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Javy Guerra | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 8 - 6:40 PM

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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.
May 10 - 2:36 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.
May 6 - 2:46 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.
Apr 27 - 1:57 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.
Apr 20 - 12:22 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.
Jan 15 - 5:17 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

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Dodgers are receiving significant interest in Javy Guerra and are expected to trade him soon.

Guerra was designated for assignment earlier in the week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The former closer has an electric arm, and should appeal to many teams with deficiencies in the back end of their bullpens.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Javy Guerra is expected to be claimed off waivers or traded, reports the MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.

The former closer entered last season having put up a 2.45 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 75/41 K/BB ratio over 91 2/3 innings the previous two seasons while saving 29 games for the Dodgers, but 2013 turned into a nightmare. He posted a 6.75 ERA and 12/6 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings before Los Angeles banished him to the minors for good in May. The 28-year-old, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, hasn't even accrued two service years yet. The interest he's generating isn't a surprise.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 02:32:00 PM

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