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Halo Headlines: Scioscia can opt out after season, Pestano demoted

The June 1st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Scioscia can opt out after season, Pestano demoted and much more… The Story: Mike Scioscia has an opt-out clause in his contract after this season.The Monkey Says: This is big news. Scioscia can leverage this opt-out either to get another extension or to regain more control over personnel decisions. Basically...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
November 28, 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

A Familiar Face Returns to Cleveland, but is Pestano Back for Good?

It was a welcome sight for Indians’ fans last week, as they watched Vinnie Pestano perform his signature sprint from the bullpen to the mound on Friday, June 21, versus the Detroit Tigers. It was 72 days since his last appearance on the big league stage, having tossed his last pitch for the Tribe on April 8 against the San Diego Padres. Pestano has long been a fan-favorite for...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians send Pestano down to minors

CLEVELAND -- Vinnie Pestano said on Saturday that he was pitching for his livelihood. After Tuesday's performance against the Padres, everyone pretty much knew what the next step was going to be. The Indians sent Pestano down to Triple-A Columbus before Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego and have recalled C.C. Lee. It is the second time in nine months that Pestano has been...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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

Making roster just one step in Pestano's comeback

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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