Less than a week after its non-tender by the Brewers last December, Guerra signed a one-year contract with the D’Backs worth $ 2.65 million in guaranteed money, and the club has an option on its services for the 2021 season. The 35-year-old player posted a BPM of 3.55, a rate of 2.14 K / BB and 8.3 K / 9 in 83 2/3 innings in 2019, working exclusively as a reliever for the first time in his career. Assuming a full recovery of COVID-19, Guerra should provide the D’Backs with a durable pen arm, and his ability to chew the innings will be particularly useful in a shortened season as the starting pitchers pick up speed.
Bracho’s participation in the 2020 season was already on hold, as it was revealed last week that he suffered a setback in his convalescence after surgery for Tommy John and was placed on the 60-day injured list in Arizona. Bracho was operated on in March 2019, so it is particularly regrettable that this setback occurred when the right-hander wanted to be ready for the opening day. Bracho posted a BPM of 4.67, a rate of 2.82 K / BB and 9.4 K / 9 over 88 2/3 relief rounds for the 2015-2018 Diamondbacks, the 2018 campaign showing career records promising for Bracho in both ERA (3.19) and HR. / 9 (0.6) over 31 innings launched.