Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero

<strong>Stats:</strong> .279 batting average, .315 on-base percentage, .385 slugging, 7 homers, 31 RBIs, 11 walks, 36 strikeouts, 83 games.
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<strong>Age:</strong> 36
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<strong>Contract status:</strong> $8 million in 2011 ($3 million deferred); free agent in 2012
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<strong>Current market value:</strong> Low
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<strong>Potential fits:</strong> None at the moment
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<strong>Skinny:</strong> One scout said Guerrero could be traded in August because he is Guerrero, and a desperate team might hope to catch 'lightning in a bottle' with one of baseball's streakiest hitters. That risk would be based on past experiences and not current production. It would have to be an AL team since Guerrero is considered a DH only these days, unless a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15007002" title="National League" href="/topic/sports/baseball/national-league-15007002.topic">National League</a> club wanted him solely as a pinch hitter (like <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006854" title="Jim Thome" href="/topic/sports/baseball/jim-thome-PESPT006854.topic">Jim Thome</a> with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000015" title="Los Angeles Dodgers" href="/topic/sports/baseball/los-angeles-dodgers-ORSPT000015.topic">Los Angeles Dodgers</a> in 2009). If a contender with a lackluster offense -- <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000009" title="Cleveland Indians" href="/topic/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-ORSPT000009.topic">Cleveland</a>, Tampa Bay, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000001" title="Los Angeles Angels" href="/topic/sports/baseball/los-angeles-angels-ORSPT000001.topic">Los Angeles Angels</a> -- suffered a key injury, Guerrero could be a fit once he demonstrates he's over the broken bone in his hand. Like Lee, getting someone to take Guerrero's salary may be a challenge.
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<strong>Chances he's dealt:</strong> 25 percent

( US PRESSWIRE / July 7, 2011 )

Stats: .279 batting average, .315 on-base percentage, .385 slugging, 7 homers, 31 RBIs, 11 walks, 36 strikeouts, 83 games.
Age: 36
Contract status: $8 million in 2011 ($3 million deferred); free agent in 2012
Current market value: Low
Potential fits: None at the moment
Skinny: One scout said Guerrero could be traded in August because he is Guerrero, and a desperate team might hope to catch 'lightning in a bottle' with one of baseball's streakiest hitters. That risk would be based on past experiences and not current production. It would have to be an AL team since Guerrero is considered a DH only these days, unless a National League club wanted him solely as a pinch hitter (like Jim Thome with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009). If a contender with a lackluster offense -- Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Angels -- suffered a key injury, Guerrero could be a fit once he demonstrates he's over the broken bone in his hand. Like Lee, getting someone to take Guerrero's salary may be a challenge.
Chances he's dealt: 25 percent

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