Feb 26, 2014; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Javy Guerra (52) checks a runner against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Former Dodgers closer Javy Guerra claimed off waivers by Chicago White Sox

Amid reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers had been shopping him on the trade market, relief pitcher Javy Guerra was placed on waivers by the team, but he didn’t last long on the open market. On Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers announced that Guerra has been claimed by the Chicago White Sox.

Guerra is a 28-year-old right-hander who was once the closer for the Dodgers, but it has been a steep fall from grace in LA, and he’ll get a chance at rejuvenation in the American League. Guerra saved 29 games between the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Dodgers while posting a sub-3.00 ERA, but it appeared as if the team was never comfortable with him in that role, and with Kenley Jansen on the horizon, it is easy to see why the club went in that direction.

Still, Guerra has been excellent at times during his career (ERA of 2.90 in 102.1 MLB innings) and if he can get his command under control (career walk rate of 4.13 BB/9), there is a chance that he could be a high leverage option in the White Sox bullpen from day one.

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