Feb 13 10:45a
Gutierrez (gastrointestinal issues) has told the Mariners that he will not play in 2014, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
The gastrointestinal issues that bothered Gutierrez last offseason have reportedly returned, and after informing the team, he was placed on the restricted list. It's a tough blow to an already suspect Mariners outfield, as Gutierrez was expected to compete for the job as starting center fielder, and at worst would have opened the year as the top reserve outfielder. Abraham Almonte now has a very good chance to make the club, while Gutierrez's playing career would appear cloudy given his extended injury history.