Gutierrez and Saunders automatically become free agents, and Pryor has been added back on to the 40-man roster. The Mariners 40-man roster is now at 34 players (see attached) updated roster.
Gutierrez, 30, appeared in 478 games for the Mariners from 2009-2013. He battled injuries over the last three seasons appearing in only 173 of 486 team games, making 6 separate trips to the disabled list. In 41 games last season he batted .248 with 7 doubles and 10 home runs. He was a Gold Glove winner in 2010.
Saunders, 32, went 11-16 with a 5.26 ERA in 32 starts last season with the Mariners. In nine Major League seasons he is 89-81 with a 4.30 ERA in 221 starts.
Pryor, 24, spent most of the 2013 season on the disabled list with a tear in his right latissimus dorsi muscle. He appeared in 7 games with the Mariners, not allowing a run, before being placed on the disabled list on April 15. He had season-ending surgery to repair the injury on August 9.