The Blue Jays have once again designated RHP Javy Guerra for assignment, the team announced Saturday. Guerra, 33, has appeared in 11 games for the team this season.
This is the second time that Guerra, 33, has been designated for assignment by the Blue Jays this season, the first coming on April 18.
Known primarily as a journeyman hurler with some decent potential, Guerra, a native of Denton, Texas, began his career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, eventually reaching the bigs in 2011 and pitching to an ERA of 2.31 in 46.2 innings.
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That season, he racked up 21 saves and struck out 38. Over the course of the following two seasons, he would appear in 55.2 innings for the Dodgers.
After stints with the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels, he went to Miami to play with the Marlins, appearing in 32 games last season, tossing 35.2 innings and boasting an ERA of 5.55 and a WHIP of 1.514.
So far this season, Guerra has pitched to an ERA of 3.86 in 14.0 frames, striking out 15 and earning one save.
Of Guerra, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said that he was a true professional, even asking to throw three innings in Friday night’s game despite reportedly knowing that there was a good chance he’d be cut from the roster the next day.
According to Sportsnet The Fan 590’s Mike Wilner, Montoyo said that “if Guerra gets through waivers, it’s good for the Blue Jays. If not, it’s good for Guerra.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Guerra will once again clear waivers and be sent to Triple-A Buffalo. More to come.