Los Angeles Angels move pitcher Junior Guerra closer to Opening Day roster

Aug 22, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Junior Guerra (41) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Right-hander Junior Guerra moved closer to making the Los Angeles Angels’ Opening Day roster after the team selected his contract Tuesday and added him to the 40-man roster.

In a corresponding move, outfield prospect Brandon Marsh was optioned to the minor leagues. The Angels’ 40-man roster remains full.

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Guerra, 36, went 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA in 25 relief appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. He is 26-23 with a 3.77 ERA over six seasons and 172 appearances (60 starts) for the Chicago White Sox (2015), Milwaukee Brewers (2016-19) and Diamondbacks.

In two appearances this spring for the Angels, Guerra has not allowed a run and has given up two hits over 2 1/3 innings.

–Field Level Media