Guerra was designated for assignment Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Guerra had his contract purchased by the Angels last week, but he struggled mightily in seven appearances, posting a 5.68 ERA and walking seven batters. The 30-year-old has been much more productive in the minors this season, so he may get another shot in the majors if he can straighten himself out again at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Guerra had his contract purchased by the Angels on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. The Angels made a pitching swap Wednesday by optioning Chris Jones to Triple-A Salt Lake and purchasing Guerra's contract. Guerra has made four appearances with the Angels this season, working a 9.00 ERA with four strikeouts and four walks across 3.0 innings of work. He is only two years removed from a 42-appearance season in which he notched a 2.91 ERA as a member of the White Sox.
Guerra cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake. Guerra was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday after failing to record an out over his previous two appearances where he faced a total of six batters. At 30 years old, the righty will need numerous positive outings at Salt Lake before a return to the Angels can even be entertained.
The Angels designated Guerra following Thursday's game, the Orange County Register reports. Guerra did not retire any of the six batters he faced over his last two appearances, so the Angels decided to remove him from the roster. His spot figures to be filled by an infielder after two Angels infielders suffered injuries in Thursday's game. Guerra's next step will be determined after his waiver period comes to a close.
Guerra was called up to the majors from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. With the myriad of injuries to the Angels pitching staff as of late, they were in dire need of pitching depth at the major league level, allowing Guerra to get a callup. The 30-year-old reliever pitched very effectively as a member of the Salt Lake bullpen, posting a 2.19 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 12.1 innings pitched, although he'll likely slot into lower-leverage situations during his time with Los Angeles.