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For the sixth time this year, Jose Guillen was hit by a pitch and he reacted by blaming his teammates.

Updated: June 1, 2004, 4:06 PM ET
By Jim Baker

American League
Anaheim Angels: For the great majority of us who have never taken a major league fastball to any part of our anatomies, we probably think that Jose Guillen was overreacting when he lost his composure in the Angels clubhouse on Monday night. For the sixth time this year, Guillen was hit by a pitch and he reacted by blaming his teammates for not protecting him. "I'm giving everything I've got & and I'm not getting any help from nobody," he yelled. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Angels clubhouse of recent years has been bereft of a speak-first, think-later personality like Guillen's and it's taking some getting used to. General manager Bill Stoneman feels they don't need to resort to outright retaliation. "We want our pitchers to pitch aggressively, and that means to both sides of the plate, but we're not in the business of throwing at hitters. That's not us," he told DiGiovanna.

Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer's road back from knee surgery makes a stop in Fort Myers, Florida tonight where he will be the designated hitter in a Florida State League game. Mauer caught nine innings in an extended spring training game. Mauer could be back with the big club by June 1. Injured third baseman Corey Koskie (strained sternum) played in the same game reports La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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