Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/29/12
M’s Injury Update 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, before an intersquad game, it was evident that Gutierrez did not have normal throwing strength. After a second throw he was ushered off the field and taken away to have an MRI. The M’s organization has been quiet on the results of the test but has obviously felt the need to escalate their response in sending him back to the Northwest. A pectoral injury is not completely unheard of in baseball, but it is rare.  What was being reported prior to this event was the considerable muscle weight that the Mariners centerfielder gained during the offseason. This injury may be a result of the very training he was doing ...
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