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Cristian Guzman | Shortstop

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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Indians released INF Cristian Guzman.
Guzman was never a realistic consideration to make the team and a recent hamstring injury pretty much sealed it. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer hears that the Phillies could have interest, as they are known to be in the market for infield depth. Wed, Mar 28, 2012 11:23:00 AM

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Indians manager Manny Acta said Cristian Guzman is ''day-to-day'' with right hamstring tightness.

Guzman came up limping after rounding second base on a single by Shin-Soo Choo in Friday's game against the Angels. The injury is not considered to be serious. He is expected to be reevaluated by the Indians' training staff Saturday.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 09:33:00 AM

Cristian Guzman exited Friday's game against the Angels with an apparent leg injury.

Guzman, a non-roster invitee, came up limping after rounding second base on a single by Shin-Soo Choo. Stay tuned for an update on his status.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:19:00 PM

Indians signed INF Cristian Guzman to a minor leauge contract.

Guzman sat out for the entire 2011 season due to family issues and batted just .266/.311/.337 for the Nationals and Rangers in 2010. He's merely infield depth.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Free agent infielder Cristian Guzman plans to sit out the first half due to family issues.

Guzman's agent, Stanley King, added that if the issues weren't resolved in a timely fashion, his client wouldn't play at all this season. Guzman, 32, has received sparse interest on the open market after producing a .266/.311/.337 batting line over 365 at-bats for the Nationals and Rangers last season. King did say that his client was offered a job by two NL teams this spring, but Guzman decided a couple days ago that he didn't want to play yet.
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 07:37:00 PM

Cristian Guzman will be left off the Rangers' playoff roster.

Guzman, 32, hit just .152/.204/.174 with one extra-base hit and one RBI in 46 at-bats for the Rangers after heading over from Washington at the trade deadline. Texas has far better backup infield options.
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 09:48:00 AM

Rangers activated INF Cristian Guzman from the 15-day disabled list.

Guzman will serve as middle infield depth for the Rangers down the stretch. He went 4-for-13 with three RBI in four Double-A rehab games.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 04:10:00 PM

Cristian Guzman (quad) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

Guzman was 4-for-13 (.308) with three RBI over four games with Double-A Frisco. Like his teammate Ian Kinsler, Guzman was expected to play with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, however the team's double-header was rained out. Guzman has been sidelined since August 14 due to a strained quadriceps muscle.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 01:12:00 AM

Cristian Guzman (quad) was able to take part in running drills Saturday.

Rangers manager Ron Washington will wait to see how Guzman progresses before determining whether the infielder will be able to return from the DL when eligible on August 29. "He started running yesterday, so we'll just see how he progresses and take it from there," Washington said. "It's hard for me to say, because I don't know what his progress is going to be." The manager added that a rehab assignment for Guzman is likely.
Sun, Aug 22, 2010 02:54:00 PM

Rangers placed 2B Christian Guzman on the 15-day disabled list with sore quadriceps.

Once he returns, rosters will have expanded and there will be plenty of options even if Ian Kinsler is not quite ready. It's hard to imagine any fantasy relevance here.
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 07:13:00 PM

Evan Grant is reporting that Christian Guzman will be placed on the 15-day disabled for his sore quadriceps.

Rangers fans will not have to suffer through Guzman's limp at-bats much this year, it seems. In two weeks, Ian Kinsler may be ready to return and render him irrelevant. Guzman is a dropper in all fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 06:58:00 PM

Christian Guzman missed his second straight game on Saturday due to a tight quadriceps muscle.

Guzman has not taken to his new team and is already scheduling sessions with the hitting coach to 'break his swing down.' Since he has no power, and Ian Kinsler coming to take his job at some point, a nagging injury to his legs makes him droppable in most leagues.
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 06:32:00 PM

Cristian Guzman is likely to be back in the lineup Saturday after not starting Friday's contest.

He did pinch-run and later struck out Friday, lowering his average with the Rangers to .088. Ian Kinsler looks to be a couple weeks away still, so Texas is hoping Guzman can pick it up at the plate in the meantime.
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 11:27:00 AM

Rangers acquired infielder Cristian Guzman and cash from the Nationals for RHP Ryan Tatusko and RHP Tanner Roark.

A solid deal for the Rangers, who pick up much-needed infield depth at a minimal cost. Guzman had 10-and-5 rights but green-lighted the trade. He does have fantasy value over the next few weeks, because he's expected to start at second baseman while Ian Kinsler is on the disabled list. Guzman hit .282/.327/.361 in 89 games for the Nationals.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 03:22:00 PM

The Rangers have acquired Cristian Guzman from the Nationals for prospects, according to's Bill Ladson.

The Nationals definitely wanted to shed either Guzman or Adam Kennedy before the deadline. They're probably picking up the approx. $3 million that Guzman was still owed in order to make this happen. Guzman can fill in at second base for now and then slide into a utility role once Ian Kinsler returns. The Nats will go with Kennedy at second and Ian Desmond at short for the rest of the year.
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 03:16:00 PM

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