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Indians trade Jeanmar Gomez to Pirates

Jan 9, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

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Cleveland designated Jeanmar Gomez for assignment last week and now Keith Law of ESPN.com reports that the Indians have traded the right-hander to the Pirates for minor leaguer Quincy Latimore.

Gomez has a 5.18 ERA in 207 career innings spent mostly as a starter, including poor control and one of MLB’s worst strikeout rates during that time at 4.9 per nine innings. He does induce a good number of ground balls and is still just 25 years old with a minimum salary, so Gomez could settle in as a decent back-of-the-rotation starter in Pittsburgh.

Latimore was the Pirates’ fourth-round pick in 2007, but repeated Double-A last season at age 23 with sub par numbers offensively and has mostly played left field in addition to some time in center field. He’s a non-prospect at this point, so the Indians basically just dumped Gomez and the Pirates added some cheap depth.

  1. Stiller43 - Jan 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Yay?

    • woolfj2012radly - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      At least it’s fairly obvious he isn’t on steroids. Of course he’s got to be happy leaving the penny-pinching Indians for the Pitt…oh, wait! DOH!

  2. goskinsvt - Jan 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Holy crap, actual baseball news.

  3. djjackson81 - Jan 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Pirates World Series winner 2013…. NOT

  4. magicrat13 - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    i know this is a “my garbage for your garbage” type of trade but geez….

    i know latimore is not much of a prospect….but all we could get is a guy with a 5+ era, low strikeout ratio and poor control????

    oh boy….

  5. Detroit Michael - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Seems like time to try Gomez in the bullpen to see if his results there are acceptable.

  6. johngaltx - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Now the question is: Should they have the parade on the North Shore or right downtown?

    • woolfj2012radly - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Maybe his real name is Fausto Carmona and he could get a cameo in the next Batman movie inducing a ground ball that ricochets off of Starlin Castro’s glove and rolls into left field where it pours out a blue liquid that becomes ice and the next Penguin appears. Nah, ’cause then we’d probably trade Neil Walker and a soon-to-be-arbitration-eligible-player-to-be-named-later for him and a goofy pair of Harry Caray mock glasses.

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