James Karinchak

#99 RP / Cleveland Guardians / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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  • Karinchak was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. A few short years ago, Karinchak was one of the hottest young relievers in the game. He fell apart in 2021, with Karinchak's downward trajectory coinciding with MLB's sticky-stuff crackdown. The hard-throwing righty has not pitched well at all with Columbus this year (5.73 ERA, 1.91 WHIP), but the Guardians need a fresh arm, so they will give Karinchak a look in the majors for the first time this season.

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  • Karinchak (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday. Karinchak has been dealing with a shoulder strain since spring training but has been pitching in Columbus over the last month. He posted a 5.73 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 11 innings over 12 relief appearances during his rehab assignment and will remain in the minors now that he's deemed fully healthy. If he joins the Guardians at some point, he should be in the mix for setup duties.

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  • Karinchak (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Karinchak dealt with arm stiffness late in spring training and was shut down from throwing to begin the regular season after being diagnosed with a shoulder strain. The right-hander isn't eligible to return until next week since he's on the 60-day injured list, but his rehab assignment should be the final step in his recovery process. Karinchak converted 11 of 16 save chances last year but will likely work in a setup role for the Guardians once he's healthy since Emmanuel Clase has performed well as the team's closer in 2022.

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  • Karinchak (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Karnichak has been out all year with a strained shoulder. He remains without a clear timetable but will now be ineligible to return before early June. The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Yohan Ramirez, who was acquired in a trade with the Mariners on Monday.

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  • Karinchak (shoulder) is likely to start the season on the injured list, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Karinchak was reportedly dealing with arm stiffness to begin spring training, though the injury has since been clarified as a right teres muscle strain. Regardless, he has now been shut down from throwing for an additional 7-to-10 days. Karinchak's status should only further cement Emmanuel Clase's role as Cleveland's closer.

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2022 CLE 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 2 9.00 3.00
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2020 CLE 27 0 27.0 1 2 1 53 16 14 2.66 1.11

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