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Gutierrez, Saunders become free agents

Updated: November 1, 2013, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have declined 2014 options on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and left-hander Joe Saunders.

Gutierrez and Saunders each get $500,000 buyouts. Both players originally signed deals with $7.5 million options, and Saunders' price escalated to $7.9 million based on 32 starts and 180 innings pitched.

The pair became free agents.

Gutierrez appeared in just 173 of the team's 486 games over the past three seasons with six separate trips to the disabled list. In ...

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