Guerra (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
The 36-year-old was sidelined for the past 10 days by the groin issue, but he'll rejoin the active roster after spending the minimum time on the shelf. Guerra is off to a rough start in 2021 with a 6.00 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 20:12 K:BB over 21 innings.
Guerra was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right groin Tuesday.
Guerra was knocked around by the Astros while serving as an opener Monday, allowing three runs in just one inning of work. He's now given up 14 runs in his last 14 innings. It's unclear whether the groin injury is related to his struggles. Noe Ramirez's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Guerra lasted only one-plus inning against Houston on Monday, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.
It's unclear how long Guerra could have pitched if not for the poor results -- he entered the contest having thrown against the Dodgers two days earlier, and he hasn't gone longer than 3.1 innings this season. He made pitch count a moot point, however, as the right-hander threw less than half of his pitches for strikes and was pulled after failing to retire a batter in the second frame. Guerra's 6.00 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 12.5 percent walk rate this season make him an unlikely candidate for high-leverage work.
Guerra is starting Monday's game against the Astros, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Guerra will make his first start since 2018 as the Angels plan to rely heavily on their bullpen Monday. The right-hander has posted a 4.95 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 20 innings across 12 relief appearances to begin the year. Guerra's longest appearance of 2021 has been 3.1 innings, and it's not clear whether he could be on a pitch count Monday.
Guerra's contract was selected by the Angels on Tuesday.
Guerra joined the Angels as a non-roster invitee in January and has evidently done enough to win a roster spot. He's struck out four, walked two and allowed two hits in 2.1 scoreless innings so far this spring.
Guerra threw a bullpen session Friday and is expected to have enough time to be ready for the start of the campaign, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Guerra arrived at camp late due to visa issues, but he joined the team Wednesday and has started his throwing program. That should give him plenty of time to ramp up before Opening Day, though he is on the roster bubble for a bullpen spot. Guerra pitched well enough with Arizona last season (3.04 ERA, 1.35 WHIP over 23.2 innings) to have a legitimate shot to break camp with the Angels, but he'll need to do better than the 14.6 percent walk rate he posted in 2020 to gain the trust of his new club.
Guerra has cleared intake protocols and joined the Angels for workouts Wednesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Guerra's arrival at spring training was delayed due to visa issues, but he arrived at camp Monday and is now able to participate in team activities. He'll have nearly a month to prepare for Opening Day.
Guerra arrived at camp Monday and is going through the intake process, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Guerra faced visa-related delays at the start of camp like many players traveling into the country around the league. He'll still have a month to get up to speed by Opening Day.
Guerra will be a late arrival in spring training due to visa issues, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Guerra is one of several pitchers who won't be present for the start of spring training due to visa issues. It's not yet clear when he'll be available, but the right-hander should compete for a major-league roster spot with his new club once he's able to report to camp.
Guerra signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Guerra was released by the Diamondbacks in November, but he'll land a minor-league role with the Angels. The 36-year-old has been relatively effective in the big leagues over the past two seasons, posting a 3.44 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 107.1 innings while making 97 relief appearances, and he should be in contention for a spot in the major-league bullpen during spring training in 2021.
The Diamondbacks released Guerra on Monday.
Guerra's release came three days after the Diamondbacks cast him off their 40-man roster. As he heads to free agency, Guerra will likely be in the market for a one-year deal or a minor-league contract after posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:15 K:BB in 23.2 innings with Arizona in 2020.
Guerra was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Guerra made 25 relief appearances for Arizona in 2020, posting a 3.04 ERA and 21:15 K:BB over 23.2 innings during his first season with the team. His removal from the 40-man roster clears room for several prospects who will now be protected from the Rule 5 draft.
General manager Mike Hazen said Wednesday that the Diamondbacks won't exercise Guerra's $3.5 million team option for 2021, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Though his option was declined, Guerra is arbitration-eligible, so he'll tentatively remain under club control. The Diamondbacks will have until Dec. 2 to decide whether to tender Guerra a contract for the 2021 season or to remove him from the 40-man roster. The 35-year-old was one of the few reliable arms in a porous Arizona bullpen this season, though his overall numbers (3.04 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.0 K/9) weren't particularly special.
Guerra (1-1) blew a save chance and picked up the loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday, He allowed two unearned runs on one hit in a third of an inning in a 3-2 extra-inning loss.
Guerra was victimized by himself as he slipped while fielding a bunt and made a wild throw from his knees, allowing the tying run to score. Two batters later, the game was over and two members of Arizona's closer by committee -- Guerra and Kevin Ginkel an inning earlier -- were tagged with blown saves. It was Guerra's second blown save.
Guerra (1-0) struck out one over a scoreless inning to pick up the win in Thursday's walk-off victory over the Astros.
Guerra was the pitcher of record when Kole Calhoun delivered a two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth. The right-hander hasn't been overpowering, but Guerra continues to get outs and hasn't allowed a hit or run through 5.2 innings.
Guerra struck out one over a scoreless inning in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Guerra logged his fourth scoreless appearance to start the season with all outings in low-leverage situations. He's yet to allow a hit while striking out two and walking two over 3.2 innings.
Guerra (illness) joined Arizona's summer camp Wednesday.
Guerra previously tested positive for COVID-19, but he has reportedly since tested negative twice, clearing the way for him to join the Diamondbacks. The veteran righty signed with Arizona over the offseason after notching a 3.55 ERA across 83.2 innings of relief with the Brewers in 2019.
Guerra has tested positive for COVID-19, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo revealed Sunday that Guerra and fellow reliever Silvino Bracho tested positive for coronavirus, but both relievers are reportedly asymptomatic. Under MLB protocol, Guerra will need to test negative twice before he's allowed to take part in the team's activities.
Guerra is out of minor-league options, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Guerra came over to Arizona during the offseason after pitching well out of the Brewers bullpen in 2019. The 35-year-old seems an unlikely candidate to end up in the minors, but if the Diamondbacks want to go that way, they will need to expose Guerra to waivers. He pitched 5.2 scoreless Cactus League innings, giving up one hit and two walks while striking out four.
Guerra agreed Sunday with the Diamondbacks on a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2021, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Guerra has 60 games of MLB starting experience under his belt, but the Diamondbacks will presumably keep him in a bullpen role after he worked exclusively for Milwaukee in that capacity in 2019 and performed effectively. Despite posting a 3.55 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 77:36 K:BB in 83.2 innings, Guerra was still non-tendered by Milwaukee earlier this month, but his deal with Arizona will likely keep him somewhere in the neighborhood of the $3.5 million he would have earned in arbitration. As Rosenthal notes, the Diamondbacks will still maintain control of Guerra for three seasons, even though the terms of his contract only pertain to 2020 and 2021.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/27||@ OAK||L 0-5||2.2||0||0||2||3|
|05/22||vs OAK||L 2-6||2.1||1||2||2||0|
|05/10||@ HOU||W 5-4||1.0||3||3||2||2|
|05/08||vs LAD||L 11-14||1.0||2||0||1||2|
|05/05||vs TB||L 1-3||1||0.1||2||3||1||0|
|05/03||vs TB||L 3-7||1.2||0||0||1||0|
|04/30||@ SEA||L 4-7||2.2||1||1||2||4|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AAA-Leones de Yucatan||28.0||5||5||0||1||3||0||20||22||26||5.46||1.714|
|2016||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||26.2||5||5||0||0||2||0||25||11||18||4.12||1.107|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||30.0||6||6||0||2||2||0||20||12||27||2.10||1.300|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||5.2||1||1||0||1||0||0||6||1||2||1.73||0.577|