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From BR Bullpen
Irvin Joel Guzman Vigo
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 252 lb.
- Debut June 1, 2006
- Final Game September 30, 2007
- Born November 24, 1984 in Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macoris D.R.
 Biographical Information
Born in the Dominican Republic, he was signed as a free agent by scout Pablo Peguero for the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2001. He made his pro debut the next summer. From 2002-2005, he was primarily a shortstop in the minors. In 2002 and 2003 in four stops in the rookie league and Single A ball, his batting average ranged from .212 to .252 with his highest slugging percentage at .406.
In 2004, he split his time between Vero Beach of the Florida State League and Jacksonville of the Southern League, slugging over .500 in both places. In 2005 he stayed at Jacksonville, hitting .287/.351/.475.
In 2006, he played for Las Vegas of the PCL, hitting .297 and slugging .464, and came up for his debut with the Dodgers on June 1, 2006. He appeared in 8 games, playing mostly third base, without an error. He batted .211 without any extra base hits but got 3 walks, which was a bit unusual since he drew only a moderate amount of walks in the minors.
Traded to Tampa Bay, he spent 25 games in the minors with Durham of the International League, hitting .193.
Guzmán signed with the Chunichi Dragons for 2011. He debuted on Opening Day, hitting 5th between Kazuhiro Wada and Tony Blanco and playing right field. He went 1 for 4 with a 3-run homer off Shogo Yamamoto, but Chunichi lost 5-4 to the Yokohama BayStars. He hit only .181/.219/.298 in 73 games in Nippon Pro Baseball, with 81 strikeouts and 9 walks in 238 at-bats as a backup 1B-OF.
Guzmán returned stateside in 2012 with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.