Who is Javy Guerra?
That is a question many might be asking, as the Chicago White Sox called up the right-handed pitcher following the placement of Matt Lindstrom on the 15-Day disabled list, Tuesday.
Guerra has some MLB experience as he played in 101 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers for parts of the past three seasons.
In 2011, he went 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA in 47 games (46.2 IP), followed with a 2012 season of 2-3 overall with an ERA of 2.60 in 45 games (45.0 IP). Last season, he had an ERA of 6.75 in nine games (10.2 IP).
He seems like he is a good pitcher when he is healthy, but Guerra, who has 29 career saves, has had various shoulder injuries throughout his career.
This season with the Charlotte Knights in Triple-A, he is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA. He’s struck out 11 batters in 19.1 innings pitched (14 games).
In his most recent outing on May 16, he pitched one inning, allowing one hit and runs against the Durham Bulls.
During spring training, Guerra was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in seven appearances with the Dodgers before being released. The White Sox signed Guerra in late March.
Maybe Guerra is the type of pitcher the White Sox need in the bullpen, but it might be them taking a chance on another pitcher with more shoulder/arm injuries. Let’s hope this turns out well for Guerra and the White Sox.
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