You can tell from Piecoro’s Tweet that he was surprised by the news of the Diamondbacks interest in Guerrero. Piecoro starts off with an ‘Uh, I guess’ before reporting that Arizona is planning on working out Guerrero. According to Piecoro, general manager Kevin Towers was the one to share the Guerrero news with reporters.
While Vlad is a nine-time All-Star and former American League Most Valuable Player, those days appear to be well behind him. Last season for the Orioles, Guerrero’s numbers once again declined. Though he was still able to post an OPS of .733, he did so while only appearing as a designated hitter.
Guerrero is no longer a viable option in the field, so many figured his limited list of suitors would not include National League teams. If Guerrero were to join the Diamondbacks, it would likely be as a pinch hitter off the bench.
Guerrero’s most recently been in the news for his arrest in the Dominican Republic following a brawl in a discotheque. Guerrero was ultimately released from jail and doesn’t face any charges stemming from the incident.
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