Guzman starts running to test strained quad

Guzman starts running to test strained quad

BALTIMORE -- Infielder Cristian Guzman, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle, took part in running drills Saturday. Manager Ron Washington isn't sure, however, whether Guzman will activated from the DL when he is eligible Aug. 29.

"He started running yesterday, so we'll just see how he progresses and take it from there," Washington said. "It's hard for me to say, because I don't know what his progress is going to be."

The switch-hitter was 3-for-34 (.088) since being acquired from the Washington Nationals on July 31 in exchange for Minor League right-handers Tanner Roark and Ryan Tatusko.

If Guzman is healthy, the Rangers could activate him Aug. 29, or wait a few days and bring him back when rosters expand Sept. 1. A Minor League rehabilitation assignment is probable, Washington said.

"We've got to get him on the bases first," Washington said. "Once we get him on the bases and make sure everything is well in that respect, then we've certainly got to get him out and get him playing."