Javy Guerra was born September 25, 1995, in David, Panama. He is a pitcher in the MLB.
Guerra signed as a shortstop with the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent in 2012, Guerra made his professional debut with the Rookie league Dominican Summer League Red Sox in 2013; He then played for the Rookie league Gulf Coast Red Sox in 2014.
He had a breakout season with the Class A Greenville Drive in 2015, and earned a selection to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. On November 13, 2015, the Red Sox traded Guerra, Carlos Asuaje, Manuel Margot, and Logan Allen to the San Diego Padres.
He spent 2016 with the Class A-Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm. The Padres added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season. He spent 2017 with Lake Elsinore and the Class AA San Antonio Missions; He began 2018 with the Class AAA El Paso Chihuahuas. Guerra was called up to the majors for the first time on May 4, 2018 and made his MLB debut that night.
During 2019 spring training, Guerra was converted into a relief pitcher, and opened the season in extended spring training.
In 2020, Guerra pitched to a 1-0 record with a 10.13 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 13.1 innings of work across 14 appearances. On April 5, 2021, Guerra was placed on the 60-day injured list with a grade 1 UCL sprain. On September 21, Guerra was activated off of the injured list.
On April 16, 2022, the Padres traded Guerra to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. He pitched to an 8.44 ERA across six appearances for the Rays before he was designated for assignment on May 1. On May 6, Guerra cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Durham Bulls. He was promoted back to the active roster on June 30, 2022. He was returned to Triple-A on July 4, 2022. He had his contract selected on September 12.