The Twins have designated reliever Matt Guerrier for assignment, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com (via Twitter). His roster spot will go to fellow righty Ryan Pressly.
Guerrier, a 35-year-old righty, had been fairly steady for Minnesota for much of the season, though he saw his ERA rise by more than a full run after last night’s rough outing. He still sports a 3.86 ERA over 28 innings, though he’s averaging only 3.9 K/9 (by far the lowest in his career) against 3.2 BB/9. Guerrier, who has seen time in each of the last 11 MLB seasons, was signed to a minor league deal over the offseason.
If you would have told me in spring training that of the 3 former Twins making a comeback with the team–Bartlett, Kubel, and Guerrier–that Guerrier would have outlasted the other two, I would have said “Sure, that sounds plausible.”
Right before he imploded last night, the Twins announcers were talking about how Guerrier could be part of the team’s plans for 2015. I nearly did a spit take and then laughed heartily.
Let’s hope this puts an end to the reunion tours.
Doubt it, with Cuddyer and Torii being free agents this off-season we are getting the band back together.