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Angels sign RHP Junior Guerra to minor-league deal

Angels add some pitching depth

Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Angels Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

The Angels have signed a pitcher!

Though it may not be an exciting move, the Angels added a solid depth piece on Saturday morning, agreeing to a minor-league deal with RHP Junior Guerra.

The 36-year-old has been in the MLB since 2015. He’s appeared in a total of 172 games and had started 60 of them. The righty pitched in Arizona last season, posting a 3.04 ERA, 4.12 FIP and 1.35 WHIP in 23 23 innings of work.

Back in 2016, Guerra started 20 games for the Brewers. He went 9-3 and posted an ERA of 2.81 with a 3.70 FIP and 152 ERA+.

Guerra has never been a strikeout pitcher, as his best SO/9 of his career is 8.7. He’s also struggled with walks throughout his career, averaging just under four walks issued per nine innings. Last season, albeit it was a condensed season, he was allowing a career-high 5.7 walks per nine innings. If Guerra is given an opportunity and he can limit the walks he allows, this can be a very solid pickup for the Angels.