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Tigers Trade Chris Shelton to Rangers

This isn’t a huge surprise with the Tigers designating Chris Shelton for assisgnment but they dealt him to the Rangers for minor league outfielder Freddy Guzman.  Chris Shelton is one of the more interesting players the Tigers have had in a while.  A Rule 5 pick, Shelton put together a solid 2005 season then took the world by storm with an incredible first couple of weeks to the 2006 season.  He came back down to earth quick and never even became the player he was in 2005 and he put together a mediocre season for the Mud Hens last year.

Freddy Guzman is hardly a prospect anymore and he’ll turn 27 in January.  He’s a speedy outfielder with 253 career minor league stolen bases.  Kind of looks like a Triple A equivalent of Juan Pierre. 

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