Indians Release Cristian Guzman. Will the Twins pick him up?christian guzman indfield indians shortstop twins
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:17 PM
Seems a little unlikely, especially since if they desperately need a shortstop, they could call up Dozier, even if he isn't doing very well. The Twins could also just patch their infield together, say if Carroll gets injured, with Casilla as SS, Hughes at 2B, and Parmelee at 1B (if he makes the team, and he is playing like he should).
Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:01 PM
I'd love to see Guzzie back but it's not a smart baseball decision. Ryan Theriot doesn't do much for me either, don't see him as a significant upgrade over Hughes. The middle infield plan should be as simple as wait for Dozier, and if somebody gets hurt give Nishi another try.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:38 PM
Here's a link to the Hardball Talk post about Cristian Guzman getting released by the Indians. With the Twins middle infield need for a backup shortstop, its seems plausible that they would look into bringing the ex-Twins infielder back in 2012.
Other "plausible" options:
Denny Hocking. Brent Gates. Todd Walker. Roy Smalley. A cardboard cutout of Zoilo Versalles.