Guerra fired a scoreless eighth inning in a loss to the Rangers on Friday, issuing one walk.
The veteran reliever is picking up work on a regular basis after a lull for much of June, as he's already logged four appearances in July. Guerra gave up two earned runs apiece in back-to-back outings June 27 and July 1, but he's bounced back to post three straight scoreless efforts over 2.2 innings.
Guerra fired a perfect seventh inning in a loss to the Rangers on Monday, recording one strikeout.
The right-hander saw his first action since May 31 and delivered his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance. Except for a couple of stumbles, Guerra has been a pleasant surprise during his first Athletics campaign, forging a 1-1 mark, 3.20 ERA and 0.91 WHIP across 25.1 innings spanning 17 appearances.
Guerra fired 2.1 perfect innings during which he recorded three strikeouts in an extra-inning loss to the Mariners on Monday.
Guerra got seven valuable outs after starter James Kaprielian was chased following just 3.2 innings on the hill. The veteran right-hander has been a productive addition to the Athletics' bullpen, posting a 1-1 mark, 3.33 ERA and 0.95 WHIP across 24.1 innings while logging more than one frame in half of his 16 appearances.
Guerra (1-1) allowed one run on one hit and a walk over an inning as he took the loss Sunday against the Angels.
Guerra surrendered a leadoff walk in the eighth and eventually allowed that runner to score to give the Angels a 6-5 lead after a pair of sacrifices and a single advanced him home. The 32-year-old righty owns a 4.12 ERA and 19:8 K:BB over 19.2 innings.
Guerra, who most recently fired three scoreless innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday, has worked a total of seven innings over his last three appearances.
The veteran right-hander has been used sparingly, with those three appearances coming over the last 13 days. Guerra's ability to work multiple innings has proved valuable, however, particularly in a scenario like Thursday's where starter Sean Manaea was chased after just two innings. The timing and circumstances under which Guerra is typically deployed haven't led to any hold opportunities through 11 appearances, although he does have one victory, along with a 2.65 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, across 17 innings.
Guerra (1-0) was credited with the win in an extra-inning victory over the Twins on Wednesday, getting the final out of the 10th inning on one pitch.
Guerra came on in relief of Lou Trivino, who'd surrendered a go-ahead two-run home run to Byron Buxton. The veteran right-hander subsequently qualified as the pitcher of record when the Athletics mounted a three-run rally in the bottom of the frame. Guerra has proven a solid find thus far, pitching to a 1.42 ERA and 0.32 WHIP across four appearances, two of them covering multiple frames.
Guerra's contract was selected by the Athletics on Thursday.
Guerra tossed 5.2 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in six Cactus League games this spring, but he was reassigned to minor-league camp prior to Opening Day. However, he'll be added to the 40-man roster and join the major-league bullpen after A.J. Puk (biceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list and Trevor Rosenthal (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day IL. Guerra will likely pitch in low-leverage situations for Oakland.
Guerra was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.
Guerra was delayed by a visa issue to begin camp but still appeared in six Cactus League games. During that time, he tossed 5.2 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts. However, he'll now report to minor-league camp with less than a week remaining until Opening Day, and he should begin the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Guerra's arrival in spring training is being delayed by a visa issue, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 31-year-old is a non-roster invitee to spring training after a rocky 2020 tenure with the Phillies during which he posted an 8.59 ERA and 1.64 WHIP across 7.1 innings over nine appearances. While he's considered a long shot to make the Opening Day roster, Guerra apparently won't be able to make a case for himself in the immediate future.
Guerra joined the Athletics as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Guerra has one strong season on his resume, as he cruised to a 3.21 ERA in 53.1 innings of relief with the Angels back in 2016. Over the four years since then, the veteran righty has been trusted to throw just 33.0 innings, and they haven't been particularly good ones, as he's struggled to a 6.55 ERA. He's seemingly a long shot to break camp with the team.
