Despite those solid numbers, Guillen was left off of the Giants World Series roster. It seemed to be no great mystery why. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the media Guillen had a neck injury. Another report—one that was quickly forgotten—was that Bochy kept Guillen off the Giants roster because Guillen was under investigation for performance-enhancing drugs. That rumor is suddenly gaining legs. In , Guillen was supposed to miss the first 15 games of the season due to a suspension for breaking the MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy. When the MLB released the controversial "Mitchell Report" prior to the season, Guillen and all of the other players named as being associated with, or known to have used, performance-enhancing drugs were let off the proverbial hook. Selig was not about to retroactively punish players for past indiscretions.
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On November 27, , after two injury-plagued seasons with the Devil Rays, the team released him. He played in only 54 games for the Diamondbacks before being released on July 22, While he was hitting home runs in , he was not taking many walks. In , he hit. In April, he batted. The Nationals were impressed and on April 29, they exercised his option for On June 14, , the Nationals began a three-game series against the Angels, who were still helmed by Mike Scioscia. However, the tensions below the surface were exposed when, during the second game of the series, Angels pitcher Brendan Donnelly was found with illegal substances on his glove. Donnelly was ejected from the game, and Scioscia came out of the dugout and exchanged hostile words with Nationals manager Frank Robinson , who had instigated the search of Donnelly's glove. The confrontation led to both teams' benches being cleared as all of the players streamed out on to the field.