Albert Pujols passes Mickey Mantle with home run No. 537

Albert Pujols took sole possession of 16th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list Thursday night when he launched a ninth-inning fastball from Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Preston Guilmet into the left-field seats at Tropicana Field for the 537th homer of his career. The home run broke a tie with Mickey Mantle.  Next up for the Los Angeles Angels first baseman...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays' Desmond Jennings has arthroscopic knee surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The Rays said Jennings, out since April 26, had tissue inflammation. Dr. Steven Singleton operated Wednesday in Vail, Colorado. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said there is no timetable for Jennings' return. Rays left-hander Matt Moore, coming back from elbow ligament...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim lefty Barnes, righty Guilmet

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed left-hander Scott Barnes off waivers from the Texas Rangers and righty Preston Guilmet from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Barnes was 0-1 with a 5.20 ERA and a save over 22 appearances with the Rangers last season. Guilmet was 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA over 10 games with the Pirates. The Blue Jays made the moves Tuesday, and they now have 40 players...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates sign Corey Hart

The Pirates announced this afternoon that they signed Corey Hart to a one year/$2.5 million deal and DFA’d Preston Guilmet, who I can tell you with 70% certainty was a guy that they claimed from, I think, the Orioles at some point since the season ended. I suppose the assumption here is that he’ll be the right-handed platoon partner with Pedro Alvarez at first base, but he...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Year Draft Review 2014

The MLB amateur draft is quickly approaching and while much emphasis will be placed on first and second round picks from this years draft, they are generally forgotten in the following seasons unless they maintain top prospect status. Because of this, we will look back at the last five Indians drafts and see how the Indians choices have fared. We did this last year and will be continuing...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Tommy Hunter placed on DL

As expected, the Baltimore Orioles placed right-handed reliever and former closer Tommy Hunter on the 15-day disabled list today with a strained left groin, according to Roch Kubatko of To replace Hunter on their roster, the O's have recalled reliever Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk.Keith AllisonHunter was ruled unavailable last night after experiencing discomfort...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Moves 4/7/14

In order to make room for the new comers to the Indians’ 25 man roster, like Nyjer Morgan and Scott Atchison, the Indians were forced to pull a couple players off the 40 man roster and expose them to waivers. During this process, both Colt Hynes and Preston Guilmet were claimed and traded this past week. Both Hynes and Guilmet were given Major League invites to Spring Training...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles' Nolan Reimold transferred to 60-day disabled list

After undergoing corrective neck surgery in the off-season, Baltimore outfielder Nolan Reimold was transferred from the 60-day disabled list on Monday to accommodate the acquisition of right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet from the Cleveland Indians. Buck said Nolan Reimold still not doing baseball activities. Just treatment— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) April 7, 2014According to Roch...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire RHP Preston Guilmet from Indians

NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Preston Guilmet from the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Torsten Boss in an exchange of minor leaguers.
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians make another deal

The Indians have made another trade involving minor-league players acquiring infielder/outfielder Torsten Boss from Baltimore in exchange for pitcher Preston Guilmet. Boss, 23, opened the season at the Orioles' Class-A affiliate in Frederick, where he was 1 for 3 with a double and run scored in one game. He spent last season in Class-A Delmarva and hit .238 with seven home runs and...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians roster set

OAKLAND -- The Indians have officially set their roster heading into Monday's opener against the Athletics. The team purchased the contracts of pitcher Scott Atchison, designated hitter Jason Giambi and outfielder Nyjer Morgan from Triple-A Columbus. With those moves, pitchers Preston Guilmet, Frank Herrmann and Colt Hynes have been designated for assignment. Giambi and outfielder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects that can help in 2014: The hitters

On Monday, I took a look at some of the pitchers in the Cleveland Indians farm system who have the best chance of impacting the team in 2014. Pitchers such as Chen-Chang Lee, Trevor Bauer, Kyle Crockett, Preston Guilmet, Bryan Price and others all have a chance to make an impact on the Indians' pitching staff this season. Now it is time to turn our attention to the lineup. The Indians...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects that can help in 2014: The pitchers

By now, fans are well aware that the Cleveland Indians will continue to steadily use their farm system as a pipeline for young talent to help the big league club. As current players on the Indians roster near free agency, the Indians will need alternatives to turn to other than free agency and trades. Because of this, over the course of the 2014 season, Indians fans will likely be...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Preston Guilmet Is Ready To Take The Next Step

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training Week 1 Recap 2014

Despite a rare desert rain, the Indians got off a strong start to the 2014 Spring season, going 5-1 in the first week of play. Despite an 8-3 loss on Opening Day to the Reds, the pitching has been stellar the rest of the way, posting a team ERA of 3.67 the first week (in the Cactus League, only the Angels, Diamondbacks and Mariners are better). After the day one loss, the Indians...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cody Anderson: Unknown Pitcher of the Year

Do you know who won the Indians minor league pitcher of the year award? It wasn't Danny Salazar, who played have the season in AAA before making a stellar Major League debut. It wasn't one of the superstar relievers like C.C. Lee, Preston Guilmet or Trey Haley. The winner was instead, Carolina Mudcats starting pitcher, Cody Anderson, a relatively unknown and undervalued prospect...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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