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News and notes: Guilmet, Tabata, Mazzaro, McGuiness

Sadly we are at the point where boring, nearly meaningless news like this warrants a post, as opposed to more postseason action. Oh well. The Pirates acquired relief pitcher Preston Guilmet from Baltimore for cash considerations. Guilmet has had a few short, unimpressive major league stints but has impressive K/BB numbers in the minors. You never know who will come out of the scrum...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Mazzaro and Chris McGuiness Elect Free Agency

According to the transactions page on, pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Chris McGuiness have both elected to become free agents. McGuiness was recently dropped from the 40-man roster when the Pirates added John Holdzkom to the roster. Mazzaro has been back and forth between the Pirates and Indianapolis over the last two seasons. McGuiness led all Pirates minor league...
Via Pirates Prospects
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Vin Mazzaro For Assignment

The Pirates have designated right-hander Vin Mazzaro for assignment, the team announced. Righty Brandon Cumpton has been called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move. This is the second time that Mazzaro has been designated for assignment this season, as the reliever was previously DFA’ed at the end of Spring Training. He cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Vin Mazzaro likely to leave Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a logjam in the bullpen for the entire Spring.  It was rumored the entire month that the Pirates might ship one of their relievers out if they got a good offer.  Evidently, no offer came and the Pirates were forced to pick who would lose out when they finalized rosters the past Friday.  The odd man out ended up being Vin Mazzaro.  He was designated...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Purchase Contract Of Vin Mazzaro

MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Tripla-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His role on the club is expected to be middle relief. Fantasy Ramifications: None. The post Pittsburgh Pirates Purchase Contract Of Vin Mazzaro appeared first on Fantasy Sports Player Rankings - Baseball and Football -
Via FF Locker Room
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vin Mazzaro

VIN MAZZARO RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: September 27, 1986 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 3rd round, 101st overall, 2005 (Athletics) How Acquired: Trade (from Athletics) with Clint Robinson for Luis Rico and Luis Sanchez High School: Rutherford (NJ) HS Agent: ACES WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES When Mazzaro was drafted, he...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mazzaro sent to minors by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals optioned Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. Mazzaro gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings Tuesday. The move was announced before a game with the Seattle Mariners. Rookie right-hander Will Smith was recalled from Omaha and started. Mazzaro is 3-3 with a 6.12 ERA in three stints with the Royals this season, allowing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mazzaro gets demoted after another rough start

Vin Mazzaro's bad inning turned into a real bad night. Mazzaro gave up six runs and eight hits, including an Adam Lind three-run homer, in the fourth inning of the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Mazzaro's final line in his spot start was 13 hits and six runs in 5 13 innings. In his previous start, June 22 against the Cardinals, Mazzaro was roughed up...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals' Mazzaro shuts down A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Vin Mazzaro was once penciled in as part of future Oakland Athletics rotations. He was a 2005 third-round pick of the A's and in their rotation in 2009-2010, making 35 starts, but he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder David DeJesus after the 2010 season. Mazzaro beat the A's 2-0 Sunday, holding them to four singles in six innings,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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