Lefty reliever Eddie Guardado intends to pitch in 2010, according to his agent Kevin Kohler (MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reporting). A visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum has Everyday Eddie feeling better about his knee. Kohler acknowledged that another minor league deal probably makes sense for Guardado, who would like to pitch on the West Coast. Sullivan considers a return to the Rangers unlikely.
Guardado, 39, posted a 4.46 ERA in 38.3 innings this year, with fairly ugly peripheral stats. He hasn't shown much of a platoon split over the last three seasons, with lefties hitting .265/.329/.449 against him.