Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU 2 Months
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU 3 Months
Astros acquired 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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU 8 Months
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU 8 Months
Jesus Guzman went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Padres' loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
Gumzan'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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU 10 Months
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU 11 Months
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU Feb 23 '13
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU Sep 16 '12
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU Jul 25 '12
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.
Jesus Guzman 1B/LF HOU Jun 25 '12
Jesus Guzman singled and launched a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Astros.
Guzman's two-out shot in the eighth inning briefly put the Pads ahead before they coughed up the lead in the bottom of the frame. They wound up winning in extras, with Carlos Quentin doubling in Chase Headley to score the winner. Guzman is batting just .241 with two dingers this season.