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Milwaukee Brewers option Aaron Wilkerson, purchase contract of Deolis Guerra

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Guerra fills void on 40-man

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers-Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Wilkerson pitched last night, so it is his turn to return to the San Antonio. Next up on the carousel of relievers is Deolis Guerra. The move brings a needed fresh relief arm to Milwaukee, but also fills a void left on the 40-man roster by the DFA of Hernan Perez.

Guerra is 30 years old, and he has seen MLB time with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Angels. His most recent stint in the majors was with L.A. in 2017 where he posted a 4.68 ERA over 25 innings.

In the very tough to pitch Pacific Coast League, Guerra has excelled. Across 41 13 innings, Guerra has posted a 2.61 ERA with 10.5 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 1.09 HR/9 and a 39.3 percent ground-ball rate. Look for the once Mets and Twins prospect to play the role of depth arm in the bullpen up until the All-Star Break.

Baseball statistics courtesy of Fangraphs