Guerra was selected by the Angels in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, JJ Cooper of Baseball America reports. Guerra spent most of the 2015 season with Triple-A Indianapolis where he was very impressive. He pitched in 25 relief appearances with a 1.23 ERA and 0.79 WHIP which earned him a call-up by the Pirates late in the season. He was not as successful in his 10 relief appearances there, posting a 6.48 ERA and 1.74 WHIP but had a 2-0 record in his 16.2 innings pitched.
Pirates pitcher Deolis Guerra was outrighted from the 40-man roster on Friday. Guerra was activated from the 60-day disabled list and immediately outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis. He was dreadful in his 10 appearances with the Pirates, posting a 6.48 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings.
The Pirates promoted infielder Pedro Florimon from Triple-A on Wednesday, the team announced. To make room for Florimon, the team transferred pitcher Deolis Guerra from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL due to left knee inflammation.
The Pirates added reliever Joakim Soria to the active roster before Friday's game. Soria was acquired in a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline. To make room for Soria, the Pirates designated pitcher Deolis Guerra for assignment, the team announced. Guerra was 2-0, with a 6.48 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the Pirates. Soria was 3-1 with a 2.85 ERA and 23 saves for the Tigers.
Pirates reliever Deolis Guerra pitched three scoreless innings to earn his first career win, Tuesday against Detroit. Guerra pitched the 12th, 13th and 14th innings, allowing three hits and striking out three. He hasn't allowed a run or walked a batter in three career appearances.