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Guillermo Mota | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (41) / 7/25/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Guillermo Mota has announced his retirement from baseball.
Mota inked a minor league deal with the Royals in January but left camp on Friday, deciding that he'd rather spend time with his family. The 40-year-old had a nice big league career, posting a 3.94 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across parts of 14 seasons. Mar 2 - 10:35 AM

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Royals signed RHP Guillermo Mota to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Mota turns 41 years old in July and did not play MLB-affiliated ball in 2013. He is highly doubtful to make a meaningful impact for the Royals this season.
Jan 16 - 3:02 PM

Guillermo Mota wants to return to the major leagues.

"Hell no. Are you crazy?" Mota said when asked if he had filed retirement papers. "I want to pitch two more years. I'm serious." The 40-year-old posted a 5.23 ERA over 26 appearances last season with the Giants, missing a good chunk of the year while serving a 100-game PED suspension. His best offseason offer was a minor league deal with the Orioles, which Mota declined. Mota will pitch in the Dominican winter league in hopes of attracting a big-league offer, but the veteran is surely setting himself up for disappointment. Mota's best-case scenario is another minor league offer next winter.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Guillermo Mota is considering signing a minor league deal with the Orioles.

Mota posted a 5.23 ERA over 26 appearances last season with the Giants, missing a good chunk of the year while serving a 100-game PED suspension. The 39-year-old was pretty decent overall during his three years with the Giants, though, and wouldn't be a bad addition for depth purposes.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 02:16:00 PM

The Giants are not expected to re-sign Guillermo Mota, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News.

The Giants remain on the lookout for bullpen help, but they'll let Mota seek employment elsewhere. The veteran righty posted a 5.23 ERA over 26 games in 2012 while missing much of the season serving a 100-game suspension for a second positive PED test.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 07:48:00 PM

The Giants have finalized their roster for the NLDS, electing to carry 12 pitchers by including Guillermo Mota and George Kontos.

By going with 12 pitchers, that means Aubrey Huff, Xavier Nady, Hector Sanchez, Ryan Theriot and Joaquin Arias will be the reserve players.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 09:23:00 PM

Giants reinstated RHP Guillermo Mota from the restricted list.

Mota has been sidelined since May 7 while serving a 100-game suspension for a second positive PED test. The veteran right-hander returns to a 5.06 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings this season. The Giants placed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt on the paternity leave list in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 04:44:00 PM

Guillermo Mota will rejoin the Giants on Tuesday.

Mota has been out since May 7, serving a 100-game suspension for a second positive PED test. The veteran right-hander will be eased back into high-leverage relief situations and is doubtful to hold any fantasy value.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Guillermo Mota is on track to rejoin the team on August 28, the first day he's eligible to be reinstated from suspension.

Mota, of course, was suspended for a second positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. He's been throwing at the team's spring training complex in Arizona in order to keep his arm in shape.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 07:53:00 PM

Guillermo Mota will appeal his suspension for a second positive test for a performance-enhancing drug.

However, as second-time offender, he must begin serving the suspension immediately. Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol, which is used mostly as a weight-loss supplement. The veteran righty has a 5.06 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings this season.
Mon, May 7, 2012 07:27:00 PM

MLB suspended Guillermo Mota for 100 games after a second positive test for a performance-enhancing drug.

Mota, who has a 5.06 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings this season, tested positive for Clenbuterol. The veteran right-hander previously tested positive for PED use back in 2006 as a member of the Mets and served a 50-game suspension to begin the 2007 season. He'll be eligible to rejoin the Giants down the stretch.
Mon, May 7, 2012 04:21:00 PM

Giants re-signed RHP Guillermo Mota to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The deal became official once he passed a physical. The 38-year-old right-hander had to settle for a minor league contract last offseason, but he's getting guaranteed money after posting a 3.81 ERA and 77/30 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings this past season. He'll likely function in a middle relief role in 2012.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 04:54:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Giants have re-signed Guillermo Mota to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The deal isn't official yet, but it sounds like it will go down soon. Mota has been a journeyman but settled in nicely with the Giants in 2011, posting a 3.81 ERA and 77/30 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings. He'll get a guaranteed deal this time after signing a minor league contract last offseason.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 05:11:00 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are close to re-signing Guillermo Mota.

Mota, 38, posted a 3.81 ERA and 77/30 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings this past season. He had to settle for a minor league contract last offseason, but will likely get a guaranteed major-league contract this time around.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 02:58:00 PM

Giants signed RHP Guillermo Mota to a minor league contract.

The veteran right-hander has also been invited to spring training. He sports a career 3.92 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, and he fared decently with the World Series winners last season. It is no small feat that the Giants' bullpen is so strong that someone like Mota is fighting to earn a roster spot.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 06:12:00 AM

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3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
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S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar