The Nationals continue to deal chips before the July 31 trade deadline this afternoon with news that infielder Cristian Guzman is going to the Texas Rangers in return for a few prospects.
Guzman has played in 550 games for the Nationals, second only to Ryan Zimmerman.
Guzman was also the longest tenured Nat whose service to the team had been uninterrupted. Additionally, he was on the team’s original 2005 Opening Day roster.
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Update, 4:37 p.m.: Guzman was always a 10-and-5 guy, meaning he has been playing Major League ball for 10 season, five of which were with Washington. Therefore, Guzman did have to agree to the trade.