Not Rewarded: Ronald Guzman
Unfortunately, Ronald Guzman’s short 2021 season with Texas Rangers didn’t go so well
We could’ve gone with a number of different candidates for this slide. And none of them would have given us any joy in writing about them this way.
From the deep struggles of Khris Davis to Kohei Arihara’s shoulder injury and even Kyle Gibson’s brief IL stint, there has been plenty that has gone awry this season for the Rangers.
But perhaps no player had a more disappointing end to his season (very prematurely) than Ronald Guzman.
The Condor flourished in spring training coming off a winter league season in which he tore up the Dominican League on his way to MVP there
Guzman ultimately made the roster with Nate Lowe because of his stellar camp. Unfortunately, his second Rangers chance fell short with a gruesome knee injury suffered while playing left field in Tampa Bay in April. The injury will sideline him the rest of 2021.
It’s truly a sad story, as the Condor had been one of the highlights of an otherwise mundane spring training and looked poised for a breakout 2021 campaign.
Here’s hoping he heals quickly and finds his footing in MLB again sooner rather than later.