Rangers Prospect Involved in Fatal Wreck

DMN Ronald Guzman

A month after top prospect Oscar Taveras of the St. Louis Cardinals was killed in a drunken driving wreck in the Dominican Republic, another top baseball prospect from the small island country has been involved in a fatal wreck.

According to the Associated Press, Rangers prospect Ronald Guzman struck and killed a motorcyclist on Tuesday morning in his hometown of La Vega. Guzman was reportedly driving an SUV and struck the motorcyclist, killing him. Guzman was not injured in the accident, and will reportedly learn his fate on Wednesday on whether he will face criminal charges.

Guzman, a first baseman, received a $3.45 million signing bonus in July 2011, which at the time was the third highest signing bonus given to an international free agent. The 20-year-old hit .218 with six home runs and 63 RBIs for Low-A Hickory in 2014.

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