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Nats activate Guzman, option Gonzalez

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have activated shortstop Cristian Guzman from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Alberto Gonzalez to Triple-A Syracuse.

The moves were made before Washington played at the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Guzman missed 12 games with a strained left hamstring. He was leading the NL with a .515 batting average and 17 hits when he was hurt.

Gonzalez made six errors while starting 11 games during Guzman's absence.