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MLB: Mariners’ Gutierrez ill, says he’s out for 2014
First Published Feb 13 2014 12:35 pm • Last Updated Feb 25 2014 04:39 pm

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.

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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 RBIs in 145 at-bats last year. He played in only 41 games 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.




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