Speed over power as Guzman replaces Hinske
In a move that emphasizes the need for speed over power, the Yankees made one change to their roster for the ALCS on Friday, adding pinch-runner Freddy Guzman and subtracting utilityman Eric Hinske.
Guzman, 28, appeared in 10 games with the Yankees after being acquired from the Orioles on Aug. 31.
Making his debut as a pinch-runner against the Angels on Sept. 14 and impressing by going quickly from first to third, Guzman batted just .167 (1-for-6) but was successful in four out of five steal attempts.
Hinske, 32, batted .226 (19-for-84) with seven home runs and 14 RBIs in 39 games with the Yankees after being acquired from the Pirates in June.