|June 24 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners have called up Gutierrez from Triple-A Tacoma, nearly two years after he last played in a major league game. Seattle made the roster move on Wednesday and optioned James Jones to Tacoma. Gutierrez was scheduled to be in the starting lineup and playing left field for the Mariners in their series finale against Kansas City.
Analysis: Gutierrez last played in the majors in September 2013 and did not play all of last season. The former Gold Glove winning outfielder has been injury prone through his Seattle career and was slowed in recent seasons by stomach issues. Between 2011 and 2013, Gutierrez appeared in just 173 games for Seattle. But Gutierrez was thriving at Triple-A this season, hitting .317 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 31 RBIs in 48 games.
|Mar. 20 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-Gutierrez is among 11 players assigned to minor league spring training camp by the Seattle Mariners camp Friday.
Analysis: The 32-year-old, a Gold Glove centerfielder in 2010, has a minor league contract. After hitting 30 homers with 134 RBIs, 146 runs and 41 steals for Seattle 2009 and `10, Gutierrez was limited to 173 games during the past three years because of injuries. He did not play last season because of a gastrointestinal problem. Gutierrez has not played since March 7 because of a strained right groin.