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May 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Kenley Jansen will replace Javy Guerra as the Dodgers' closer, Manager Don Mattingly announced before his team's series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. “It's not a move you want to make,” Mattingly said. In his last five appearances, Guerra was 0-2 and has blown two of this three save opportunities. His earned-run average in that span was 13.50. "I still have a lot of confidence," Guerra said. "Right now, we have to win ballgames. I'll take the blame for five or six games.
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March 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
All that bullpen depth, and you would have thought the Dodgers would get something for their overflow. But it was nothing doing, and on Wednesday they lost both Javy Guerra and Seth Rosin to waiver claims. Guerra, their ex-closer who saved 21 games in 2011 , could never duplicate that late-season surge. He lost his role early the next season and spent most of 2013 in the minors. He flat-lined enough that it seems no team was willing to dangle anything for him in trade, so the Chicago White Sox claimed him. Dennis Gilbert, special assistant to White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, watches most every game at Dodger Stadium directly behind homeplate.
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July 14, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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March 16, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Javy Guerra, who started the 2012 season as the Dodgers closer, was designated for assignment Sunday, part of a flurry of moves to cut the roster to the 30 total players they can take to Australia. Guerra, 28, can still be traded while the Dodgers wait to see if he's claimed on waivers. If he goes unclaimed, he could still be sent to triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers added two players, Justin Turner and Chone Figgins, to their 40-man roster to fill utility roles. Both will make the trip to Australia.
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December 30, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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November 2, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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September 1, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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March 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
All that bullpen depth, and you would have thought the Dodgers would get something for their overflow. But it was nothing doing, and on Wednesday they lost both Javy Guerra and Seth Rosin to waiver claims. Guerra, their ex-closer who saved 21 games in 2011 , could never duplicate that late-season surge. He lost his role early the next season and spent most of 2013 in the minors. He flat-lined enough that it seems no team was willing to dangle anything for him in trade, so the Chicago White Sox claimed him. Dennis Gilbert, special assistant to White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, watches most every game at Dodger Stadium directly behind homeplate.
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September 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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May 31, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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March 11, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
All this talk about the Dodgers' four outfielders. What about the fifth? He has feelings too. Also a pretty decent power bat, or so the Dodgers hope. It is outfielder Scott Van Slyke who leads the Dodgers in runs batted in this spring. Not Andre Ethier. Not the struggling Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford. Not Matt Kemp, still recovering from surgery and yet to play. Van Slyke hit his second home run of the spring - tying him with Juan Uribe for the club lead - on Tuesday, a two-run shot at Surprise Stadium in the Dodgers' 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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March 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
I believe it was that great baseball sage, Daffy Duck, who said of the Dodgers' bullpen: “What a predicament!” The Dodgers are flush with relievers. Stocked with veteran arms. Have three former closers backing up Kenley Jansen. Returned veterans J.P. Howell and Jamey Wright. The Dodgers are so completely stacked in the bullpen right now that barring injury, 2013 standouts Paco Rodriguez and Chris Withrow; Rule 5 draft pick Seth Rosin; another ex-closer, Javy Guerra; and hard-throwing phenom Jose Dominguez all do not figure to make the team.
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February 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
A Cactus League season like no other officially started for the Dodgers in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Wednesday, offering both some of the expected and unexpected. Mostly the 4-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks looked a lot like the first spring-training game of the year. Clayton Kershaw started, and shockingly, was not sharp. Carl Crawford struggled defensively. And the Dodgers bullpen, expected to be a strength this year, was mostly superb, though none of the four relievers used are actually expected to be on the club when it opens the season March 22 in Australia.
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February 26, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig batted .517 in the Cactus League last year. One game into the exhibition season this year, he's batting .667. Puig was two for three and drove in Carl Crawford for the Dodgers' only run with a third-inning double to left-center field. Designated hitter Justin Turner, a candidate for the team's vacancy at second base, was one for two with a double and a walk. ON THE MOUND: After Clayton Kershaw gave up three runs in two innings, Javy Guerra, Seth Rosin and Jose Dominguez combined to shut out the Diamondbacks over the next four innings.
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February 26, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Dodgers won't say if Clayton Kershaw will pitch in their season-opening series in Australia. Kershaw won't either. "You have to ask Donnie," Kershaw said, passing on the question to Manager Don Mattingly . Asked if he wanted to pitch in Australia, Kershaw smiled. "Ask Donnie," he said. Predictably, Mattingly remained secretive about the team's rotation plans for the two-game series in Australia. The Dodgers are thinking of sparing Kershaw the exhausting voyage to the other side of the world.
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February 25, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw might not start for the Dodgers on opening day , but he will pitch in their first exhibition game of the spring. Kershaw is scheduled to take the mound Wednesday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Dodgers will face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jose Dominguez, Ross Stripling, Seth Rosin and Javy Guerra will be among the relievers available. Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, A.J. Ellis and Matt Kemp will not travel to Scottsdale for the game.
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August 21, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
And now for something unexpected, which is not the same thing as saying it's unwelcome. The Dodgers surprisingly reinstated right-hander Rubby De La Rosa from the disabled list Tuesday and optioned former closer Javy Guerra to triple-A Albuquerque. So slightly a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, De La Rosa is back with the Dodgers, Guerra is likely down until rosters are expanded on Sept. 1 and rookie right-hander Shawn Tolleson is still here. It's a rapid return for De La Rosa, who had been impressive since returning to action.
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December 30, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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May 31, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
DENVER - In the past week Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has been hit by a pitch, taken a foul ball directly off his knee and was flattened by the St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay in a collision at the plate. But it took a freak swing in batting practice to keep him out of the lineup the last two days and now the Dodgers are hoping Ellis' strained left oblique doesn't force him to the disabled list. "It's day to day," Manager Don Mattingly said. Ellis, who was slowed for three days by an oblique strain in spring training, said he felt a twinge during batting practice Wednesday and took two nights off to try to let things calm down.
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