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Ronald Guzman: Time up with Rangers
Guzman (knee) elected free agency Friday after being outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster, independent baseball journalist Jeff Wilson reports.
Guzman is still arbitration eligible, but he's accrued enough minor-league seasons to elected free agency when removed from the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old played in only seven games during 2021 due to a torn meniscus and the necessary surgery, but he should be healthy for spring training.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Participates in baseball activities
Guzman (knee) hit in the batting cage Friday and could start taking live batting practice as early as next week, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.
While Guzman was deemed done for the year after suffering a torn right meniscus in April, his resumption of baseball activities is an encouraging sign with regards to him being fully ready for spring training next February.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Transferred to 60-day IL
Guzman (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
Guzman's shift to the 60-day IL is simply procedural, as the 26-year-old is slated to miss the remainder of the 2021 season after he underwent surgery on his torn meniscus Wednesday. The move will clear up a spot on the 40-man roster for Hyeon-Jong Yang, whose contract was selected by the Rangers after Leody Taveras was sent down Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Set for season-ending surgery
Guzman will undergo surgery on his torn meniscus Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.
Guzman's season appeared to be at risk when he was diagnosed with a meniscus cartilage tear after being carted off the field back on April 12. He'll be out of action until next season, at which point he'll be a 27-year-old with a career 84 wRC+ looking to recover from major surgery. Nate Lowe should be the Rangers' clear top first baseman for the rest of the year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Lands on IL with knee injury
Guzman was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a meniscus cartilage tear in his right knee.
This was anticipated after Guzman needed to be carted off after injuring himself in the outfield Monday. There has not been any timeline offered for his return, but it's quite possible we won't see Guzman back in game action until 2022.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Carted off with knee injury
Guzman left Monday's game with a right knee injury, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers announced that it is indeed a knee injury for Guzman and that he's still being evaluated after the 26-year-old was carted off the field Monday. A first baseman by trade, Guzman was making his first career start in left field and got hurt avoiding a collision on the first ball hit to him.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Carted off field Monday
Guzman had to be carted off the field Monday with an apparent leg injury, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Making his first career start in left field, Guzman got a late break on a flyball and ended up dodging to avoid a collision with his teammates. He pulled up, had to be carted off and got into a wheelchair upon leaving the field. Eli White replaced Guzman in the game.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Makes second start
Guzman started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Guzman, who made his second start in five games, launched his first homer, his lone hit over nine at-bats. He challenged for the starting first base job that eventually went to Nate Lowe, who has been the team's hottest hitter. Lowe has 14 RBI and a 1.266 OPS, so he's not going to be dislodged. That leaves a random fill-in at first base while Lowe serves as the designated hitter, which he did Tuesday, or the DH spot for Guzman. The situation is unsettled at the moment, but once Willie Calhoun (groin) and/or Khris Davis (quadriceps) return, there will be little room for Guzman. The Rangers exposed him to left field during spring training, yet there's a similar logjam there.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Wins bench spot
Guzman will make the Rangers' Opening Day roster as a backup first baseman and corner outfielder, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Guzman doesn't have a clear starting spot but should still earn the occasional opportunity. There will be extra starts available early in the season with both of the team's primary designated hitter candidates, Willie Calhoun (groin) and Khris Davis (quadriceps), set to open on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Plays right field
Guzman started in right field and went 1-for-2 with a walk in Monday's spring game against the Cubs.
This was his second spring start in the outfield; the first came in left field. Typically a first baseman, Guzman's been swinging a good bat this spring (5-for-9), making the Rangers consider keeping both him and Nate Lowe on the roster. Developing Guzman's positional flexibility would make it easier to head into the season with two first basemen.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Blasts second long ball
Guzman started at first base and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's spring game against Arizona.
Guzman is having a strong start to Cactus League play, with four hits and two home runs through seven at-bats. The Rangers presumably acquired Nate Lowe during the offseason to be the starting first baseman, but Guzman is making it difficult for the team to move on from him.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Starts in left field
Guzman made his first start in left field Wednesday and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored against the Angels, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers are exploring the possibility of rostering both Guzman and Nate Lowe, two first baseman whose presence on the roster would be redundant -- hence the need for one or both to add some versatility. Guzman has taken quickly to the outfield, per manager Chris Woodward, which raises the potential for both to make the Opening Day roster. He also has three hits, including a home run, over his first five spring at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Goes yard Tuesday
Guzman went 1-for-1 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's spring game against the White Sox.
Guzman is off to a good start with hits in each of his first two Cactus League games. He's locked in a battle with Nate Lowe for the starting first base job and is out of minor-league options. It may not be optimal for Texas to carry two first-base-only players, so spring training will likely lead to one failing to make the big-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Starts at 1B
Guzman started at first base and went 1-for-2 in Sunday's spring game against the Royals.
Guzman was given the first crack at first base, a position that will be a runoff between him and Nate Lowe. The Rangers tired of waiting for the 26-year-old to develop at the plate and acquired Lowe, but Guzman revamped his swing during the offseason and earned an MVP award at the Dominican Winter League. He brought that new swing to spring training, and the Rangers are anxious to see the outcome. Guzman's out of minor-league options, so he'll need to hit this spring if he's going to stick with the team.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Could get outfield reps
Texas manager Chris Woodward indicated that Guzman could see practice reps in right field, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Guzman is locked in a competition with Nate Lowe for the starting first base job, and it's unlikely the Rangers keep both unless each has a strong spring. In that scenario, finding a path to get both bats in the lineup would be ideal. Woodward added that plans to add to Guzman's defensive repertoire are still in the beginning stages.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Enters competition for 1B
Guzman is expected to compete with Nate Lowe for the starting job at first base, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The addition of Lowe appeared to indicate Guzman was not in the Rangers' long-term plans, but the 26-year-old Guzman is coming off a strong performance in the Dominican Winter League. He was named the league's MVP for posting a .973 OPS with five home runs and 13 RBI over 131 plate appearances. The three-year veteran has been a disappointment for Texas, failing to take hold of the first base job.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Pops game-tying homer
Guzman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Astros.
Guzman's two-out blast in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at 3-3. The Rangers would rally in the 10th inning to complete the comeback. In 24 games, Guzman has four home runs, a stolen base, nine RBI and nine runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Back in lineup
Guzman (hamstring) is starting Thursday's contest against the Astros.
Guzman missed three consecutive contests while dealing with right hamstring tightness, but he'll return for the series opener against Houston. The 25-year-old will play first base and bat seventh Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Ronald Guzman: Still absent from lineup
Guzman (hamstring) isn't starting Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Guzman left Sunday's game with right hamstring tightness, and he'll remain sidelined for the series opener against Arizona. Sherten Apostel will take over at first base Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs|
|Birthplace: La Vega, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|