LF - FA
Franklin Gutierrez started and batted cleanup against Cubs lefty Jon Lester on Monday night, but he had to leave the game after suffering a hamstring injury while caught stealing on a hit-and-run play in the second inning.
The severity of Gutierrez's injury is unknown at this point. If he's up to it, he would likely next be called upon to start against Brett Anderson in Thursday's series finale against the Cubs. If the Dodgers decide to place Gutierrez on the disabled list, candidates to fill his lefty-mashing bench role include Trayce Thompson, Brett Eibner, and Rob Segedin, all currently at Triple-A.
Reports indicate Gutierrez and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one year deal worth $2.6 million which also included another $400,000 in incentives.
This signing has minimal fantasy implications as Gutierrez will likely not be an everyday player.
Franklin Gutierrez has struggled to find a team for the 2017 season, but with Chris Carter and Mike Napoli off of the market, the Rays may be interested. Gutierrez has not had more than 250 at-bats since 2011, but could provide right handed power for Tampa Bay. He had a .780 OPS for Seattle in 2016.
Gutierrez saw his OPS drop from .974 in 2015, but did have 14 home runs in 98 games last season. He has posted at least a .452 slugging percentage in each of his last three seasons and hit at least 10 home runs in limited play during his three seasons with Seattle. The Rays need more outfield power, even with the addition of Colby Rasmus, and Gutierrez would be a useful reserve corner OF.
Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Monday's win over the Rangers.
Gutierrez continues to be a lefty killer. His season-long usefulness is limited by his platoon role, but this makes him a great DFS target. He's posted an OPS of .820 with 14 home runs over 226 at-bats.
Franklin Gutierrez went 1-3 with a home run, RBI, two runs, and two walks.
Gutierrez got the Mariners offense going with a solo home run in a three-run third inning. Gutierrez now has 10 home runs on the season in just 160 at-bats. He is a decent low-cost DFS option on nights he is in the starting lineup.