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J.C. Gutierrez | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 247
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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J.C. Gutierrez has elected free agency.
The 31-year-old right-hander pitched 63 2/3 innings for the World Champion Giants in 2014, registering a 3.96 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 44/16 K/BB ratio. With so many teams around the league desperate for quality depth in the bullpen, he shouldn't have any trouble landing on his feet elsewhere. Nov 26 - 9:05 PM

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Giants designated RHP J.C. Gutierrez for assignment.

Gutierrez put up a 3.96 ERA with 44 strikeouts over 63 2/3 innings for the World Champs this season. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Nov 20 - 9:17 PM

J.C. Gutierrez (biceps) returned to game action on Friday, logging a pair of scoreless innings to complete a shutout against the Dodgers.

Madison Bumgarner twirled the first seven innings before Gutierrez came on to retire all six batters he faced to put the game away. The 31-year-old hurler owns a 3.90 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 40/12 K/BB ratio over his 60 innings with the Giants this season.
Sep 13 - 8:07 AM

J.C. Gutierrez received a cortisone injection in his right biceps last Thursday.

It explains why he hasn't pitched in over a week and also probably why he held an 11.74 ERA in August. Gutierrez should be available shortly if the shot has the desired effect.
Sep 3 - 2:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP J.C. Gutierrez from Triple-A Fresno.

Gutierrez held a 1.69 ERA over 10 appearances this spring to lock up a spot. He'll work the middle innings.
Mar 30 - 9:00 AM

Giants signed RHP J.C. Gutierrez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gutierrez was non-tendered by the Angels in December after posting a 4.23 ERA and 45/20 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings at the major league level last year. The 30-year-old could surface in the Giants' bullpen at some point in 2014.
Jan 13 - 4:42 PM

Angels non-tendered RHP J.C. Gutierrez.

It comes after he was designated fora assignment last week. The right-hander posted a 4.23 ERA over 55 1/3 innings of work this past year and might have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:03:00 PM

Angels designated RHP J.C. Gutierrez for assignment.

The move was made to clear room for newly signed reliever Joe Smith on the 40-man roster. The Angels claimed the 30-year-old Gutierrez off waivers from the Royals in July, and the right-hander posted a 4.23 ERA over 55 1/3 innings of work this past year.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 08:08:00 PM

J.C. Gutierrez has been unavailable this week due to a biceps injury.

Gutierrez is only expected to be out a few more days. He'll return to a middle relief role when healthy.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Angels claimed RHP J.C. Gutierrez off waivers from the Royals.

Gutierrez was designated for assignment 10 days ago after posting a 3.38 ERA and 17/8 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings. He should be able to help in middle relief.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Royals designated RHP J.C. Gutierrez for assignment.

Gutierrez has pitched pretty decently for the Royals, posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, but he was the low man on the totem pole in the bullpen. It's possible he could draw interest on waivers.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 10:31:00 AM

J.C. Gutierrez has earned the final spot in the Royals' Opening Day bullpen.

Gutierrez has struck out 10 batters and issued only two walks in 12 innings this spring in the Cactus League. The right-hander should do fine in a middle relief role.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Juan Gutierrez from Triple-A Omaha.

The 29-year-old right-hander had an ugly 8.18 ERA in 11 innings this past season for Omaha. Gutierrez seems doubtful to crack the Royals' 2013 Opening Day roster.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Royals re-signed RHP Juan Gutierrez to a minor league contract.

Gutierrez is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but managed to finish the year with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate. He's strictly organizational depth.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 12:20:00 PM

Royals signed RHP Juan Gutierrez to a minor league contract.

Gutierrez underwent Tommy John surgery in September and likely won't contribute until 2013. The 28-year-old right-hander holds a career 4.79 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, but also an 8.2 K/9 rate. He'll be under team control through 2015.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 01:40:00 PM

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