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Guillen, always a Tiger, pays a visit

DETROIT -- Detroit wasn't Carlos Guillen's original team, but he'll forever be known as a Tiger That doesn't mean he was thrilled when the Tigers acquired him from the Seattle Mariners in 2004 for Ramon Santiago and the lesser-known Juan Gonzalez. "At the first moment when they trade me, I don't want to come here," Guillen said Friday, after the Fiesta...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

The Retirement Of Former Mariners Shortstop Carlos Guillen

Bottom of the ninth, tied at one.  One out.  Runner on first and third and Lou Piniella calls Carlos Guillen to the plate.  Fans in the stadium are curious but remain on their feet, cheering. You hear a splatter of chatter making its way through the crowd.  Many fathers assuring their ignorant sons that this is a good move, to bring in the backup shortstop in this situation....
Via Oregon Sports News
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

M's say so long Carlos Guillen

Yesterday morning news out of Seattle Mariners spring training camp was that veteran major league Carlos Guillen has retired at 36. He reportedly stepped in front of his M's teammates Tuesday morning in a closed clubhouse and told them he was done after 14 seasons. He tried hard but most could see the writing on the wall. Guillen never got healthy this spring. Now he...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Major part of Tigers' turnaround retires

Carlos Guillen is one of my favorites. Because he didn't have perfect English skills, he was never a favorite with TV and radio reporters, but I always enjoyed his honesty. Guillen was traded to Detroit from Seattle on Jan. 8, 2004, in exchange for Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez. (No, not that Juan Gonzalez.) His first season in Detroit was one of the rare times I didn&...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Peace Out Carlos Guillen

The beleaguered Carlos Guillen has decided to call it career, rather than attempt to stick with the Seattle Mariners on a minor league deal. Over the past 4 seasons, he has only played 290 games, steadily decreasing every year. The 36 year old is retiring a 3-time All-Star with a .285/.355/.443 slash line and 733 R, 124 HR, and 660 RBI over 14 seasons with the Mariners and Tigers...
Via More Hardball
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners 2B Guillen announces retirement

Seattle Mariners second baseman Carlos Guillen announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday.The 36-year-old had been struggling with calf tightness in spring training and was limited to 28 games because of knee and wrist injuries last season.Guillen played 14 seasons with the Mariners and Detroit Tigers and is a three-time All-Star.
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners Sign Carlos Guillen

He's BACK! Infielder Carlos Guillen, who began his major-league career with the Mariners in 1998, has signed a minor-league deal with Seattle that includes an invitation to spring training. The Mariners have Chone Figgins and Kyle Seager in the utility role already don't they? The only thing I can see Guillen doing is bringing in some more power. (Much needed) ...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners Give Guillen One Last Go

Among Wednesday’s moves, the Seattle Mariners announced the signing of Carlos Guillen to a minor league contract. After a very successful career with the Tigers, Guillen returns to the team he broke into the majors with all the way back in 1998. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t appear Guillen has anything left in the tank. Although Guillen made an impact as an above-average shortstop...
Via Fangraphs
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Guillen returns to Seattle on minor league deal

Carlos Guillen is returning to Seattle after agreeing to a minor league contract with the Mariners. The 36-year-old spent the past eight seasons in Detroit where he was a three-time All-Star and hit .308 in his career with the Tigers playing five positions: left field, third base, shortstop, second base and first base. Guillen started his career with the Mariners from 1998-03, playing...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Teams Considering Carlos Guillen

The Royals, Marlins, Twins, Athletics, and Mariners are interested in Carlos Guillen, agent Wilfredo Polidor told Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportesLosAngeles (link in Spanish).  Guillen, 36, has missed increasing amounts in each of the last three seasons due to injuries.  However, Polidor says his client is working like an animal in Miami and can help at almost any position. Guillen...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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