|Gutierrez tells Mariners he won't play in 2014|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 February 2014 07:58|
Gutierrez let the team know that he is dealing with a relapse of the gastrointestinal problem he dealt with last season, and he didn't think it was fair to come to spring training if he could not fully compete for a spot on the major-league team.
Gutierrez has been placed on the restricted list and removed from the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old outfielder from Venezuela played in only 41 games for the Mariners last season and went on the disabled list twice with a strained right hamstring. He had six stints on the DL over three seasons with Seattle after winning a Gold Glove in 2010.