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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 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

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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

Mariners purchased the contract of OF Franklin Gutierrez from Triple-A Tacoma.

It's a nice comeback story. Gutierrez didn't play at all in 2014 and he appeared in just 41 games at the major league level in 2013, but the oft-injured outfielder was slashing .317/.402/.500 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 48 games this season at the Triple-A level. Gutierrez will start in left field and bat second Wednesday in his first major league game since September 27, 2013. Let's wait on any fantasy implications, but props to the 32-year-old for making the climb.
Jun 24 - 5:38 PM

Mariners re-signed OF Franklin Gutierrez to a minor league contract.

Gutierrez was released and quickly re-signed, which allows the Mariners to avoid paying a $100,000 retention bonus. The 32-year-old outfielder didn't play at all last season due to health issues and was limited this spring with a groin issue. However, he was likely ticketed for Triple-A all along.
Mar 31 - 2:54 PM

Franklin Gutierrez is still bothered by a tight right groin.

"Did not run the bases well yesterday," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday. Gutierrez, of course, has a long injury history and is a poor bet to stay on the field for a prolonged period. It's not clear at this point how long this ailment might sideline him.
Mar 13 - 12:12 PM

Franklin Gutierrez had to leave Saturday's game due to a tight right groin.

And so it begins. Gutierrez will rest for a few days before hopefully returning to action. The outfielder sat out the entire 2014 campaign after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and hasn't played 100 games in a season since 2010 due to a variety of injuries.
Mar 8 - 11:37 AM

Mariners re-signed OF Franklin Gutierrez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gutierrez missed the entire 2014 campaign after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and hasn't played 100 games in a season since 2010 due to a variety of injuries. He's healthy now, though, and the M's are willing to give him a shot in big league camp this spring. Gutierrez used to be an elite defender and wasn't a slouch with the bat, but he's nearly 32 now and obviously can't be counted on to stay healthy.
Jan 26 - 7:29 PM

Mariners assistant general manager Jeff Kingston indicated that the club is still talking to free agent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez about a return to the team.

The oft-injured outfielder missed the entire 2014 season after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. Once considered one of the truly elite defenders in the league, Gutierrez would have to settle for a minor league deal and attempt to earn his spot on the M's roster.
Jan 24 - 9:14 AM

Depth Charts

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