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Clippers Notebook: Pestano is working his way back

The Columbus Clippers closed the road trip by splitting the final two games in Charlotte highlighted by a 14-2 outburst in the Tuesday afternoon game.  Jesus Aguilar hit a pair of three-run homers to pace the offense in a game that included eight extra base hits and five home runs. Waiting for the Clippers on the return home was the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but Columbus...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 16, 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

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...
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 22, 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

Pestano working on getting more extension in Columbus

After a shaky start to the season the Indians and Vinnie Pestano are relying on a trip to Triple-A Columbus to bring him back to his former glory as a key member in the Bullpen Mafia. Pestano entered the 2013 season with a lot of promise after two dominating years in the Indians bullpen. Unfortunately, a stint on the disabled list in May and a disappointing July made Pestano...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Relief pitching

The 2013 post-All Star break Cleveland Indians are looking a lot like the post-All Star break Cleveland Indians from the previous two seasons. They have lost four out of five games since returning to action this past Friday. Given that it’s only been five games and the team has been streaky up to this point this season anyway, I am going to take their recent dismal play with a...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pestano: “No bad blood” with Indians front office

Baseball has a business side to it and sometimes people don’t see eye-to-eye. There’s no bad blood or hard feelings whatsoever on either side. I respect Chris [Antonetti] and the organization and in no way am I unhappy with them. I’m grateful for the contract offer. They have a performance bonus schedule in place and stick to it. For the first time in my career I’m at a point...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vinnie Pestano to play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Vinnie Pestano will suit for the United States when they take the field for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Just got the second best phone call of my career. I’m going to be wearing the Stars and Stripes in the WBC. #trulyhonored #childhooddream — Vinnie Pestano (@VinnieP52) January 12, 2013 Pestano, 27, was one of the Tribe’s few bright spots in 2012, finishing the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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