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.
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