Guerrieri (neck) was assigned to minor-league camp, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Guerrieri has been limited to one spring appearance due to the neck discomfort, but he's expected to return in time to pitch in Cactus League games. Manager Chris Woodward lauded the 27-year-old last week when he said Guerrieri had the best curveball in baseball. "He's got an elite pitch, and I told him that," Woodward said. "He's worked really hard to shape it better and land it for strikes better. I have a feeling he is going to help us this year."
Guerrieri has been shut down for a few days due to a sore neck, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
In theory, Guerreri is attempting to win a spot in the Rangers' bullpen, but it's a long shot bid. The 27-year-old was bounced from Texas' 40-man roster during the offseason and is expected to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A Nashville.
Guerrieri cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
Guerrieri posted a 5.81 ERA in 26.1 innings for the Rangers last season. His 22.0 percent strikeout rate was respectable, but his 17.9 percent walk rate was quite poor.
Guerrieri was designated for assignment Wednesday.
The Rangers needed to clear some 40-man roster spots to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft, and Guerrieri was a casualty. Once a top prospect in the Rays organization, the 26-year-old righty logged a 5.81 ERA in 26.1 innings as a reliever last season.
Guerrieri had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Guerrieri has posted a 3.47 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with a 39:15 K:BB over 36.1 innings this season with the Sounds, earning him a shot in the major leagues. He's been used as a starter in two games this season while in the minors, but he figures to be deployed as a reliever while with the Rangers.
The Rangers reassigned Guerrieri to their minor-league camp Saturday.
After reaching the big leagues for the first time in his career as a reliever for the Blue Jays last year, Guerrieri wasn't tendered a contract after the season and settled for a minor-league deal with Texas in free agency. The right-hander turned in a pair of scoreless appearances in the Cactus League, but the Rangers apparently didn't view him as a serious candidate for the Opening Day bullpen. Look for him to open the campaign at Triple-A Nashville.
Guerrieri signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Guerrieri made his major-league debut in 2018, notching a 4.66 ERA and 8:4 K:BB in 9.2 innings of relief with the Blue Jays. The former first-round pick started seven games for Triple-A Buffalo and should compete for a swingman role in spring training.
Guerrieri elected free agency after being outrighted from Toronto's 40-man roster.
Guerrieri made his major-league debut for the Blue Jays this past season, logging a 4.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with eight strikeouts in 9.2 innings of relief in September. The 25-year-old will look for a new home this winter.
Guerrieri was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
Guerrieri has struggled with the Bisons this season, posting a 5.18 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 57.1 innings. The 25-year-old will join the Blue Jays for his first stint in the majors, hoping he can find the pedigree that got him drafted in the first round back in 2011.
Guerrieri was placed on the minor-league disabled list with an undisclosed injury Saturday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
The Blue Jays will be looking for a spot starter with both Aaron Sanchez (finger) and Jaime Garcia (shoulder) hitting the disabled list, but Guerrieri won't be that guy. He wasn't a particularly likely candidate when healthy, as he has a 4.74 ERA in 43.2 innings for Triple-A Buffalo this season.
Guerrieri was sent down to the minor leagues Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Guerrieri allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four across 6.1 innings this spring. The 25-year-old right-hander figures to begin the regular season with Triple-A Durham.
Guerrieri (elbow) returned to game action with a scoreless frame Saturday against the Tigers.
Guerrieri missed nearly all of 2017 due to an elbow injury, but it seems like he's back to full health after the lengthy absence. The 25-year-old has worked almost exclusively as a starter so far in his career. He'll likely be relegated to the minors to begin 2018 given the established options ahead of him in the pecking order in Toronto.
Guerrieri (elbow) was claimed by the Blue Jays on Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Guerrieri, a first-round draft pick in 2011, appeared in just two games last year before an elbow injury ended his season in April. The Rays tried to pass the 24-year-old through waivers given his lack of experience above Double-A, but the Blue Jays decided to take a flyer on the recovering right-hander. He owns a combined 2.51 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across six minor-league seasons.
Guerrieri (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Guerrieri wound up missing almost all of the 2017 season after exiting a mid-April outing due to a right elbow injury, which kept him on the shelf for the rest of the year, even though there was no structural damage found. Looking ahead, he will likely be ready to go for spring training, but there should be more updates on his status throughout the winter.
Guerrieri (elbow) was recalled from Triple-A Durham and placed on the 60-day disabled list.
The move is simply procedural, as it opens up a spot for Chaz Roe on the 40-man roster. While Guerrieri is eligible for activation at any point, it's unlikely he'll return this season seeing as he hasn't pitched since injuring his elbow back in April.
Guerrieri (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed no structural damage in his elbow, though he will likely be out for a couple of months, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Guerrieri has been on the disabled list since injuring his right elbow during an outing on April 13. The fact that no structural damage was found means that the 24-year-old will simply treat his ailment with rest and rehab as opposed to going under the knife. He's expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. More updates on his condition should become available as his rehab progresses.
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. Brent 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.
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|2012||ASX-Hudson Valley Renega||52.0||12||12||0||1||2||0||45||5||35||1.04||0.769|
|2013||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||67.0||14||14||0||6||2||0||51||12||54||2.02||0.985|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||42.0||12||10||0||2||2||0||44||11||37||2.14||1.143|