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Jesus Guzman | First Baseman

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

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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 MLBTradeRumors.com 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

Jesus Guzman slugged a pinch-hit grand slam off Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth inning on Saturday.

Guzman’s blast pulled the Friars even with the Rays at 6-6, though they would end up blowing the game in the ninth inning. Guzman still has a disappointing .236/.300/.345 batting line with one homer and six RBI on the season. He remains a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Sat, May 11, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Jesus Guzman is in the Padres' starting lineup on Friday and will be making his first career start at third base.

With Cody Ransom designated for assignment, it appears that manager Bud Black will give Guzman an opportunity to serve in a platoon role at third base until Chase Headley returns. Guzman played 46 games at third base at the Triple-A level in 2011.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Jesus Guzman went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

Guzman is expected to open the 2013 season as a backup to Yonder Alonso at first base and as insurance at both corner outfield spots. The 28-year-old hit .247/.319/.418 with nine homers and 48 RBI in 120 games last summer.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 06:03:00 PM

Jesus Guzman went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer versus the Rockies on Saturday.

Guzman has done an excellent job as a platoon player, with a .306 average, four homers and 16 walks in 112 at-bats against southpaws this season. He doesn't have much defensive value, so he probably wouldn't be very valuable in an expanded role. He's an asset as is, though.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 12:56:00 AM

Jesus Guzman went 3-for-4 and hit his fifth and sixth homers of the season Wednesday against the Giants.

Guzman is getting a bit more playing time of late, and he's now 10-for-27 with four homers this month. He may be a liability defensively in the outfield, but the Padres might want to keep sneaking him in there as long as he's hot.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 07:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Anthony Bass
4Matt Albers
5Tony Sipp
6Josh Fields
7Darin Downs
8Jose Veras
9Josh Zeid
10Jake Buchanan
11Jose Cisnero