Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero

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 US PRESSWIRE
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