The Rays reassigned Pinto to their minor-league camp Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Pinto made 25 relief appearances for the Phillies in 2017 but pitched exclusively at the Triple-A level last season, compiling a 5.95 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 65 innings. He'll need to find success in the high minors before earning another big-league look.
Pinto signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday which includes an invitation to spring training, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Pinto spent the entire 2018 season with the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate, struggling to a 5.80 ERA and 38:22 K:BB across 54.1 innings of work. The right-hander figures to serve as organizational pitching depth for the Rays.
The White Sox outrighted Pinto to Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday. Pinto was designated for assignment Monday and will return to Triple-A Charlotte after clearing waivers. The 24-year-old has a 7.40 ERA and 2.08 WHIP with 17 strikeouts and 16 walks over 20.2 innings between Charlotte and High-A Winston-Salem this season.
Pinto was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. The White Sox needed to open up a spot on their 40-man roster for Matt Skole, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, and Pinto was the corresponding roster casualty. The 24-year-old was acquired by the White Sox in the offseason for international signing bonus pool money. He compiled a 7.40 ERA across 20.2 innings with High-A Winston-Salem and Triple-A Charlotte prior to being cast off the team's 40-man.
The Phillies designated Pinto for assignment on Sunday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. The move frees up space on the Phillies' 40-man roster for top prospect Scott Kingery, whom the team also signed to an extension. Pinto was sent to minor-league camp in mid-March, and his removal from the 40-man roster makes it more difficult for the right-hander to earn a promotion from Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season.
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