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February 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Wedge says there is “considerable concern” about Franklin Gutierrez as outfielder flies back to Seattle

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Franklin Gutierrez is back in Seattle today meeting with team medical director Dr. Edward Khalfayan. The pair are going over the results of an MRI exam taken yesterday on Gutierrez’s injured pectoral muscle.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez will be away from action for the next several days and possibly longer.
“There is considerable concern,” Wedge said, nodding his head. “But we’re not going to go past that until we hear from Dr. Khalfayan.”


Wedge said the tough part now is getting a handle on the injury and what will be needed to treat it. Head trainer Rick Griffin has been around longer than just about anyone in MLB but still lacks experience with this injury.
“You talk to Rick and he hasn’t seen it much in all his years,” Wedge said. “And I’ve seen it a few times but it’s not very common.”

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