RP - LAA
Junior Guerra allowed three runs on two hits and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.
Guerra entered the seventh to protect a one-lead, though subsequently let runners to reach base and then a three-run homer to Brandon Lowe. Guerra was hit with a blown save and a loss. His ERA sits at 5.21.
According to Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher, Junior Guerra signed a minor league deal with the Angels.
Over the past two seasons, Junior Guerra was mostly used as a reliever with 97 appearances, a 3.44 ERA, a 21.9% strikeout rate, and an 11.4% walk rate in 107.1 innings pitched. Unfortunately, he's not fantasy relevant.
Junior Guerra had his 2021 $3.5 million club option declined but will remain under team control as an arbitration-eligible player for now.
The Diamondbacks have until December 2nd to decide whether or not they want to non-tender Guerra. He was solid for Arizona in 2020 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and a 21:2 K/BB ratio across 25 relief appearances (23 2/3 innings).
Junior Guerra (1-1) blew a save chance Wednesday against the Dodgers, allowing two unearned runs on one hit in one third of an inning.
Guerra did the damage himself, as he slipped while fielding a bunt and made an errant throw. Guerra and fellow bullpen mate Kevin Ginkel were charged with blown saves, so it's still unclear who the favorite is to close in Arizona.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo announced RHP Junior Guerra has tested positive for coronavirus.
Guerra signed a one-year deal with Arizona this offseason and is expected to pitch out of the bullpen this year. The veteran reliever will quarantine for now and will need to return two negative tests before he can join D'Backs summer camp. Silvino Bracho also tested positive, Lovullo announced.