The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they acquired right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. Guilmet has pitched in the majors each of the last two seasons, posting a 5.23 ERA in 10.1 innings over ten relief appearances this year. The 27-year-old made four appearances for the Cleveland Indians last year and had a 10.13 ERA in 5.1 innings. He spent most of the last two years in AAA, where he had a combined 2.64 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 112.2 innings.
Over his minor league career, he has walked just 74 batters in 346 innings, while picking up 378 strikeouts. He has a career .213 BAA and 1.01 WHIP. Guilmet has an 0.98 GO/AO ratio, which is lower than most pitchers in the Pirates’ organization. He was drafted twice, signing in 2009 after he was taken in the ninth round by the Indians.