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Javy Guerra | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels re-assigned RHP Javy Guerra to minor league camp.
Guerra elected free agency but then accepted a minor league contract to remain in the organization. He held an 8.22 ERA over seven appearances this spring. Mar 25 - 2:06 PM

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Angels signed RHP Javy Guerra to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Guerra had himself a rough season in 2015. Not only was he outrighted from the 40-man roster of the White Sox in May, he was then hit with a 50-game suspension in early July after failing a drug test. Back in 2014 -- prior to all that messiness -- the 30-year-old right-hander held a 2.91 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 38/20 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings with Chicago. It's a no-risk bullpen flier for the Angels, but there's not any real fantasy upside here.
Feb 10 - 8:42 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Javy Guerra for 50 games due to a positive test for a drug of abuse.

It's another step in the wrong direction for Guerra, who was outrighted off the White Sox' 40-man roster in May. The 29-year-old likely won't see the majors again this year.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 06:40:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Javy Guerra outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Guerra managed to pass through waivers despite a 2.81 ERA over 45 relief appearances the last two seasons. His near-$1 million salary probably had something to do with it. Guerra will represent relief depth in the minors.
Sun, May 10, 2015 02:36:00 PM

White Sox activated RHP Javy Guerra from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

It's a bit of a surprise given Guerra's 2.81 ERA over 45 relief appearances the last two seasons with the White Sox. The veteran reliever could draw some interest on waivers.
Wed, May 6, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Javy Guerra (shoulder) is scheduled to being a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Charlotte.

Guerra has been sidelined since April 13 with mild inflammation in his right shoulder. He had rattled off three straight scoreless appearances for the White Sox before landing on the disabled list and should be ready return to Chicago's bullpen later this week.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 01:57:00 PM

White Sox placed RHP Javy Guerra on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 13, with right shoulder inflammation.

Guerra had made three scoreless appearances for the Pale Hose, so it's an unfortunate loss. Jake Petricka has been activated to take the vacant bullpen spot.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 12:22:00 PM

White Sox and RHP Javy Guerra avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $937,500 contract.

Guerra qualified for arbitration this winter as a Super Two player, so he'll go through the process for four years as opposed to the usual three. The 29-year-old posted a 2.91 ERA with a 38/20 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings last season and figures to pitch in middle relief in 2015.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 05:17:00 PM

White Sox activated RHP Javy Guerra from the bereavement list.

Guerra was absent for a week. He'll return to his setup role in the White Sox pen.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Javy Guerra is expected to be activated from the bereavement list on Saturday.

Guerra has been away for a week. He's posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB ratio over 33 frames out of the White Sox' bullpen this season.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 05:02:00 PM

White Sox placed RHP Javy Guerra on the bereavement list.

The right-hander will be away from the club for up to three days. He has done a nice job out of the White Sox bullpen, compiling a 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB ratio over 33 frames.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 03:34:00 PM

After bailing the White Sox out in the eighth, Javy Guerra took a blown save and a loss while giving up two runs in the ninth Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Jake Petricka struggled after coming in with two outs in the eighth, retiring none of the four hitters he faced. That led to Guerra coming on with men on second and third and two outs in a one-run game. He got Mike Carp to ground out, but then he hit a batter, gave up an RBI double and surrendered a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth. It'd seem to bode well for Zach Putnam getting the White Sox's next save chance.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 10:21:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Javy Guerra from Triple-A Charlotte.

He'll take the place of the injured Matt Lindstrom (ankle) on the active roster. Guerra, 28, is a familiar face from his time with the Dodgers. He had a 2.33 ERA and 11/8 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this year.
Tue, May 20, 2014 02:09:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Javy Guerra outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Guerra had been claimed off waivers from the Dodgers on Wednesday, but he won't be part of the White Sox' Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old has enjoyed some success in the majors in the past but held a 6.75 ERA over just nine appearances for Los Angeles last season.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 01:52:00 PM

White Sox claimed RHP Javy Guerra off waivers from the Dodgers.

Guerra was designated for assignment by the Dodgers earlier this month. The 28-year-old has enjoyed some success in the majors in the past, so it's a worthwhile gamble for Chicago.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 02:02:00 PM

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2B1Johnny Giavotella
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Daniel Nava
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3Rafael Ortega
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CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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4Mike Morin
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6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian
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