In the midst of a stellar season at Triple-A Columbus, relief pitcher Preston Guilmet has finally been given the opportunity that he has sought since being selected in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft - a shot in the majors.
After right-hander Carlos Carrasco was optioned back to the Clippers following his disastrous outing against the Detroit Tigers on July 6, the Cleveland Indians selected Guilmet’s contract and added him to their bullpen on Sunday.
The call-up was well deserved for the 25-year-old. In 34 appearances (42.2 innings) this season for Columbus, Guilmet compiled a 2-4 record with a 2.32 earned run average and converted 16 of 20 save opportunities while holding opponents to a .207 batting average. Arguably one of the most reliable relievers for the Clippers thus far in 2013, Guilmet should help solidify the Indians’ shaky relief corps that has posted a lofty 4.18 ERA, even if his stay in Cleveland is brief.
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