Minor Deals: Jesus Guzman, Enrique Gonzalez, LaHair

Today's minor signings…

  • The Padres signed third baseman/left fielder Jesus Guzman to a minor league deal, MLBTR has learned.  Guzman, 26, hit .321/.376/.510 with 18 home runs in 492 Triple-A plate appearances for the Giants' affiliate this year, his second extended stint at the level.  He'd been designated for assignment in January to make room when the Giants re-signed Bengie Molina, but remained in the organization for the 2010 season.
  • The Tigers re-signed righty Enrique Gonzalez to a minor league deal, MLBTR has learned.  Gonzalez, 28, posted a 3.41 ERA, 7.4 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, and 1.2 HR/9 in 66 Triple-A innings across eleven starts this year, also racking up 26 big league relief frames.  He'd been designated for assignment in August and outrighted shortly thereafter.
  • The Cubs re-signed first baseman/left fielder Bryan LaHair to a minor league deal, MLBTR has learned.  LaHair, 28, hit .308/.385/.557 with 25 home runs in 478 Triple-A plate appearances this year, his fifth stint at the level.


8 Responses to Minor Deals: Jesus Guzman, Enrique Gonzalez, LaHair Leave a Reply

  1. airohpue13 5 years ago

    Enrique is coming back! Yes! Our offseason is complete. lol.

    • verlander 5 years ago

      HELLO 2011 DETROIT TIGERS AL CENTRAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

  2. WrigleyTerror37 5 years ago

    Well LaHair is the Cubs 1b man as of right now.

  3. coup 5 years ago

    I’m hoping Jesus can save my Padres. that seems logical enough.

    • Reaper87 5 years ago

      If you can find a spot for a guy who makes Uggla and Dunn look like gold glove fielders. Guzman can hit, but that guy is the ultimate hack in the field wherever you put him. I saw a couple of his games at AAA last year when he was playing 1B, and he did not make any errors, but he looked truly awful. Maybe his name-power will give him good mojo

  4. I would have thought Jesus would find a home in the AL. The guy can hit. When you look at all the teams this year who had DH by AAA committee, I figured he’d get a long look from someone. Padres don’t seem like a great fit. The guy is truly an awful, awful fielder at any position.

    • Jason_F 5 years ago

      Agree. I don’t understand how this guy doesn’t restrict himself only to signing with an AL team. That’s virtually the only way he’s going to stick at the major league level. Team him up with someone like Thome to form a platoon at DH (not sure what team has the roster flexibility to have a DH platoon) and that’s a pretty potent tandem.

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