Monday, June 6, 2016
WSC Birth Years: Junior Guerra
Born: January 16, 1985
Junior was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Atlanta Braves on October 2, 2001. Since then, he has played in the Mets organization from 2007 until 2009 and pitched in the Venezuelan Winter League, the Mexican League and the American Association before signing with the Chicago White Sox on October 28, 2014.
Guerra made his MLB debut on June 12, 2015, at the age of thirty, five days after he was called up by the White Sox. He pitched the seventh and eighth innings against the Rays in Tampa Bay, giving up four hits, one run and striking out two. Junior would also pitch an inning against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on June 15th for an inning and an innings against the Twins in Minnesota, where he gave up a two-run homer to Brian Dozier. Guerra was sent down shortly after. Junior was selected off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers on October 7, 2015.