Giants 'Two-Way' Player Shut Down For Weeks


Shohei Ohtani can breathe easier for a little while. The San Francisco Giants pitcher/first baseman Ronald Guzman was aiming to become baseball's next "two-way" player, as he's been working on his conversion to pitching. 

However, Guzman's arm might not be up to the task of throwing to major league hitters just yet, as he's suffered an elbow injury after just three innings pitched this spring, and will be shut down for a while.

A pronator strain is a common elbow injury for pitchers, and is located in the 'funny bone' area. 

The 28-year-old Guzman says he'll be shut down from throwing for four weeks, and figures he'll be out about 6-to-8 weeks. Of course, anytime a pitcher suffers an injury in the elbow area, it's of great concern, but in this case, the diagnosis is actually good news in that surgery will not be needed.

Guzman chose to sign a minor league deal with the Giants this offseason, as they were the only team that would allow him to give this pitching thing a shot. He was set to begin the season in the minors to continue to hone his craft.

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