NEW YORK -- The Orioles made a minor trade on Monday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from Cleveland in exchange for Minor League outfielder Torsten Boss.
The O's optioned Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk and moved outfielder Nolan Reimold from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL to clear a roster spot. Manager Buck Showalter said prior to Monday's game against the Yankees that Reimold had not been taking part in 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 his fastball, slider and split-finger, which he mixes to get hitters out," O's executive vice president Dan Duquette said of Guilmet in a text message. "We expect he'll contribute to the [Major League] team this season given his track record and experience closing games."
Last season in Columbus, Guilmet averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings and appeared in four games for the Indians, posting a 10.13 ERA in 5 1/3 innings.
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