Home MLB News Free Agency and Trades Transaction Action: Seattle Signs Franklin Gutierrez Through 2013

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 626 guests online

Atom RSS

Transaction Action: Seattle Signs Franklin Gutierrez Through 2013 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Salary Arbitration
Written by Joe Tetreault   
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 17:42

UPDATE: Gutierrez' contract is for four years and a guaranteed $20.25 million. The deal includes a $1.25 million signing bonus, a club option worth $7.5 million for 2014 and a buyout of that option worth $500K. Gutierrez will earn $2 million in 2010, $4 million in 2011, $5.5 million in 2012 and $7 million in 2013.

Ken Rosenthal tweets that Seattle and Franklin Gutierrez have agreed to a four-year, $20.5 million contract extension. Gutierrez was arbitration eligible for the first time this season. The deal locks him up through his age 30 season and buys out a year of free agent eligibility.

He joined Seattle last season as part of the three-team, twelve player J.J. Putz deal. Gutierrez established himself a fan-favorite in Seattle, posting a .283/.339/.425 batting line while playing sparkling centerfield defense for the Mariners.  His breakout season included a number of highlight reel catches and a memorable game-winning three-run home run against the Rangers.


Joe Tetreault is a member of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey.

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?