Minor Moves: Jerrick Suiter Assigned to Bristol, Pirates Release Pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates released left-handed pitcher Alexander Gutierrez. He spent one year in the Venezuelan Summer League, then transferred to the Dominican Summer League in 2013 when the Pirates dropped their VSL team. Gutierrez was in Extended Spring Training this year and was placed on the Bristol roster, but never actually made an appearance in 2014. The 21-year-old had major control issues during each of his three seasons and that resulted in limited work and poor results. He has good size and kept the ball on the ground, plus he is a lefty, so he was moved to the States this year, but things obviously didn’t work out.

A few days ago, 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter signed with the Pirates after his TCU team was eliminated from the College World Series. Suiter has been assigned to the Bristol roster. You can view his player page here.

Both Nate Baker and Dan Gamache had their rehab assignments moved from the GCL Pirates to Jamestown. With the GCL Pirates, Baker made two scoreless one inning appearances, allowing one hit, no walks and he had one strikeout. Gamache went 2-for-7 with an RBI in two starts. Both players had missed the entire season up until this week.

Earlier today, it was announced that Wyatt Mathisen was placed on the disabled list after he suffered a lower left leg injury. JaCoby Jones was activated from the DL and took his place on the West Virginia roster. More info on those moves in the link above.

John Dreker

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • Traco Bucco

    I hope that Mathisen gets back out there as soon as possible. OPS by month:

    April – .574
    May – .697
    June – .807

    He’s only 20, so he’s still young for his level.

    • John Dreker

      No word at all on the severity, could be the seven days or much longer, but when we have an update, we will post it