Guzman: ‘It felt better when it hit the pole’
Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman was demoted before Tuesday’s game in Seattle.
Guzman, who is batting .193 with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 2019, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room for Pedro Payano, who was called up to pitch Tuesday night against the Mariners.
Guzman, 24, has started 56 games at first base where he has excelled defensively. But his offense has lagged and he was the odd man out.
The only player on the roster with a lower OBP is Odor at .256. Mazara is third-worst at .316. Mazara and Odor are tied for the team lead with 52 RBIs.