Kevin Ginkel

#37 RP / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 1YRS / MINORS Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 lb Age: 27 College: Arizona Bats/Throws -/-

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Lands on 60-day IL

    Kevin Ginkel was recalled from Triple-A Reno and placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation.Ginkel landed on the injured list at Reno in late July, and he's being move to the major-league 60-day IL to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. There's been no indication where the 27-year-old is at in his recovery, but given the length of his absence, he won't be returning down the stretch for Arizona.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Demoted to Triple-A

    The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned Kevin Ginkel to Triple-A Reno following Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Dodgers.Ginkel's demotion comes in the wake of perhaps his worst relief appearance of the season. During Saturday's loss, Ginkel retired only three of the eight batters he faced in a 36-pitch outing, giving up three earned runs on a double and four walks. The loss of control was a surprise from Ginkel; he had issued only three free passes over his last 14 relief appearances combined.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Blown up in loss

    Kevin Ginkel (0-1) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out one over a third of an inning in a 9-3 loss to Miami.The Arizona Diamondbacks had just clawed their way back to tie the game in the top of the eighth, but it took just two batters in the bottom half of the inning for Miami to reclaim the lead off the usually reliable Ginkel. Throw in some shoddy defense and the Marlins pushed six runs across the plate. Ginkel entered the game with a 3.27 ERA and 1.27 WHIP before picking up his first loss of the season.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Pitches Thursday

    Kevin Ginkel (illness) allowed one hit over a scoreless inning in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Colorado.Ginkel was unavailable for a game earlier this week with manager Torey Lovullo saying the reliever was "under the weather." Arizona's unsettled bullpen could use some stability, and Ginkel has not yet been scored upon in four appearances, spanning 3.1 innings.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Unavailable due to illness

    Manager Torey Lovullo said after Tuesday's 13-inning win over the Rockies that Kevin Ginkel was "feeling under the weather" and wasn't available out of the bullpen, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.Both Chris Devenski and Yoan Lopez blew save opportunities Tuesday night, leading to rookie Matt Peacock making his debut and pitching three innings to finish the game. We still don't have an official closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks and might not for a while with Joakim Soria on the IL.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Makes second spring appearance

    Kevin Ginkel allowed one walk and struck out one over a scoreless inning in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Cubs.Ginkel entered the game in the eighth inning in what was his second spring appearance. He pitched the fifth inning during his other outing. He had been considered closer material in 2020 following a breakout 2019, but the right-hander allowed 11 earned runs over 10 innings when pitching the final third of games last season. Ginkel is expected to have a spot in the 2021 bullpen but has been passed by Stefan Crichton for high-leverage work.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Optioned to alternate site

    Kevin Ginkel was optioned to Arizona's alternate training site Thursday.Ginkel had seemingly taken over as the Arizona Diamondbacks' closer after Archie Bradley was traded to Cincinnati at the deadline, but he's now no longer even a low-leverage option. His 6.75 ERA and 2.12 WHIP on the season certainly aren't closer material. Travis Bergen picked up a save Thursday and is the only remaining pitcher on Arizona's roster with a save this season.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Tagged with loss

    Kevin Ginkel (0-2) was tagged with the loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday, recording one out while giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and a walk with one strikeout.Ginkel came into a tied 10th inning and immediately allowed the extra-innings baserunner (Corey Seager) to advance to third on a wild pitch. He then gave up an RBI single to Chris Taylor before striking out Cody Bellinger. After walking Max Muncy, Ginkel was replaced with Hector Rondon, who charged another run to Ginkel by surrendering an RBI single to AJ Pollock. Ginkel had blown his first opportunity at closer last week against the Dodgers but earned a win two days later against the Giants. He's not exactly off to a good start in a high-leverage role.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Closer for now

    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said he's likely to stick with Kevin Ginkel as the closer "for the time being," Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.Ginkel blew his first chance at closing last week against the Dodgers but nailed down a win two days later against the Giants. "Even though he gave up the lead (against the Dodgers), I thought he threw the ball and was repeating his pitches very well," Lovullo said. Ginkel got the first chance to close games based on his performance and results during the second half of the 2019 season, when he posted a 1.48 ERA over 25 games in August and September.

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    Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Converts save

    Kevin Ginkel worked around a walk while striking out one in a scoreless inning to record the save in Friday's 6-5 win over the Giants.Ginkel, who blew a save earlier this week against the Dodgers, was awarded a second opportunity and was much better the this time around. There have been two chances for Diamondback relievers to save games in the ninth inning since Archie Bradley was traded, and both times manager Torey Lovullo opted for Ginkel.

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