• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mariners hold OF Franklin Gutierrez out of Thursday's lineup

    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals. Gutierrez has recorded a hit in six straight games, but he will get a night off in order to open up a spot in the lineup for another left-handed hitter - Logan Morrison, indirectly -- against Royals starter Johnny Cueto.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez goes deep in third straight game

    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in a 10-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. It was a rough game for the Mariners, but the breakout season continues for Gutierrez. He has now homered in three straight and has five dingers over his last 10 games. The home run came off lefty Cole Hamels and that's been the trend for Gutierrez all season, as he's killing southpaws. The Venezuelan has a .340 average against lefties with an OPS well above 1.000. The one problem with that is that the Mariners face only one lefty in six games next week.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mariners' Seth Smith takes a seat Saturday with lefty on the bump

    Mariners outfielder Seth Smith is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Smith will unsurprisingly sit out against lefty Cole Hamels, with Franklin Gutierrez replacing him in left field. Smith has logged just 47 plate appearances versus southpaws this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (groin) could return on Saturday

    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez remains out of the starting lineup for Friday's series-opener against the Rockies. Gutierrez has been out since injuring his groind back on Sept. 4. However, the veteran has been deemed ready for pinch-hitting duties on Friday, and could potentially be back in the lineup on Saturday, according to The Tacoma News Tribune.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' Nelson Cruz, Franklin Gutierrez not in Tuesday's lineup

    Mariners outfielders Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez remain out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, reports the Seattle Times. Cruz is dealing with a quad issue and recently received an MRI. He is considered day to day. A groin injury has kept Gutierrez out.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners hope to get Franklin Gutierrez, Nelson Cruz back soon

    Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is set to take batting practice Sunday in hopes of returning Monday, reports MLB.com. Cruz has not been able to play because of a strained quad, which has also prevented him from running. Meanwhile, a groin issue kept outfielder Franklin Gutierrez out of Sunday's lineup, but the team hopes he can return during the Texas series, which begins Monday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez injures groin Friday

    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was forced to exit Friday's game after suffering a right groin injury, reports the Bay Area News Group. He was replaced by Stefen Romero.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Two-tater Sunday keeps Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez hot

    If Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez somehow maintains the pace the rest of the year that he has in limited at-bats this season, he will produce his best-ever slash line numbers. And it won't even be close. Gutierrez remained on an uncharacteristic roll Sunday with two more home runs in a win over Boston. He slammed a solo shot in the first and three-run job in the third. He has four home runs over his last six games. His slash line now sits at .313/.348/.651. The best slugging percentage of his career was .503 in 2014.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez returns to lineup Monday

    Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, reports 710 ESPN Seattle. Gutierrez had missed the last three games due to an illness. He will bat fifth and play left field. Gutierrez is hitting .346 with two home runs and six RBI in his last eight games (six starts).

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Franklin Gutierrez hits pinch-hit homer for Mariners

    Mariners pinch hitter Franklin Gutierrez hit a pinch-hit grand slam to cap a five-run eighth-inning rally over Detroit on Tuesday. Gutierrez hit his second career grand slam and his second pinch hit homer.