Gutierrez back in Seattle with pectoral injury
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge says there is "considerable concern" about a pectoral injury suffered by starting center fielder Franklin Gutierrez.
Wedge said following an intersquad game on Wednesday that Gutierrez was back in Seattle meeting with team doctors and looking over an MRI of the injury. Gutierrez left camp on Tuesday after suffering the injury.
Wedge said Dr. Edward Khalfayan wanted to examine Gutierrez in person in Seattle. Wedge said it appears to be an uncommon injury.
Gutierrez was being counted on to bounce back from a disappointing 2011 season where he battled stomach problems that caused him to play most of the season underweight. Gutierrez gained nearly 20 pounds in the offseason and his health was one of the big stories in the early days of spring training.