Angels OF Jose Guillen said he still feels emotional pain from being suspended the last eight games of the regular season and being dropped from the playoff roster.
Guillen threw a tantrum in the dugout and clubhouse after being removed for a pinch runner on Sept. 25. In a grievance settlement, he agreed to allow the Angels to withhold two days' pay.
"I'm still hurting from all that happened and was said that day," Guillen said yesterday in a phone interview from Miami. "I'm just trying to look ahead and continue with my career."
Guillen hit .294 with 27 homers and a career-high 104 RBI. He is owed $3.5 million next season and the Angels, who were swept by Boston in the first round of the playoffs, are likely to trade him.
Guillen said he would like to return to the Angels.
"First we would have to sit down and clear up everything that happened leading to my suspension," he said.
* TORRES EARNS A RAISE: Pirates reliever Salomon Torres' two-year contract will pay him $2.6 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus.
The Pirates' setup man will make $1 million in 2005 -- a $250,000 raise from last season, when he was among the NL's most-used relievers -- and $1.4 million in 2006.
* TEXAS SIGNS BROCAIL: Doug Brocail became the first of the 207 free agents to sign, returning to the Rangers for a $1 million, one-year contract. The 37-year-old right-hander was 4-1 with one save and a 4.13 ERA in 43 games, finishing with 162/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
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