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.
The Brewers have selected RHP Deolis Guerra from Triple-A and optioned RHP Aaron Wilkerson.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 4, 2019
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.
Deolis Guerra is a big guy (6-5, 245) but relies heavily on his changeup. In the majors, has thrown fastball 43% of time and changeup 42% of time, according to FanGraphs.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 4, 2019
In the very tough to pitch Pacific Coast League, Guerra has excelled. Across 41 1⁄3 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