Jake Diekman

#41 RP / Texas Rangers / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 201 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Jake Diekman: Retires both batters faced

      Diekman retired the only two batters he faced to close out the eighth inning in Texas' 7-6 victory over Toronto on Sunday. Diekman has only given up one run in his last seven outings and has racked up five holds and ten strikeouts during that time. Along with posting a career-best in ERA (2.51) and WHIP (1.05), the lefty is showing great command this year with an impressive 2.51 BB/9. The 29-year-old has a firm grasp on late-inning relief work for the Rangers and has a chance to lead the team in holds this season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Jake Diekman: Finishes off Texas' win

      Diekman closed out Texas' 7-3 win over Anaheim on Friday. Diekmak has pitched well this season, and would be to co-favorite (along with Sam Dyson) to emerge as the closer if Shawn Tolleson's recent struggles continue for a bit longer. Diekman needed just 12 pitches to retire the final three batters Friday, striking out a pair.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Jake Diekman: Agrees to deal to avoid arbitration

      Diekman agreed to a one-year, $1.255 million contract with the Rangers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Diekman struggled in his time with the Phillies before a change of scenery occurred midseason when both he and Cole Hamels were sent to Arlington and the Rangers. A strong finish to the season (2.08 ERA, 0.93 WHIP) earned him some decent pay in his first year of arbitration. While the 29-year-old southpaw should remain one of the better left-handed options out of the Rangers' bullpen, he likely won't see many (if any) save opportunities, and a 3.60 FIP certainly leaves reason to temper any expectations.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Phillies officially deal Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman to Rangers

      The Phillies and Rangers finally completed their blockbuster trade Friday. The Rangers will receive starting pitcher Cole Hamels, reliever Jake Diekman and cash considerations in exchange for starting pitcher Matt Harrison, outfield prospect Nick Williams, catcher prospect Jorge Alfaro, starting pitcher prospect Jake Thompson, starting pitcher prospect Alec Asher and starting pitcher prospect Jerad Eickhoff. The 31-year-old Hamels, who will make his Texas debut Saturday against the Giants, has compiled a 114-90 record, 3.30 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 10 seasons in the majors -- all with the Phillies. The three-time All-Star is under contract through 2018 on a seven-year, $159 million deal. He also has a $20 million option ($6 million buyout) for 2019. The 28-year-old Diekman is in his fourth MLB season. He has compiled a 9-11 record, 3.84 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 191 career relief appearances for Philadelphia. He is striking out 11.7 batters per nine innings.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Phillies recall Jake Diekman, DFA Dustin McGowan on Thursday

      The Phillies recalled reliever Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Dustin McGowan was designated for assignment.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Phillies option Jake Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

      The Phillies optioned pitcher Jake Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Thursday's loss to the Reds. Diekman pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings in the loss, striking out two batters and walking one while surrendering no hits. He owns a 6.75 ERA and 29:17 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings across 25 appearances. The Phillies will announce a corresponsing roster move on Friday.

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

      Phillies P Jake Diekman gives up grand slam in loss to Red Sox

      Phillies pitcher Jake Diekman had an afternoon to forget during Monday's 8-0 loss to the Red Sox. Diekman came in relief during the ninth inning with the Phillies trailing 4-0. He then gave up a single to Allen Craig and walked Mookie Betts before striking out Dustin Pedroia for his lone out of the inning. Diekman then walked Mike Napoli to load the bases. Hanley Ramirez then hit a grand slam in the next at-bat. Diekman was then replaced by Cesar Jimenez. "I felt good," Diekman said, via MLB.com. "But when pitches are belt high, they're going to hit them no matter what. I just need to get the ball down more. I mean, everything was up. That slider was pretty much right where it needed to be for a homer. It was hung really, really bad." Since Diekman only pitched one-third of an inning, his ERA is a monstrous 108.00 to start the season.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Phillies' Jake Diekman historically bad in loss

      Phillies pitcher Jake Diekman declared his Friday appearance, "the worst outing in the history of the world." Diekman entered a scoreless game in the fifth inning and promptly gave up a double and four singles before recording an out. He ended up allowing seven runs in one third of an inning. "I fell behind in counts and every strike I threw they took a good swing at," Diekman said, per CSN Philly. "It's embarrassing. ... It's unbelievable." Despite his 12.27 ERA, Diekman got a vote of confidence from manager Ryne Sandberg. "There's no concern," he said.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Cole Hamels and three relievers toss a combined no-hitter vs. Atlanta

      Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and three relievers tossed a combined no-hitter Monday afternoon against the Braves in Atlanta. It's the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.Hamels was denied a no-hitter due to a high pitch count. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact. He issued five walks and ran his pitch count to 108 before his day was over. He struck out seven over six hitless innings and picked up the win. Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect seventh inning and Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon needed nine pitches to retire Jose Constanza, Chris Johnson and Phil Gosselin to secure a 7-0 no-hit victory and the save.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Jacob Diekman gets ejected, takes the loss in extras

      Phillies reliever Jacob Diekman (3-3) took the loss and was ejected for arguing balls and strikes by home plate umpire Andy Fletcher after his outing Saturday night against the Nationals in extras. Diekman, who entered the game in the 10th inning, allowed a run-scoring single to Ryan Zimmerman and allowed a run to score on a wild pitch, which proved to be the difference. He permitted two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over one inning of work. He owns a 4.53 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 43 2/3 innings of relief.