Ryan Yarbrough

#48 SP / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 210 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Takes loss against Boston

      Ryan Yarbrough (0-1) took the loss Wednesday against the Red Sox after allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk while fanning two across five innings.Yarbrough opened the season with a strong performance against the Marlins, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings while striking out three. However, he wasn't able to repeat the feat against the Red Sox, barely managing to complete five innings. Yarbrough held the Red Sox without a run through the first three frames, but the wheels started coming off in the fourth and he was eventually chased by a six-run fifth inning, He will attempt to bounce back in his upcoming start, scheduled for April 13 at home against the Rangers.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Shuts down Marlins

      Ryan Yarbrough didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-4 win over the Marlins, scattering four hits over 5.2 scoreless innings while striking out three.The southpaw dazzled through 65 pitches (41 strikes) but wasn't rewarded with a win for his efforts, as all the scoring in the game came off the bullpens. Yarbrough is expected to transition away from his hybrid role this season and be used exclusively as a traditional starter, but Friday's usage suggests he still won't be allowed to face a batter for a third time in a game very often. He'll face the Red Sox on the road Wednesday in his next scheduled start.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Bounces back in final spring start

      Ryan Yarbrough allowed two earned runs on three hits over 5.1 innings in a Grapefruit League win over Atlanta on Sunday. He struck out four and also hit a batter.The left-hander accomplished his solid line against a lineup full of Atlanta regulars, turning in a much better performance than when he faced them a week earlier. Yarbrough finished Grapefruit League play allowing two runs or less in three of his four trips to the mound and posted an impressive 11:2 K:BB across 13.2 innings.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: No concerns despite rocky outing

      Ryan Yarbrough still has manager Kevin Cash's confidence despite his rocky third spring start against Atlanta, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "The reason Yarbs is good is because his stuff's good," Cash said. "He can really pitch. His changeup's been a weapon that he can throw at any point, any count, [and] I always feel like the cutter has been the equalizer for him to the right-handed hitter."Yarbrough had a bit of a rollercoaster outing against Atlanta's regulars Sunday, retiring the first and last four batters he faced but also allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits and a walk over four innings while getting pulled twice by Cash. However, Yarbrough had mostly breezed through his first two spring starts; moreover, he owns a combined 28-16 record and 3.94 ERA over the last three seasons and has generated the lowest average exit velocity (84.6 mph) of any pitcher with at least 300 innings since 2018.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Smooth in second start

      Ryan Yarbrough fired three scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League win over the Orioles on Tuesday, allowing three hits and no walks, hitting a batter and recording two strikeouts.That's two scoreless efforts (4.1 total innings) for Yarbrough to start Grapefruit League play, solidifying his projected No. 2 starter role. Yarbrough has largely displayed his usual superior control early this spring save for the one plunking Tuesday, and he heads into the 2021 campaign without any ambiguity surrounding his rotation spot for the first time in his career.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Crisp in spring debut

      Ryan Yarbrough threw 16 pitches over his one inning during his Grapefruit League debut against the Twins on Thursday and impressed manager Kevin Cash with his performance, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "Nice to see one of our guys start the buildup," Cash said. "He was kidding that he walked a guy -- normally doesn't walk too many guys -- so I'm sure he's got plenty of reps to fine-tune that. But he looks really crisp."Yarbrough has been a valued jack-of-all-trades for Cash over the last three seasons, serving as everything from conventional starter and reliever to an opener for bullpen games. The left-hander has deftly handled every role he's been asked to fill, posting a 28-16 record over that span with a 3.94 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Yarbrough projects to open the season as high as the No. 2 slot in the rotation behind new ace Tyler Glasnow.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Loses arbitration case

      Ryan Yarbrough has lost his arbitration case against the Tampa Bay Rays and will earn $2.3 million in 2021, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.Yarbrough had filed at $3.1 million during his arbitration case, but he'll have to settle for $800,000 less. The southpaw should take on a more prominent role in the Rays' rotation this year after Blake Snell was traded to the Padres during the offseason. Yarbrough made 11 appearances (nine starts) in 2020, posting a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 55.2 innings.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Lasts 3.1 frames in Game 4

      Ryan Yarbrough didn't factor in the decision in Game 4 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. He allowed two runs on five hits with one strikeout and one walk across 3.1 innings.The left-hander's only real trouble came via solo homers from Corey Seager and Justin Turner, but he generated only five swinging strikes on 69 pitches and was unable to make it through the fourth inning. Yarbrough has a 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB over 14 innings during the 2020 playoffs, and he may be available out of the bullpen on two days rest for Game 6 and a potential Game 7.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Starting Game 4

      Ryan Yarbrough will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.Yarbrough has been a starter in just one of his three postseason outings after starting in nine of his 11 appearances during the season. He's allowed just four runs in 10.2 playoff innings despite giving up three homers and posting a modest 6:3 K:BB. He'll be pitching on just three days rest, though he was only asked to throw two thirds of an inning in Game 1 on Tuesday, so he's likely able to handle something close to his typical workload.

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      Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Picks up win in Game 3

      Ryan Yarbrough allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings as he earned the win Tuesday during Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros.Yarbrough picked up the start in a critical game in the series and delivered with a solid outing. He allowed a solo home run in the first inning, but he was effective the rest of the way before a leadoff home run in the sixth inning resulted in his removal. His next appearance could come in the World Series if the Tampa Bay Rays advance.