Bringing some clarity to the planned course of action for the Los Angeles Dodgers with Javy Guerra, reports on Saturday indicate that the team is likely to trade the relief pitcher.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that there are many teams interested in a trade for Guerra and that such a deal could happen any moment now.
#Dodgers Javy Guerra likely to be traded really soon. Keep hearing there’s tons of interest in him.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 22, 2014
It sounds like the interest in Guerra around the league was immediate after the Dodgers decided to part ways with him. Guerra was the closer for the Dodgers to start the 2012 season and got off to a nice start. It has been a struggle for the 28-year-old since then, however, as he ended that season with only eight saves and kicked back and forth between Triple-A and the big leagues in 2013.
Teams still see promise in some of Guerra’s numbers though. In 2012 he ended the season with a 2.60 ERA in 45 appearances. Last year he only threw 10 innings but found himself striking out hitters a very nice clip. Whichever team lands him in a deal will get a guy that is certainly worthy of a low-risk flier.