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Ronald Guzmán

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Ronald Enmanuel Guzman Rodriguez

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 225 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ronald Guzman made his major league debut for the Texas Rangers on April 13, 2018, being inserted at first base in the starting line-up against the Houston Astros after Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor had both been placed on the disabled list the day before. He collected his first career hit that day, then on April 14th, connected for his first career homer, a solo shot off Brad Peacock in the 8th inning that tied the game at 5. He then drove in the game-winning run in the 10th with an infield single with the bases loaded off Will Harris. On August 10th, he became the first rookie ever to have a three-homer game against the New York Yankees as he led the Rangers to a 12-7 win over the "Bronx Bombers". All three were solo shots, the first two off Masahiro Tanaka and the third against A.J. Cole. 6 of his 12 homers to that point had been hit against New York. He hit .235 with 16 homers and 58 RBIs in 123 games, for an OPS+ of 88.

His rookie season was his busiest in the majors, as he gradually lost playing time after that. In 2019, he hit .219 in 87 games, with 10 homers and 36 RBIs, with his OPS+ falling further, to 81. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he appeared in 26 games, getting 78 at-bats, and hitting .244 with 4 homers and 9 RBIs. His OPS_-+ was up to 105, but in a very small sample size. He then appeared in only 10 major league games over the next two seasons, 7 with the Rangers in 2021 and 3 more with the New York Yankees, who had signed him as a free agent, in 2022. He was just 1 for 16 over those two stints. A torn meniscus in his right knee ended his season early the first year, and in the second year, he was a regular in AAA with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, hitting .255 in 105 games with 16 homers and 53 RBIs.

He moved to the San Francisco Giants organization in 2023, with the ambition of becoming a two-way player, but he hardly played when a left forearm strain ended his season in spring training, but not before he had hit 98 mph on the radar gun. 2024 saw him head to spring training with another team, this time the Baltimore Orioles, with which he had signed a minor league deal, while concentrating solely on pitching.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jake Rill: "Slugger-turned-fireballer eyes role in O's bullpen", mlb.com, February 25, 2024. [1]

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