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Brewers trade rumors: Junior Guerra available in talks

Guerra is reportedly the second-best arm available on the market after Jose Quintana.

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Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra is available for trade, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Guerra, who was tabbed as the Opening Day starter for Milwaukee four days ago, has been listed as a possible arm for teams to pursue. Passan said, according to his sources, that Guerra is the top pitcher out there on the market after White Sox lefty Jose Quintana.

Guerra had a stellar rookie last season despite being 31 years old.

After making his debut in June, he put together a 9-3 record, a 2.81 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in 121 2/3 innings over 20 starts for the Brewers, who claimed him off waivers from the White Sox in 2015 after he was signed by the Sox.

Before pitching for the White Sox, Guerra had a seven-year voyage pitching in Italy, Mexico, Spain and his native Venezuela while also playing in non-affiliated ball after being released by the Mets in 2008, a year in which he was suspended 50 games for PED use.

This spring, the 32-year-old Guerra is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP in 10 innings over four starts.

The Braves, Pirates and Astros are reportedly in pursuit of Quintana, but could be look at Guerra to beef up their respective rotations if neither of them acquires the 28-year-old White Sox talent. The Cubs and Dodgers may give Guerra a look as well if their possible pursuits of Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb fall through.