Dodgers reliever Guerra has shoulder surgery
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra had right shoulder surgery on Friday.
The team said the arthroscopic procedure on his pitching shoulder cleaned up bursitis and a joint at the top of the shoulder. Guerra will start throwing in six weeks and is expected to be ready by spring training.
Guerra had right knee surgery on June 5 to repair torn cartilage after being hit in the face by a line drive. He also was sidelined with a strained oblique muscle for part of the season.
The right-hander was 2-3 with a 2.60 ERA in 45 games this season, finishing with eight saves in 13 chances. As a rookie in 2011, Guerra had a 2.31 ERA and 21 saves.