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Guerra goes on DL as Dodgers bring back Wall

Guerra goes on DL as Dodgers bring back Wall

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Guerra goes on DL as Dodgers bring back Wall
LOS ANGELES -- On the same day they found out closer Kenley Jansen will be out another two weeks, the Dodgers placed reliever Javy Guerra on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle. The move is retroactive to Sept. 3, and the team recalled righty Josh Wall from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace him.

Guerra, who started the year as the team's closer, was sent down in August to work on his control. He was recently called back up when rosters were expanded. He is 2-3 with a 2.60 ERA in 45 games and he has not allowed a run in his last 10 outings.

With Jansen out because of a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat, manager Don Mattingly said he planned to use Guerra in more extended appearances like Jamey Wright has done all season, with Wright making more late-game, higher-pressure appearances. Mattingly said Guerra hurt himself warming up before making a one-inning appearance on Sunday.

In Wall, Mattingly said the team gets more of a power arm who can go about an inning at a time.

Wall, who was optioned on Aug. 30, is 1-0 with an 11.57 ERA in three appearances through two stints with the Dodgers this season.

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