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Texas Rangers’ Ronald Guzman carted off with knee injury

Apr 12, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Ronald Guzman (11) reacts after suffering an apparent injury during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Guzman left the game after the play. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers left fielder Ronald Guzman sustained a right knee injury in the bottom of the first inning and was removed from Texas’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

A first baseman playing left field for just his second time in his career — he played one inning there on April 3 at Kansas City — Guzman dodged a potential collision with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on a popup in shallow left.

In obvious pain, he grabbed his right knee, sat on the infield and was examined by training personnel before being transported to the team clubhouse for further evaluation.

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Eli White came off the bench and replaced Guzman in left field.

Guzman, 26, is batting .063 (1-for-16) in seven games this season, with his lone hit being a solo homer on April 6 against Toronto.

–Field Level Media