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Dodgers designate Matt Guerrier for assignment

Jul 1, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Back in December of 2010 the Dodgers signed Matt Guerrier to a three-year, $12 million deal as a free agent and now two-and-a-half seasons into that contract they designated the right-hander for assignment.

Guerrier missed much of last season with an elbow injury and has struggled this season with a 4.80 ERA and 21/12 K/BB ratio in 30 innings. He also wasn’t particularly effective in 2011 and posted a 4.24 ERA in 120 total appearances for the Dodgers after finishing his Twins career with a 3.38 ERA in 393 outings.

Guerrier will probably clear waivers and could remain with the Dodgers at Triple-A, although if another team is convinced he could be a decent bullpen option in the second half his remaining salary of around $2 million would fit into plenty of payrolls.

  1. jkaflagg - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Mattingly’s comment on cutting Guerrier ( and fellow veteran Pete Moylan) for a couple of hard-throwing rookies was telling: “we want relievers who can make a mistake and still miss bats”…….

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