The Yankees introduced that they’ve designated first baseman Ronald Guzmán for project. Josh Donaldson was activated from the paternity checklist in a corresponding transfer.
Guzmán, 27, was simply chosen to the roster a number of days in the past to offer the Yanks another choice at first base when Anthony Rizzo went on the injured checklist. Since then, the membership additionally positioned DJ LeMahieu on the IL, additional depleting the depth chart at first. The beginning at that place has gone to Marwin Gonzalez in every of the previous three video games in addition to immediately, indicating the Yankees are evidently happy sufficient together with his efficiency to let Guzmán go. Guzmán acquired six plate appearances in his quick time on the roster however went hitless whereas putting out in 5 of them.
Regardless of that poor exhibiting in a really small pattern, Guzmán was having a significantly better season previous to his call-up. In 90 Triple-A video games this yr, he’s hit 12 dwelling runs whereas strolling in 11.8% of his plate appearances, resulting in a .260/.357/.466 batting line that quantities to a 119 wRC+. The strikeouts have been current there as properly, nevertheless, as he went down on strikes 27.6% of the time.
Because the commerce deadline has handed, the Yankees will positioned Guzmán on waivers within the coming days. He has over three years of MLB service time, that means he would have the correct to reject an outright project and elect free company. Ought to any crew resolve to place in a declare, he will be retained for an additional three seasons through arbitration.
Marly Rivera of ESPN reported Guzmán’s DFA earlier than the official announcement.