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63 Vinnie Pestano RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 2/20/1985 | Birthplace: Newport Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/1771184.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999

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Angels' Vinnie Pestano outrighted to Triple-A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) After clearing waivers, Angels pitcher Vinnie Pestano was outrighted to Triple-A on Monday, reports MLB.com. Pestano produced a 5.40 ERA over 11 2/3 innings this season.

Angels recall Grant Green; option Vinnie Pestano


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) The Angels promoted infielder Grant Green to the major leagues Friday, the team announced.

To make room for Green, the team demoted pitcher Vinnie Pestano, who has a 5.40 ERA in 11 2/3 innings this season.


Angels recall RP Vinne Pestano from Triple-A on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) The Angels have recalled right-hander Vinne Pestano from Triple-A Salt Lake City on Friday, according to the Orange County Register. Pestano started the year up with the Angels, but was sent down to the minors at the end of May. 

Pestano has not been overly sharp in Triple-A, posting a 4.41 ERA in 16 1/3 innings of relief. But the Angels are in need of a fresh arm in the bullpen with closer Huston Street unavailable due to injury.


Angels option RP Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) The Angels have optioned pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake City on Friday. The right-hander owns a 4.22 ERA in 10 2/3 innings. He walked eight and struck out 13 batters over 17 relief appearances this season.

"I haven’t been able to get out of situations very well," Pestano said, per the Orange County Register. "I pride myself on inherited runners and not cashing them in. It’s been awful. It’s disappointing and embarrassing."

The Angels called up infielder/outfielder Efren Navarro to take Pestano's place on the 25-man roster. 


Angels' Salas, Ramos, Pestano and Morin self-destruct in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Angels relievers Fernando Salas, Cesar Ramos, Vinnie Pestano and Mike Morin all had poor outings in Thursday night’s 9-2 loss to the Athletics.

After Jered Weaver went six innings and gave up one run, Salas put runners on first and third to start the seventh. Ramos came in and immediately gave up an RBI single to Stephen Vogt.

Pestano then took over and immediately threw a wild pitch that scored a runner. He then gave up a homer to Billy Butler and later gave up an RBI single to Brett Lawrie.

Salas was credited with the loss. He's now 0-1 this season. 

Morin then allowed three runs in the eighth inning.


Angels agree to one-year deal with pitcher Vinnie Pestano


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Angels avoided arbitration with pitcher Vinnie Pestano after agreeing to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the relief pitcher.

The Angels acquired Pestano in an August trade for prospect Michael Clevinger. In 2014, Pestano made 25 appearnces and produced a 2.89 ERA over 18 2/3 innings with 26 strikeouts.


Angels decide on September call-ups


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Angels have added six players to the September roster, accordign to the Los Angeles Times.

The team called up pitchers Cam Bedrosian, Wade LeBlanc, Vinnie Pestano and Cory Ramus today. Outfielders Brennan Boesch and Tony Campana were also promoted to the major-league club. 

The team also added John Buck, C.J. Cron, Shawn O’Malley, Luis Jimenez and Efren Navarro .


Vinnie Pestano sent back after one appearance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The Angels sent reliever Vinnie Pestano back to Triple-A Salt Lake Saturday, less than a week after he was recalled.

Pestano appeared in just one game in his most recent stint with the team, tossing one scoreless inning with one walk and three strikeouts. He has a 4.50 ERA in 10 innings for the season overall. 


Angels make a few roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The Angels announced Sunday they recalled reliever Vinnie Pestano and pitcher Caleb Clay from Triple-A Salt Lake. To clear space on the roster, pitcher Cam Bedrosian and first baseman C.J. Cron were optioned to the minors.

Indians, Angels make minor swap


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The Indians acquired pitcher Michael Clevinger in a trade from with the Angels in exchange for Vinnie Pestano, according to the FOX Sports Ohio. Pestano owned a 5.00 ERA through nine innings of relief with the Indians this season.

Vinnie Pestano sent back to Columbus


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) The Indians optioned pitcher Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Columbus Saturday, to clear a space on the active roster.

Pestano appeared in 10 games in his most recent stint with the Indians' bullpen, allowing just one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.


Vinnie Pestano back up to Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) The Indians have promoted resurgent right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano from Triple-A Columbus. The move coincides with the demotion of starter Zach McAllister, whose services as the fifth man in the rotation won't be needed for a while given two off-days next week.

Pestano has held opponents scoreless in his last 10 appearances. He has given up just four hits and one walk while fanning nine during that stretch.


Vinnie Pestano showing signs of resurgence in Columbus


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) One-time premier setup man Vinnie Pestano has performed well for Triple-A Columbus recently, leading to speculation that he could get called up soon.

Pestano, who was demoted after compiling a 13.50 ERA with the Indians in early April, has not allowed a run in his last 10 appearances. He has nine strikeouts and one walk while giving up just four hits. And Terry Francona has noticed.

"Sounds like he's doing pretty well," Francona told MLB.com. "That's good to hear, we're pretty excited about that. Less ups and downs. He's been more consistent, and I think he's feeling pretty good about himself."


