Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:18:19 -0700
The Cleveland Indians optioned RP Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Columbus and recalled RP C.C. Lee.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:22:10 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano joins RPs John Axford, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman as pitchers who have secured jobs in the bullpen for manager Terry Francona. That leaves Ps Scott Atchison, C.C. Lee, Blake Wood, Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin still in camp as possibilities for one or two jobs available.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:21:38 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano was informed Saturday, March 22, that he will be on the team's opening day roster.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:13:12 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano said Tuesday, March 4, that he weighed in at 206 pounds, which is 10-15 pounds lighter than past springs. He decided to use this past winter to get himself in better physical condition.
Fantasy Tip: Pestano is trying to work his way back up the depth chart after losing his setup role last season, and eventually finding himself in the minors. He has looked good initially, and could re-emerge as a solid source of ERA and WHIP in most rotisserie leagues if he pitches to his potential. He also could be a nice source of holds for specialty leagues which use that category.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:20:42 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano needed just seven pitches to work through a scoreless inning in a Cactus League spring appearance Monday, March 3, against the Texas Rangers. He struggled last season, losing his setup role, and eventually ending up with Triple-A Columbus. He is trying to work his way back up the depth chart. "I'm not gonna get excited about a seven-pitch inning in March," Pestano said. "But it was good. I was able to go out there and locate for the most part."
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:26:43 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano (elbow) will throw his first bullpen of the spring Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:18:56 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano said Monday, Feb. 10, he had no regrets about going to arbitration. He was caught off guard when the team used quotes he gave to reporters as fuel for their case, however. "You're being honest and accountable and saying the right things and being there," Pestano said. "and then later you find your own words in the paper, and somebody is trying to use your words against you to drive your value down. Whether that played a big role in the decision, I don't know." The Indians had not gone to an arbitration hearing since 1991.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:41:39 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano has lost his arbitration case. He will earn $975,000 for the 2014 season.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:40:55 -0800
The Cleveland Indians will head to an arbitration hearing with RP Vinnie Pestano Friday, Feb. 7, to determine the relief pitcher's salary for the 2014 season. The team will also go to arbitration hearings this month with SP Justin Masterson (Feb. 20), OF Michael Brantley (Feb. 17) and SP Josh Tomlin (Feb. 14).
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:05:55 -0800
The Cleveland Indians and RP Vinnie Pestano continue to have discussion, but their arbitration talks are at a standstill. Pestano is requesting $1.45 million, while the team has countered with $975,000. If needed, a hearing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7.