Pinto comes back to Long Island for a third season with the Ducks and ninth in professional baseball. The righty made eight appearances (three starts) for the Flock during the 2023 campaign, going 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA, striking out 16 batters in 15.1 innings. The 26-year-old conceded no earned runs in his first 12 games with Long Island in 2022 (14.1 innings), giving up just one unearned run in that span. Prior to joining the Ducks in 2022, he began the season with Triple-A St. Paul in the Minnesota Twins organization. In 25 games, the righty posted a 3-4 record with a 2.08 ERA, one save and 43 strikeouts over 34.2 innings.

The Venezuela native spent the first six seasons of his career (2015-19, 2021) in the Detroit Tigers organization, reaching as high as Triple-A Toledo. In 2017, he allowed no runs or walks and struck out 18 over 10 innings. He later posted a 2.34 ERA and six saves in 39 appearances at High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie in 2019. Overall, the Florida resident has a 17-16 record with a 3.25 ERA, 24 saves and 342 strikeouts in 260.1 innings during his minor league career. Pinto was originally signed by the Tigers as an amateur free agent in 2014.