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September 8, 2017 07:40 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Shut down for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

August 16, 2017 03:12 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Approaching rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 assignment should become available in the coming week or so.

August 5, 2017 02:00 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Transferred to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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, as there has been no recent news regarding Gutierrez's condition.

June 25, 2017 06:08 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Heads to DL with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

June 25, 2017 02:12 AM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Not producing in platoon role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

May 31, 2017 05:40 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Remains active despite illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

May 29, 2017 01:04 AM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Leaves game with illness Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

May 13, 2017 05:24 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

May 6, 2017 11:20 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Dealing with hip tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

May 7, 2017 09:20 AM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Exits game early Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 a DL 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.

May 3, 2017 11:56 AM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Hits homer in first game back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over San Francisco.

Gutierrez has a reputation as a lefty masher and he lived up to that reputation in his first game back from a hamstring injury, taking Matt Moore out nearly 450 feet to center field. It was his first home run of the season. The Dodgers' outfield will be especially crowded once Joc Pederson (groin) returns from the DL, but Gutierrez's spot in the lineup against opposing lefty starters is secure.

May 2, 2017 05:44 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Activated from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

As expected, Gutierrez has rejoined the Dodgers after missing the last three weeks with a hamstring injury. The 34-year-old should reclaim his role as a power platoon bat in left field with Andrew Toles, though it remains unclear if he'll get the nod against Giants' lefty-throwing Matt Moore in his first game back Tuesday night.

May 2, 2017 12:52 AM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: To be activated Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Gutierrez had his return slightly delayed by a hit-by-pitch during his rehab assignment, but he'll be ready to return to his role as a power platoon bat in the Dodgers' outfield. He was just 3-for-13 (.231) in his first six games of the season, but two of the three hits were doubles. Gutierrez hit 29 home runs in just 419 at-bats over the past two seasons for Seattle, so there's some serious pop in that bat. Expect him in the lineup Tuesday against Giants lefty Matt Moore.

April 29, 2017 04:44 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Starting rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) is starting a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Gutierrez, out since April 10, was progressing well until he was struck by a pitch during his time at Camelback Ranch and forced to extend his recovery program. Regardless, it appears the 34-year-old is taking the necessary steps to get back to regular action, so he should be set to rejoin the Dodgers soon, barring any further setbacks.

April 25, 2017 04:24 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Return pushed back until next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) won't return until after the weekend, Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet reports.

Gutierrez was initially slated to return this week, but a hit-by-pitch during his rehab assignment slowed him down, and he's running at just 80 percent at this point. The Dodgers' weekend opponents, the Phillies, don't have any left-handed starters slated to pitch, so he likely wouldn't have garnered much playing time before next week anyway.

April 23, 2017 09:36 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Return delayed after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) was hit by a pitch on his elbow Saturday at Camelback Ranch and will extend his rehab program in order to make up the lost at-bats, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Gutierrez was originally expected to rejoin the Dodgers on Monday for their series with the Giants, but it now appears that he won't be ready to return until later in the week, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

April 18, 2017 07:52 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) is set to resume hitting and may play in one minor-league rehab game before being activated prior to the Dodgers' series against the Giants starting Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Gutierrez, who injured his hamstring on April 10, appears to be progressing well in his recovery and could return to the majors early next week. Upon return, he'll jump back into his role as a reserve outfielder.

April 16, 2017 11:44 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Could be activated this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) could return from the disabled list this week, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

The Dodgers optioned reserve outfielder Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, suggesting they had an indication that more depth in the form of Gutierrez was on its way. He won't be eligible to return until Friday, however, so it sounds like the Dodgers will go bullpen-heavy with their roster for the time being.

April 13, 2017 03:44 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Placed on 10-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Gutierrez injured his hamstring while attempting to steal a base in Monday's series opener against the Cubs, and after reexamining his condition following the team's off-day, the Dodgers medical staff determined the outfielder would require more than a couple of days to recover. Trayce Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move and is likely to fill Gutierrez's normal role as a platoon partner with Andrew Toles in left field.

April 11, 2017 07:48 PM
Dodgers' Franklin Gutierrez: Leaves with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gutierrez left Monday's game against the Cubs in the second inning with a hamstring injury, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports.

Gutierrez headed to the locker room to get checked out after a failed stolen-base attempt in the top half of the second. He's a nifty option against left-handed pitching, but Gutierrez has been prone to injuries throughout his career. We'll keep an eye out for announcements following Monday night's evaluation.

Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2001R-Dodgers562343863160430163993.269.324.389
2002AAA-Las Vegas2102320021400.300.364.500
2002A-Sth Georgia923616110218412453188134.282.344.454
2003AA-Jacksnville186712213241272033.313.387.597
2003A-Vero Beach11042565120285206839111175.282.345.513
2004AAA-Buffalo72744101311100.148.179.296
2004AA-Akron702623879242535237763.301.372.466
2005AAA-Buffalo19671017620761322.254.320.403
2005AA-Akron953837010025211423077144.261.322.423
2006AAA-Buffalo9034963972709384984138.278.373.433
2007AAA-Buffalo3012929447041682073.341.384.488
2011AAA-Tacoma Rainiers114071122066700.275.362.425
2012AAA-Tacoma Rainiers17621116502881301.258.333.435
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers471942741160325156042.211.272.340
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers481803457120731234320.317.402.500
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
02/21/1983
Age:
38
Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:

MLB Experience:
12