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Five teams are interested in Carlos Guillen

Dec 5, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

Detroit Tigers Carlos Guillen heads for first base after being walked by Oakland Athletics pitcher Fautino De Los Santos during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit, Michigan Reuters

Carlos Guillen‘s agent Wilfredo Polidor told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that the Royals, Marlins, Twins, Athletics and Mariners have expressed interest in his client. The link is in Spanish, so you might just have to take my word for it.

Guillen, 36, batted just .232/.265/.368 with three home runs, 13 RBI and a .633 OPS over 102 plate appearances with the Tigers this season.

Guillen hasn’t appeared in more than 113 games since the 2008 season due to a laundry list of injuries, but Polidor told Rojas that his client is “working like an animal in Miami” in hopes of latching on somewhere as a utility man. While Polidor insists that Guillen is drawing interest, one wonders how many teams will be willing to give him a guaranteed major-league contract at this point.

  1. motorcitykitty80 - Dec 5, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Great player in his prime… but the last 3 years he became the focus of many bets here in the Motor City – Price is Right style, closest without going over wins… how many games will he play till his next injury, what is the injury and how long on the DL.. A long term contract with “Mr. Glass Guillen” is a MISTAKE for any team.

  2. wlschneider09 - Dec 5, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    I dunno, sure he can play multiple positions poorly and his batting average sucks, but he’s got a little too much power for the Twins to be really interested.

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