Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:31:46 -0700
The Texas Rangers are refusing to part with INF Jurickson Profar in any potential deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for a starting pitcher. However, the names of prospects such as 1B Ronald Guzman and SP Yohander Mendez have reportedly been discussed.
Fantasy Tip: The Rangers have been linked to Rays SP Matt Moore and Jake Odorizzi for a while but want to keep the 23-year-old Profar, who is batting .298 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 43 games. He should be owned in all leagues due to his versatility and upside and should see a great deal of playing time over the next few weeks with OF Shin-Soo Choo (back) and 1B Prince Fielder (neck) on the DL. Guzman is a 21-year-old left-handed hitter who is batting .300 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI for Class AA Frisco and Mendez is a 21-year-old lefty who is 9-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 16 starts at three different minor league levels this season, with 89 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings. Both players should be monitored in AL-only and dynasty formats.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:41:51 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Ronald Guzman has cleared all of his legal issues in the Dominican Republic and is expected to report on time to camp with the rest of the minor leaguers next month.
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:42:52 -0800
Texas Rangers minor league 1B Ronald Guzman has been barred from leaving the Dominican Republic after he was involved in an accident which left one person dead. Guzman was uninjured after the SUV he was driving collided with a motorcycle earlier this week, killing 27-year-old motorcyclist Eleazar Garcia. According to a private investigation conducted by Guzman's lawyer, Garcia had been driving without a license, was uninsured and intoxicated. Authorities have six months to complete an investigation of the incident.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:16:16 -0800
Texas Rangers OFs Ronald Guzman and Nomar Mazara were among 20 of the team's top minor league prospects taking part in an early minicamp.
Mon, 04 Jul 2011 23:24:42 -0700
The Texas Rangers have signed OF Nomar Mazara and OF Ronald Guzman, who reside in the Dominican Republic. Mazara, who is 16, has a $5 million signing bonus while Guzman's is closer to $3.5 million. The team would not confirm the signings. General manager Jon Daniels said signings are not confirmed until players sign contracts and pass physicals.