Tag:Pat Burrell
Posted on: August 5, 2010 7:12 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2010 7:33 pm

Giants interested in Guillen, Dunn

Jose Guillen 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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Posted on: June 28, 2010 2:59 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2010 3:02 pm

Atkins taking flight from Orioles

Garrett Atkins Garrett Atkins will not report to Baltimore's Triple-A club in Norfolk if he clears waivers and the team can't find a trade partner, he told the Baltimore Sun 's Jeff Zrebiec .

"I don't anticipate that being an option," Atkins told Zrebiec in a phone interview as he was getting ready to board a plane home to California.

Atkins was designated for assignment on Sunday so the team could activate Koji Uehara.

"There wasn't really any at-bats here for me, and when I was getting them, I wasn't very productive," Atkins said. "I think [the decision] was better for both ends. Just move along. Let's see if there's a spot out there for me on another team."

Atkins signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract in the offseason after the Rockies nontendered him.

The Angels could use a first baseman, but Atkins hasn't been productive enough for them to even take a flyer on the 30-year old. Atkins hit .214/.276/.286 for the Orioles. His best shot would be to go back to the National League (a la Pat Burrell), but he even struggled there last season in Denver, hitting .226/.308/.342 in his final season with the Rockies.

No matter what, the next uniform he dons is likely to be a minor-league one, just not in Norfolk.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:26 pm
Edited on: June 23, 2010 12:24 am

Surgery for Giants' DeRosa

Mark DeRosa Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports via Twitter that Giants outfielder Mark DeRosa will have surgery on his troubled left wrist and is done for the year.

DeRosa, 35, is in his first season for San Francisco, his sixth major-league team. The Giants' opening day left fielder, DeRosa hasn't played since May 8. He was hampered by the wrist and batted .194 in 26 games.

DeRosa had surgery last October to repair a torn tendon sheath, but in May he said the surgery was "a total failure." He and the team had been hoping rest would help the numbness in his ring and pinkie fingers.

DeRosa is in the first year of a two-year, $12 million contract with the Giants. The Giants have been playing Aubrey Huff, Andres Torres and Pat Burrell in left.

-- David Andriesen

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