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Carlos Guillen returns to Seattle

Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:21 pm
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Carlos GuillenBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Carlos Guillen is back with the Mariners. The 36-year-old infielder signed a minor-league deal with the team on Wednesday with a big-league invite to spring training.

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Guillen spent the last eight seasons with the Tigers, making three All-Star teams, after playing parts of six seasons with the Mariners.

While he played shortstop for the Mariners and Tigers earlier in his career, he was limited to just second base, first base and DH last season, appearing in just 28 games, hitting .232/.265/.368 with three home runs. He hasn't played in more than 150 games since 2007, playing in just 177 over the last three.

The Mariners traded Guillen to the Tigers for Ramon Santiago and minor-leaguer Juan Gonzalez before the 2004 season. Santiago was a flop in Seattle, returning to Detroit in 2006, where he's played ever since.

In other minor-league deals, former Phillies reliever Chad Durbin signed with the Nationals and Rays hero Dan Johnson signed with the White Sox.

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:43 pm
 

Carlos Guillen returns to Seattle

Wish he could have stayed healthy.  When he was healthy with the Tigers you could count on a quality at bat he would always make the pitcher work, a very tough out.  He will make a great manager someday. 




Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:24 pm
 

Carlos Guillen returns to Seattle

It should be interesting how many player that sign a minor league contract will make the roster


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