Michael Lorenzen

#21 RP / Cincinnati Reds / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 217 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Picks up bumpy save

    Michael Lorenzen got the save on Friday night against the Dodgers despite allowing a run on a hit while also hitting a batter.Mychal Givens had pitched the previous two days, so the Cincinnati Reds turned to Lorenzen on Friday night. This was Lorenzen's fourth save since returning from his second IL stint, but his first since August 22. He's the secondary option whenever Givens is down.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Woeful outing in relief

    Michael Lorenzen (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Tuesday against the Brewers after allowing four runs on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.Lorenzen had logged 12 straight scoreless outings and hadn't allowed a single run before melting down in this one. He entered the game with a 4-1 lead, and by the time he departed the mound, the Brewers were up 5-4 and held the lead the rest of the way. As a result, his ERA spiked to 2.63 -- though given it was just the case of one bad outing, fantasy managers shouldn't be overly concerned and should continue trusting the seven-year veteran.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Logs third save

    Michael Lorenzen walked one in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-1 win over Miami.Lorenzen has now converted saves on consecutive days. The 29-year-old has yet to give up a run this season while scattering six hits and seven walks across 13.1 innings. He's added five holds in 12 appearances, so it's clear that manager David Bell trusts Lorenzen in the late innings, whether as a closer or a setup man.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Nabs second save

    Michael Lorenzen allowed two hits and struck out one over 1.2 innings of scoreless work, picking up the save in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Marlins.Lorenzen inherited a tricky two-on, one-out situation in the eighth inning with the Cincinnati Reds up by three Saturday night. Although he allowed one of his inherited runners to score, he induced a double play ball from Bryan De La Cruz to escape the jam. He benefitted from another double play in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. After returning from a hamstring injury July 30, the right-hander has yet to allow an earned run in 10 outings. If he can remain healthy, he's likely to work in some of the Reds' high-leverage situations alongside Mychal Givens.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Records first save

    Michael Lorenzen allowed two hits and struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, earning the save in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.The righty has now pitched 4.2 scoreless innings and hasn't walked a batter since returning from the injured list July 30. Cincinnati's bullpen has struggled to hold leads all season, but Lorenzen appears to be a prime candidate to close games for the remainder of the season. Further, having appeared in just five games this season, Lorenzen likely has the freshest arm on the Cincinnati Reds' staff, increasing the likelihood of frequent usage going forward.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Back from injured list

    Michael Lorenzen (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Lorenzen landed on the shelf with a hamstring injury after making his season debut July 17, but he was able to make a quick recovery. The right-hander figures to be a significant bullpen piece for the Cincinnati Reds down the stretch if he can stay healthy.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Nearly ready to return

    Michael Lorenzen (hamstring) could return to the active roster during the Cincinnati Reds' weekend series against the Mets, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Lorenzen has made just a single big-league appearance this season, as he returned from a shoulder injury in mid-July only to exit his first appearance with a hamstring injury. The hamstring issue doesn't appear to be a significant one, however, as it looks set to cost him approximately two weeks.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Progressing well

    Manager David Bell said Tuesday that Michael Lorenzen (hamstring) has been able to play catch and could throw a bullpen within the next week to 10 days, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Bell noted that the right-hander isn't yet able to throw off a mound because the hamstring issue is preventing him from pushing off properly. The fact that he's playing catch already is encouraging, however, so it seems likely that his IL stint will be on the shorter side. If Lorenzen is indeed able to get a bullpen session under his belt within the next 10 days, an early-August activation seems within the realm of possibility,

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: IL move official

    The Cincinnati Reds officially placed Michael Lorenzen (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list Monday.Lorenzen sustained the injury during his first appearance of the season Saturday, after a shoulder strain had kept him on the shelf for the entire first half. He'll presumably require a shorter period of time to recover from the hamstring injury, but the Reds have yet to offer a concrete timeline for his return to the big club. The Reds called up R.J. Alaniz from Triple-A Louisville to take Lorenzen's spot on the active roster and in the bullpen.

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    Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Headed back to IL

    Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell said after Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Brewers that Michael Lorenzen (hamstring) will be placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's series opener versus the Mets, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.After a prolonged stint on the 60-day IL due to a shoulder strain suffered in spring training, Lorenzen was finally cleared to make his season debut with the Reds coming out of the All-Star break. He tossed a clean inning out of the bullpen in Saturday's 7-4 loss, but he strained his right hamstring during the appearance and will face another shutdown. The Reds haven't revealed the extent of his injury, but hamstring strains often carry volatile recovery timelines.

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