|Chicago Cubs — No. 37|
|Born: December 14, 1981 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|April 26, 2006 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Selected MLB statistics|
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Ángel Moisés Guzmán (born December 14, 1981 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in major league baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Caracas (kaˈɾakas is the Capital and largest city of Venezuela. In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Listed at 6-3 (190 cm), 195 pounds (88 kg), Guzmán bats and throws right-handed. He is the brother of Daniel Guzmán. Daniel Guzmán (born December 31, 1965 in Guadalajara is a retired Mexican professional footballer currently coach of the first division Mexican He made his major-league debut on April 26, 2006. Events 1467 - The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Guzmán began his professional career at age 18. That year, he went 1-1 with a 1. 93 ERA for La Pradera in the Venezuelan Summer League. The Venezuelan Summer League is a Minor league baseball Rookie league which operates in Carabobo and Aragua states Venezuela In 2001, he led a strong staff for the Boise Hawks, going 9-1 with a 2. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Boise Hawks are a Short-Season A classification Minor league baseball team located in Boise, Idaho. 23 ERA, 19 walks and 63 strikeouts in 77 innings pitched. He was second in the Northwest League in ERA, trailing Jesse Foppert, and he led the league in wins. The Northwest League of Professional Baseball (or simply the Northwest League) is a Short-Season A classification minor league Jesse William Foppert (pronounced /ˈfɑˌpɚt/) (born July 10, 1980 in Reading PA) is a professional Baseball player who plays He made the league All-Star team as the righty starter; the lefty was Dontrelle Willis, a teammate. Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982 in Oakland California) nicknamed "D-Train" is a Starting pitcher in the He was rated the #4 prospect in the league according to Baseball America, two spots ahead of Willis. Baseball America is a Magazine which covers Baseball at every level with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in High school, College 
Guzmán had two dominating stints in the Chicago Cubs chain in 2002, going 5-2 with a 1. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. 89 ERA for the Lansing Lugnuts and 6-2, 2. 39 with the Daytona Cubs. The Daytona Cubs are a Minor league baseball team based in Daytona Beach Florida. He was the #13 prospect in the Midwest League and #11 in the Florida State League according to Baseball America. The Midwest League is a Class A Minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. The Florida State League is a Class A Advanced Minor League Baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. In 2003, he went 3-3 with a 2. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 81 ERA for the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, striking out 87 and walking 26 in 90 innings of work. The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx are a Minor league baseball team of the Southern League and the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. He was rated the ninth-best prospect in the Southern League and picked to perform in the Futures Game but was unable to do so when he injured his right shoulder, cutting his year short. The Southern League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. The 2004 season was basically a lost one — he had a 5. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 60 ERA and 0-3 record for West Tenn and 3-1, 4. 20 for Daytona in a total of 11 starts. The next year saw even less usage as he threw in four games for the AZL Cubs (with 17 strikeouts and one walk in 12 innings pitched) and two for the Peoria Chiefs. The Arizona League Cubs are a Minor league baseball team in Mesa Arizona, USA. The Peoria Chiefs are a Class A Minor league baseball team affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, from Peoria Illinois. 
Guzmán finally made it to AAA, with the 2006 Iowa Cubs, three years after his AA debut. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A Minor league baseball team affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, that plays in the Pacific Coast League. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North He was 4-4 with a 4. 04 ERA. He also made 15 appearances in the majors in 2006 (10 of them starts) for the Cubs, going 0-6 with a 7. 39 ERA, but with more than a strikeout per inning. 
Guzmán started the 2007 season with the Cubs in the bullpen, but was sent down to the minors to gain more innings of work due to a crowded staff. He gained an opportunity when the Cubs fifth starter Wade Miller became injured on April 22nd. Wade Miller (born September 13, 1976 in Reading Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher who is currently Since the Cubs had several off-dates in their schedule, Guzmán had the opportunity for a few additional starts, but did not impress the Cubs manager Lou Piniella by pitching poorly at the AAA level. Louis Victor Piniella (pɨˈnɛlə born August 28, 1943, in Tampa Florida, United States) is the current manager of the Chicago
|“||I'm surprised this young man pitched the way he did. I was expecting six-seven innings of work, give up two or three runs, strike out a few, get his work in and get up here. A 12. 19 ERA in three starts in Triple A? I don't have an explanation for it. ||”|
Guzmán took advantage of the opportunity by giving up only one run in five innings of work against the Washington Nationals. The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D  While he did not gain the win in the Cubs 4-3 victory, it did impress Piniella.
Piniella stuck with Guzmán for three starts before targeting him as a future setup man or closer.
|“||We're going to put Guzman back in the bullpen, that is a certainty. With the leg cramps and so forth, there's no sense getting into that. Plus, he has a really nice arm. We can see this man developing into a nice late-inning pitcher for us. ||”|
Guzman has been M. I. A. for over a month now. The most recent start he has made was a one inning stint for the Arizona rookie league Cubs on July 7th. The fact that he was the starter of that game and that he pitched only one inning and hasn't been heard from since is not good news about his health.