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Done deal: Royals send Jose Guillen to Giants for PTBNL

Aug 13, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

UPDATE: Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star confirms that the Royals have sent Jose Guillen and cash to the Giants in exchange for a player to be named player.

10:30 AM: A rival executive tells Ken Rosenthal of that a deal sending Guillen to the Giants is “done.”

8:35 AM: ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reports that the Giants are close to completing a trade for Jose Guillen. It sounds like a deal is awful close, because Rojas writes that Guillen could be in uniform for Friday’s opener against the first-place Padres.

Guillen was designated for assignment by the Royals last Thursday. It’s not known how the money will break down, but the 34-year-old is still owed a little over $3 million for the rest of the season. You’d have to think the Royals would chip in.

We’ve heard the Giants mentioned as a possible destination for several weeks now, but it’s not really clear where he’ll fit in with the club. Guillen hasn’t played in the outfield regularly since last season — and he was pretty awful when doing so — but reputation aside, he can still be a pretty decent righty bat off the bench for a contending club. 

  1. birdmancometh - Aug 13, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Man, those tricky Giants will try anything…

  2. geoknows - Aug 13, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Why the Giants would actually give something up to get Guillen when they could pick him up for nothing if they just wait three more days is beyond me, but whatever…

  3. JBerardi - Aug 13, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Amazing. I take back half of the bad things I ever said about Dayton Moore.

  4. kcfan - Aug 13, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    cool now is anyone interested in Jason “i strike out with the tying run on third in the bottom of the 9th whenver given the oppurtunity” Kendall? lets get that loser outta town..

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