Franklin Gutierrez was in the original Seattle Mariners lineup but not the second, which this time of year can often mean a player has just been traded.
Not in the case of Mr. Gutierrez. He was called away for a 'family situation,' the team said, and will be expected back tomorrow. As for trade deadline concerns, one man whose name pops up is David Aardsma.
"I don't worry about it because I can't influence it, one way or the other," Aardsma said. "If I'm still here after the deadline, great. If I'm not, it's not my doing."
Does he find himself 'googling' his own name at night to see what's out there?
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"That's for parents and friends," he said, laughing. "I had a friend call the other day to tell me what he'd read about me online. I told him the same thing I tell you - I have no control over anything that's written or done."