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Matt Guerrier | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/2/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kent State
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Matt Guerrier has elected to become a free agent.
Guerrier was pushed off the Twins' 40-man roster on July 23 and refused an assignment to Triple-A Rochester after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 35-year-old right-hander will try to find a spot in a major league bullpen. He had a 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 12/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings of relief for Minnesota. Jul 29 - 4:12 PM

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Twins designated RHP Matt Guerrier for assignment.

Guerrier had a 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 12/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings out of the Minnesota bullpen. The 35-year-old right-hander could draw interest on waivers.
Jul 23 - 4:25 PM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Matt Guerrier from Triple-A Rochester.

Guerrier had an opt-out date of May 8 if he wasn't added to the 40-man roster, so the Twins were forced to purchase his contract if they wanted to keep him. Guerrier has a 4.00 ERA in nine minor-league innings this season.
May 7 - 10:32 PM

Matt Guerrier's agent, Joe Bick, said that his client is "not willing" to push back the May 8 opt-out in his minor league contract with the Twins.

In other words, he's prepared to test free agency if the Twins don't add him to the major league roster by Thursday. Guerrier has pitched fairly well in the minors, posting a 1.12 ERA and 8/4 K/BB ratio over eight innings between Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester. The 35-year-old is working his way back from surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right elbow.
May 6 - 9:21 AM

Matt Guerrier (elbow) struck out one over two-thirds of a scoreless inning in his first appearance with Triple-A Rochester Wednesday.

Working his way back from surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right elbow, Guerrier has now yet to allow an earned run in four minor league appearances. The veteran reliever has an opt-out date on May 8, but the Twins seem likely to call him up before then.
Apr 24 - 6:23 PM

Matt Guerrier can opt out of his new minor league contract with the Twins on May 8.

Guerrier will be hope to be a member of Minnesota's bullpen by that date. He was re-signed by the Twins on Tuesday after getting cut on Monday and will open the 2014 campaign at Triple-A Rochester. The 35-year-old right-hander had surgery last August on his elbow.
Mar 25 - 4:04 PM

Twins re-signed RHP Matt Guerrier to a minor league contract.

The Twins released Guerrier on Monday so they wouldn't have to pay a $100,000 retention bonus, but the two sides quickly agreed to a new deal. The 35-year-old had surgery last August to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow and will continue to work his way back into form in the minors.
Mar 25 - 1:56 PM

Twins released RHP Matt Guerrier.

Guerrier had surgery last August to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow and may still be rebuilding arm strength. He surrendered five hits and three earned runs in four innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. The 35-year-old will seek out a new opportunity.
Mar 24 - 9:04 AM

Matt Guerrier (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.

The veteran right-hander underwent surgery in August to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow, and has been brought along slowly in spring camp. Provided he makes it through the spring healthy, he has a good chance of securing a bullpen job on the team's Opening Day roster.
Mar 8 - 12:40 PM

Matt Guerrier is only throwing fastballs and will likely miss the Twins' first few spring games.

Guerrier underwent surgery last August to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow and is taking a cautious approach at this point in camp. The 35-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with the Twins in January and will battle for a bullpen job.
Feb 17 - 12:24 PM

Matt Guerrier said he's already throwing from a mound following surgery last August to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow.

Guerrier was inked to a minor league deal by the Twins earlier this week. The 35-year-old reliever said he's "pretty confident in myself that if I come back healthy and feel good, I have as good a chance as anybody" to win a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Jan 31 - 9:02 AM

Twins signed RHP Matt Guerrier to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Guerrier, 35, posted a 4.01 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 42 2/3 innings between the Dodgers and Cubs last season prior to undergoing surgery in August to repair the flexor mass in his right arm. Assuming he's back to full health, he could compete for a bullpen job in the spring. Guerrier spent the first seven seasons of his major league career with the Twins.
Jan 29 - 12:31 PM

Matt Guerrier (elbow) has been throwing off a mound every other day and he expects teams to watch him throw soon, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

Guerrier began throwing off a mound January 17 after undergoing surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right arm last August. The reliever posted a 4.01 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 42 2/3 innings between the Dodgers and Cubs last season. Another of his former teams, the Twins, and the Indians are two of the clubs known to have some level of interest in the 35-year-old.
Jan 22 - 6:13 PM

Matt Guerrier (elbow) is scheduled to start throwing off a mound on Friday.

Guerrier, who had surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right arm last August, is expected to have no restrictions by mid-February. The Twins and Indians are among the teams interested in the veteran reliever.
Jan 13 - 4:17 PM

The Indians are "one of many" teams in on Matt Guerrier, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish is reporting.

Guerrier, 35, had surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right arm in August, a procedure that carries a 6-8 month recover period. He posted a 4.01 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 42 2/3 innings between the Dodgers and Cubs this past season before the injury. Cotillo lists the Twins as another team that could make sense for the right-hander.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:42:00 PM

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