December 30, 2013 |
JAVY GUERRA , 28, reliever Final 2013 stats: 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 12 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings, Contract status: Under team control. The good: There wasn't much to go on, given his brief tour last season. He did strike out 10.1 batters per nine innings. After spending May with the Dodgers, he returned to triple-A Albuquerque, where he ended up leading the Isotopes in saves (12). The bad: Guerra appeared in nine games for the Dodgers, allowing runs in five of them.
November 2, 2012 |
Looking back on it now, Javy Guerra had himself one heck of a season. Now maybe you're thinking otherwise, what with him starting off 2012 as the team closer , losing that role by early May and ultimately earning a trip back to the minors. Yet Guerra finished with a 2.60 earned-run average and saved eight games, despite having mid-season knee surgery , returning only to sustain a season-ending oblique injury - - and it turns out, pitching with a bum shoulder. Yep, injury No. 3 in Guerra's troubled season emerged when the Dodgers announced Friday he had undergone arthroscopic right shoulder surgery.
July 14, 2012 |
Reliever Josh Wall was speaking to reporters at the far end of the Dodgers dugout when Clayton Kershaw suddenly jumped into his arms. “Hey, buddy, you made it!” Kershaw shouted. Wall received his first call to the major leagues Saturday, when he was summoned from triple-A Albuquerque to replace Javy Guerra on the active roster. Guerra was placed on the bereavement list, as he traveled to Mexico to be with his father, who was scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery. Wall, 25, didn't expect to take this long to reach the major leagues when he was taken by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2005 draft.
September 4, 2012 |
So much for the return of Javy Guerra. The right-handed reliever's up-and-down season took another wrong turn Tuesday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. Guerra started the season as the Dodgers' closer before hitting a rough patch and losing the role to Kenley Jansen. He was sent down to triple-A Albuquerque in the middle of August and called back on Sept. 2 after rosters had been expanded. Guerra, however, appeared in only one game since returning, throwing one scoreless inning Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
September 1, 2012 |
The Dodgers have brought in their first wave of September call-ups, summoning reliever Javy Guerra, catcher Tim Federowicz and starting pitcher John Ely from triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday. Federowicz and Guerra were already on the 40-man roster. To make room on the 40-man roster for Ely, the Dodgers placed minor league outfielder Alfredo Silverio on the 60-day disabled list. Silverio was involved in an off-season car accident and hasn't played this year Guerra started the season as the Dodgers' closer but lost his job to Kenley Jansen.
May 31, 2013 |
Before starting a three-game series in Denver on Friday, the Dodgers, as expected, made a roster move. Just not the one anticipated, unless your memory goes back to spring training. The Dodgers called up a minor leaguer, only not one named Yasiel Puig or Joc Pederson. The Dodgers called up right-hander Peter Moylan from triple-A Albuquerque and sent reliever Javy Guerra back to the Isotopes. Moylan had a clause in his contract that allowed him to become a free agent if he was not with the big club by June 1, so, wanting to keep him, the Dodgers were forced into this move.