The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez in a trade with the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore.
Gomez, 24, was 5-8 with a 5.96 earned run average with the Indians in 2012. In 42 Major League appearances, including 38 starts, he is 14-16 with a 5.18 ERA.
Gomez was placed on the Pirates’ 40-man roster, and will be given a chance to compete for a spot on the team’s starting rotation.
The 23 year-old Latimore hit .252 with 15 home runs and 71 RBI’s with Pittsburgh’s “AA” club, the Altoona Curve.