*Carlos Alfonso Guillen’ was born on September 30, 1975 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela. He currently plays third baseman for the Detroit Tigers. *Minor Leagues’Carlos was signed by the Houston Astros as a non-draft amateur free agent in 1992.
1995 - GCL Astros in the Gulf Coast League 1996 - Quad City River Bandits in the Midwest League1997 - Jackson Generals in the Texas League, and then the New Orleans Zephyrs in the American Association 1998 - New Orleans Zephyrs, then the Tacoma Rainiers in the Pacific Coast League 2000 - Tacoma Rainiers2003 - Tacoma Rainiers (rehab)
Carlos was traded from the Astros to the Seattle Mariners, along with pitcher Freddy Garcia and John Halama, for Randy Johnson.
Major LeaguesCarlos made his major league debut for the Mariners on September 6, 1998.
He played for the Mariners from 1998 to 2003. At the end of the 2003 season, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers.
Carlos initially was a shortstop, but as age and injuries have slowed him down, he has switched positions, and is currently at third base.
PersonalCarlos and his wife Amelia have two sons and a daughter.