LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers recalled right-handed reliever Javy Guerra on Tuesday and optioned Josh Wall to Triple-A Albuquerque.
The move follows Monday night's disastrous 12-2 loss to the Rockies, when Wall was abused for seven runs on eight hits and 62 pitches in two innings. Wall followed Ted Lilly, who left the game after three innings with neck and back pain and was having an MRI Tuesday.
Guerra was the team closer when last season started, but he lost that job, suffered three injuries and required surgeries to his right knee and shoulder.
He did not make the Major League team out of Spring Training and was sent to Albuquerque for a starting role, not to turn him into a starter but to extend him into a multiple-inning long reliever. In four starts for the Isotopes, he was 0-2 with a 4.02 ERA and last pitched Friday.
Wall, who was recalled from Albuquerque April 15 after Shawn Tolleson was injured, made six appearances and had an ERA of 18.00.
Guerra is the 17th pitcher the Dodgers have had in uniform this month.