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Franklin Gutierrez | Outfielder | #21

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

Drawing the start against lefty John Lamb, Gutierrez delivered with the three-run homer in the fourth inning. The homer was his second of the season and his second in his last seven games, giving him eight RBI. The 33-year-old should continue to play against southpaws, making him a name to remember for daily fantasy, but his .200/.308/.345 line leaves him out of any other fantasy conversations.
Sat, May 21, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez had another rough day at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Angels, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

The Mariners as a team were only able to muster two singles against Hector Santiago and company on Sunday. Gutierrez, who has struggled against left- and right-handed pitching alike, is now hitting just .188/.310/.292 on the season.
Sun, May 15, 2016 08:46:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez is in the Mariners starting lineup on Opening Day, batting sixth and serving as the designated hitter.

Here's how the rest of the Mariners will line up when Scott Servais' squad takes on Cole Hamels and the Rangers on Monday: Nori Aoki LF, Ketel Marte SS, Robinson Cano 2B, Nelson Cruz RF, Kyle Seager 3B, Franklin Gutierrez DH, Adam Lind 1B, Chris Iannetta C, Leonys Martin CF.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez (flu) was back in Mariners camp Thursday.

But he won't play in a Cactus League game for another day or two as he gets past the flu. Gutierrez has been raking this spring and could offer legitimate production this season if he is able to stay on the field.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 12:32:00 PM

Franklin Gutierrez was scratched again Wednesday because of the flu.

But it sounds like he is just about over the illness. Gutierrez has slugged four home runs in eight games this spring and should be an active member of the Mariners' outfield mix this season if he can manage to stay healthy. He slugged 15 homers in just 189 plate appearances last year.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Jesus Sucre
4Steven Baron
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
3D.J. Peterson
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Chris Heston
8Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6James Pazos
7Casey Fien
8Daniel Altavilla
9Shae Simmons
10Paul Fry
11Thyago Vieira
12Micah Owings
13Christian Bergman