Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
2 months ago

Gutierrez (eye) went 0-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez had not started since Sept. 25 due to issues with his eye, but he was able to return to action for the Mariners' season finale. He will be a free agent this winter, so it remains to be seen where he will be playing in 2017.

Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
2 months ago

Gutierrez (eye) is not in the lineup Saturday against the A's, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez has been battling broken blood vessels in his eye, and he's logged just one at-bat over the last five contests. While Gutierrez will likely be available off the bench, it's unclear if he'll be utilized.

Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
2 months 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.

Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
3 months 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.

Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
3 months 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
RF/DH SEA
4 months 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
RF/DH SEA
4 months 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
RF/DH SEA
4 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.

Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
4 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.

Franklin Gutierrez
RF/DH SEA
4 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.