a strained right groin. Given his history of leg issues, the M's will surely be careful.
Sep 6 - 1:25 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (groin) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Athletics.

He left Friday's game with a strained right groin and was absent from Saturday's batting practice. Shawn O'Malley will get the start in left field on Saturday. Gutierrez is day-to-day.
Sep 5 - 6:26 PM

Franklin Gutierrez left Friday's game because of right groin tightness.

The Mariners haven't been able to resist overusing Gutierrez of late, so it was only a matter of time until something like this happened. Fortunately, this is probably a day-to-day injury, rather than something that will sideline him for weeks.
Sep 5 - 2:05 AM

Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored, and the Mariners topped the Astros 7-5 on Tuesday.

Gutierrez hit his 11th homer of the season, a solo shot, off Astros starter Scott Feldman in the second inning. Gutierrez also crossed home plate in the third and fifth innings. It continues to be a charmed season for the 32-year-old, who has overcome numerous injuries to own a .310/.358/.643 line through 43 games played.
Sep 2 - 1:19 AM

Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Gutierrez's sixth-inning home run came with two outs and boosted the Mariner advantage to 2-0. That would stand as the final score, as Taijuan Walker and the M's bullpen combined for a terrific pitching performance. The outfielder's working on a modest five-game hitting streak at the moment and maintains a .319/.366/.644 triple-slash with 10 homers and 28 RBI in 113 at-bats.
Aug 29 - 1:06 AM

Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Mariners dropped Monday's game to the Athletics.

Gutierrez struck the big blow in the Mariners' five-run third inning, drilling a three-run homer to center field off of Evan Scribner. He's been one of the best comeback stories of the year, batting .299/.339/.607 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 115 plate appearances.
Aug 25 - 1:35 AM

Franklin Gutierrez hit a pair of home runs in a 2-for-4 effort as the Mariners took down the Red Sox in 12 innings on Sunday.

Gutierrez drilled a solo home run to center field off of Henry Owens in the first inning, going back-to-back with Robinson Cano. In the second, he clubbed a three-run shot to right-center, putting the Mariners up 7-0 at the time. Gutierrez, who made his season debut on June 24, has hit remarkably well, batting .313/.348/.651 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in 89 plate appearances.
Aug 16 - 6:04 PM

Franklin Gutierrez had an RBI double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Gutierrez' RBI double off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in the third inning turned out to be the only run Hisashi Iwakuma would need en route to his no-hitter. The 32-year-old outfielder scored later in the inning on a Robinson Cano RBI single. Gutierrez is enjoying finally being healthy and it's showing, as he's hitting .303/.333/.592 through 29 games this year.
Aug 12 - 6:30 PM

Franklin Gutierrez hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning of Sunday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.

Gutierrez ended the game with a solo home run to dead central off of Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup. It was his third homer of the season. While Gutierrez doesn't play every day, he's been productive when he does take the field and is currently hitting .267/.306/.511 across 45 at-bats.
Jul 26 - 8:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez smacked a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning, helping the Mariners take down the Tigers on Tuesday.

Gutierrez pinch-hit for Chris Taylor in the eighth with two outs and the bases loaded with the Mariners trailing 9-7. He drilled a pitch to the opposite field off of Neftali Feliz to give the Mariners a two-run lead. Gutierrez has been playing part-time since making his season debut on June 24, bus has hit well, batting .306/.316/.528 with two home runs and six RBI in 38 plate appearances.
Jul 21 - 11:03 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (back) returned to action on Friday, grounding out as a pinch hitter in a losing effort against the Yankees.

Gutierrez was scratched from the M's lineup in the final game before the All-Star break due to back stiffness, but it appears as though he's good to go now. He's hitting .281/.294/.438 in 32 at-bats with the big league club this season.
Jul 18 - 8:20 AM

Franklin Gutierrez was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a stiff back.

Given his injury history, it's wise of the Mariners to play it safe. Jesus Montero entered the lineup in Gutierrez's place in the designated hitter spot, with Nelson Cruz moving into right field.
Jul 12 - 2:39 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jesus Sucre
2John Hicks
3Steven Baron
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
2Stefen Romero
3Shawn O'Malley
CF1Brad Miller
2Franklin Gutierrez
3James Jones
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Jesus Montero
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
R1Tom Wilhelmsen
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Joe Beimel
5David Rollins
6Mayckol Guaipe
7Rob Rasmussen
8Vidal Nuno
9Logan Kensing
10Tony Zych
11Jose Ramirez
12Danny Farquhar
13J.C. Ramirez