Astros acquire Guzman from Padres

Updated: December 18, 2013

Houston, TX ( – The Houston Astros have acquired first
baseman/outfielder Jesus Guzman from the San Diego Padres in exchange for
infielder Ryan Jackson.

Guzman, 29, hit .226 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 126 games last season
with San Diego.

The Venezuela native brings versatility to Houston, appearing at four
different positions in 2013, including 33 games at first base, 25 in left
field, three in right field and two at third base.

Guzman, who was essential off the bench for San Diego, hit three home runs and
led the Majors with 14 RBI as a pinch-hitter.

Jackson, who spent most of last season with St. Louis’ Triple-A affiliate
Memphis before being claimed off waivers in November, hit .278 with 19 doubles
and 34 RBI in the minors last season.