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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The Anaheim have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder . The two-year deal includes a club option for the 2006 season. Guillen split the 2003 campaign with Cincinnati and Oakland, finishing with a combined batting average of .311, 31 home runs and 86 runs batted in. It was his best season in seven big league years.

The acquired Guillen just before the trade deadline and he struggled somewhat in 45 games, batting only .265 with eight homers and 23 RBI. In 91 games with the he hit .337 with 23 homers and 63 runs batted in.

Guillen was bothered by a broken bone in his left hand throughout late September, forcing him to miss five games, and he played through the injury during the post-season. Despite the pain, he played in four of the five games in the AL Division Series against Boston and hit .545, collecting five hits in 11 at-bats.

The 27-year-old native of the Dominican Republic began his major league career with Pittsburgh in 1997 and made a major impact with 14 homers and 70 RBI in 143 games.

The traded him to Tampa Bay during the 1999 season. He joined Arizona as a free agent for the start of the 2002 campaign, but was released in July. Colorado signed him later that month, but he played only five games in the minors before being released again.

Cincinnati picked him up in late August and he remained with the until the trade to Oakland.

In 750 career major league games, Guillen has hit .270 with 83 home runs and 354 RBI.

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