The 34-year-old Guillen is no slouch, either. Never mind that the Giants will be his 10th major-league team in 14 seasons. Just a month ago, he had a 20-game hitting streak, and he was leading the Royals with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs.
Chipper's not giving up
The Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones, speaking on Friday for the first time since the team announced he tore his left ACL and will miss the rest of the season, said his career is not over.
The 38-year-old Jones, who will have surgery on Saturday, said he plans on reporting to spring training next year with the Braves. The expected recovery time is about six months.
"I'm going to go through the process just like I'm getting ready for spring training," he said. "I don't know how the knee is going to respond. I'll try to get ready for spring training and we'll see how it feels after that."
Jones, who was hurt in Tuesday night's game at Houston, had said earlier this season he would consider retirement after the season.
The baddest Fightin' Red takes his punishment
Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Cueto will not appeal the seven-game suspension he was handed by Major League Baseball for his role in this week's brawl between the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals, a bench-clearing donnybrook that also resulted in two-game suspensions for Reds manager Dusty Baker and Cards manager Tony La Russa.
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This article contains information from the Associated Press.