Gutierrez has torn pectoral muscle
Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez has a partially torn right pectoral muscle that will sideline him for around four weeks.
Gutierrez’s injury has escalated to what Manager Eric Wedge has described as “Considerable Concern”.
As we said on the blog on Wednesday Gutierrez, 29, left the team's spring training site in Arizona to have an MRI in Seattle.
The injury does not require surgery and the Mariners expect him to begin baseball activities in approximately four weeks.
He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis after that.
He won't miss nearly as much time as he did last season, but this is a serious blow for him AND the Mariners.
He fought SO hard to come back last year. He fought SO hard in the offseason to get back into prime shape.
I hope it doesnt mess with his confidence and he comes back better than new.
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