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Eddie Guardado

43-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 225   DOB: 10/2/1970   BORN: Stockton, CA   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Nationals in March 2010.

March 11, 2010  –  Eddie Guardado News

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The Nationals cut Guardado on Thursday, Washington writer Mark Zuckerman reports.

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Eddie Guardado Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 34 MAJ SEA 58 0 0 56.3 52 17 7 48 15 2 3 36 2.72 1.19
2006 35 MAJ SEA 28 0 0 23.0 29 14 8 22 11 1 3 5 5.48 1.74
2006 35 MAJ CIN 15 0 0 14.0 15 2 2 17 2 0 0 8 1.29 1.21
2006  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ SEA/CIN 43 0 0 37.0 44 16 10 39 13 1 3 13 3.89 1.54
2007 36 A DAY 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.67
2007 36 AAA LOU 9 0 0 8.0 11 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 4.50 1.88
2007 36 MAJ CIN 15 0 0 13.7 16 11 2 8 4 0 0 0 7.24 1.46
2008 37 MAJ MIN 9 0 0 7.0 12 6 1 5 2 1 1 0 7.71 2.00
2008 37 MAJ TEX 55 0 0 49.3 38 20 3 28 17 3 3 4 3.65 1.11
2008  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ MIN/TEX 64 0 0 56.3 50 26 4 33 19 4 4 4 4.15 1.22
2009 38 MAJ TEX 48 0 0 38.3 39 19 8 20 15 1 2 0 4.46 1.41
Career  (View All)     908 25 0 944.7 894 453 138 798 348 46 61 187 4.32 1.31

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Eddie Guardado Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Eddie Guardado Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 34 MAJ SEA 58 0 56.3 7.67 2.40 3.20 1.12 83.3% 2.72 3.94 .289
2006 35 MAJ SEA 28 0 23.0 8.61 4.30 2.00 3.13 0.76 81.3% 5.48 7.29 .329
2006 35 MAJ CIN 15 0 14.0 10.93 1.29 8.50 1.29 0.76 100% 1.29 3.07 .366
2006  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ SEA/CIN 43 0 37.0 9.49 3.16 3.00 2.43 0.76 87.2% 3.89 5.69 .342
2007 36 A DAY 3 0 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .268
2007 36 AAA LOU 9 0 8.0 3.38 4.50 0.75 2.25 84.6% 4.50 7.20 .315
2007 36 MAJ CIN 15 0 13.7 5.27 2.63 2.00 1.32 0.22 50% 7.24 4.84 .314
2008 37 MAJ MIN 9 0 7.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 1.29 0.47 61.5% 85.9 MPH 7.71 4.51 .427
2008 37 MAJ TEX 55 0 49.3 5.11 3.10 1.65 0.55 0.47 67.3% 85.9 MPH 3.65 3.92 .240
2008  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ MIN/TEX 64 0 56.3 5.27 3.04 1.74 0.64 0.47 66.2% 85.9 MPH 4.15 4.00 .268
2009 38 MAJ TEX 48 0 38.3 4.70 3.52 1.33 1.88 0.82 76.1% 85.9 MPH 4.46 6.08 .260
Career     908 25 944.7 7.60 3.32 2.29 1.31 71.5% 4.32 4.55 .288

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Eddie Guardado: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Guardado agreed to a minor league contract with Washington that includes an invitation to spring training, the Associated Press reports.

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Washington is close to signing Guardado to a contract, MLB.com reports.

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Guardado has filed for free agency.

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Guardado indicated that he may retire following the season, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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As expected, Guardado (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Guardado (knee) has resumed throwing from the mound, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Guardado has been placed on the 15-day DL with knee inflammation, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Guardado stayed at home Wednesday because he had the flu, the Associated Press reports.

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Guardado's contract was purchased by the Rangers on Sunday.

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Guardado (shoulder) will appear in a minor league game on Saturday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Guardado (shoulder) could return to game action as early as Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Eddie Guardado.

2010

Guardado wiill try to win a job as a set-up man with the Nationals this spring. At age 39 and coming off a mediocre season with Texas, the odds are long he'll have viable fantasy value in most leagues.

2009

Guardado rebounded from missing most of two seasons due to Tommy John surgery to become a productive member of Texas' bullpen before struggling after being traded to Minnesota. Guardado parlayed a strong first half with Texas (2.88 ERA) into a brief stint as the team's closer before he was traded to the Twins to help an ailing bullpen. However, he wasn't what the Twins needed as he quickly gave up five runs in his first 3.1 innings and was subsequently moved to mop-up duty. Guardado faded in the second half as a poor strikeout rate (5.11 K/9IP) and mediocre control (28:17 K:BB ratio) caught up with him. He can still be effective against left-handed hitters (.628 OPS against), so he'll likely work in a set-up role in his second stint with the Rangers. However, at age 38, his days as a closer are over.

2008

It's hard to derive anything substantive from Guardado's results on the field, given the small sample size in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. That said, don't invest any sort of confidence that Guardado will be able to fully recover and inherit a viable role. He doesn't strike out as many batters, he gives up too many flyballs and he has had a pretty bad platoon split the last couple of seasons.

2007

Guardado's effectiveness has been reduced to the point where he should only face lefties. Right-handed hitters tuned up Guardado at a .324/.391/.637 pace, with nine homers allowed in 102 at-bats. He'll miss at least part of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

2006

Guardado pitched through a torn rotator cuff to save 36 games for the Mariners last season. He converted a club-record 27 consecutive games before tiring down the stretch, allowing 11 of his 17 earned runs in the last six weeks of the season. The Mariners exercized their club option in the offseason to bring Guardado back for $6.25 million, a hefty sum for a 35-year-old reliever with a torn rotator cuff. But if he stays healthy, Guardado should again be a reliable closer, even if he's not exactly Everyday Eddie anymore.

2005

Guardado's 2004 ended in July with a torn rotator cuff. He injured his knee in spring training and that probably caused him to overcompensate with his shoulder. He had surgery to repair the knee, during which doctors removed an inch-long piece of cartilage that had been jammed in the back of it. The shoulder, however, didn't require surgery and Guardado should be ready for spring training. With some good health and a better Mariners team providing more opportunities, Guardado should be a good source of saves.

2004

Guardado has cemented his status as a potential elite closer after his second solid year as the Minnesota closer, though his role with the Mariners is less certain at this point. He's slated to set-up up Kaz Sasaki, but if Sasaki goes down or is ineffective, he could wind up the closer. He might be third in the pecking order, though, behind Shigetoshi Hasegawa, who closed last season. Guardado's outstanding control made opposing hitters have to earn their way on base. The result was a second season of a strong save percentage with just four blown saves in 45 chances. However, the one knock on "Everyday Eddie" is that he wasn't used in many tough situations, leaving the dirty work to LaTroy Hawkins. Guardado was never brought-in with the tying runner on base and 68% of his saves were an inning or less without the tying run ever at-bat. He may be forced to face tougher situations next season.

2003

”Everyday” Eddie made a smooth transition to the closer job in his first full season in the role and led the AL in saves. Guardado showed great control with just 18 walks and 70 strikeouts in 67 innings. The emergence of J.C. Romero as a left-handed setup man allowed Guardardo to be used exclusively in the closer role. With the Twins set for another strong year, he should post 35-plus saves once again.