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Franklin Gutierrez | Outfielder | #28

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / LA
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Franklin Gutierrez (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon.
The veteran outfielder has been on the disabled list since late June with ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory disease that can cause vertebrae in the spine to fuse. Gutierrez will likely spend more than a week playing in minor league games before the Dodgers consider activating him. Aug 15 - 7:31 PM

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Dodgers transferred OF Franklin Gutierrez from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Dylan Floro. Gutierrez is out indefinitely with ankylosis spondylitis.
Aug 4 - 5:52 PM

Dodgers placed OF Franklin Gutierrez on the 10-day disabled list with ankylosis spondylitis.

It's something Gutierrez has dealt with before and he just hasn't been feeling well enough to play. Mike Freeman has replaced him on the roster.
Jun 25 - 2:15 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (illness) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Cardinals.

Gutierrez was removed from Sunday's game due to illness, but he should be fine moving forward. The 34-year-old is batting .257/.333/.429 with one home run and three RBI through 21 games this season.
May 30 - 8:42 AM

Franklin Gutierrez was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to illness.

The Dodgers wouldn't reveal the exact illness. The veteran outfielder was lifted for pinch hitter Yasiel Puig prior to his first at-bat, after playing just one inning in the field. He should be fine to return to action in a day or two.
May 28 - 5:43 PM

Franklin Gutierrez was removed from Sunday's game in the first inning due to an apparent injury.

He appeared to tweak something while attempting to run down a fly ball in the outfield in the first inning and was lifted for a pinch hitter before he took his first at-bat. Look for an update from the team shortly.
May 28 - 4:57 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (hip) went 1-for-3 with a double in his return to action Saturday.

Gutierrez hadn't started a game in a week after injuring his hip, although that was also the last time the Dodgers faced a lefty. He's batting .300/.391/.600 with one homer versus southpaws this season.
May 14 - 8:12 AM

Franklin Gutierrez (hip) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Gutierrez injured his hip over the weekend, but it's clearly nothing too serious. The veteran outfielder is batting .300/.391/.550 in 11 games this season even after his 0-for-1 showing on Tuesday. He should draw a couple starts in the Dodgers' outfield this week.
May 10 - 8:49 AM

Franklin Gutierrez left Saturday's game against the Padres with an apparent leg injury.

Gutierrez pulled up at third base during the fifth inning and didn't come back out for the bottom half of the frame. He went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks before exiting. Gutierrez spent time on the disabled list with a strained hamstring earlier this year and this could be a recurrence of that injury. Andrew Toles replaced Gutierrez in left field.
May 6 - 11:01 PM

Dodgers activated OF Franklin Gutierrez from the 10-day disabled list.

Gutierrez is back in action for Los Angeles on Tuesday night after missing three weeks with a strained left hamstring. The veteran outfielder should resume starting against left-handers.
May 2 - 5:40 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Gutierrez will have missed three weeks of action with a strained left hamstring. He'll resume his role as a platoon bat versus left-handers.
May 1 - 7:38 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) won't be activated from the disabled list until next week.

The hope had been that he would be ready to return this weekend against the Phillies, but Gutierrez is only at about 80 percent with his running to this point. He'll return to a platoon role versus lefties when he's ready.
Apr 24 - 8:47 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) is scheduled to play in a rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

If that rehab game goes well, the veteran outfielder could rejoin the Dodgers next Monday in San Francisco. Gutierrez was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 12 with a left hamstring strain, after going 3-for-13 over his first six regular-season games.
Apr 18 - 7:30 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) did some hitting on the field Monday.

Gutierrez is eligible for activation from the disabled list on Friday, although it's unclear if he'll be ready at that time. He'll obviously need to test out his left hamstring with some running first.
Apr 17 - 6:03 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Franklin Gutierrez's hamstring injury will take between one and three weeks to heal.

Roberts called the one-week timetable the best-case scenario, with the three-week timetable standing as the worst-case scenario. Gutierrez strained his left hamstring while running the bases against the Cubs on Monday. Trayce Thompson was called up for outfield insurance after Gutierrez hit the disabled list on Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 6:32 PM

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1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Charlie Culberson
3Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
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PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
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4Kenta Maeda
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6Brandon McCarthy
7Brock Stewart
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Josh Fields
7Edward Paredes
8Walker Buehler
9Yimi Garcia
10Adam Liberatore