Guzman was demoted to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Guzman has spent most of the year as the Rangers' starting first baseman but endured a tough time at the plate, hitting .193/.282/.396, numbers that better suit a backup catcher than a first baseman. Danny Santana and Logan Forsythe appear to be the primary options at first base while Guzman sorts things out in the minors.
Guzman is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Houston.
Guzman will sit for the third straight contest, and Friday's absence comes as no surprise since he is 0-for-17 in his career with 12 strikeouts against Astros starter Justin Verlander. Danny Santana will start at first base and bat second in the series opener.
Guzman is not starting Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Guzman will remain on the bench for a second straight game with another lefty in Robbie Ray starting for the Diamondbacks. Logan Forsythe is starting at first base and hitting sixth in this one.
Guzman isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Guzman will take a seat with a southpaw in Alex Young slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Danny Santana draws the start at first base and will hit sixth with Guzman out of the lineup.
Guzman is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.
Guzman sat for three out of the last four games prior to the All-Star break as well, though two of those came against left-handed starters or primary pitchers. Lefty Framber Valdez is expected start Thursday's game for Houston.
Guzman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
The Twins will be deploying a lefty (Devin Smeltzer) as their main option behind opener Kyle Gibson in the series finale, which may be a factor in why the lefty-hitting Guzman is on the bench. Since returning from the injured list in early May, Guzman is batting .205/.287/.384 across 49 games. He could be in danger of losing out on his large-side platoon duty at first base to Danny Santana, who will start in his stead Sunday.
Guzman is starting at first base and batting eighth Saturday against the Twins.
Guzman was out of the lineup both Thursday and Friday with right-handers on the mound. However, he's back in the lineup Saturday against righty Michael Pineda. Guzman is hitting .242/.317/.460 across 139 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season.
Guzman is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Minnesota.
Guzman sat versus a right-handed starter Thursday, and he'll stick on the bench Friday with left-hander Martin Perez on the mound for the Twins. The 24-year-old's .221/.307/.360 slash line since the start of June has his playing time on shaky ground. Logan Forsythe will take over at first base in the series opener.
Guzman is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.
He will give way to Danny Santana at first base, even with a right-hander in Griffin Canning on the mound for the opposition. Guzman is 0-for-10 with five strikeouts in his last three games and is batting just .221/.307/.360 with one homer since the start of June. We could see Guzman sit more frequently if he doesn't pick it up.
Guzman is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Guzman is just 6-for-45 (.133) against southpaws this season, so it does not come as much of a surprise that he is being withheld from the lineup with southpaw Brendan McKay on the bump for the Rays. Logan Forsythe will start at first base for the Rangers on Saturday.
Guzman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Guzman's absence from the lineup is more notable than normal with the Rangers facing a right-handed starting pitcher (Spencer Turnbull) in the series finale. Though he's occupied the strong side of a platoon at first base this season, Guzman could be in danger of slipping into a regular reserve role with Danny Santana raking at the plate. Santana will likely shift between first base and the keystone for the time being with both Guzman and primary second baseman Rougned Odor struggling to produce offensively.
Guzman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Tigers.
He took Daniel Stumpf deep in the sixth inning with a solo shot that proved to be the winning run, giving the Rangers a 4-0 lead at the time. It's Guzman's first long ball since May 28, and the 24-year-old is now slashing .222/.304/.449 on the year with seven homers and 24 RBI in 51 games.
Guzman went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's 7-4 win over the White Sox.
Guzman was back in the starting lineup after sustaining a minor heel injury Saturday. The first baseman, who drove in his 22nd run, is slashing .213/.299/.426 in 50 games.
Guzman (heel) is back in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Guzman left Saturday's game with heel soreness but won't wind up missing any starts. He'll bat eighth and play first base Sunday.
Guzman was removed from Saturday's win over the White Sox with heel soreness, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Guzman went 2-for-4 with a run scored prior to leaving the game following his eighth-inning groundout. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but the 24-year-old could be held out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale with a scheduled off day to follow Monday.
Guzman could be a potential roster casualty when Joey Gallo (oblique) and Hunter Pence (groin) are ready to return from the injured list, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers face a serious overcrowding situation in the outfield when Gallo and Pence return, which could happen within the next week. There will be six outfielders, seven if Danny Santana is included, for the three outfield positions and DH. One way to relieve the pressure is to relegate Guzman to the minors. He's batting just .214 with six home runs in 145 at-bats. Among first basemen with at least 150 plate appearances, his .744 OPS ranks 34th out of 44.
Guzman is not starting Wednesday against Cleveland.
Guzman has just two hits in his last seven games. Logan Forsythe will get the call at first base in his absence.
Guzman is not in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.
Guzman will give way to Logan Forsythe at first base for Thursday's series finale with a left-hander in David Price starting for the Red Sox. Since the start of June, Guzman is slashing .289/.357/.421 with five doubles, four RBI and a stolen base in 11 games.
Guzman is not in the lineup for Monday's game against Boston.
Guzman has hit .333/.394/.467 over his last nine games. Logan Forsythe will get the start at first base in his absence.
Guzman is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Oakland.
Guzman has gone 6-for-18 at the plate with a .900 OPS since the calendar flipped to June. Logan Forsythe will fill in for him at first base Friday.
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