Guerrero signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract Sunday with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
It wasn't long ago that Guerrero was viewed as the next highly touted Cuban import set to make a splash in the MLB, but due to the Dodgers' existing infield depth along with his defensive shortcomings, lack of plate discipline and health woes, the 30-year-old never seemed to find anything more than fleeting success in his three years in the organization. He spent the entire 2016 campaign in the minors before getting released by the Dodgers last June, and didn't latch on anywhere thereafter. While Guerrero's natural power should allow him to thrive against lower-caliber pitching in Japan, considering his advancing age and previously failures in the MLB, it looks unlikely that he'll resurface in the big leagues again.
Guerrero was released by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
Guerrero had been designated for assignment on May 31 and will now seek employment with a new team. The 29-year-old went a combined 2-for-40 in 10 games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.
Guerrero (knee) was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Tuesday.
The Dodgers had to make a decision with Guerrero's rehab clock expiring, and instead of reinstating him to the active roster, they decided to effectively cut ties. Under the terms of his contract, Guerrero cannot be sent to the minors without his consent. Los Angeles will likely have to eat close to $9 million if it cannot find a trade partner within the next 10 days.
Guerrero (knee) is expected to be designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
The Dodgers are not expected to make an official announcement until later Tuesday night, but there simply does not appear to be room for Guerrero on the active roster. Guerrero did next to nothing while on a minor league rehab assignment, going a combined 9-for-66 (.136 average) with two extra-base hits (both with the High-A affiliate). He will probably look to land a minor league deal elsewhere.
Guerrero (knee) will take his rehab assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City after going 1-for-30 for Double-A Tulsa.
The clock is ticking on Guerrero, who cannot be kept in the minors past Monday without his consent per his contract. The Dodgers may just choose to eat the money due Guerrero (a bit over $8 million) and release him given his performance.
Guerrero (knee) is 0-for-20 since joining Double-A Tulsa on his rehab assignment.
The Dodgers have another week to decide what to do with Guerrero, who can't be kept in the minors beyond that without his consent. It seems likely they will ask him to stay in the minors, but there's a real chance Guerrero could find himself in another organization soon.
Guerrero (knee) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Guerrero completed the first stage of his rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, notching four singles, a home run and a walk in 22 plate appearances. He said he should be ready to rejoin the Dodgers in 7-10 days, but the bigger question pertains to how the team will use him. There's no opening in the regular lineup, and Guerrero hinted that he'd refuse an assignment to the minors. A trade would make sense, though the Dodgers may not want be willing to deal him when his value is at a low point.
Guerrero (knee) is batting .238 with one home run in 21 at-bats for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Guerrero should progress to a higher level soon and continue his rehab. He can be kept in the minors for another 15 games, so don't expect him back in the big leagues much before then.
Guerrero (knee) will begin his rehab assignment Tuesday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Guerrero began the season on the disabled list due to nagging knee and groin injuries, but he is nearing a return. Given that he's starting his rehab assignment at High-A, he'll likely need some time to get acclimated to game action before working his way up to the higher levels in the Dodgers' system before being activated off the disabled list. Guerrero can be on a rehab assignment for up to 20 games, according to Shaikin.
Manager Dave Roberts said Monday that he has "no idea" about Guerrero's (knee) status, the LA Times reports. "He's still in Glendale, I guess rehabbing," Roberts said. "You would think he's getting better."
Guerrero began the season the disabled list and has remained at the team's spring training facility in Glendale to rehab a bruised knee. As Roberts' words indicate, Guerrero's status is still very much up in the air, and it's unclear when the 29-year-old could be back with the Dodgers. Initially, a mid-April return was anticipated, but early May now appears to be more realistic. The Dodgers are unable to send Guerrero to the minors without his consent, so he'll likely remain in Glendale until the knee is back to full strength.
Guerrero was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Guerrero is one of 10 Dodgers to open the season on the disabled list, and like many, this roster move had been expected all along. He'll look to compete for playing time in the infield following a projected return in mid-April, though reps may be hard to come by now that Corey Seager is up with the big league club.
Guerrero (knee) will start the season on the disabled list, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.
Guerrero was initially expected to be ready for Opening Day, but his continued absence due to lingering knee pain has made that less and less of a possibility in recent days. The Dodgers will have to make a corresponding move once Guerrero is officially placed on the disabled list, but for the time being, look for Howie Kendrick of Enrique Gonzalez to serve as the backup at third base.
Guerrero has been unavailable in Cactus League play for the last five days due to lingering knee pain, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
Guerrero previously missed eight games in the first two weeks of March due to discomfort in the same knee, so his ongoing absence is somewhat of a worrisome sign. The 29-year-old is aiming to win a backup infield job for the Dodgers this spring.
Guerrero is hitting .231 (3-for-13) with a home run this spring. He missed a week with a sore knee, but was used as a pinch hitter in Friday's spring training loss to Arizona.
Guerrero should be ready for Opening Day. He'll likely win a reserve role, but his playing time outlook remains uncertain.
Guerrero (knee) was scratched from Saturday's lineup, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Dodgers had Guerrero penciled in to DH in their split-squad game against the Mariners, but the knee is still presenting issues. Guerrero has not played since the team's second Cactus League game back on March 4.
Guerrero (knee) returned to the lineup Saturday at DH, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
He was out for a couple days with knee soreness, but will be able to slot in at his natural position of DH on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Dodgers rarely get to use the DH spot, so Guerrero looks primed for a bench role this season.
Guerrero (knee) will be held out of game action Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Knee soreness has hampered Guerrero over the last handful of days, but the team is not treating it as anything overly serious. The third baseman figures to be back in action later in the week, and it's possible he could see a start as the DH before returning to the field.
Guerrero (knee) has resumed baseball activity, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Guerrero missed Sunday's spring training game after being a late scratch on Saturday due to left knee soreness. The 29-year-old hit .233/.261/.434 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI in 230 plate appearances last season while seeing time at third base, second base and the outfield. Guerrero will work exclusively at third base this spring but was slotted to DH on Saturday's game before he was ruled out.
Guerrero (knee) is out for Sunday's spring training game and will resume baseball activity Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Guerrero has been lined up for plenty of appearances in spring training, as Saturday's game against Arizona would have been his third straight start. It is still up in the air on where Guerrero ends up playing in 2016, given certain clauses in his contract and a lack of corner infield spots on the Dodgers.
Guerrero was a late scratch from Saturday's exhibition game against the Diamondbacks due to left knee soreness, Andy McCullough of the L.A Times reports.
Guerrero was set to DH on Saturday, but a sore knee will keep him off the field for at least one game. Shawn Zarraga will take Guerrero's place in the order and bat seventh against the Diamondbacks.
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