Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
4 days ago

Gutierrez, who has slumped at the plate most of summer, showed signs of life Friday with a solo home run, his 12th of the year, in a win at the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez entered hitless in his last 16 at-bats. Since June 28, he's batting .182/.289/.325 with three home runs and two doubles. It's perhaps a little surprising the Mariners have not released him, but they keep going with his right-handed bat against left-handers. Friday's homer came off Chris Sale, who had allowed one home run in his last six starts.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Gutierrez went 0-for-2 with a walk as his nearly two-month slump continued Friday in a win against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Since June 28, Gutierrez is batting .183/.298/.296 with four extra-base hits and four RBI in 84 plate appearances. He usually is limited to at-bats against left-handers, but against southpaws in that span he's still only batting .212/.344/.365. He's still waking at a decent clip (10 BB vs. LHP in that span), but his contact rate for the season is down to a career-low 66 percent while his strikeout rate is a career-high 30 percent. It wouldn't be surprising if Gutierrez was sent packing any day now.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Gutierrez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners are deploying their standard-issue lineup against right-handed pitching for Thursday's game, using lefties Norichka Aoki in left field and Seth Smith in right against Matt Shoemaker. With that, Gutierrez will move back to the bench Thursday, but he'll likely draw back in Friday against Milwaukee southpaw Brent Suter.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Gutierrez had three hits in a win against the Angels on Saturday, including his 11th home run of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez has scuffled since the All-Star break with seven hits in 32 at-bats entering Saturday (though he has eight walks in that span). The home run was just his second extra-base hit since the break. He'll continue to platoon in the outfield against left-handed pitchers.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Gutierrez, who had been dealing with a sore neck, returned to the lineup Tuesday and blasted his 10th home run of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez was held out Sunday but returned without issue after a day off Monday. He's had a rough go of it lately. Tuesday's homer was his fifth hit and second extra-base hit in his last 38 plate appearances.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Gutierrez is batting 4-for-25 with two walks and 10 strikeouts in July.

EDGE Analysis

It has been a rough July for Gutierrez, but the 10-year veteran has slid into a role as the Mariners' platoon right fielder against lefties. It suits him because he hits southpaws much better, posting a.273/.357/.509 line compared to .170/.220/.319 against righties this season.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 months ago

Gutierrez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez has mostly occupied a platoon role with Seth Smith, but he had started five of the last six games and collected eight hits in that span, so he could be in line to see a more permanent bump in playing time. For the time being, though, he'll head back to the bench with right-hander Justin Verlander scheduled to pitch, while Nelson Cruz will get the start in right field and Norichika Aoki will man left.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 months ago

Gutierrez will start in right field and bat second Sunday against the Red Sox for the fourth time in the last five games.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez has gone 5-for-10 with a double, two homers and six RBI over his last two starts, but it's tough to rely on him to continue that standout production Sunday with Red Sox ace David Price on the hill. The outfielder's season-long prospects are similarly limited, as he currently occupies the small end of a platoon with Seth Smith and will see his starting opportunities take a hit once the Mariners start to face right-handed starting pitching more frequently.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 months ago

Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with a double, two homers and six RBI in Friday's 8-4 victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran punished former teammate Roenis Elias, blasting homers in his first two at-bats against the Red Sox starter. The performance was a nice encore of Gutierrez's last multi-homer game, which also came at Fenway last August. He's been hot over the last two games in particular, hitting .500 (5-for-10) over that span.

Franklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
3 months ago

Gutierrez is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

As has normally been the case, Gutierrez will head to the bench with a right-handed pitcher set to oppose the Mariners. Seth Smith will get the start in right field and bat second against Jake Odorizzi.