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Dodgers designate Javy Guerra for assignment to make room for Chone Figgins

Mar 16, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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Listen, I’m as shocked as you are by the headline. The Dodgers designated Javy Guerra, a perfectly good — if flawed — reliever to make room on the roster for Chone Figgins, a 36-year-old utilityman who hasn’t OPSed above .535 since 2010. The report comes from’s Ken Gurnick.

The Dodgers, though, are deep in bullpen arms and shallow in back-up position players, so the move makes sense in that context. Guerra posted a 6.75 ERA in 10 2/3 innings at the big league level last year, but was much better in 2011-12, when he posted a combined 2.45 ERA in 91 2/3 innings.

In related news via Dylan Hernandeze of the L.A. Times, infielder Justin Turner has also made the Dodgers’ roster. Onelki Garcia was placed on the 60-day disabled list to create room on the 40-man roster.

  1. ablueravine - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Javy Guerra is far from a perfectly good reliever. The fact Chone Figgins has a place on the team is hilarious, but Guerra is kinda bad

  2. pilonflats - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    im hoping that chone didn’t sell his soul, but im starting to wonder…

  3. tfbuckfutter - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    The only thing that makes less sense than spelling Shawn “Chone” is giving him a spot on a maj I r league roster.

    • tfbuckfutter - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      Also how swipe interprets major.

    • clydeserra - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      as silly as spelling Sean “sean”

      • clydeserra - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM



      • vegasshawn - Mar 17, 2014 at 12:21 PM

        Try saying these words aloud:

        Dawn, Fawn, Lawn, Pawn, Yawn

        And now these:

        Bean, Dean, Lean, Mean, Wean

        Now tell me again which spelling of Shawn is silly. (Besides Chone)

  4. ch0psuey - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Must be a tough move for a team with such a low budget /endsarcasm

  5. Professor Fate - Mar 17, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    The right move for an infield that is not only thin, but weak defensively. The pitching needs to be lights-out if the Dodgers aren’t going to be near the bottom of the league in errors. If Alexander Guerrero can’t make the change to second the middle is going to be a sieve.

    The corners will be okay if Uribe, despite his age, can duplicate last season and Gonzalez can stay healthy. The middle is the concern, even if Ramirez continues his hot hitting. I’m hoping the team doesn’t end up in the position of missing Ellis, Punto, and Schumaker.

  6. bigguy54 - Mar 17, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    If they are that desperate, they should trade Kemp for Franklin or Ackley. After suffering through watching that waste for what seemed like 100 years he should have no place on an MLB roster.

  7. sabatimus - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Only thing the team needs to do now is sign him to an albatross contract.

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