Latest Update Astros activate IF/OF Jesus Guzman from the 15-day DL Tue Aug, 19, 02:43 PM
Can be a quality hitter, especially against lefties, with the ability to make consistent contact. Also, he can play a corner outfield position, as well as first base.
Flaws: : Struggles against right-handed pitching. Doesn't really have a position to call his own at the big-league level. Also, he has below-average tools across the board.
Back spasms took Guzman out earlier this month but has been lighting it up at Triple-A Oklahoma City to the tune of a .615 average with three doubles, five RBI, and a 2/3 K/BB ratio over four rehab games. He had been hitting just .200/.275/.269 over his last 60 games with the Astros this season and it looks like he'll serve in a bench role in his return. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Guzman isn't relevant even in AL-only leagues, but he could be a sneaky play against lefties in daily games.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Guzman's back has been a real issue for him, so the Astros are taking their time with him and letting him get the rest he needs. He'll come along slowly and get his work in now with a rehab assignment probably coming in about a week's time. Jon Singleton will continue to see the majority of work at first base with some DH at-bats as well.Analyst: Howard Bender
The back has been a serious issue for Guzman lately and he was forced from Friday's game because of spasms. He didn't appear in Saturday's game and the club feels he just needs to rest while on the DL to get him back to full-health. He shouldn't need more than the 15 days.Analyst: Howard Bender