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Cubs place Matt Guerrier on 60-day DL with elbow injury

Aug 8, 2013, 1:46 PM EST

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Chicago got Matt Guerrier back in the Carlos Marmol contract dump, but for a second straight season the veteran reliever is being shut down with elbow problems.

Guerrier has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, which means he won’t be eligible to pitch again this season and will hit the open market as a 35-year-old free agent with some major questions marks attached.

Guerrier pitched well for the Cubs, tossing 12.2 innings with a 2.13 ERA, but he’s been limited to a total of just 56.2 innings since the beginning of last season after once being among the most durable relievers in baseball.

  1. ndnut - Aug 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Matt Guerrier is still in the major league’s?

  2. cubfan531 - Aug 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    It’s just a procedural move to call up a third catcher while they wait and see on how long Navarro’s going to be out.

  3. delusionalcubsfan - Aug 9, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Still a good trade for the Cubs.

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