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Cardinals' Zach McAllister: Loses out on roster spot
The Cardinals reassigned McAllister to minor-league camp Wednesday.
McAllister was one of nine players sent out from big-league camp as the Cardinals look to narrow down their roster with Opening Day a week away. Though he was given the chance to compete for a spot in the Cardinals' bullpen to begin the season, McAllister never appeared likely to break camp with the big club. The 34-year-old right-hander has made 280 appearances (68) starts over parts of eight seasons in the big leagues, though he hasn't seen MLB action since 2018.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Zach McAllister: Joins Cards
McAllister signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Cardinals, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The 34-year-old right-hander spent the 2021 campaign in the Phillies organization, finishing the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and giving up five earned runs on 12 hits and six walks in 8.2 innings with the affiliate. Before that, McAllister spent parts of eight seasons in the majors with Cleveland and Detroit, though he hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2018. Unless he turns heads at the Cardinals' big-league camp, he'll most likely be headed to Triple-A Memphis once spring training ends.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Zach McAllister: Catches on with Dodgers
McAllister agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Monday, the Peoria Journal Star reports.
McAllister was released by the Rangers prior to Opening Day after the team informed him he wouldn't break camp with the big club. After three stellar years in relief for the Indians from 2015 through 2017, McAllister fell on hard times last season, posting a 6.20 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 44 appearances between Cleveland and Detroit. The Dodgers don't have an immediate opening in their bullpen, so he'll likely have to prove himself at Triple-A Oklahoma City before receiving a look with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Zach McAllister: Released by Rangers
McAllister was released by the Rangers on Monday.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, as McAllister -- who signed a one-year deal with the Rangers in January -- posted a respectable 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB through 12 innings this spring. The veteran right-hander should draw interest on the open market given his prior big-league success.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Zach McAllister: Seeks multi-inning role
McAllister struck out two over two hitless and scoreless innings Monday against the Angels.
This was McAllister's third appearance lasting more than an inning. Given the workload limitations of the Rangers' starting rotation -- three of five coming back from elbow surgery -- the team will need multi-inning relievers, and McAllister's making a bid to be one. He's allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over 8.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Zach McAllister: Signs with Rangers
McAllister signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
McAllister struggled across stops with the Indians and Tigers in 2018, posting a 6.20 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB across 45 innings of relief. He was able to land a big-league deal regardless, on the strength of his track record of success as a reliever from 2015-17. The right-hander should start the season in the middle innings.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Zach McAllister: Joins Dodgers on minor-league deal
McAllister signed with the Dodgers on a minor-league deal Monday.
McAllister will head to Triple-A Oklahoma City in attempt to prove himself worthy of a September callup. He has a 6.20 ERA in 45 innings with the Indians and Tigers this season but posted ERAs no higher than 3.44 in each of the past three seasons. At just 30 years old, he may be able to recapture some of his previous form, though he's unlikely to earn anything more than a low-leverage relief role.... See More ... See Less
Zach McAllister: Elects free agency
McAllister cleared waivers and elected free agency Tuesday.
McAllister will look for a major-league opportunity elsewhere after being designated for assignment by the Tigers over the weekend and subsequently clearing waivers. The 30-year-old owns an unsightly 6.20 ERA across 45 big-league innings this season (between the Tigers and Indians).... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Zach McAllister: Removed from 40-man roster
McAllister was designated for assignment by the Tigers following Saturday's game.
The 30-year-old essentially pitched his way off the roster Thursday (less than a week after he signed a major-league contract), allowing five runs on five hits -- including a homer -- in just one-third of an inning. He refused an outright assignment and was released after being DFA'd by the Indians earlier this month, and that seems likely to happen again this time around.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Zach McAllister: Signs major-league deal with Tigers
McAllister signed a major-league contract with the Tigers on Friday.
McAllister was released by Cleveland on Tuesday but didn't have to wait long before finding another suitor. The 40-year-old has struggled to a 4.97 ERA in 41.2 innings this season, but his ERAs in the previous three seasons were solid at 3.00, 3.44 and 2.61. Jacob Turner was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Zach McAllister: Released by Cleveland
McAllister was released by the Indians on Tuesday.
After being designated for assignment last weekend, McAllister went unclaimed when the Indians exposed him to waivers. Because he has accrued more than five years of MLB service time, McAllister had the right to refuse an outright assignment to the minor leagues, so it appears he has opted for free agency. Though he has posted a 4.97 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 41.2 innings this season, McAllister has a track record of strong work in middle relief with sub-3.50 ERAs in each of the past three campaigns. That could be reason enough for teams to have interest in him at a more affordable price.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Zach McAllister: DFA'd by Indians
McAllister was designated for assignment by the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
McAllister had been a quality reliever for the Indians over the past three seasons -- 2.99 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 10.0 K/9 -- but the team needed room on the 40-man roster with the return of Andrew Miller (knee) from the disabled list. The 30-year-old McAllister has spent all eight of his major-league seasons with the Indians, but his 4.97 ERA and 7.3 K/9 this season made him a disposable piece of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-6, 240 lbs|
|Birthplace: Peoria, IL|
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