11/11/09 3:14 PM EST
Guzman, Towers opt for free agency
Former Yankees had been outrighted to Minor Leagues
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
Guzman played for four different organizations in 2009 and was dealt from the Orioles to the Yankees in September. In 10 games for New York, he went 1-for-6 with an RBI and four stolen bases. The 28-year-old got one plate appearance -- a strikeout -- in the American League Championship Series against the Angels.
Towers signed with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in May after his release from the Nationals. While there, he went 7-6 with a 3.05 ERA in 20 games (18 starts). The 32-year-old finished making two regular-season appearances for the Yanks, giving up two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings for a 3.38 ERA.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.