Yankees: Why did NYY sign first baseman Ronald Guzman even though he had better options?

Maybe the New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashmanhad a memory in his mind of that game of three home runs at Yankee Stadium (2018) when signing the lanky Dominican Ronald GuzmanOr maybe the club is simply taking a flyer from a minor league deal to see if Guzman can unlock his potential in a new environment.

If he performs well in spring training, Guzman’s 6-foot-3, 225-pound, left-handed bat could buy him playing time on a Yankees roster packed with right-handed hitters:

In theory, Guzmán, 27, could work as a complement to right-handed hitter Luke Voit at first baseOr Guzman could take a few at-bats at DH when Giancarlo Stanton is in the outfield.

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In his career, Guzman has only played two games at DH and even has two in left field, which were last year. At first base he has participated in 226 contests and his fielding average there is very good: .993 (12 errors in 1,759 chances).

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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Yankees: Why did NYY sign first baseman Ronald Guzman even though he had better options?