Texas Rangers prospect ordered to stay in the Dominican Republic


Texas Rangers top prospect first baseman, who played with low-A Hickory Crawdads for the past two season was recently involved in an accident where his SUV struck a motorcycle killing the rider this past week.  The accident happened around 1 am and it was reported that Guzman had not be drinking prior to the accident.  Reports also state that the motorcyclist may have caused the wreck by failing to stop at a traffic light.

Here is a picture of Ronald Guzman‘s SUV that was involved in the accident earlier this week.

Guzman was held until he could be seen by a judge, but was not arrested for the accident.  He was released Friday morning after seeing the judge, but had to put down $13,500 for his release and was barred from leaving the Dominican Republic.    Currently the Dominican Republic National Police are investigating the accident and need Guzman around for question until the investigation has been completed. The attorney for Ronald Guzman issued a press release after his release.

Second page of the press release.

Luckily for Guzman spring training is still several months away to allow him plenty of time to address this matter.  Hopefully the issue will be resolve in a positive manner for both Guzman and the family of the motorcyclist, at least the best it can consider the circumstances.

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Guzman hit .218/.283/.330/ .613 with 32 doubles, 6 home runs and 63 RBI over 118 games/445 at-bats last season in low-A ball with the Hickory Crawdads.