Steven Brault

#43 SP / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Cleared for range-of-motion work

      Steven Brault (lat) has been cleared to begin range-of-motion exercises at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring facility in Bradenton, Fla., Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.Brault remains at least a couple weeks away from starting up a throwing program, but he's seemingly progressing as expected to this point since being shut down March 19 with a left lat strain. The Pirates aren't counting on Brault making his season debut until June after placing him on the 60-day injured list prior to Opening Day.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Shifts to 60-day injured list

      Steven Brault (lat) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.Brault is currently shut down from throwing due to a lat strain that he sustained in late March, and he won't be ready to return to game action for approximately 10-to-12 weeks. The left-hander should have a prominent spot in the starting rotation once he's healthy, but Trevor Cahill should serve as Pittsburgh's fifth starter while Brault is sidelined.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Shut down with lat strain

      Pittsburgh Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk revealed Wednesday that Steven Brault will be shut down from throwing for a month due to a lat strain, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.Brault left Friday's spring game against the Orioles with what was described as arm tightness, but Tomczyk provided more clarity on the lefty's injury after getting a chance to evaluate him. The southpaw won't throw for at least a month, and he likely won't be ready to pitch in games for approximately 10-to-12 weeks. Brault is expected to serve as a prominent member of Pittsburgh's rotation once he's healthy, but his absence could pave the way for one of Wil Crowe, Trevor Cahill, Chase De Jong or Cody Ponce to fill a starting role to begin the regular season.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Waiting for update

      The Pittsburgh Pirates are not expected to have further information regarding Steven Brault (side) for several days, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.Manager Derek Shelton said the club is still in the "assessment phase" with Brault and the tightness on his left side. The southpaw, who is expected to serve as part of the team's rotation, suffered a left shoulder injury during spring training last March.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Exits with injury

      Steven Brault exited Friday's spring game against the Orioles with arm tightness, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.Brault started Friday's contest and allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out one over two innings. However, he was experiencing tightness in the latissimus muscle of his left arm and was removed from the game as a result. He's currently considered day-to-day, and it's not yet clear whether the injury will impact his availability for Opening Day.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Uneven outing Tuesday

      Steven Brault started and pitched two scoreless innings against Atlanta on Tuesday, allowing no hits and three walks while striking out three batters.The walks are worrisome, as the lefty has compiled a career 4.65 BB/9 mark. Brault, who will serve as a starter in 2021, registered a career-best 3.38 ERA in 42.2 innings last season. He threw his fastball less than ever (50.7 percent), limiting hard contact to 31.9 percent -- a major improvement over his 38.6 percent figure in 2019. However, his xFIP of 4.85 was only slightly better than his career 5.04 mark, and a .243 BABIP was well below his .302 average over five years. The 28-year-old showed signs of improvement in 2020, but unless he can improve upon his control, his results will likely prove inconsistent from start to start.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: No arbiter needed

      Steven Brault agreed to a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration.The 28-year-old southpaw logged a career-best 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 21.3 percent strikeout rate last season. He had never posted an ERA south of 4.61 prior to 2020, and he still walked far too many batters (12.4 percent), so regression seems to be in order.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Ends on high note

      Steven Brault hurled seven shutout innings against the Cubs on Tuesday, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out six in a 3-2 win.He left with a two-run lead, only to see reliever Sam Howard promptly give up a game-tying homer to Anthony Rizzo. Brault closes out his 2020 campaign pitching his best baseball, limiting opponents to one earned run in 16 innings over his final two starts. According to AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh announcer John Wehner, Brault did not allow an extra-base hit off his fastball all season long (42.2 innings).

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Notches complete-game victory

      Steven Brault (1-3) earned the win against St. Louis on Thursday, hurling nine innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight.The impressive performance was easily the best of the season for Brault, who went the distance for the first time in his career and racked up a season-high eight strikeouts. The only hits he allowed came in the third inning, when St. Louis pushed across a run on a walk and a pair of singles. Brault needed an efficient 110 pitches to make it through nine frames and held the first four batters in the Cardinals' order to a 1-for-15 mark with six strikeouts. He'll try to carry over the momentum from Thursday's outing into a home matchup against the Cubs on Tuesday.

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      Pirates' Steven Brault: Uninspiring in loss

      Steven Brault (0-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks Friday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Royals 4-3. He struck out six.Brault once again struggled with command, bringing his season totals to just 24 strikeouts versus 17 walks. Friday's outing raised his season ERA to 4.73. His next start will likely come next week against Cincinnati, who he held to three runs over 4.2 innings on Sept. 4.