Chicago White Sox reliever Javy Guerra, who made three appearances for the club in April before being outrighted off the 40-man roster, received a 50-game suspension Wednesday following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
Guerra, who will be suspended without pay, landed on the disabled list in April and was designated for assignment by the White Sox after rehabbing his inflamed shoulder at Triple-A Charlotte. Though the 29-year-old accepted an outright assignment to the minors after being removed from the 40-man roster, Guerra hasn't pitched in a game since May 5.
Over parts of five seasons in the majors, Guerra owns a 2.87 ERA (131 ERA+) with a 1.38 WHIP across 146 relief appearances. In 2014, Guerra crafted a 2.91 ERA over 42 outings for the White Sox, notching 38 strikeouts while allowing just three home runs in 46 1/3 innings.