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Royals' Jose Guillen Is 'Day-To-Day' After Injury, No Tear In The Quad

The Royals received a scare on Tuesday night when their home run and RBI leader Jose Guillen hit into a double play against the Mariners.

That part's not so bad. The fact that he came up limping as he ran to first is. He hobbled his way to first base and was helped off the field by a Royals trainer.

He left the game and didn't return.

Royals manager Ned Yost described Guillen as "day-to-day" after the game.

Royals manager Ned Yost said that there was apparently no tear in Guillen's quadriceps and that his availability was day-to-day. But Yost said the team expected to learn more about the injury on Wednesday.

That there's no tear likely limits the amount of time he'd miss but quadriceps injuries can occasionally be just enough to annoy you but not enough to keep you out of the game.

Guillen is reportedly on the trade block, and an injury would diminish his value since teams would be taking on a half-season rental player. Guillen recently suggested the Royals may not be interested in trading him if they keep up the pace they've been on.

The Royals have won nine of 12 games and are currently eight games out of first place. It may seem a bit much to be talking about the division title, but the White Sox were down and out just a month before going on a tear. They are now one game out of first place.

Even losing Guillen could be a blessing in disguise, according to some. That could mean calling up talented minor leaguer Kila Ka'aihue, who has been tearing it up recently.

The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger had a good one recently and something that has definitely crossed the minds of Royals fans:

It would be just the Royals way to hang close enough to not trade away Hose/Pods/etc and finish the season 76-86 w/ no better feel for Kila

That would be their luck.