Franklin Gutierrez has resumed working out with the Mariners

1 Comment

On the disabled list while doctors try to determine the cause of his now year-long stomach problems, Franklin Gutierrez told reporters yesterday that he’s recently begun feeling better and putting back some of the 15 pounds he lost.

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that Gutierrez “will work out with the Mariners the next three days and then will likely head to Tacoma for a rehab stint.”

There’s no timetable for his return yet and general manager Jack Zduriencik said previously that Gutierrez won’t be cleared to rejoin the lineup until the cause of his stomach issues is completely sorted out, but the Gold Glove center fielder seems optimistic about his status and has had success with changes in his diet.

Texas Rangers ink free-agent ace Jacob deGrom to 5-year deal

Jacob deGrom
USA Today
0 Comments

ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a five-year contract Friday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons — the past two shortened by injuries.

After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs, then opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

Texas announced the signing Friday night after the 34-year-old deGrom passed his physical.