Giants interested in Guillen, Dunn
Posted on: August 5, 2010 7:12 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2010 7:33 pm
Don't expect Jose Guillen to be unemployed too long -- the Giants are discussing the outfielder, the San Jose Mercury News ' Andrew Baggarly writes .
Guillen was designated for assignment by the Royals earlier today and the team has 10 days to trade, waive or release Guillen, who is owed more than $3 million for the rest of the season.
Guillen can play the outfield and has played 22 games in right field this season, but is bothered by his knees and would be best used as a designated hitter.
Baggerly speculates the Giants could "play the hot hand between Guillen and Pat Burrell, and keep the other guy as a right-handed power bat off the bench."
Guillen was hitting .255/.314/.429 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI.
Another interesting note from Baggerly, Giants general manager Brian Sabean hinted the team would put a claim on Adam Dunn, but Baggerly doesn't seem to think the Giants were able to get him -- perhaps the Rockies tried to block Dunn from going to the Giants or Padres.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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