Guzman to miss some, maybe all of season

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, Last Updated: 9:03 PM ET

VIERA, FL - Veteran infielder Cristian Guzman will sit out at least the first half of the 2011 season because of undisclosed family issues, according to his agent.

MLB.com reported that Stanley King, Guzman's agent, also indicated that if the issues are not resolved in a timely fashion, Guzman would not play at all.

King said that two unidentified National League teams expressed interest in the soon-to-be 33-year-old, who is a native of the Dominican Republic.

Guzman spent most of 2010 with the Nationals, batting .282 with two home runs and 25 runs batted in before being sent to Texas at the July 31 trade deadline. He hit .152 in 46 at-bats after the trade but did not appear at all during the Rangers' post-season run to the World Series.

He is a .271 career hitter with 62 homers, 467 RBI and 125 steals over 11 big league seasons with the Twins, Nationals and Rangers.


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