Guzman, Burnett still ailing
Cristian Guzman most likely will not play shortstop the rest of the year because of a tender right shoulder. He most likely will come off the bench. Riggleman recently said that Guzman has been playing with the bad shoulder for at least a month.
This is not the first time Guzman has had shoulder problems. He missed the entire 2006 season because of a tear inside the shoulder, an injury many believe surfaced when he was a member of the Twins.
Left-hander Sean Burnett most likely is out for the season. He still has the left thumb contusion suffered last month against the Brewers.
Burnett hurt the thumb in the seventh inning on Aug. 23 trying to field a groundball hit by Milwaukee’s Felipe Lopez.
Burnett, who never went on the DL because of the injury, believes rest will make it better.
“It’s a lingering problem and it hasn’t gotten any better since I got hit ,” Burnett said recently. “It wasn’t that hard of a hit ball. It’s just something that didn’t get any better. At times it has gotten worse. It just hasn’t come along like I thought it would, but I’ve been going out there as much as possible.”