The PawSox are in an offensive draught of Sahara Desert proportions.
They’ve been shutout in their last 3 games and haven’t scored a run in 34 innings.
Well, help has arrived.
Today the Red Sox have announced the signing of veteran outfielder Freddy Guzman, who led the International league in stolen bases last year with 56 (in 101 games with Toledo).
To make room on the roster, OF Jeff Corsaletti has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. It’s not known if he’ll join their Triple-A or Double-A team. I’m happy for Corso because he was stuck behind a logjam of outfielders in the Red Sox organization. He’ll get a better opportunity to advance with Pittsburgh.
Here’s info I prepared on Guzman for tonight’s press notes.
The 28-year-old outfielder was signed by Boston on May 16th and assigned to Pawtucket, after being released by the Seattle Mariners organization on May 11th.
? Joins the PawSox tonight after being signed by Boston as a free agent. Guzman began the year with Triple-A Tacoma in the Mariners organization, batting .214 (9-for-42) with 0 HR, 3 RBI and 4 SB in 13 games.
? Split last season between Triple-A Toledo and Double-A Erie in the Tigers organization. Guzman led the International League in stolen bases with 56 and had a combined total of 71 steals to rank 2nd among all minor leaguers.
? Has played in 37 MLB games with San Diego (2004) and Texas (2006-7), batting .213 with 1 HR, 6 RBI and 5 SB.
? Missed the entire 2005 season after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
? Led all of minor league baseball with 90 stolen bases in 2003.
? Originally signed by San Diego as a non-drafted free agent on March 21, 2000.