Pirates Acquire Indians Right-Hander Jeanmar Gomez

January 11, 2013
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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.

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