Vladimir Gutierrez was born September 18, 1995, in La Habana, Cuba. He is a pitcher in the MLB.
Gutiérrez played for the Cuba national baseball team at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games. He played in the Cuban National Series for Pinar del Río and was the Rookie of the Year in 2013/2014. Gutierrez was selected to represent his country in an international tournament but left his Pinar del Rio team during the Caribbean Series in February 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He made his way to Mexico, where he eventually established residency in May. He was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on July 7, 2015.
On August 30, 2016, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds for $4.75 million. He made his professional debut in 2017 for the Daytona Tortugas and spent the whole season there, going 7-8 with a 4.46 ERA in 19 starts.
On April 25, 2021, Gutiérrez was activated off the restricted list and assigned to the alternate training site. On May 28, Gutiérrez was promoted to the major leagues for the first time to be the starting pitcher against the Chicago Cubs. In his debut, Gutiérrez took the loss after pitching 5.0 innings of 2-hit ball, one of the two hits being a solo home run from Cubs infielder David Bote. He also notched his first strikeout in the game, punching out Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. In his rookie campaign, Gutiérrez was 9–6 over 22 starts, posting a 4.74 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 114 innings. Gutiérrez received a single vote in National League Rookie of the Year voting, tying him for eighth place with David Bednar.