Pinto comes back to Long Island for a second season with the Ducks and eighth in professional baseball. The righty made 13 appearances for the Flock after joining the team in August of 2022. He went 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA, striking out 14 batters in 15.1 innings. The 25-year-old conceded no earned runs in his first 12 games (14.1 innings), giving up just one unearned run in that span. Prior to joining the Ducks, 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 an 18-16 record with a 3.13 ERA, 24 saves and 356 strikeouts in 275.2 innings during his minor league career. Pinto was originally signed by the Tigers as an amateur free agent in 2014.