Guerra returns to White Sox bullpen

Guerra returns to White Sox bullpen

NEW YORK -- The White Sox activated reliever Javy Guerra from the bereavement list on Saturday after the right-hander missed six games.

Guerra arrived with the team in New York on Friday, but the White Sox wanted to give him an extra day to do some more throwing on the side.

He will replace left-hander Eric Surkamp, who was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Yankees. Surkamp allowed one run and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings in the defeat.

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.