Guerra cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Guerra was designated for assignment over the weekend but will remain with the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 31-year-old surrendered seven runs on 10 hits with an 8:2 K:BB over 7.1 innings before getting removed from the 40-man roster.
Guerra was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Guerra was inconsistent out of the bullpen this season as he posted an 8.59 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over 7.1 innings. He'll be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for several relievers that the team acquired recently. Given Guerra's lackluster results at the top level, it's unclear whether he'll find another spot on a 40-man roster via waivers.
Guerra (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits and was charged with the loss in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Braves. He recorded one out.
Guerra came on during a tie game in the fifth inning Sunday, but he gave up a home run to Ronald Acuna that proved to be the difference in the contest. The right-hander had posted scoreless outings in each of his past two appearances but now carries an 11.25 ERA. His fantasy value is limited as a middle reliever with lackluster results.
Guerra has the inside track on a bullpen spot due to the fact that he's out of options, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Teams are likely to carry extra pitchers to open the year, with rosters temporarily expanding from 26 to 30. Guerra is a strong candidate to win one of those spots, though he shouldn't be expected to fill anything other than a low-leverage role, as he's made just a single big-league appearance over the last two seasons.
Guerra was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Wednesday.
JD Hammer was designated for assignment in order to clear a spot on Philadelphia's 40-man roster. Guerra only made one big-league appearance for the Brewers last year, surrendering four earned runs in two-thirds of an inning. The 30-year-old relief pitcher spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A San Antonio, posting an impressive 1.89 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 88:16 K:BB across 66.2 innings.
Guerra was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers needed to free up a roster spot for David Phelps, who officially signed with the team Thursday, and Guerra was the corresponding roster casualty. The right-hander spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A San Antonio, notching a 1.89 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 88:16 K:BB in 66.2 innings.
Guerra signed a one-year major-league contract with the Brewers on Friday.
Guerra will be on the Brewers' 40-man roster, but there's no guarantee he wins a roster spot in spring. The 30-year-old has recorded just two big-league outs over the last two seasons while allowing four runs.
Guerra cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to Triple-A San Antonio, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Guerra was designated for assignment on Saturday after making just a single appearance. He'll remain in an organizational depth role for the Brewers.
Guerra was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Saturday.
Guerra's stay on the 40-man roster lasted all of two days. He made a single appearance, allowing four runs while recording just two outs Friday against the Pirates. Burch Smith was recalled in a corresponding move.
The Brewers selected Guerra's contract from Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday.
Since Milwaukee already had an opening on the 40-man roster, no corresponding move was needed to clear a spot for Guerra, who posted a 2.61 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 41.1 innings with San Antonio. The 30-year-old journeyman reliever has a more modest track record at the big-league level (4.17 ERA, 7.1 K/9 in 73 appearances between 2015 and 2017) and will likely have to settle for a low-leverage role in his initial action with the Brewers.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/24||@ SEA||L 4-5||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/20||vs LAA||W 6-0||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/17||vs CLE||L 2-3||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|07/10||@ TEX||W 8-4||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/09||@ TEX||L 2-3||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|07/06||@ HOU||L 6-9||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/04||vs BOS||L 0-1||0.2||1||0||0||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||25.0||5||4||0||0||3||0||18||8||35||6.84||1.720|
|2010||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||102.0||19||19||1||2||10||0||67||37||127||6.26||1.608|
|2011||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||95.0||37||10||0||8||7||1||95||28||102||5.59||1.368|
|2012||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||57.1||29||0||0||2||3||0||56||21||59||4.89||1.401|
|2012||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||12.2||7||0||0||2||0||1||15||1||5||0.74||0.492|
|2014||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||52.0||36||1||0||2||2||0||54||18||51||4.33||1.327|
|2016||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||5.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||7||2||3||0.00||1.000|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||41.0||31||0||0||4||1||2||41||8||26||1.98||0.829|
|2018||AAA-Round Rock Express||59.1||40||4||0||2||2||2||71||16||47||3.81||1.066|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||66.2||45||1||0||4||0||0||88||16||43||1.90||0.891|