DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 days ago

Gutierrez broke some blood vessels in his left eye but said he is available for Wednesday's game, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

EDGE Analysis

Divish said Gutierrez is available "if needed" Wednesday, so it sounds like he is day-to-day. He apparently broke the blood vessels while sneezing, which makes the injury all the more odd. Gutierrez typically only plays against lefties, whom he's abusing to the tune of a .287/.382/.525 slash line in 212 plate appearances this year. The Mariners aren't scheduled to face a lefty again until the final game of the season against Sean Manaea and the A's, so Gutierrez could be held out of the lineup until then.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
4 weeks ago

Gutierrez hit his 14th home run and drove in four in a 3-for-4 game with a walk Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez now has homers in consecutive games, with six RBI and a double as well. While he predictably hasn't replicated his absurd .620 slugging percentage in 59 games last season, his power output remains impressive when he's healthy -- he has posted a .482 slugging percentage in 87 games this year and has hit 39 home runs in 187 games since 2013.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
1 month 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
1 month 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
1 month 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 months 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 months 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
2 months 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
3 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.

DTDFranklin Gutierrez
OF/DH SEA
3 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.