JAVY GUERRA, 27 on Halloween, relief pitcher
Final 2012 stats: 2-3, 2.60 ERA, eight saves in 13 opportunities, 1.49 WHIP, 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings, .241 opponents batting average.
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: He had the kind of start the Dodgers expected. He saved his first five games, and seven of his first eight. After a rough stretch that cost him the closer’s spot, came back to allow only one run in his next 16 appearances. Did not allow a run in his final 10 appearances.
The bad: Between those strong stretches came the other variety. Had two rough five-game stretches (13.50 ERA, .571 opponents batting average, April 24-May 6; 6.35, .391, July 18-26). Then there was arthroscopic knee surgery in June, a trip back to the minors and finally an oblique injury that ended his season Sept. 2.