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Carlos Guillen | Second Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/30/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Carlos Guillen has announced his retirement.
The news comes as a bit of a shock. Guillen agreed to a minor league contract this past winter with the Mariners and had a good chance of claiming a backup infield job this spring in camp. He finishes with 1,331 career hits, 124 career homers and a .285/.355/.443 career batting line. The 36-year-old played for only the Mariners and Tigers during his 14-year major league career. Tue, Mar 6, 2012 11:55:00 AM

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Carlos Guillen (calf) was cleared to resume taking batting practice Monday in Mariners camp.

Guillen sat out the past three days due to mild tightness in his calf. The 36-year-old is aiming to win a spot on Seattle's Opening Day roster as a backup infielder.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 12:54:00 PM

Carlos Guillen was held out of practice for the second straight day because of calf tightness.

Manager Eric Wedge said he expects Guillen to sit out on Sunday, as well. The 36-year-old can't be counted on as an everyday player anymore, but figures to be useful in a part-time role with the Mariners.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 03:43:00 PM

Mariners signed INF Carlos Guillen to a minor league contract.

The deal includes a spring training invite. Guillen, who previously played with Seattle from 1998-2003, batted just .232/.265/.368 with three homers, 13 RBI and a .633 OPS over 102 plate appearances last season with the Tigers. The 36-year-old can't be counted on as an everyday player anymore, but the switch-hitter could be a decent bat off the bench.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 02:51:00 PM

Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes Los Angeles reports that the Royals, Marlins, Twins, Athletics, and Mariners are interested in free agent infielder Carlos Guillen.

Guillen batted just .232/.265/.368 over 102 plate appearances this past season for the Tigers and probably can't be counted on for an everyday role at this point with his checkered injury past. The 36-year-old could be a low-risk, potentially moderate reward if he did manage to stay healthy, though.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 04:26:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, the Marlins have free agent interest in Carlos Guillen.

Guillen has struggled to stay healthy in recent years and batted just .232/.265/.368 over 102 plate appearances this past season for Detroit. But the Marlins are viewing him as a high-risk, high-reward option for an infield utility role. The Tigers aren't interested in re-signing him.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 02:36:00 PM

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski acknowledged Tuesday that Carlos Guillen is unlikely to return next season.

Guillen batted just .232/.265/.368 in 102 plate appearances this year while earning $13 million. The Tigers are surely excited to have his contract off the books. Magglio Ordonez is also unlikely to return.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 03:02:00 PM

Carlos Guillen (calf) could rejoin the Tigers if they advance to the World Series.

Guillen has been sidelined since mid-September with a right calf strain. He was held off the ALDS roster and is not playing in the ALCS, but he's making steady progress down in the Tigers' fall instructional league.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 03:27:00 PM

Danny Worth, and not Carlos Guillen, replaced Delmon Young (oblique) on the Tigers' ALCS roster because Guillen is still not over his right calf injury.

"I think he's going to play all week (in the Florida Instructional League), but that was a non-factor," said manager Jim Leyland. "We were pretty sure he wasn't going to be ready for this series." There might be an outside chance Guillen could be ready for a potential World Series berth, but it's probably safe to rule him out for the year. The injury-prone 36-year-old will be a free agent this offseason.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 09:17:00 AM

Carlos Guillen (calf) will not be on the Tigers' ALDS roster.

Guillen will travel to Florida to rehab his strained right calf and hopes to feel good enough to join the team for a possible ALCS berth. But, even if he's healthy enough, it's no guarantee he'd be added to the roster. Guillen has already started jogging and will progress with a running program from there.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 09:08:00 PM

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Monday that Carlos Guillen (calf) will likely miss the ALDS.

Guillen hasn't played since straining his right calf while fielding a ground ball on September 18. Things could change if he makes progress this week, but Ramon Santiago and Ryan Raburn figure to get most of the playing time at second base during the ALDS.
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 05:48:00 PM

Carlos Guillen suffered a right calf strain in the fourth inning and left Sunday's game against the A's.

Jemile Weeks hit a slow grounder back Justin Verlander. Guillen took a few steps in to back up Verlander and came up lame. He was able to walk slowly off the field without assistance. Guillen underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last year and has been limited to 95 at-bats this season. This was just his third start since he was activated from the DL on September 1. Ryan Raburn and Ramon Santiago will share at-bats at second base, possibly through the post-season if Guillen is done for the year.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 05:44:00 PM

Carlos Guillen homered in the second and delivered a go-ahead single in the 10th as the Tigers rallied to beat the White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday.

That's 12 in a row from the Tigers, who were down 5-2 in the ninth before coming back and beating the White Sox for the 13th time in 18 games this season. Detroit now has an outside chance of overtaking the Yankees for home-field advantage in the AL. The Tigers are 87-62, while the Bombers are 90-57. Guillen's big game came in just his second start of the month. It's unclear whether he has a realistic chance of entering the postseason as the team's primary second baseman.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 05:29:00 PM

Carlos Guillen has started just one of six games at second base since being activated from the disabled list.

It will be one of seven, as Danny Worth is slated to start Wednesday. Guillen will probably get in some more games down the stretch, but the Tigers like what Ramon Santiago has given them with the glove and don't feel the need to disrupt chemistry. None of the triumvirate will have much fantasy value down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 10:10:00 PM

Tigers activated 2B Carlos Guillen from the 15-day disabled list.

Guillen went 5-for-11 (.455) with three doubles during his minor league rehab assignment. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since since mid-August with left wrist inflammation. He is batting .207/.247/.329 with two home runs and 11 RBI over 89 plate appearances with the Tigers this season and should see semi-regular playing time at second base moving forward.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 09:07:00 AM