CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Vladimir Guerrero has worked out for the Cleveland Indians in the Dominican Republic.
Guerrero, a .318 career hitter with 449 homers in 16 major league seasons, was looked at by Indians scouts on Monday at the team’s baseball academy.
ESPN Deportes first reported Guerrero’s workout.
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The Indians have been looking for a right-handed hitter for months to improve a lineup that struggled to score last season. It’s not known how interested the Indians are in the 37-year-old Guerrero, a former MVP and nine-time All-Star. If he showed he can still play the outfield, Cleveland would be more likely to sign him than bring him in as a platoon designated hitter with Travis Hafner, a left-handed hitter.
Guerrero knows Indians manager Manny Acta from their days together in Montreal’s organization.