Lone Star Dugout Video: Guzman & Mazara (5/8)
First baseman Ronald Guzman and right fielder Nomar Mazara, who received approximately $8.4 million combined in bonus money on July 2 last year, are currently playing at extended spring training in Arizona. Guzman will play the entire season at 17 years of age, and Mazara turned 17 on April 26.
The extended spring schedule is approximately halfway finished, leading up to the start of short-season ball. Some of the players will be assigned to short-season Spokane, while others will remain in Surprise for the rookie-level Arizona League in June.
Facing the Cincinnati Reds' extended spring club on Tuesday, Guzman went 0-for-2 with a walk and two flyouts to left field. Mazara was 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.
The following video shows both prospects' at-bats in the contest, which the Surprise Rangers won 6-1. The first two at-bats for both players came against 2011 Reds first-round selection (#27 overall) Robert Stephenson. The right-hander featured a fastball that sat between 92-94 mph in addition to a curveball and a changeup.
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