Count out Guillen as a switch-hitter for this year
As late as a couple weeks ago, there was at least some hope on Carlos Guillen's part that he might be able to bat from the right side at some point this year, though it was more his hope than that of the club. That hope now appears to be gone. Guillen said Wednesday he's no longer working on switch-hitting again. It isn't feeling right, and he's worried that if he pushes too hard, he could re-injure the shoulder and leave himself unable to bat left-handed, too. He's tempted to try it eventually for one at-bat if a left-handed pitcher comes in to face him, but I don't think that temptation is going to overrule caution.