Guzman, Norris to have surgery

Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman will have his right shoulder scoped on Thursday. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Wiemi Douoguih at The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Guzman has been hampered by shoulder problems for over a month. Guzman said the shoulder grew worse when he twice threw to home plate against the Dodgers on Sept. 24. 
Guzman did not the play shortstop for the rest of the season and was regulated to pinch-hitting duties.

Once he is healthy, Guzman more than likely will be the everyday second baseman. His career as a shortstop with Washington is over. The team feels he doesn’t have enough range to play the position.     

In other news, catcher Derek Norris fractured his left hamate bone while working out in the Instructional League. He will have surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Graham in Baltimore to remove the fractured hamate bone Thursday.

He is expected to be able to resume baseball activities in December. Norris was the Nationals’ Minor League Player of the Year this past season.  

1 Comment

Has there been any word on who’ll take Norris’ place in the Arizona Fall League?

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