Gay Ballplayer: There™s a popular rumor floating around Major League Baseball about a pretty talented youngster who may or may not be close to coming out of the closet. But we should add that the chatter, while still in its infancy, is growing louder despite evidence that could be described as flimsy at best.The Big Lead, June 18, 2009

With all due respect, this doesn’t qualify as a popular rumor, nor does this.

On the other hand, TBL did specify this closeted ballpalyer is a “talented youngster”, so at least we have have semi-reliable confirmation of Eddie Guardado’s heterosexuality.