Everyone seemed certain Alex Guerrero could hit. A very impressive batter. The problem then, and now, was finding a place on the field to play him.
Guerrero arrived from Cuba as a shortstop, was converted to second base after signing with the
By now it would be nice to report Guerrero has finally embraced one spot and the Dodgers are now convinced his future is at specified position. It would be very nice, and also completely untrue.
The Dodgers are past the one-third mark of the season and have absolutely no more idea where he will ultimately end up than they did at the start of
“We can’t put him anywhere where he gets to play every day, every day,” Manager
The Dodgers would like to see how his bat responded to regular playing time, there’s just no spot open and opportunities could become even more precious with the return of
Guerrero is batting .281 with 10 homers, 27 RBIs and a .623 slugging percentage. He’s third on the team in homers, even though he has about half many at-bats as most regulars. If he had enough at-bats to qualify, he’d be second in the
They can't use him as a designated hitter, so beyond the short term, they'd best figure out where he can play. Right now, they're not getting any closer.