Seattle's Gutierrez gets 4-year extension
SEATTLE -- Franklin Gutierrez and the Seattle Mariners finalized a $20.5 million, four-year contract Friday that includes a team option for 2014, a deal that avoided salary arbitration.
"It's a great day," the 26-year-old defensive whiz said, flashing a pair of star-shaped diamonds in each earlobe. "I'm really excited. It's something that I think any player wants -- and not everybody gets.
He returned to Seattle after spending Christmas back home in Venezuela.
"My parents started ...
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