Cristian Guzman Traded to Texas

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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.

Updates after the page break.

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.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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