The Marlins have designated Shawn Morimando for assignment and selected the contract of Preston Guilmet, per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald (via Twitter).
Guilmet first appeared in the Majors back in 2013 as a 25 year old for the Indians. Since then, he’s dressed for the Orioles, Rays, Brewers, Cardinals, and Blue Jays for a total 33 innings across 27 appearances. He has not, however, appeared in the Majors since 2018, and he currently owns a 9.27 ERA/6.61 FIP for his career. Now 33, Guilmet has a 3.55 ERA in 12 games for Triple-A Jacksonville this season.
Morimando, 28, was a 19th round draft pick of the Indians back in 2011. He did eventually make his Major League debut in Cleveland, but with just two appearances in 2016.
His next two appearances in the Majors came this year with the Marlins. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings. The southpaw doesn’t have great numbers in Triple-A the past few seasons, though he has worked almost exclusively as a starter, so it’s possible he could find new life as a reliever somewhere. That said, it certainly means something that none of the three organizations he’s been a part of have viewed him as an asset in that capacity.
Morimando literally just pitched a bunch of shutout innings against the Braves last night and now he’s being designated for assignment? Is he out of options or something? I understand sending him down to get a fresh arm but he pitched well.
Yep, no options. He was a Cleveland farm hand for a while and has bounced around minor league orgs since then
Their bullpen is decimated rn, they pretty much had no choice
I remember Guilmet a few seasons ago being one of those guys who gets claimed on waivers 5 or 6 different times in one calendar year because he was out of options. From looking at his numbers, none of those teams found what they were looking for, because he has simply never found much success in the majors.
Angels need a good bullpen arm!