Astros Rumors: Jesus Guzman will play in Japan next season

As the Houston Astros continue to move towards respectability, it appears that Jesus Guzman will not be part of their rebuild.  Team beat writer Brian McTaggart is reporting that Guzman will not be playing for any team in the MLB next season, but instead he will be playing in Japan.  #455537146 / Jesus Guzman will play in Japan next year, for Hiroshima....
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros decline option on Albers

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have declined a $3 million team option for right-hander reliever Matt Albers. The team will pay $200,000 to buy out the contract of Albers, who appeared in eight games this year before missing the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Houston also outrighted first baseman Jesus Guzman and left-hander Rudy Owens off the team's 40-man roster. Guzman...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros activate Guzman, place Downs on 15-day DL

NEW YORK (AP) The Houston Astros have reinstated Jesus Guzman from the disabled list. In a corresponding move Tuesday, the team placed left-handed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 15, with a strained muscle on his right side. Guzman had been sidelined since Aug. 2 because of back spasms. He was expected to arrive from his minor league rehab assignment around...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs, Jesus Guzman

As the Astros prepare to start a series in New York with the Yankees, they've placed Darin Downs on the 15 day DL with a left oblique strain. Downs last pitched Thursday against Boston, pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up a run.#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns has pitched in 40 games for Houston this year, recording a 2-1 record, with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.Moving Downs...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Jesus Guzman, George Springer

Houston Astros first baseman Jesus Guzman was removed from Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with back spasms, reports Brian McTaggart of McTaggart adds that rookie outfielder George Springer is waiting to be able to run at full speed before he begins a minor league rehab assignment:#494515163 / gettyimages.comGuzman tied the game in the fourth inning...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Marc Krauss? Bring Up Singleton!

#492675127 / What ever the Astros are doing at the 1st base position is besides me. Before the season began they hosted a competition for the 1st base position and who ever won, well… they won. Those of whom came out victorious are; Marc Krauss, Chris Carter, and Jesus Guzman. Chris Carter does not belong in a farm system and I’ll leave it at that. Jesus Guzman...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros pitcher kicks liner to first base for the out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel got a lucky break when a line drive bounced off his foot and straight to first base an out during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against Seattle.It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Mariners batter James Jones hit a 1-1 pitch right at Keuchel, but the ball took the lucky bounce straight to Astros...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Pitcher Kicks Comebacker Directly Into First Baseman’s Glove (GIF)

Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel clearly can’t wait for the World Cup. The southpaw tossed a four-hitter as he threw his second complete game in three starts Sunday, and he’s on such a roll of late that he’s even making seemingly impossible plays look easy — not to mention smooth. During his team’s 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, Keuchel took a line drive off...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros slam Rangers 13-6 for Alamodome sweep

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jesus Guzman and George Springer hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, Jonathan Meyer had a grand slam in the fifth and the Houston Astros rolled to a 13-6 victory over the Texas Rangers in the Alamodome on Saturday.
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Houston Astros at Their Best

The Houston Astros are in the midst of a rebuild and no one has any expectation of the team making the playoffs. Bryan has already touched on where the Astros are expected to improve over their 51-111 2013 season, but no one wants to watch a 68-win team. How can the Astros possibly contend for a playoff spot or a World Series ring? Jeff Sullivan’s article at Fangraphs on the Marlins...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Noticeable Improvement: Realistic Expectations for the 2014 Astros

On September 29, the Yankees defeated the Astros by a score of 5-1. The Astros extended their losing streak to 15 games, and to the relief of Houstonians, the season was finally over. There is no denying that the Astros were fundamentally a bad baseball team last year. They finished the season at 51-111, a franchise worst. For the third year in a row, they were the worst club in...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Preview: Houston Astros

Last season the Houston Astros moved to the American League West from the National League Central in a move designed to give both leagues 15 teams each. Things didn’t go well for the Astros in their first season in the American League as they stumbled to a 51-111 record. Additions: Matt Albers, Jesus Guzman, Chad Qualls, Scott Feldman, Dexter Fowler, Anthony Bass, Jesse Crain and...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Game Thread #2: Black Struggles

Vic Black is 25, throws a wicked fastball, and will open the season as the closer if Bobby Parnell isn’t ready. Of course, he must do better with his control. Black blew away Astros first baseman Jesus Guzman on three pitches to close the Houston sixth, but struggled with his command as he walked the bases loaded in the seventh. Black worked one inning and threw 34 pitches. In...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros agree to terms with Guzman, Castro

The Astros said Friday they have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with All-Star catcher Jason Castro and utility player Jesus Guzman. The 26-year-old Castro hit .276 with 18 home runs and 56 RBIs in 120 games, setting single-season team records for a catcher with his homers, doubles (35), runs scored (63) and extra-base hits (54). The 29-year-old Guzman was acquired from San...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Jackson from Astros, who get Guzman

The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder-outfielder Jesus Guzman. The Astros had acquired Jackson off outright waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on Nov. 20. He played mostly shortstop and hit.278 with three home runs and 34 RBIs in 121 games for Triple-A Memphis in 2013. He made his big league debut for the Cardinals...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres acquire INF Ryan Jackson from Astros

The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder/outfielder Jesus Guzman.
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Acquire INF Ryan Jackson for Jesus Guzman

On the heels of the Benoit news, the Padres acquired minor league depth in Ryan Jackson from the Astros in exchange for fan favorite Jesus Guzman. Jackson formally a top SS prospect in the Cardinals system was claimed off waivers by the Astros last month.  Heading into 2013, Baseball America ranked Jackson as the #15 prospect in the Cardinals system. Guzman a guy that routinely...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Finds Jesus (Guzman)

In a flurry of offseason activity not seen in these parts in a few years, the Padres made two big moves today: Signing right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit and then trading 1B/OF Jesus Guzman to the Houston Astros for IF Ryan Jackson. Photo courtesy of Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE via From the press release on Jackson, 25, was recently acquired off...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Padsworthy: This General Manager’s Winter Meetings Will Break Your Heart And Touch Your Soul

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings begin today in Orlando, Florida. Traditionally, this is where Business Picks Up and general managers start Wheeling AND Dealing. However, things have kicked off a bit early this year. Robinson Cano is a Mariner, Jacoby Ellsbury is a Yankee, and the Padres have acquired The Final Piece, Seth Smith. Clearly, most of the air has been let out...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tender Mercies

Last night, the deadline to offer contracts to arbitration-eligible players came, and went.  San Diego had 10 players in this bucket, running the gambit from ‘no doubt he’ll get tendered a contract’ to ‘well, I guess we’ll see what happens’. The ten were Chase Headley, Eric Stults, Tim Stauffer, Luke Gregerson, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Everth Cabrera...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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