Pimentel signed a minor league contract with the Mets that includes an invite to spring training, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Pimentel appeared in eight games for the Rangers last season, putting together a 3.97 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 11.1 innings. Including this season, the 25-year-old right-hander has appeared in the majors every season since 2013, but he's failed to record more than 20 appearances with each club -- thus limiting Pimentel's role to mere organizational depth with the Mets.
After clearing waivers, Rangers pitcher Stolmy Pimentel was outrighted to the team's Triple-A affiliate, reports The Dallas Morning News. Pimentel was designated for assignment last week after posting a 3.97 ERA in 11 1/3 innings.
The Rangers have purchased the contract of Sam Freeman from Triple-A Round Rock and designated Stolmy Pimentel for assignment, the team announced on Wednesday. Freeman has a 1.12 ERA with eight strikeouts and no walks in eight innings of work for Round Rock. Pimentel has a 3.97 ERA and seven strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings of work.
Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez gave up four runs — three earned — in Tuesday night's 7-6 loss to the Royals in 10 innings. Martinez earned a no-decision in the game after going 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four batters and walked one. He now has a 1.88 ERA. With the game going into extra innings, Stolmy Pimentel earned the loss. After allowing one earned run in his first four starts, Martinez has now given up 8 earned runs in his past three. Martinez's next start is projected for Sunday against the Indians.
The Rangers optioned pitcher Jon Edwards to Triple-A Round Rock Sunday. He loses his 25-man roster spot to Stolmy Pimentel, who was claimed off waivers Saturday.