The Phillies have selected pitchers Jeanmar Gomez and Cesar Jimenez's contracts for the upcoming season, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Gomez posted a 0.71 ERA with nine strikeouts in 10 appearances this spring while posted a 4.35 ERA with 10 strikeouts and three walks in eight appearances.
Phillies pitcher Jeanmar Gomez may be headed for one of the team's open bullpen spots after putting together an excellent performance this spring, MLB.com reports. "He's been pretty impressive," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I like him with his command. He works ahead in the count. For me, he's a candidate for a two-inning stint out of the bullpen. He has the experience. He also throws strikes, and he throws strikes with his slider right from the get-go out of the bullpen." Gomez has seen plenty of major-league action, but last year was his first season working exclusively as a reliever, and he delivered a 3.19 ERA and 38:23 K:BB ratio in 62 innings with the Pirates. He has allowed one earned run in 8 2/3 innings this spring while striking out four batters.
The Phillies announced Monday they signed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez to a minor-league contract. It includes an invite to spring training. Gomez went 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 44 relief appearances for the Pirates in 2014. He also had one save.
The Pirates designated two relievers for assignment Saturday, removing pitchers John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez from the 40-man roster. The moves clear spots for Justin Sellers, who was acquired via trade Saturday, and Charlie Morton, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list. Axford posted a 4.09 ERA and 12:6 K:BB ratio in 11 innings after being acquired in a trade from the Indians in mid-August. Gomez posted a 3.19 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 38:23 K:BB ratio in 62 innings.
Pirates relief pitcher Jeanmar Gomez needed only 13 pitches to retire the side in order to secure a 6-5 win and his first save of the season Saturday night against the Reds in Cincinnati. Gomez owns a 3.45 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of relief.