It has been an up-and-down start to the baseball season for many of the players with Utah ties, with a lot of them struggling at the plate or on the mound. That has led to a handful of players getting released and having to look for (and some finding) new teams.
There have also been some solid contributors and players who have done enough to move up through the ranks with their respective clubs.
Here is a list of the players with Utah ties who are suiting up on major league or minor league teams this season, and how they have performed so far.
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Christian Colon, Taylorsville High School, Kansas City Royals/Miami Marlins
Colon saw his days with the Kansas City Royals come to an end after he struggled with the bat to start the season. He has since been picked up off waivers by the Miami Marlins but is still finding little success swinging the bat, with just three hits in seven games.
On the season he is hitting .188 with a double in 32 at-bats over 14 games.
Jeremy Guthrie, BYU, Washington Nationals/Acereros del Norte
After a disastrous start with the Nationals early in the season, Guthrie moved on to the Mexican League with Acereros del Norte, where he had mixed results coming out of the bullpen. He has made eight appearances with his new squad, but he gave up 16 hits and seven earned runs in 7.2 innings before he was released over the weekend.
Brandon Kintzler, Dixie State, Minnesota Twins
Kintzler is in the middle of a fantastic season as the closer for the American League Central-leading Twins. He has been especially solid of late, as he has totaled seven saves and a win in his last 10 appearances while giving up just three earned runs in 9.2 innings.
On the season, he has a 2-0 record with 17 saves in 24 games with an ERA of 2.55 over 24.2 innings.
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