Preston Guilmet - Baltimore Orioles RHP

The Baltimore Orioles announced on Monday afternoon that they have acquired right handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Torsten Boss. Guilmet will report to Triple-A Norfolk.

How will the Orioles make room for Guilmet on their 40-man roster? I’m glad you asked. Nolan Reimold has been transferred from to 15-day disabled list to the 60-day. I know, I’m not surprised either.

Reimold has played just 56 games over the past two seasons.

As for Guilmet, Dan Duquette tells’s Brittany Ghiroli that he expects him to contribute in the big leagues this season, citing his experience as a closer. Guilmet, 26, earned 20 saves with Triple-A Columbus in 2013 pitching to a 1.68 ERA, 10.1 K/9 and 5.14 K/BB over 64.1 innings pitched in 2013.

He made four appearances in the big leagues last season, getting knocked around a bit with a 10.13 ERA, 1.7 K/9 and 0.33 K/BB over 5.1 innings pitched.