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White Sox claim pitcher Javy Guerra off waivers from Dodgers

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Chicago White Sox have claimed right-handed relief pitcher Javy Guerra off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Guerra, 28, spent most of the 2013 season with Class AAA Albuquerque, going 0-4 with a 3.66 ERA (16 ER/39.1 IP), 12 saves and 36 strikeouts in 27 games (four starts). He also made nine appearances with the Dodgers, recording a 6.75 ERA (8 ER/10.2 IP) with 12 strikeouts.

Guerra, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, has gone 4-5 with a 2.90 ERA (33 ER/102.1 IP), 87 strikeouts and 29 saves over parts of three major-league seasons with the Dodgers (2011-13). His best season came as a rookie in 2011 when he posted a 2.31 ERA (12 ER/46.2 IP), with a team-high 21 saves and 38 strikeouts in 47 appearances. Guerra followed with a 2.60 ERA (13 ER/45.0 IP) and eight saves in 2012.

A native of Denton, Texas, Guerra also has gone 27-30 with a 4.26 ERA (226 ER/477.1 IP) and 464 strikeouts in 219 games (65 starts) over 10 seasons in the minor leagues, all with the Dodgers. He originally was selected by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2004 draft.

The White Sox 40-man roster is at 40.

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