Matt Foster

#63 RP / Chi. White Sox / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Foster (0-1) was charged with the loss Wednesday against Seattle, allowing five runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning. It was an ugly outing for the right-hander as he entered the game with Chicago holding a 4-1 lead and left with the Sox down by four runs. Foster's only two outs came via a strikeout and a sacrifice fly, and he exited after allowing three straight baserunners with two outs. The reliever has given up seven runs over his past two appearances after starting the season with a pair of perfect outings.

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    • Foster retired one of the five hitters he faced in his Cactus League debut during Saturday's 6-5 win over the Angels, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks. According to James Fegan of The Athletic, Foster said that a tweaked groin was behind his delayed start to spring training, but he appears to be healthy again after the White Sox cleared him to make his first appearance of 2021. Foster attributed his poor results Saturday to relying too much of his remodeled slider, so he'll look to iron things out over his remaining handful of relief appearances before Opening Day. Foster was a key piece in the White Sox bullpen as a rookie last season, posting a 2.20 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over 28.2 innings.

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    • Foster has been dealing with soreness early in camp but is expected to see game action within the next few days, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it doesn't appear to be a serious concern with the 26-year-old scheduled to see game action in the near future. Foster made his big-league debut for the White Sox last season and impressed with a 2.20 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 31:9 K:BB over 28.2 innings.

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    • Foster (5-0) struck out two and retired all six batters faced to earn the win Saturday against the Reds. Foster came on for starter Dallas Keuchel, who lasted just four innings in his return from a back injury. It was the eighth time in 19 appearances Foster has thrown more than an inning, including two outings as an opener. Foster has been one of several gems out of Chicago's bullpen and sports a 1.88 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 24 innings.

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    • Foster (4-0) struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the win over Minnesota on Monday. Foster, who entered a tied game in the eighth inning, picked up his fourth win as a reliever with the assistance of Chicago's powerful offense, which plated three runs in the ninth. The 25-year-old right-hander has added a boost to the bullpen, recording a 1.13 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 16 innings.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2021 CHW 4 0 2.3 0 1 0 5 2 6 27.0 3.42
    2020 CHW 23 2 28.7 6 1 0 31 9 16 2.19 0.87
    TOTAL 27 2 31.0 6 2 0 36 11 22 4.06 1.06

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