Cristian Guzman goes on disabled list
Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman had a setback on Friday. His left hamstring felt stiff and he was placed on the 15-game disabled list, retroactive to April 14, after Friday’s game against the Marlins. Guzman suffered the left hamstring strain in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Phillies on Monday.
Facing Phillies closer Brad Lidge to lead off the inning, Guzman singled down the right-field line. As he started running the bases, Guzman felt pain in his leg, but he kept running hard. As he reached first base, it looked like Guzman would try for second, but he stopped after the pain in his leg worsened.
“He has made a lot of progress, but he is not 100 percent. It’s too early in the year and we don’t want to take a chance on him making it worse,” manager Manny Acta said about Guzman.
The team will bring up infielder Alex Cintron, who was 9-for-18 [.474] for Triple-A Syracuse.
First baseman Dmitri Young is still at extended Spring Training in Viera, Fla. He still has some pain in his back and right hip. There is no timetable as to when he will start his rehab assignment.