Deolis Guerra, Relief Pitcher, Los Angeles Angels, #54
Date of Birth: 4/17/1989
Birthplace: San Felix, Bolivar, Venezuela
Deolis Guerra, relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was first signed by the New York Mets in July, 2005. After two seasons in the Mets' minor league system, he was traded to the Minnesota twins on February 2, 2008. He continued in the minors, first as a starting pitcher from 2008 through 2010. He began to transition to a relief pitcher in 2011, pitching only in relief in 2012.
Guerra became a free agent on November 4, 2013. Sixteen days later, he signed a minor league contract to continue with the Twins. A year later, on November 4, 2014, he again became a free agent. He signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 18th.
Guerra joined the Pirates for 10 games in 2015, before being designated for assignment on July 31st. In those 10 games, he had a 6.48 ERA in 16.2 innings of relief. He also pitched 36.2 innings in 25 games in the minors in 2015.
After becoming a free agent on October 27, 2015, Guerra again signed a minor league contract with the Pirates on December 7, 2015. Three days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Angels. In 2016, he pitched in 44 games with the Angels, finishing the season with 3 wins and no losses, 36 strikeouts to just 7 walks, and a 3.21 ERA in 53.1 innings.
Guerra was designated for assignment on February 10, 2017.