Ronald Guzman (29) challenges the double career of pitching.
According to CBS Sports of the United States on the 5th (Korean time), Guzman was included in the list of invited players for the spring camp of the San Francisco Giants. What draws attention is the position. Guzman, who played 1,823 MLB careers and 1/3 innings as a first baseman, was named a ‘two-way player’ who combines pitcher and hitter, not first baseman. 메이저놀이터
Guzman, from the Dominican Republic, debuted in the big leagues in 2018 and played 246 games in his career. His batting average was 0.225 (167 hits in 743 at-bats) with 31 home runs and 104 RBI. He also hit double-digit home runs in 2018 and 2019. He is also a teammate of Choo Shin-soo (now SSG Landers) during his Texas Rangers days. However, since 2020, his number of appearances has decreased, and last year he only appeared in 3 games for the New York Yankees. He joined San Francisco on an off-season minor league contract, and it gave him a new challenge.
Guzman has no experience in an official game as a pitcher. However, in the pitching video released on the day, he recorded a fastball of 96 miles (154.5 km/h), a slider of 92 miles (148.1 km/h), and a changeup of 84 miles (135.2 km/h) with his left hand, showing his ‘restraint competitiveness’.