May 16, 2009 at 4:41 PM
According to PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard, the Red Sox have come to terms with outfielder Freddy Guzman on a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket, just five days after he was released by the Seattle Mariners. Guzman had been hitting just .214/.244/.310 with 4 steals in 13 games for Tacoma at the time of his release. He is best known for his speed on the basepaths, having led the International League in stolen bases last year with 56 in 101 games while playing for the Toledo. He hit a combined .272/.337/.394 with 5 home runs, 60 RBI and 71 steals between two minor league levels in 2008. Back in 2003, he led all of minor league baseball with 90 stolen bases across three levels. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Padres in 2001, Guzman owns a career .275/.351/.368 line with 46 triples, 18 home runs, and 402 steals in 696 minor league games. To make room on the Pawtucket roster, Boston traded outfielder Jeff Corsaletti to Pittsburgh. Corsaletti was struggling in limited playing time with the PawSox, and has the potential to thrive in a new organization.