Reyes Moronta

#54 RP / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 241 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Shut down with forearm issue

      Reyes Moronta (elbow) will be reevaluated after experiencing forearm stiffness, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.The 28-year-old has been working his way back from the right elbow flexor strain he sustained April 10, but he's still dealing with arm issues. Moronta was looking at a potential return from the injured list in early May, but he should be considered out indefinitely until he receives a new diagnosis.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Could return in early May

      Reyes Moronta (elbow) could return in early May, Amy Gutierrez of the San Francisco Giants' official site reports.Moronta was shut down with an elbow strain after just his fourth appearance of the season. That was a potentially discouraging sign after he missed all of last year due to shoulder surgery, but this particular problem doesn't appear set to cost him much more than three weeks.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Throws side session

      Reyes Moronta (elbow) threw a side session Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.Moronta has been sidelined since April 11 due to a right elbow flexor strain, but he took part in a throwing session Thursday and will throw another side session Saturday. It's not yet clear when Moronta will be able to return to game action, but he appears to be making progress in his recovery.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Shut down with elbow injury

      Reyes Moronta was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right elbow flexor strain, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.After missing the entire 2020 campaign while recovering from labrum surgery for his right shoulder, Moronta looks like he could be dealing with another significant injury. Manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday that Moronta is dealing with a mild strain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. However, the fact that he's dealing with a strain rather than soreness suggests that he'll be in line to miss more than the minimum 10 days. With Moronta on the shelf, Tyler Rogers looks like the clear top setup man behind closer Jake McGee.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Adds second hold

      Reyes Moronta pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn a hold in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Rockies. He struck out two.Moronta threw only 14 pitches (10 strikes) in the inning. The right-hander has a 2.25 ERA, 0.25 WHIP and two holds over four innings this season. As long as he keeps pitching well, Moronta will be in the mix for high-leverage work, although most save chances will likely go to Jake McGee.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Earns hold with perfect inning

      Reyes Moronta pitched a perfect seventh inning and earned a hold in Monday's 3-2 win over the Padres.Moronta retired Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer and Tommy Pham on groundouts. The 28-year-old Moronta allowed a homer versus the Mariners on Saturday, but he's still expected to log most of his innings in high-leverage situations. He posted a 2.86 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 15 holds across 56.2 innings in 2019, but Moronta missed all of 2020 as he recovered from a surgically repaired torn labrum in his right shoulder.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Makes spring debut

      Reyes Moronta threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout in Saturday's spring training win over Cleveland. He was throwing his fastball around 92 mph. "Obviously, we feel like when when he is at his best, he's throwing a little bit harder than that," manager Gabe Kapler told the San Francisco Chronicle.It was Moronta's spring debut after missing last season due to shoulder surgery. He averaged 97.2 mph with his fastball in 2019, so he likely has a ways to go to build back to his prior form.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Avoids arbitration

      Reyes Moronta signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.The 27-year-old missed last season after undergoing shoulder surgery in September 2019, but he's now officially under contract for 2021. Moronta has a 2.66 ERA since making his big-league debut in 2017, and he's expected to be in competition for the closer's role in spring training,

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Set to compete for closing gig

      San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler suggested earlier this month that Reyes Moronta (shoulder) will be given the opportunity to compete for the closer's role in spring training, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "We challenged him to come to camp in his peak physical condition, we challenged him to come to camp dedicating himself to potentially being an important late-inning, high-leverage reliever for us," Kapler said of Moronta. "He's going to have opportunities to take control of a role like that. We'll see what he looks like in spring training, and if he steps up to the plate and emerges as that guy we're going to be really excited about it."Moronta missed the entire 2020 campaign while rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but he displayed good velocity in his late-season throwing sessions at the Giants' alternate site, putting him on track to enter the spring without any restrictions. The Giants are expected to have a number of arms competing for the ninth-inning gig in the spring, but Moronta probably offers the most traditional closer profile of any reliever currently on the roster. Largely on the strength of his upper-90s fastball and a sharp slider, Moronta has struck out 29.8 percent of the batters he's faced over his three seasons in the big leagues.

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      Giants' Reyes Moronta: Won't pitch in 2020

      Reyes Moronta (shoulder) won't be included on the San Francisco Giants' taxi squad for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, signaling that he won't return from the 45-day injured list in 2020, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.Moronta has been sidelined for just over a year after undergoing surgery last September to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He appeared to have made good progress while rehabbing at the Giants' alternate training site in Sacramento, reaching the final phase of his recovery program by facing hitters in simulated games last week. However, with the Giants closing their alternate site for the season, Moronta wasn't going to have the opportunity to work out regularly in a team environment, so he'll continue to build up his arm at home over the winter. The reliever should enter spring training with few restrictions, if any.