Freddy Guzman in, Eric Hinske out for Yankees
Guzman appeared in just 10 games for the Yankees during the regular season, batting seven times. But he stole four bases, and Girardi planned to use him as pinch runner, when necessary, against the Angels.
"We thought we could use another speed guy in this round," he said. "We've had some success doing those type of things late in games. And in a seven-game series, we felt that it could come up late in games."Hinske played in 93 regular-season games, hitting .242 with eight homers and 25 RBIs. But he did not see action in the series with Minnesota.
-- Kevin Baxter