Brewers acquire Panamanian right-hander Javy Guerra

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired right-hander Javy Guerra from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in a series of player moves to reconfigure their relief staff.

In other decisions announced Friday, the Brewers did not award contracts for next season to right-handers Trevor Gott as well as Jandel Gustave and Luis Perdomo, who became free agents.

Hours earlier, the Colorado Rockies took left-hander Brent Suter, who had been waived by Milwaukee.

Tampa Bay had placed Guerra on assignment earlier in the week. The Brewers acquired him in exchange for an as-yet-unidentified player.

Guerra, 27, is a former infielder who finished this season 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 games with Tampa Bay.

The Panamanian struck out nine and gave up eight walks in 16 innings.

“He’s a relief player whose fastball is over 90 mph and he has an opportunity to work the late part of games, Brewers president of baseball operations Matt Arnold said.

Suter had been a pitcher with the Brewers since 2016 and was their longest-serving player on the team. He went 5-3 with a 3.78 ERA in 54 appearances this season.

Suter, 33, was nominated by the Brewers in 2022 for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who best represents baseball for character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions on and off the field.

It was the third time the Brewers had nominated him for the award.

Gott went 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 45 games in 2022. Gustave went 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 27 games. Perdomo was 3-0 with a 3.80 ERA in 14 appearances.

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Brewers acquire Panamanian right-hander Javy Guerra