The Cleveland Indians have acquired outfielder Quincy Latimore from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, who was designated for assignment on January 2.
Latimore, who will turn 24 on February 3, spent the 2012 season in the Pirates organization, hitting .252 with 24 doubles, 3 triples, 15 homers and 71 RBI's in 126 games for Double-A Altoona.
The Raleigh, North Carolina native was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the 4th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Middle Creek High School (Apex, NC). He has seen significant time at all 3 outfield positions throughout his minor league career.
Gomez, who will turn 25 on February 10, split the 2012 campaign between Triple-A Columbus and Cleveland. He began the year in the Indians Opening Day rotation, going 5-8 with a 5.96 ERA in 20 games, with 17 starts. Gomez also went 6-5, 4.41 in the International League in 11 starts for the Clippers.