Brandon Guyer

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Brandon Guyer
Brandon Guyer on September 12, 2011.jpg
Guyer with the Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 5
Born: (1985-01-28) January 28, 1985 (age 29)
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 2011 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .254
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 30
Career highlights and awards

Brandon Eric Guyer (born January 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

High School[edit]

Guyer is a 2004 graduate of Herndon High School where he was a 3-year varsity football player and also spent three years on the varsity baseball team.

Football - He rushed for over 1,000 yards as a tailback for the Hornets in both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he set the single-game touchdown record for Herndon when he scored seven touchdowns during a 285-yard rushing performance on homecoming night (October 4, 2003, Herndon 44, West Potomac 26). Guyer helped Herndon break a six-year Northern Region playoff drought, leading the Hornets to a 7-4 season. He was a third team all-state pick as a junior and a second team all-state pick as a senior.[citation needed]

Baseball - Hornets' all-time career home run hitter (13), single-season home run record with eight. Was a part of the Hornets 19-4 Concorde District championship squad in 2002—the last time Herndon won a district title. As a senior, he had 23 RBI, a .483 batting average and was walked 19 times.[1]

Baseball career[edit]

Guyer attended the University of Virginia, and played college baseball for the Virginia Cavaliers baseball team.

After the 2010 season, Guyer was included in a trade to the Tampa Bay Rays with Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos and Cubs outfielder Sam Fuld for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup.[2][3]

On May 5, 2011 Guyer was called up to the majors after a successful stint with the Durham Bulls. The next day, in his first major league at bat, he hit a 2-run home run off of Baltimore Orioles rookie pitcher Zach Britton. In doing so, Guyer became the second player in Rays history to hit a home run in his first career at-bat,[4] as well as the first player to ever hit a homer run in his first career at-bat in Camden Yards.[5] On May 8, he was optioned back to Durham.[6]

Guyer began the 2012 season with Triple-A Durham, hitting .294 with 3 HR and 13 RBI in 22 games before being recalled to Tampa Bay on May 9 after Jeff Keppinger was placed on the restricted list.[7] Guyer played in 3 games with Tampa Bay, going 1-7 with a home run, before he hit the disabled list with a shoulder strain.[8] On May 25, the Rays announced that Guyer was placed on the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.[9]

Guyer returned to the majors in 2014, and was on the Tampa Rays roster on opening day, during which he pinch ran and scored a run in a Rays' victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On April 4, 2012 it was reported that Guyer was included as a defendant in a $10 million lawsuit with fellow Rays prospect, Matt Bush. The lawsuit stems from Bush being involved in a hit-and-run while driving Guyer's Dodge Durango.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Source: Cubs agree to Garza deal | ESPN
  3. ^ "Cubs, Rays close to completing deal for Matt Garza | News". Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  4. ^ Rick Stroud (May 7, 2011). "Brandon Guyer's homer leads Tampa Bay Rays past Baltimore Orioles 6-2". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ LaMichael Mitchell. "2012 Tampa Bay Rays Media Guide". 
  6. ^ Rick Stroud (May 8, 2011). "Rays option OF Guyer to Durham, recall P Delaney". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ Chastain, Bill. "Keppinger to restricted list; Rays add Guyer". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Smith, Joe (May 17, 2012). "Tampa Bay Rays trade for Phillies minor-league veteran Rich Thompson to add outfield depth". St. Petersburg Times. 
  9. ^ Laymance, Austin. "Guyer to have season-ending shoulder surgery". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ " GAMEDAY". March 31, 2014. 

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