Tuesday, May 20, 2014

White Sox purchase Javy Guerra's contract from Knights

The White Sox announced on Tuesday that they have purchased the contract of Charlotte Knights reliever Javy Guerra.

The 28-year-old right-hander went 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 14 appearances (19.1 IP) with the Knights this season and will take the roster spot of Matt Lindstrom, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list today by Chicago with a sublexing peroneal (outside) tendon in his left ankle.

Guerra joined Charlotte after being claimed by the White Sox off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 26. Guerra -- who saved three games for the Knights this season -- has earned 29 saves at the Major League level over parts of three seasons. He led the Dodgers with 21 saves in 2011 and posted a 2-2 record with a 2.31 ERA in 47 games that season.

The Knights, who begin a two-game set with the Norfolk Tides at 7:05 tonight, are yet to announce a replacement for Guerra on their 25-man roster.