Guerra (hamstring) cleared waivers Monday and elected free agency, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The veteran exercised his right to refuse an outright assignment to the minors and will try his luck on the open market instead. Whether or not the 34-year-old's 4.84 ERA over the last three seasons is enough to earn him a major-league deal this winter remains to be seen. His decent 4.02 ERA in 15.2 innings this season, a campaign which was cut short by a hamstring strain, came with a 1.66 WHIP.
Guerra was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 34-year-old sustained the injury during Tuesday's contest as he delivered 14 of his 30 pitches for strikes over 1.2 scoreless innings. Guerra will be eligible to be activated Sept. 12, but it's unclear when he's expected to return from the injured list.
Manager Dave Martinez said Guerra's hamstring "grabbed him pretty good" during his appearance Tuesday against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Martinez indicated the injury occurred on the right-hander's final pitch, but he struggled with his control throughout the appearance, throwing only 14 of his 30 pitches for strikes. He had two strikeouts and three walks over 1.2 scoreless innings without giving up a hit. Guerra wasn't provided a timeline for his return and should be considered day-to-day until he undergoes further evaluation.
Guerra allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday to record his second hold of the season in a win over the Mets.
Sean Doolittle has had a rough start to the year and Will Harris (groin) is still on the shelf, so manager Dave Martinez has had to get creative with his setup crew in front of Daniel Hudson. Guerra has stepped up in their place, posting a 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 4:0 K:BB through 4.2 innings over three appearances. If he continues pitching well, he could remain in a high-leverage role even after the Nats bullpen is back at full strength.
The Nationals selected Guerra's contract Wednesday.
Guerra had been attending spring training and summer camp with the Nationals as a non-roster invitee, but he'll have a spot in the Opening Day bullpen now that Washington has cleared room for him on the 40-man roster. The 34-year-old right-hander split time between Washington and Toronto at the big-league level in 2019, accruing a 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 57:17 K:BB over 67.2 innings.
Guerra has been named to the Nationals' 60-man player pool, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The 34-year-old was in camp with the Nats back in the spring as an NRI, posting a 7:3 K:BB over six scoreless Grapefruit League innings, and it looks like he might get another chance to crack the big-league bullpen at some point. Guerra has a 3.72 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 228:111 K:BB in 281 career big-league innings.
Guerra signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday, Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports.
Guerra hit the open market at the beginning of the month after being non-tendered, but he'll wind right back up in Washington after agreeing to a minor-league deal. He figures to battle for a spot in the bullpen and could bring home another $1.5 million in performance bonuses with the big-league team.
Guerra was non-tendered by the Nationals on Monday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Guerra served as a reliable arm for both the Blue Jays and Nationals a season ago, posting a 4.66 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with a 57:17 K:BB over 67.2 innings last year.
Guerra was added to the Nationals' roster ahead of the NLCS against the Cardinals.
Guerra was left off the squad for the NLDS. The veteran righty recorded a mediocre 4.66 ERA in 67.2 regular-season innings this season.
Guerra gave up three runs on five hits over three innings while striking out two Wednesday to record his second save of the season in a 17-7 win over the Reds.
The veteran reliever had a three-inning save earlier this year with the Blue Jays as well. Guerra remains a low-leverage option in the Nats bullpen, and his 4.88 ERA and 39:15 K:BB through 48 innings don't suggest he'll be moving into a more prominent role any time soon.
Guerra had his contract selected from Triple-A Fresno by the Nationals on Sunday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Guerra was designated for assignment and outrighted to Fresno on Saturday, but he'll make a quick return to the majors with Roenis Elias (hamstring) heading to the injured list. Guerra has a 4.91 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 36:15 K:BB over 44 innings this season.
Guerra cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Guerra had been designated for assignment as the Nationals remade their bullpen during Wednesday's trade deadline. He owns a 4.50 ERA in 44 innings with the Blue Jays and Nationals this season.
Guerra allowed two runs on two hits and three walks over one-third of an inning in Sunday's loss to Atlanta. He struck out one.
The 33-year-old has now been tagged for six runs (four earned) in his last two appearances, sending his ERA with the Nats soaring to 4.56. Guerra is the dictionary definition of a fungible reliever -- having been designated for assignment once already this season by the Blue Jays, if Washington adds bullpen reinforcements at the trade deadline, the right-hander could find himself squeezed off another big-league roster.
Guerra (1-0) struck out two in a perfect sixth inning Thursday to pick up his first win of the season in a 7-4 victory over the Phillies.
The right-hander has been a solid part of the recent turnaround for the Nats' bullpen, posting a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB through 15.1 innings since being claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays. Guerra likely won't see much high-leverage work, limiting his fantasy appeal, but he's capable of providing useful ratios in deep formats.
Guerra was added to the Nationals' major-league roster Tuesday.
It wasn't clear that there was a spot available for Guerra when he was picked up off waivers from Toronto on Monday, but the Nationals solved that problem by sending Jeremy Hellickson (shoulder) to the injured list. Guerra was perfectly adequate in his 14 innings for the Blue Jays prior to being designated for assignment, recording a 3.86 ERA.
The Nationals claimed Guerra on outright waivers from the Blue Jays on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The Nationals cleared a spot for Guerra on the 40-man roster by designating Dan Jennings for assignment. Since Guerra has a minor-league option remaining, he'll likely be assigned to Triple-A Fresno while the Nationals reserve Jennings' active roster spot to Tony Sipp (oblique), who was activated from the 10-day injured list. Over 11 appearances with Toronto this season, Guerra posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 14 innings.
Guerra was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday.
It was previously indicated Guerra was simply optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, but he was actually removed from the 40-man roster. The 33-year-old could still head to Buffalo if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Guerra was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
He logged four innings in two appearances over a week up with the big club. The move clears a spot for Saturday's starter Ryan Feierabend.
Guerra gave up two hits and struck out two over three scoreless innings to record his first save of the season in Friday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
Making just his second appearance since re-joining the Jays bullpen last weekend, Guerra threw 39 pitches (27 strikes) to collect his 32nd career save, but only his second in the last five seasons. He'll continue to work in low-leverage spots for Toronto, giving him limited fantasy appeal despite a respectable 3.86 ERA and 15:5 K:BB through 14 innings.
The Blue Jays selected Guerra's contract from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Guerra was designated for assignment and subsequently outrighted to Buffalo in mid-April after a posting a 5.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 10 innings through the first few weeks of the season. The 33-year-old is likely to take up a low-leverage role in the bullpen for the Blue Jays.
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|2016||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||51.2||43||1||0||3||2||12||57||31||48||4.39||1.543|
|2017||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||51.2||35||0||0||2||4||2||44||21||46||4.75||1.309|
|2018||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||16.2||12||0||0||3||0||5||24||3||9||0.00||0.741|