Junior Guerra, Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers, #41
Date of Birth: 1/16/1985
Birthplace: Bolivar, Venezuela
Junior Guerra, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was first signed by the Atlanta Braves in October, 2001. After five years in the Braves' minor league system, he was released on March 31, 2007. He didn't play professional baseball in 2007.
Guerra signed with the New York Mets in October, 2007. He was released in June, 2009. From 2009 through 2014, he played in the Venezuelan Winter League, the Mexican League, and the American Association independent league. On October 28, 2014, he signed with the Chicago White Sox.
Statistics for Guerra as a minor league and foreign league player from 2006 through most of 2015 include:
- 67 games played, 11 as a starting pitcher
- 146.0 innings pitched
- 5-10 win-loss record
- 164 strikeouts to 56 walks
Guerra pitched four innings in three games with the White Sox in 2015. He gave up 7 hits, including a home run, and 3 runs and he had a 6.75 ERA.
Guerra was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on October 7, 2015. He finished the 2016 season with a 2.81 ERA, 9 wins to 3 losses, and 100 strikeouts to 43 walks in 121.2 innings in 20 games with the Brewers.