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What’s a guy have to do to get a break? I speak of Mariners CF Franklin Gutierrez. He will be out of action for up to four weeks. This the result a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle, an injury he suffered Tuesday while throwing as practice was starting. Guti was sent back to Seattle for an MRI and the results were made known after Wednesday’s intrasquad game. Manager Eric Wedge categorized this latest news as of “considerable concern.”
Over the last season and a half , Gutierrez suffered from irritable bowel syndrome, a disorder that sapped him of strength. On top of that, he dealt with an oblique strain late in the 2011 season. Entering camp a couple of weeks ago, everyone marveled at how good Guti looked, having put weight back on his frame, reaching a robust 200-pounds. A bounce-back season seemed to be imminent.
What to do in centerfield? Gutierrez’ absence creates depth issues. Chone Figgins started in Wednesday’s intrasquad game. Wedge opened camp saying he’d like to use Figgy at 3B in addition to some outfield work. There’s Michael Saunders to consider there, especially given his athleticism and his ability to cover a lot of ground, but, he needs to hit.
Plain and simple, Gutierrez needs a heavy dose of good luck. And soon!
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Yesterday we brought you the news out of Seattle Mariners spring training on the Gutierrez pectoral issue.
Today Franklin Gutierrez’s injury has escalated to what Manager Eric Wedge has described as “Considerable Concern” and has been flown to Seattle for more extensive examinations with the team doctors.
When throwing a ball from centerfield to third base...
Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has a partially torn right pectoral muscle that will sideline him for around four weeks.
Gutierrezs injury has escalated to what Manager Eric Wedge has described as Considerable Concern.
As we said on the blog on Wednesday Gutierrez, 29, left the team's spring training site in Arizona to have an MRI in Seattle.
Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will be sidelined at least four weeks with a partially torn right pectoral muscle.
Gutierrez was injured during a throwing drill Tuesday. He flew back to Seattle on Wednesday to have an MRI exam.
The 29-year-old Gutierrez will not be able to resume baseball activities for four weeks, so it's unlikely he would return before...
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge says there is ''considerable concern'' about a pectoral injury suffered by starting center fielder Franklin Gutierrez.
Wedge said following an intersquad game on Wednesday that Gutierrez was back in Seattle meeting with team doctors and looking over an MRI of the injury. Gutierrez left camp on Tuesday after suffering the injury...
Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who’s been planning a comeback after struggling last season with stomach issues, left the field Tuesday after injuring his arm at spring training, according to reports. During a morning workout, Gutierrez apparently was having problems with his throwing arm or shoulder, according to reports. Gutierrez was set to lead off during [...]
Mariners Gold Glove centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez has a torn pectoral muscle that will keep him out of baseball action for at least four weeks, leaving the Mariners scrambling for a replacement. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at the in-house options to fill his shoes.
Uh oh. It seems Franklin Gutierrez’s latest injury might be as bad as we feared. The center fielder left practice Tuesday morning after having problems with his throwing arm. He went to get an MRI for the pain he was feeling in his right pectoral region, and was scratched from the afternoon’s intrasquad game at [...]
Here are a few injury updates as the injuries continue to pile up for some clubs.
–The Seattle Mariners Gold Glove center fielder, Franklin Gutierrez will be out four weeks with a partial tear of the pectoral muscle in his right chest (Greg Johns MLB.com).
–A's Scott Sizemore tore the ACL in his left knee after his spike got caught in the grass while charging in on a bunt...
NOTE: I'll be going on ESPN SportsCenter at the top of the hour to discuss the Mariners.
Several people emailed yesterday in a bit of a furor, demanding to know why I was already doubling the amount of time the Mariners say Franklin Gutierrez "will be out" with his partially torn right pectoral.
Part of the confusion centers around an understanding over just what...
Hot News for CF Franklin Gutierrez
Franklin Gutierrez won't be playing for the Mariners when the season opens in Japan next month and at this rate, he's unlikely to see any games in the month of April. That's because the Mariners just revealed that Gutierrez has a partially torn pectoral muscle and will need at least four weeks before resuming normal baseball activity.
Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will miss at least four weeks and likely longer after sustaining a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle.
PHOTO: Franklin Gutierrez takes batting practice with the Mariners yesterday. Today, he left complex in a car driven by an assistant trainer.
Don't want to set off any alarm bells with this post, but Franklin Gutierrez left Mariners camp this morning in a vehicle driven by assistant trainer Rob Nodine.
I asked GM Jack Zduriencik about it moments ago.
"I can't comment...
Franklin Gutierrez is back in Seattle today meeting with team medical director Dr. Edward Khalfayan. The pair are going over the results of an MRI exam taken yesterday on Gutierrez's injured pectoral muscle.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez will be away from action for the next several days and possibly longer.
"There is considerable concern,'' Wedge said...
Seattle manager Eric Wedge said Franklin Gutierrez appeared to suffer a pectoral muscle injury. The team is waiting for results from an MRI Gutierrez had Tuesday.