Mariners’ Gutierrez ill, says he’s out for 2014

  • Associated Press
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:59pm
  • Sports

PEORIA, Ariz. — Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has told the team that he will not play this season because of a recurring illness.

The Mariners said Thursday that the 30-year-old Gutierrez won’t be reporting to spring training after a relapse of the gastrointestinal problem that slowed him last season.

Gutierrez told the team that he didn’t think it was fair to come to spring training if he couldn’t fully compete for a spot on the major-league club.

The Mariners put the 2010 Gold Glove winner on the restricted list and took him off the 40-man roster.

Gutierrez hit .248 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI in 145 at-bats last year. He played in just 41 games and twice went on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.

Gutierrez has had six stints on the DL over three seasons with Seattle.

More in Sports

Stanwood sweeps Arlington in clash of Wesco 3A unbeatens

Devon Martinka led the Spartans to victory, registering 17 kills.

UW men’s basketball team learning new way under Hopkins

The Huskies will use a 2-3 zone as its base defense this season.

Poll: Help us plan this week’s high school football coverage

Which of the following Friday games would you like to see video… Continue reading

Thiel: Baldwin, Sherman explain how path to social justice is walked

One of the great appeals of sports is resolution. Spend a little… Continue reading

Silvertips set for 1st home game in more than 3 weeks

Everett won three of its nine games on its last road trip.

Tuesday’s prep results, links and recaps

Here are Tuesday’s prep sports results, recaps and links: BOYS TENNIS 4A… Continue reading

Tuesday’s prep stars of the night

Emma Carlton, Mount Vernon swimming Carlton, a senior Texas A&M commit, is… Continue reading

Seattle man recovers bat taken from Ken Griffey Jr. statue

He said he watched the man bending the bat back and forth until it snapped off.

Olympic gymnast alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

McKayla Maroney said the molestation began when she was 13 and lasted throughout her career.

Most Read