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Franklin Gutierrez has an arthritic condition that affects his hips and lower body.
Gutierrez, who used to be one of the best centerfielders in baseball and also had plenty of potential at the plate, has had his career stalled due to various injuries that have occurred over the past couple of years. It's a very unfortunate story, one of those "what could have been" situations, as Gutierrez's diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis confirms that he will be dealing with an arthritic condition for the rest of his life. He's acknowledged that he'll never be the player he used to be, and is now just trying to stay healthy enough to make Seattle's team as a fifth outfielder. Analysis: Ben Diamond