D-backs Towers headed to DR to work out Guerrero
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers announced during Sunday's broadcast that he is headed to the Dominican Republic to work out outfielder Vladimir Guerrero.
Recognized undoubtedly for his hitting skills, Guerrero spent 2011 with the Baltimore Orioles, and hit .290 with 13 home runs and 63 RBIs. Guerrero, however, spent limited time in the outfield and was used predominantly as a designated hitter throughout the season.
The 37-year-old veteran would add to an outfield that is missing one of its key components in Chris Young, who is on the bench with a slightly torn ligament in his right shoulder.
Once Young were to return to the lineup, Guerrero would most likely only be used as a pinch hitter or possibly a designated hitter during interleague play. The Diamondbacks start their 15-game interleague slate May 17 in Kansas City.
Guerrero's best season came in 2004 with the Anaheim Angels. He hit .337 with 39 home runs and 126 RBI's, taking home the AL MVP award.
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