In the process of finalizing their 40-man roster, the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost relievers Javy Guerra and Seth Rosin, who were both claimed on the waiver wire Wednesday afternoon. Guerra was claimed by the Chicago White Sox and Rosin is headed to the Texas Rangers.

Guerra made his debut with the Dodgers in 2011 and emerged as a closer, saving 21 games. Showing promise, Guerra was given the opportunity to again be the closer in 2012, but struggled and never quite recovered. When accurate, Guerra is dependable arm who can serve as a late-inning reliever. With plenty of other arms in the bullpen, Guerra was designated for assignment to make room for Chone Figgins on the roster.

Rosin’s departure came under somewhat of a different set of circumstances. The Dodgers acquired the young right-hander via the Rule 5 draft and he immediately made an impression in Spring Training. Whereas Guerra’s departure from the Dodgers seemed inevitable, there simply wasn’t room for Rosin to remain on the roster despite his impressive Spring Training.

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