By Jason Shetler
After being outrighted by the Pirates last week, Deolis Guerra has elected to become a free agent, this according to John Dreker of Pirates Prospects.
Guerra signed as a minor league free agent with the Pirates last offseason. The former Baseball America Top 100 prospect began 2015 with AAA Indianapolis where he posted a 1.23 ERA with a 0.79 WHIP in 25 appearances. Guerra made his big league debut with the Pirates in late June, but struggled to the tune of a 6.48 ERA in ten appearances. He was designated for assignment in early August after the Pirates had acquired Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers. At one point, Guerra was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians, but was returned to the Pirates due to a knee injury. The Pirates placed Guerra on the DL and didn’t pitch the rest of the season.