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Jesus Guzman | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Astros activated 1B Jesus Guzman from the 15-day disabled list.
Guzman, out since earlier this month with back spasms, hit .615 (8-for-13) with three doubles, five RBI and a 2/3 K/BB ratio over four rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 30-year-old is batting just .200/.275/.269 over 60 games with the Astros this season and figures to serve in a bench role in his return. Aug 19 - 2:49 PM

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Jesus Guzman (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

He shouldn't need more than a few games, putting him on track for activation next week. Guzman has batted just .200/.275/.269 for the Astros this season.
Aug 13 - 11:25 AM

Astros placed 1B Jesus Guzman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 2, with back spasms.

Guzman had to be removed from Friday's game with the ailment and hasn't made enough progress since then in order to avoid a DL stint. Domingo Santana has replaced him on the roster.
Aug 3 - 10:24 AM

Jesus Guzman was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays due to back spasms.

Guzman had been 1-for-2 with an RBI single before departing. He has been abysmal at the plate this season, slashing a meager .200/.275/.269 with just eight RBI.
Aug 1 - 10:39 PM

Jesus Guzman's nightmarish 2014 season continued in Friday's loss to the Marlins, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

The main reason that Guzman has a job on the Astros bench is his ability to mash left-handed pitching, so when he fails to do that it gives cause for concern. He's hitting a mere .197/.274/.268 with two homers and seven RBI in 142 at-bats on the year.
Jul 25 - 11:22 PM

Jesus Guzman was back in the Astros' lineup on Tuesday.

Guzman had to be scratched from Sunday's contest with back discomfort. "My back is much better today, and from yesterday to today I feel way better than last week," he said Tuesday.
Jul 22 - 11:58 PM

Jesus Guzman was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back discomfort.

Consider him day-to-day for the time being. Jon Singleton took Guzman's spot at first base.
Jul 20 - 2:52 PM

Jesus Guzman got a rare start against a right-hander on Wednesday and went 3-for-4 in the shutout loss to the Nationals.

The Astros acquired Guzman to smack lefties around, but he's currently 7-for-18 against righties, compared to 6-for-38 versus southpaws. The trend doesn't figure to hold up, but with Marc Krauss proving to be a non-factor, the Astros may give Guzman more time against righties until Jon Singleton comes up.
Apr 30 - 11:25 PM

Jesus Guzman went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season against the Angels on Sunday.

Guzman was one of four Astros hitters to take Jered Weaver out on the day. Acquired from the Padres in December, Guzman should continue to get the lion's share of starts at first base going forward.
Apr 6 - 6:46 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter announced his starting lineup for Tuesday's season opener against the Yankees, and Jesus Guzman is getting the call at first base.

It's likely to be a regular arrangement when the team is facing a left-handed starter. The rest of the Astros lineup shakes out like this: Dexter Fowler CF, Robbie Grossman LF, Jose Altuve 2B, Jason Castro C, Jesus Guzman 1B, Chris Carter DH, Matt Dominguez 3B, L.J. Hoes RF, Jonathan Villar SS.
Mar 30 - 5:43 PM

Jesus Guzman went 0-for-2 on Monday and is 3-for-23 so far this spring.

The Astros probably won't be cutting Guzman after acquiring him from the Padres in December, but he's not off to the kind of start that would lead to much playing time against righties to begin the season.
Mar 17 - 3:49 PM

Astros avoided arbitration with OF/1B Jesus Guzman by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials aren't available, but Guzman will reportedly get close to the $1.3 million had projected for him. He batted .226/.297/.378 last season for the Padres and could see plenty of playing time for the Astros in 2014 after coming over via trade.
Jan 17 - 2:43 PM

Astros acquired 1B/OF Jesus Guzman from the Padres for INF Ryan Jackson.

The 29-year-old Guzman has split time between first base and corner outfield in recent years, owning a career .259/.324/.418 line over four seasons with the Padres. Jackson changes teams after being claimed off waivers from the Cardinals by the Astros earlier this offseason. The infielder slashed .278/.352/.346 with Triple-A Memphis this past season. Both players are likely destined for reserve roles with their new clubs.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Jesus Guzman had a solo homer and a two-run double versus the Brewers on Monday.

Guzman should be available in trade talks, and he's warming up at the plate now, with a .300 average and three homers in 50 at-bats this month. He can help a contender as a starter against left-handers and pinch-hitter the rest of the time.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:21:00 PM

Jesus Guzman went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Padres' loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Guzman's three-run shot in the top of the sixth inning gave San Diego a 4-3 lead, but Padres reliever Nick Vincent blew that away in the seventh. Guzman is now batting .252/.315/.424 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 67 games this season. He's not really a fantasy guy.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 07:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
Relief Pitcher
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Samuel Deduno
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero