Cristian Guzman Reportedly Traded From Nationals To Rangers For Prospects

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Nationals Get Ryan Tatusko, Tanner Roark In Cristian Guzman Trade

What kind of return do you get for a veteran short-term infielder with a .687 OPS? William Ladson fills us in:

The #Nats are getting RHP Ryan Tatusko in the Cristian Guzman deal.

RHP Tanner Roark is the other pitcher going to the #Nats.

Tatusko is a 25 year old righty with a good ERA but a perilously low strikeout rate in his first exposure to AA. He's switched between the bullpen and the rotation, and doesn't look to be much of a prospect. As for Roark, he's a 23 year old who's been on the same pitching staff as Tatusko, and he's done better, with 75 strikeouts and 33 walks over 105 innings. His stuff, though, isn't exceptional, and while by and large his transition from relief to starting has been a success, he's got an uphill climb if he's ever going to make it. Not much impact potential here for the Nationals, which is about what you should expect for a guy like Cristian Guzman.

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Cristian Guzman Reportedly Traded From Nationals To Rangers For Prospects

The Nationals continued their busy Friday afternoon twirling in the Adam Dunn rumor mill with an actual trade, sending shortstop Cristian Guzman to the Rangers in exchange for prospects.

Bill Ladson first reported the deal on MLB.com, via Guzman's agent.

The move for Texas is likely in response to them placing Ian Kinsler on the 15-day DL on Thursday, especially since Guzman can play both short and second base.

Guzman is hitting .282/.327/.361 in 89 games (played at shortstop, second base and the outfield), and is in the final season of his two-year, $16 million extension. It is still unclear if the Nats would be picking up any of his salary.

For more reaction to this trade, visit our team blogs, Federal Baseball and Lone Star Ball.

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