Guerrier, 32, has been a very reliable source for the Twins in his career as he led the American League with 79 appearances during the 2009 season. In 2010, Guerrier went 5-7 with a 3.17 ERA in 74 games.
Guerrier could be a good option for the Red Sox as he is primarily a ground ball pitcher and could be an option if the Red Sox depart with either Daniel Bard or Jonathan Papelbon via trade this offseason. He held right-handers to a .210 average and compiled just 22 walks in 71 innings for Minnesota.
Guerrier had a downside entering free agency as he is a Type-A free agent, which would usually require any team that would sign him (besides the Twins) a high end draft pick in return. But because the Twins did not offer him arbitration, it would not cost the Red Sox anything.
Here are Guerrier's numbers from 2010:
|2010 - Matt Guerrier||5-7||74||0||0||0||1||6||71.0||56||28||25||7||22||42||3.17||1.10|
Guerrier right now is the best right-handed non-closer reliever on the market that was not offered arbitration. The Red Sox have been looking for bullpen help this offseason, and Guerrier could be a good option, as he has averaged about 70 innings a season. Could be a good option for the thin Red Sox bullpen.