Vinnie Pestano heading down to Triple-A Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano is heading to Triple-A Wednesday.

Pestano was optioned by the club after posting a 13.50 ERA in three games this year. The team called up pitcher Chen-Chang Lee in order to take Pestano's roster spot. 


Vinnie Pestano nails down roster spot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) The Vinnie Pestano comeback took another positive turn Saturday when he was told he had landed a roster spot for the Indians.

Pestano was among the premier setup men in the sport heading into last year, but he hurt his arm pitching in the World Baseball Classic and suffered through a terrible season that included a trip to Triple-A. But he has been brilliant through spring training.

His role has yet to be fully explained. Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen are expected to serve as the short men behind closer John Axford.


Vinnie Pestano impressive in short stint against Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Former standout Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano continued to perform well Friday in what he hopes is a comeback season from a miserable 2013 in which he was demoted to Triple-A. He pitched one perfect inning against the Cubs, fanning one along the way.

Pestano could eventually regain his previous role if he settles into the form that made him a premier setup man, but the Indians appear set with Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw in the late innings leading up to closer John Axford.


Vinnie Pestano to make first spring appearance Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano is set to play in his first Cactus League game Monday after throwing a batting practice session Friday, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

"I threw batting practice today and felt good," said Pestano. "I’m excited about Monday."

Pestano is looking to rebound from a mediocre 2013 season in which he went 1-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 37:21 K:BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings.


Vinnie Pestano encouraged with Wednesday work


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway expressed encouragement about a rebound for reliever Vinnie Pestano after the right-hander faced batters for the first time this spring on Wednesday, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Pestano struggled so badly in 2013 that he was demoted to the minors after serving as a lights-out setup man in 2011 and 2012. He is seeking to earn a spot in the bullpen this spring, though a return to form could have him working late in games.


Vinnie Pestano finishes second to Tribe in arbitration ruling


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2014) Indians right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano has lost the arbitration case argued Friday and will earn $975,000 this season.

Pestano was among the premier setup men in baseball in 2011 and 2012 before struggles in 2013 landed him in the minors.

His arbitration case was the first for the Indians since 1991.


Vinnie Pestano set to end Tribe arbitration streak


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) The 22-year run of avoiding arbitration has apparently ended for the Indians. They are set to argue their case against reliever Vinnie Pestano on Friday.

Pestano struggled mightily in 2013 after performing in the World Baseball Classic. After pitching 132 innings in 2011 and 2012 combined as one of the premier setup men in the game, his ERA rose to 4.08 in 2013 and he was sent to the minors in July.

He is asking for $1.45 million while the Indians are offering $975,000.

The Indians last went to arbitration in 1991 over infielder Jerry Browne and pitcher Greg Swindell.


Elbow injury to blame for Vinnie Pestano's bad season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Vinnie Pestano had his worst season as a major-league reliever in 2013, totaling a 4.08 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 37 relief appearances. Though, it appears Pestano's struggles were related to an elbow injury he suffered in the spring.

Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway revealed over the weekend Pestano suffered an elbow injury last spring while pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, according to The Plain Dealer.

"I think some of that WBC injury really trained his arm to do something different than he’s done in the past," Callaway said. "The reason Vinnie was so good in the past, is that he has unorthodox mechanics. When he had a little bit of an injury in the WBC, he started throwing like a normal person, which isn’t good. I told him at the end of the year, I’ve never told anybody to have bad mechanics.

"We got to make sure he’s following through the right way so he’s getting that cut back on his fastball and that life through the zone. I’m fairly positive he’ll get that back."


Indians keeping eight arbitration-eligible players around


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Indians tendered contracts to six of nine arbitration-eligible players Monday, including pitchers Justin Masterson, Mark Rzepczynski, Vinnie Pestano and Josh Tomlin, as well as outfielders Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs.

According to MLB.com, the team avoided arbitration with two other players, signing relievers Frank Hermann and Blake Wood to one-year contracts, each worth $560,000 for '14. 


Vinnie Pestano looking to put past behind him


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano is looking to put his poor start behind him, according to MLB.com.

Pestano has yet to pitch in the majors since being called up from Triple-A in September. After struggling with a 4.05 ERA in 33 1/3 innings, the team sent him down to work on his control. Pestano's main goal in the minors was finding a consistent release point. 

In 14 2/3 innings, Pestano has a 3.07 ERA in the minors. 


Indians add four pitchers to roster


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) The Cleveland Indians have recalled pitchers Vinnie Pestano, Chen-Chang Lee, Josh Tomlin and Carlos Carrasco back to the club Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

These pitchers are all expected to pitch in relief for Cleveland down the stretch, though Carrasco and Tomlin have starting experience.

Vinnie Pestano throws scoreless inning in minors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano tossed a scoreless inning of work at Triple-A Columbus Wednesday.

Pestano did walk a batter during the outing. Walks have been his main issue this season. After walking just 24 batters in each of the last two seasons, Pestano already has allowed 19 walks in half as many innings.

Through 33 1/3 innings in the majors, Pestano had a 4.05 ERA.