Pinto was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.
He logged a 4.13 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 96 strikeouts in 104.2 innings at Triple-A with the Rays, although he only started four of the 24 games he pitched in. Look for him to serve as organizational bullpen depth for San Francisco.
Pinto was called up from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Pinto was dumped by the Phillies back in 2018 after an ugly stint in the majors in 2017, but he's clawed his way back to the big leagues by posting a 4.13 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 104.2 innings for Durham this season. He will start at the bottom of the ladder in the Tampa Bay bullpen, likely serving in mop-up duty for the time being.
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.
Pinto was sent to the White Sox in exchange for international signing bonus pool money Wednesday, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.
Pinto reached the majors for the first time in 2017 and got rocked, posting a 7.89 ERA in 29.2 innings. He's didn't strike out many batters (17.0 percent), walked too many (11.6 percent) and gave up 2.12 home runs per nine innings. With a mid-90s fastball and an above-average changeup, the 24-year-old could eventually make for a solid reliever, though he's unlikely to have a major fantasy impact this season. He will open the season at High-A Winston-Salem.
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.
The Phillies optioned Pinto to their minor-league camp Saturday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Pinto was removed from consideration for a bullpen role with the big club after conceding three runs on seven hits over four innings in Grapefruit League play. The fact that the right-hander maintains a spot on the Phillies' 40-man roster helps his case for earning a promotion to the big club later this season if he performs well with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Pinto (1-2) was tagged with a loss after allowing two runs on two hits in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Pinto allowed a solo homer to Andre Either and then Cody Bellinger drove in Chris Taylor after the latter had tripled. Pinto has struggled a bit since rejoining the Phillies in late August, allowing seven runs on 11 hits, including two homers, in nine appearances. The 23-year-old will likely get a chance to win a bullpen spot next spring, but given his struggles in the majors this year, he may find himself back at Triple-A Lehigh Valley next year for additional seasoning.
Pinto was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday.
Pinto served as the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader, and although he was optioned to the minors following the second game, he'll rejoin the Phillies ahead of Thursday's series opener with Jerad Eickhoff (hand) heading to the disabled list. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in his lone inning of work Wednesday, raising his ERA to 8.22 through 23 innings this season.
Pinto will join the Phillies for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against Atlanta to serve as the 26th man, Matt Gelb of The Philly Inquirer reports.
Pinto was recently optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after allowing eight earned runs over his previous three outings, which encompassed 4.1 innings of relief work. Over the course of the season with the big-league club, Pinto has posted a 7.77 ERA and 1.95 WHIP. Although he's struggled with Philadelphia, the 23-year-old has pitched 17 consecutive scoreless innings with Lehigh Valley -- dating back to May 24 -- and could maintain a role in the Phillies' bullpen down the road if he's able to harness his command.
Pinto was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
Pinto was called up to the majors Aug. 4, but he's surrendered nine earned runs over 7.2 innings since then. His problems have been mainly due to the long ball -- he has allowed three over that stretch and five total over just 22 innings this year. A roster spot was needed to make room for Thursday starter Jake Thompson, and Pinto was the casualty.
Pinto was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Pinto made three scoreless appearances with the IronPigs after being sent down to the minors in late July, so he'll head back to the majors to provide depth. However, his lack of control and mediocre strikeout rate in the minors make him a fairly unattractive fantasy option, especially in a middle-relief role.
Pinto was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
The Phillies will switch out failed starting pitching prospects in the big-league bullpen, with Jake Thompson coming up to serve as a fresh arm. Pinto has a 5.02 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 14.1 innings, primarily pitching in low-leverage spots.
Pinto pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks while recording zero strikeouts against the Mariners to pick up his first career win Wednesday.
Since transitioning to a relief role with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in late May, Pinto has made three appearances out of the big-league bullpen. Despite his effectiveness in this one, the former starter hasn't averaged higher than 6.0 K/9 since he pitched with Low-A Lakewood in 2015, so he is unlikely to develop into a useful fantasy reliever.
Pinto was recalled by the Phillies on Monday.
Pinto had a tough major-league debut in a relief appearance with the Phillies earlier this season, allowing four earned runs on six hits over two innings. Nonetheless, he'll get another shot to prove his worth as he replaces the struggling Edubray Ramos in the bullpen. Only 23 years old, Pinto has a 4.39 ERA over 15 appearances (eight starts) at Triple-A this year and will likely see limited usage in the early going.
Pinto was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports.
The 23-year-old struggled in his major-league debut Wednesday, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks in just two innings against Miami. He will head down to make room for the returning Daniel Nava (hamstring), and a return to the big leagues this season is not a lock as Pinto has had a tough time getting Triple-A hitters out this season.
Pinto was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
With Vince Velasquez (elbow) heading to the 10-day DL, Pinto will take his place on the roster to provide pitching depth and could potentially vie for a rotation spot. The 23-year-old has an unimpressive 5.53 ERA and .310 BAA in the minors this season and was recently moved to the bullpen, so the call-up is a bit of a surprise. Look for Pinto to be used in low-leverage relief situations and serve as a temporary rotation replacement if needed.
Pinto has been converted to a reliever at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.
Pinto had a 5.85 ERA and a 25:16 K:BB in 40 innings as a starter this season before moving to the pen for his last two appearances. His stuff should play up better in a relief role, and if he adapts well, we should see him in Philly later this season.
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