Orioles trade reliever Preston Guilmet to the Pirates for cash considerations

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The Orioles have traded reliever Preston Guilmet to the Pirates for cash considerations, MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports. Guilmet had been designated for assignment by the Orioles near the end of the season in order to make room for Alexi Casilla.

Guilmet, 27, hasn’t logged too many innings at the major league level, mustering an unimpressive 6.89 ERA in 15 2/3 innings. However, he has shown good strikeout and walk numbers in the minors, including in each of the past two seasons at Triple-A Columbus (Indians, 2013) and Norfolk (Orioles, 2014), striking out a combined 126 and walking 24 in 112 2/3 innings.