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.
#Dodgers announce they’ve lost Javy Guerra (White Sox) and Seth Rosin (Rangers) off waivers. Guerra had been DFA ‘d
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) March 26, 2014
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.