Cubs, Angel Guzman Agree on 1-Year Deal – Wrigley Field 11/6/10

Posted on 06 November 2010 by Lou

The Cubs and Angel Guzman have agreed upon a minor league contract and an invitation to Spring Training 2011.  Guzman had a productive 2009 in which he appeared in 55 games as a reliever.  That was a career-high number of appearances for Guzman as he posted a nifty 2.95 ERA and served as a valuable member of the Cubs bullpen.  That effort took its toll on Guzman, however, as he suffered a season-ending injury in Spring Training 2010.  He underwent career-threatening arthroscopic surgery to insert several pins into his right shoulder to repair a torn ligament.  It’s unclear how effective Guzman will be by February, but he has clearance from doctors to be ready for Spring Training.

Guzman had a ton of potential, but injuries continued to stunt his growth and knock him out of the major league ranks.  We’ll keep you posted how his off-season program is going or if Guzman suffers any other setbacks during the winter…

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