60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
1 month ago

Gutierrez (back) has been shut down for the season, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arthritis in Gutierrez's spine has kept him out of action since June 25. Even when he was healthy this year, Gutierrez managed just a .232/.317/.339 batting line over 35 games. Gutierrez has flashed remarkable potential at time over his career, but injuries have always gotten the best of them, and this is just the latest chapter in that unfortunate story.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
2 months ago

Gutierrez (back) will likely begin a minor-league rehab assignment in the near future, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez has been on the disabled list since June 25 with ankylosis spondylitis, but is now feeling well enough to return to live action in the coming days. An official announcement containing the logistics of his rehab appearance should become available in the coming week or so.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
2 months ago

Gutierrez (back) was moved to the 60-day DL on Friday, JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez will need more time while recovering from ankylosis spondylitis, and is not available to return until late August following his transfer to the 60-day disabled list. This move was likely made in order to add the newly-acquired Dylan Floro to the 40-man roster, while there has been no immediate news concerning Gutierrez's condition.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
4 months ago

Gutierrez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with ankylosis spondylitis Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez is apparently dealing with a bout of arthritis in his spinal region and will take some time off to allow his body to heal. Mike Freeman was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
4 months ago

Gutierrez is batting .236 this season with a disappointing .200 batting average against southpaws.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old was brought to Los Angeles to serve as a dangerous platoon bat after batting .280 with 12 home runs against lefties last season, but he has not been delivering in a limited role with his new club. Gutierrez experienced symptoms of an illness that cost him the 2014 season, so that could be playing a role in his decline. Whatever the case, the slugger shouldn't be considered the daily fantasy value play in games against left-handed pitchers that he was last year.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
5 months ago

Gutierrez's recent use as a pinch-hitter Tuesday signals that he is over the illness that caused him to leave Sunday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

There were concerns regarding the veteran's health when it was reported that his departure from Sunday's contest was the result of the same gastrointestinal/autoimmune issue that cost him the entire 2014 season. While no official update was provided by the team or the reporter who made the claim, Gutierrez appears to be in good health for the time being. The 34-year-old will resume his role as a bench bat who earns starts against southpaws.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
5 months ago

Gutierrez left Sunday's game in the first inning with an illness, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

The illness is being reported as the same gastrointestinal/autoimmune problems that caused the veteran slugger to miss the entire 2014 season. While an official timetable hasn't been released yet, it sounds like Gutierrez could be sidelined for a while.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
5 months ago

Gutierrez (hip) is in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez had been dealing with a tight hip and missed three games, but he's ready to return to the lineup. He'll start in left field and hit cleanup when the Dodgers take on the Rockies on Saturday night. Gutierrez missed time with a hamstring injury as well and has played in just 11 games this season. However, he's been effective in that limited time and owns a .300 batting average and .941 OPS.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
5 months ago

Gutierrez was removed from Saturday's game due to a bout of hip tightness, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some speculation that the hamstring that sent Gutierrez to the disabled list earlier this year was the culprit, but it turns out a new issue has cropped up. It's unclear how severe the injury is at this time, but more details should emerge in the coming days. Consider the veteran outfielder day-to-day for the time being.

60DFranklin Gutiérrez
LF/RF/DH LAD
5 months ago

Gutierrez was lifted from Saturday's game with the Padres in the fifth inning, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gutierrez didn't look great running the bases in the top half of the fifth, so it is a bit concerning given that he just came off of a disabled list stint to heal a hamstring ailment. It's unclear whether this is a new issue at hand or just an aggravation of the prior injury, but more details should be revealed once the training staff gets a chance to examine him.