Guerrieri was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Once one of the Rays' top pitching prospects, Guerrieri has lost some helium since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013 while also experiencing some off-field transgressions. The severity of this latest setback with his elbow isn't yet known, but the Rays are likely to treat the 24-year-old with caution. Brett Honeywell, the organization's top pitching prospect, was promoted from Double-A Montgomery to fill Guerrieri's spot in the Durham rotation.
Guerrieri was diagnosed with a right elbow injury after his early exit from Thursday's outing, Josh Norris of Baseball America reports.
Elbow injuries are always concerning for young pitchers, but the Rays have yet to announce the extent of Guerrieri's issue. He was visited by the training staff during Thursday's outing and was quickly removed from the game. The Rays' organization will likely take a very cautious approach with the young hurler's injury to ensure that Guerrieri doesn't aggravate it any further.
Guerrieri exited Thursday's outing with an undisclosed injury, Baseball America's Kyle Glaser reports.
Details are still forthcoming, but team trainers came out to check on Guerrieri and ultimately removed him from the game. According to Glaser, there was no tell-tale sign as to where Guerrieri suffered his injury, but Durham's training staff clearly did not to risk any further damage to one of the organization's best pitching prospects. More information on Guerrieri's injury figures to be made available before the weekend.
Guerrieri was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
It was a good learning experience for Guerrieri to be in big league camp, learning from pitchers like Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi, but he never had a shot of actually breaking camp on the 25-man roster. Guerrieri traded strikeouts for weak contact last season, and in doing so his dynasty league stock really took a hit. Unless the strikeout rate bounces back, it's hard to envision him re-establishing his potential as a mid-rotation starter.
Guerrieri (head) fired two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-inning Grapefruit League loss to the Yankees, surrendering just one hit. He struck out two.
Guerrieri made a successful return to game action after receiving multiple stitches in his right eyebrow stemming from a fainting spell and subsequent fall in his bathroom Saturday morning. The 24-year-old right-hander has been solid over his first three spring appearances, surrendering one earned run on two hits over four innings while also notching four strikeouts.
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