Os acquire Guilmet, Reimold to 60-day DL
NEW YORK— The Orioles made a minor trade on Monday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from Cleveland one exchange for Minor League outfielder Torsten Boss.
The O’s optioned Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk and moved Nolan Reimold from the 15-day disabled list to the 60 to clear a roster spot. Manager Buck Showalter said prior to Monday’s game that Reimold had not been doing baseball activities and had just been receiving treatment on his neck.
Guilmet, 26, was drafted by Cleveland in the ninth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and he posted a 1.68 ERA with 20 saves in 49 games for Triple-A Columbus in 2013.
“[He] has command of fastball, slider and split-finger which he mixes to get hitters out,” executive vice president Dan Duquette said in a text message about Guilmet. “We expect he’ll contribute to the Major Lg team this season given his track record and experience closing games.”
Last season in Columbus, Guilmet averaged 10.1 strikeout per nine innings and appeared in four games for the Indians, pitching to a 10.13 ERA in 5 1/3 innings.