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VINNIE PESTANO RUMORS

Questioning Vinnie Pestano’s 2014 season

Once a rising star in the Cleveland bullpen, the Tribe pretty much gave up on Vinnie Pestano. Well, one man’s trash could be another man’s treasure. In this case, the Angels have positioned themselves to be the garbageman benefactor. Wasn’t Pestano supposed to be the “closer of the future” in Cleveland?He sure was, but the best laid plans of mice and men blah, blah, blah…...
Via Monkey with a Halo
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Shoemaker finishes 2nd in AL ROY voting, Pestano avoid arbitration

The November 11th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Shoemaker finishes 2nd in AL ROY voting, Pestano avoid arbitration and much more… The Story: Matt Shoemaker finished second in AL Rookie of the Year voting. The Monkey Says: He received 12 second place votes and four third place votes. No player below him on the ballot even appeared on more than...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels News: Angels agree to terms with Vinnie Pestano on 1-year deal

The Los Angles Angels have agreed to ink Vinnie Pestano with a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration, according to the team’s official website on Monday. Pestano will earn $1.15 million for his services. He was projected to earn $1.2 million through arbitration.The 29-year-old, relief pitcher, has a 5-8 record, 2.83 ERA, 231 strikeouts and 11 saves since debuting for the Cleveland...
Via Baseball Essential
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The precipitous drop; a ode to Vinnie Pestano

A former member of the pen was jettisoned in a move that wasn’t a shocker, but saddened many fans. Vinnie Pestano, the team’s eighth inning stud in 2011-12 was sent to Anaheim for A ball pitcher Michael Clevinger. With the glut of young arms that have passed him while sitting in AAA Columbus and 40-man roster spots so precious, Pestano was staring at a non-tender at the end...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pestano for Clevinger: Indians go for upside

Today the Indians completed one of the first waiver deals of the baseball season. They traded right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to the Angels for right-handed pitching prospect Michael Clevinger. Pestano has had one of the more interesting trips to and through the majors of any Indians player. He was a 20th round selection in 2006 and was never a big name prospect. The Indians...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians demote Vinnie Pestano, Recall C.C. Lee

The struggle continues for Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano. His fall from being one of the best setup men in baseball also continues on its ugly plummet. On Tuesday, Pestano was tagged in the ninth inning of a 8-6 win over San Diego. He came in with the game in blowout mode for the Tribe with a 8-3 advantage. Pestano left the game with two outs in the ninth and the tying...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pestano earns roster spot, looking to bounce back in '14

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- On a day in which many players were going in and out of meetings with Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti, Vinnie Pestano got the news he was really hoping for -- he has kept his roster spot with the Indians. Pestano is the first though to point out that what he has done this spring is only one step. Now he has to prove that last year's struggles continue to be...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians win arbitration case with reliever Vinnie Pestano

The Cleveland Indians have won their arbitration case with relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The Indians’ filing of $975,000 won out over Pestano’s offer of $1.45 million for the 2014 season. The two sides met in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday morning. The setup man, who turns 29 in a couple weeks, is in his first season of arbitration eligibility...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians reliever Pestano loses arbitration case

Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano has lost his arbitration case and will make $975,000 in 2014, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer. Pestano and the Indians presented their case in front of a Major League Baseball arbitration panel on Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla. after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on the former set-up man's 2014 salary. According to Hoynes...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent claims Pestano suffered injury in World Baseball Classic

Reliever Vinnie Pestano was considered a dominant setup man for the Cleveland Indians heading into the 2013 season. He then played in the World Baseball Classic and had a disastrous regular season, which saw him post a 4.08 ERA with a 1.68 WHIP and land on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. He returned from the disabled list, but was eventually sent down to the minors...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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