Written by Ian Locke
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP PRESTON GUILMET (pronounced GILL-met) from Cleveland in exchange for minor league OF TORSTEN BOSS, and optioned Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk.
Guilmet, 26, owns a lifetime 2.57 ERA (297.2IP, 85ER) and 90 saves in 196 games (15 starts) over five minor league seasons in the Cleveland system. He has struck out 9.8 batters per 9.0 innings and walked 1.9 per 9.0. In 2013, Guilmet posted a 1.68 ERA (64.1IP, 12ER), 20 saves and 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 in 49 games with Triple-A Columbus. He was selected in the ninth round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Arizona.
To make room for Guilmet on the 40-man roster, OF NOLAN REIMOLD (cervical spine fusion surgery) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
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