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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
Contract: view contract details
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Franklin Gutierrez went 1-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Friday as the Dodgers fell to the Mariners in Cactus League play.
Gutierrez was hitting out of the third slot in the Dodgers' lineup in this one. His two-run single off Ariel Miranda in the third inning gave the Dodgers an early 2-0 lead, but that wound up being all of their offense in the contest. In leagues that utilize daily lineup moves, Gutierrez could have relevance if employed solely against left-handed pitching. Mar 18 - 1:14 AM

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Franklin Gutierrez is "on the team" despite getting off to a slow start this spring.

Gutierrez has had a tough spring, hitting just .129 over 31 at-bats in Cactus League play. However, Roberts has been starting him against right-handers, something Gutierrez won't do much of during the regular season. He's slated to platoon with Andrew Toles in left field.
Mar 16 - 7:37 PM

Dodgers signed OF Franklin Gutierrez to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.

The deal was reported over a week ago and has finally become official. Gutierrez, who can make an additional $400,000 through incentives, has batted .265/.339/.520 with 29 home runs over the last two seasons in a platoon role. He cranked 20 of those 29 dingers over just 329 plate appearances versus lefties and should continue to be a weapon against southpaws when healthy.
Feb 20 - 5:47 PM

Manolo Hernandez of Beisbolporgatas.com reports that the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year contract with Franklin Gutierrez.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports adds that the contract will be worth $2.6 million and allow Gutierrez to earn up to an additional $400,000 in incentives. The Dodgers already had a crowded outfield situation, so it will be interesting to see where the 33-year-old lefty-masher fits in.
Feb 10 - 9:51 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times includes Franklin Gutierrez among the potential right-handed hitting options for the Rays.

Chris Carter and Mike Napoli are now off the board, so Gutierrez is a possibility along with the likes of free agent catcher Matt Wieters and the recently DFA'd Byung Ho Park. Gutierrez turns 34 in February and batted .246/.329/.452 with 14 homers and 39 RBI over 283 plate appearances last season with Seattle. Topkin notes that if the Rays added Gutierrez, Tim Beckham could see some time at first base against left-handers.
Feb 7 - 3:56 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, Franklin Gutierrez is "less likely" to re-sign with the Mariners following the team's trade for Danny Valencia.

When Valencia isn't playing first base, he'll occupy one of Seattle's corner outfield spots. The Mariners' outfield was already fairly crowded with Nelson Cruz, Ben Gamel, Guillermo Heredia and Leonys Martin all seeing action. Now that Valencia is on board, re-signing Gutierrez wouldn't make much sense. Cotillo reports that Gutierrez is "in talks with other clubs," so it should be only a matter of time until he signs elsewhere. Gutierrez earned a .246 average to go with 14 HR and 39 RBI this past season.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 10:03:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez broke some blood vessels in his left eye Wednesday while sneezing.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times says the eye "looks pretty nasty," but Gutierrez is said to be available off the bench for Wednesday's afternoon series finale against the Astros. Norichika Aoki is starting in left field and Seth Smith is starting in right field.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and a walk Monday in the rout of the Rangers.

Gutierrez was pretty quiet for most of July and August, but he's started picking it up again now and he'll probably get more time versus right-handers going forward, even if he's still not a true regular. He also homered in his previous start Saturday, and he's working on a six-game hitting streak.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:27:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez slugged a solo homer in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

Gutierrez got the Mariners on the board against Chris Sale in the second inning with a blast over the right-center field fence. The 33-year-old has been a non-factor against righties this season, but he has been a legitimate weapon against southpaws. He has collected 10 of his 12 homers off left-handers.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-5, scored twice and hit a two-run bomb on Saturday.

He is now batting .247 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 70 games. He has missed time recently with a sore neck.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 01:31:00 AM

Franklin Gutierrez (neck) has returned to Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Gutierrez was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore neck, but it's not a major concern. He'll bat second against Francisco Liriano.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore neck.

Gutierrez is expected to be ready to go Tuesday after Monday's off day. The Mariners have Nelson Cruz in right field and Chris Iannetta in the designated hitter spot.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Franklin Gutierrez clobbered a three-run home run in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday.

He also singled and drew a walk, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3. Gutierrez was in the lineup due to his ability to mash left-handed pitching, but impressively his three-run shot came off right-handed reliever Donn Roach in the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of the M's offense in the ballgame. With the two-hit effort, Gutierrez is now slashing .266/.336/.516 with nine homers and 25 RBI on the season. He's worth using in all formats whenever a left-hander is on the hill.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Gutierrez supplied the lone Mariners run of the afternoon against a resurgent David Price, cracking a solo home run in the fourth inning. The dinger was his eighth through the first two-and-a-half months of the 2016 campaign. For the season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .259/.331/.509 over 116 at-bats. He has recorded seven hits in his last four games.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 10:02:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez had a monster day at the dish in Friday's 8-4 victory over the Red Sox, going 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and six RBI.

Gutierrez victimized his former teammate Roenis Elias early and often in this one. He clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Mariners an early lead, then crushed a solo shot his next at-bat in the third inning. Gutierrez came back to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth and just missed his third home run of the evening, settling instead for a three-run double. He continues to mash left-handed pitching and is now slashing .252/.328/.486 with seven homers and 21 RBI on the season.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 10:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Brock Stewart
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Alex Wood
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Brandon Morrow