Cecilio Guante Essentials

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 75 Weight: 200
Born: Monday, February 01, 1960 in Villa Mella, Santo Domingo D.R.
Died: in ,
Debut: 5/1/1982
Last Game: 7/29/1990
Full Name: Cecilio Guante

 

Cecilio Guante, pitcher for the 1982-86 Pirates. He was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in November 1979 out of the Dominican Republic. He shot through the minors as a reliever, going from low-A ball to Triple-A in less than a year and a half. The Pirates move him to a starting role in Triple-A during the 1981 season and he went 6-6, 5.37 in 104 innings for Portland of the PCL. He was back to relief in 1982 and jumped between Triple-A and the majors all season, pitching ten games for the Pirates. He got called up in early May of 1983 and ending up with over 100 innings pitched in relief that season. Guante had a 2.61 ERA through 27 games in 1984 when he hurt his shoulder in early July, which ended his season. He was one of a few bright spots, pitching 109 innings in relief over 63 games with a 2.72 ERA. Following another strong showing in 1986, the Pirates traded him in a six-player deal with the Yankees that brought back Doug Drabek. Guante would pitch another four seasons in the majors, finishing his career with the Indians in 1990. In five seasons with the Pirates he had a 13-17, 3.06 record in 201 games with 20 saves. He turns 60 today.