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Carlos Gutierrez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs sent RHP Carlos Gutierrez outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Gutierrez was claimed off waivers from the Twins last month but has now been removed from the 40-man roster. He underwent shoulder surgery in July. Tue, Nov 20, 2012 08:16:00 PM

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Cubs claimed RHP Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Twins.

Gutierrez, 26, posted a 5.06 ERA in 10 games with Triple-A Rochester this season before undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery in July. While the Twins were willing to expose him to waivers, the Cubs are hoping the 2008 first-round pick could have a future out of their bullpen.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 03:36:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP Carlos Gutierrez from Triple-A Rochester.

Gutierrez posted a 5.06 ERA over 10 games for Rochester before undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery in July. He's expected to be fully healthy for spring training.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 01:44:00 PM

Twins prospect Carlos Gutierrez underwent successful arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Friday.

Dr. Lewis Yocum performed the procedure, and noted that it went very well. He'll likely be sidelined for the next few weeks before he's able to begin to rehab the injury. It's unlikely he'll be available for a promotion to the Twins until rosters expand in September.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 08:04:00 PM

Carlos Gutierrez has been placed on Triple-A Rochester's disabled list due to irritation in his right labrum.

Gutierrez will head to the Twins' spring training complex to rehab the ailment. It's not clear how long he'll be out, but obviously he won't be an option for a promotion for a while.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:08:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Carlos Gutierrez to Triple-A Rochester.

Gutierrez surrendered five hits and two runs in five innings this spring. The 25-year-old right-hander had only an outside shot at an Opening Day bullpen gig.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 08:54:00 AM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Gutierrez from Triple-A Rochester.

Gutierrez, 25, compiled a 4.62 ERA and 57/31 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 2008 first-round pick could still have a future in the Twins' bullpen.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 05:05:00 PM

2008 first-round pick Carlos Gutierrez is up to eight scoreless frames for the spring after pitching the eighth inning Monday against the Pirates.

Except for two games at the end of last season, Gutierrez doesn't have any Triple-A experience, so it still seems like a long shot that the Twins will carry him. However, the former University of Miami closer could be a factor in their pen as the season goes along.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 03:50:00 PM

2008 first-round pick Carlos Gutierrez allowed one unearned run and two hits over seven innings for Single-A Fort Myers on Saturday.

The Twins are trying Gutierrez as starter after he finished his career at the University of Miami as a closer. He gets a ton of groundballs and has good command, but it remains to be seen whether he'll last in the rotation.
Sun, Apr 26, 2009 03:46:00 AM

Twins selected University of Miami RHP Carlos Gutierrez with the 27th pick in the 2008 draft.

The biggest surprise in the first round. Gutierrez, the third Miami player to go in the first round, was being used as a reliever since Tommy John surgery. He has a quality sinker, but his slider is mediocre. He should move quickly, but he may be a sixth- and seventh-inning guy, rather than a closer or pure setup man.
Thu, Jun 5, 2008 04:41:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Felix Doubront
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Brian Schlitter
8Chris Rusin
9Kyuji Fujikawa