In their attempts to finish rounding out their pitching staff, the Minnesota Twins have brought back Matt Guerrier.
The 35-year-old right hander started his career with Minnesota ten years ago and enjoyed a prolific seven years with the Twins. Four seasons in a row, from 2007-10, Guerrier appeared in at least 73 games, and over his first seven years with the club, posted a 3.38 ERA and a 1.244 WHIP over 472 innings.
After 2010, he signed a three year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but had injury problems that resulted in his eventual designation and trade to the Cubs. Guerrier had flexor tendon surgery in August, effectively ending his season, but looks to break in with the club that brought him up. He will compete for a job in a bullpen that is currently anchored by closer Glen Perkins and setup man Jared Burton.
Guerrier’s contract includes a $1 million bonus if he makes the Major League roster with successive incentives based on the number of appearances he makes throughout the year for the Twins. If he is not on the roster on June 1st, Guerrier may opt to elect free agency.