Sherriff (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sherriff spent most of the 2018 season with the Cardinals but was cut loose at the end of summer after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June. It's unclear when -- or if -- the southpaw will return in 2019. Sherriff owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB across 20 career big-league innings (parts of two seasons).
Sherriff (elbow) was released by the Cardinals on Sunday. Sherriff underwent Tommy John surgery in early June, but the Cardinals needed to create space on the 40-man roster for the return of Dominic Leone (biceps) from the 60-day disabled list, prompting the move. Sherriff will be unable to pitch at least through the first half of the 2019 season as he enters free agency at an unfortunate juncture.
Sherriff (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Sherriff was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Memphis on May 18 with an apparent elbow injury. He will now miss the remainder of the 2018 season and a good portion of the 2019 season as well. He held a 6.35 ERA over 5.2 innings of relief with the Cardinals before being optioned May 8.
Sherriff was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday. Sherriff has allowed four runs in 5.2 innings for the Cardinals so far this season, striking out three batters while walking two and allowing eight hits. John Brebbia was called up to take his place in the bullpen.
Sherriff (toe) allowed an earned run on two hits over two innings in an extra-inning win over the Cubs on Saturday. He also recorded a strikeout. Making his first appearance since April 5, Sherriff worked his longest outing of the season and experienced only one hiccup, a solo home run he allowed to Javier Baez. The 27-year-old southpaw encouragingly worked up to 26 pitches without any apparent setbacks and should be available without restrictions moving forward.
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