The Diamondbacks will watch free agent outfielder Vladimir Guerrero work out next week, according to general manager Kevin Towers.

Guerrero, who was accused of assaulting a police officer and starting a fight at a bar in the Dominican Republic in early April, was said to seeking a contract this off season in the neighbourhood of $5 million per season.

Last season, Guerrero posted a slash line of .290/.317/.416, all well below his career line of .318/.379/.553. He hit only 13 home runs for the Orioles in 2011, his lowest total in the majors since the 1997 season. He also posted a 7.9% HR/FB ratio in 2011, a significant drop from his 2010 campaign for the Rangers when he posted a 14.6% HR/FB.

Playing defense is definitely not his strong suit, so playing for a National League team seems a little out of sorts for the nine-time All-Star.  The Diamondbacks currently have Lyle Overbay, John McDonald, A.J. Pollock, Cody Ransom and Henry Blanco on their bench.

Comments (2)

  1. Yeah, I don’t really get this one. How would he possibly make that team better or in playing time?

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