Thursday, December 15, 2011
Dodgers invite ex-Cub Guzman to camp
Angel Guzman’s stuff was compared favorably to Carlos Zambrano's about six years ago, but injuries kept derailing the right-hander’s Chicago Cubs career.
And now his Cubs days are over. After missing all of last season with another shoulder injury, Guzman accepted a non-roster invite to Dodgers camp this season.
Beginning his career as a starter, Guzman battled injuries to even make it to the big leagues in 2006 and saw limited time for the next few seasons before having a breakout year as a reliever in 2009. He appeared in 55 games that season and had a 2.95 ERA.
Guzman was expected to compete for the setup role in 2010 but was shut down before the season began with a serious shoulder injury. That injury came after his brother died in a shooting and he suffered a knee injury that required surgery.
Guzman didn’t pitch in the major leagues last season, splitting his time in the minors between Peoria and Daytona.