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Twins' Chris Archer: Records another short start
Archer tossed four innings against Oakland on Monday, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.
It was a solid outing for the right-hander, as he opened with three scoreless frames and allowed just one run overall. Pitch count wasn't an issue -- he threw a modest 62 pitches (37 for strikes) -- but Minnesota seems intent on keeping Archer from going too deep into games. He hasn't thrown more than 4.1 innings in any appearance this season despite holding opponents to two runs or fewer in all but one of his starts. That makes him very difficult to roster in most fantasy formats, and it's unclear if the team will allow Archer to start pitching deeper into outings at any point moving forward. He's a regular part of the rotation, however, and is lined up to make his next start at home against Detroit early next week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Struggles against Houston
Archer (0-1) took the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks across three innings during Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Astros. He struck out two.
After a one-two-three first inning, Archer allowed back-to-back singles to start the second and both came around to score, though he was only charged for one those runs. Archer was rattled in third inning, allowing a leadoff solo shot to Jose Altuve before eventually walking the bases loaded. However, he was able to escape the jam with only one additional run coming home. Archer has yet to make it through five innings during a start this year, and his next outing is tentatively scheduled for Monday's matchup in Oakland.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Decent in short outing
Archer allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in four innings in a 5-3 loss Thursday in Baltimore. He did not factor into the decision.
Both runs against Archer came on solo home runs, one by Ryan Mountcastle in the second and the other by Cedric Mullins in the third. After only making two appearances in Spring Training, he has not made it out of the fifth inning or reached 80 pitches through five starts to begin the season. The righty has managed to put up decent numbers with a 3.26 ERA and 1.29 WHIP but has also allowed five home runs in his 19.1 innings. He'll likely make his next start early next week against Houston.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Effective in another short outing
Archer didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Rays, allowing one run on two hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out four.
It's tough to evaluate Archer's fantasy value right now. On the one hand, his 2.93 ERA over 15.1 innings is useful. On the other, his 5.53 FIP is alarming, and he has yet to complete five innings in any of his starts, preventing him from getting any wins even when he does receive plenty of run support. Archer will remain in the Twins rotation for now, but if his luck starts to run out, he could lose out once Sonny Gray (hamstring) gets healthy.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Goes three innings
Archer allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over three innings in Sunday's win over the White Sox. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision. His short stint was by design, as the Twins planned to limit him to 60 pitches to keep him healthy, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
It was Archer's shortest outing of the 2022 season after going at least four innings in each of his first two appearances. Tim Anderson took him deep on the very first pitch of the game. He later allowed an RBI single to Andrew Vaughn in the third. After missing all of 2020 due to injury and making just six appearances last season, the Twins will work to manage his workload. The 33-year-old righty owns a 3.18 ERA with a 10:5 K:BB this season. He's expected to take the mound against his former team in Tampa Bay next week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Strikes out five in no-decision
Archer struck out five in 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks in a 4-3 loss Tuesday in Kansas City. He did not factor into the decision.
Archer pitched well through the first four innings, allowing just a single, a walk and Salvador Perez's solo home run. After retiring the first batter of the fifth, the two-time All-Star allowed the next four batters to reach safely. Once thought of as one of the most promising young pitchers in the game, the now-33-year-old has not had an ERA under 4.00 in a season since 2015. He has a 2.16 ERA through his first two starts but has yet to get out of the fifth inning.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Bound for Opening Day rotation
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Thursday that he expects Archer to start the team's fifth game of the season April 12 against the Dodgers in Minnesota, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Archer got off to a delayed start to spring training after he didn't sign with the Twins until Monday, but he was apparently able to build up his pitch count to some degree before reporting to Minnesota's big-league camp this week. He's slated to make what will be his lone Grapefruit League start Friday versus Atlanta, and the Twins will likely have him get further stretched out with another simulated game in the middle of next week before his first turn in the rotation comes around. Archer might still face a workload restriction in his regular-season debut, but it's not likely to be a significant one.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Chris Archer: Finds new home
Archer (hip) signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Twins on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Archer is guaranteed $3.5 million over the next year, though Passan states that he could earn up to $9.5 million in performance bonuses. He also has a $10 million mutual option in play for 2023. The 33-year-old right-hander appeared in only six games during the 2021 campaign with Tampa Bay while recovering from thoracic outlet surgery and then suffering a completely different forearm injury before ultimately being shut down for the year due to a hip injury. In his limited action, he surrendered 10 runs while fanning 21 over 19.1 innings. Archer figures to slot in near the back of Minnesota's rotation and could slot into the fifth rotation slot, per Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Out for season
Tampa Bay transferred Archer (hip) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list Monday, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.
The Rays had been cryptic about the recurrence of inflammation in Archer's left hip, but his move to the 60-day IL officially rules him out for 2021. Tampa Bay will use the open 40-man roster spot on top pitching prospect Shane Baz, who was recalled from Triple-A Durham ahead of his big-league debut Monday against the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Archer is set to become a free agent this winter, and after having another season torpedoed by injuries, he'll likely be forced to settle for a one-year, prove-it deal on the open market.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Status remains murky after exam
Archer (hip) was examined by team physician Dr. Koco Eaton on Tuesday and received confirmation that inflammation is the source of his discomfort, but the right-hander remains without a timeline for return, the team's official site reports.
Archer's frustrating campaign therefore continues, and he's naturally running out of time to get back before the end of the regular season. The veteran is slated to meet with his representatives and seek other medical opinions as well, so whether Archer has a chance to pitch at any point during the Rays' remaining 2021 season and postseason should become more evident in coming days.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Lands on IL
The Rays placed Archer (hip) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's unclear exactly what type of hip injury Archer is dealing with, but it was substantial enough to shorten his Saturday start to four innings and now keep him on the shelf for at least 10 days. A diagnosis of the injury, currently labeled "discomfort," should become available within the next couple days, as should a timeframe for his expected return.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Exits with hip injury
Archer was removed from Saturday's game against the Tigers after the fourth inning due to left hip discomfort, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer was relatively effective in Saturday's start and allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two in four innings prior to his removal. The severity of the issue isn't yet clear, but the right-hander tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Tigers on Thursday if he's healthy enough to pitch.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Drawing weekend start after all
Archer is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays initially planned to have Archer work as a primary pitcher behind either Michael Wacha on Friday or Luis Patino on Saturday, with the aim of limiting the workloads and generating better results from all three pitchers. However, with Shane McClanahan (back) heading to the injured list Friday, all of Wacha, Archer and Patino are now expected to draw traditional starts this weekend in Detroit. McClanahan is expected to miss only one turn through the rotation, so there's a chance Archer is deployed as a primary pitcher in his next appearance following Saturday's start.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Set to work behind Wacha
Rays manager Kevin Cash said Archer would likely piggyback starter Michael Wacha in Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Both Wacha and Archer are viewed as back-end options in the Tampa Bay rotation, and Cash feels that both could deliver better results while handling lighter workloads as part of a tandem. The Rays will likely wait and see how the arrangement fares Friday before determining whether to proceed with the piggyback arrangement moving forward, but the setup would seem to favor Archer more than Wacha. Even if Wacha works longer of the two pitchers Friday, Archer would be better positioned to factor into any decision.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Picks up first win
Archer (1-1) allowed four runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts through five innings, picking up the win in Saturday's 11-4 victory over the Twins.
This wasn't Archer's finest outing, but with the Rays clobbering six home runs on the afternoon, the right-hander scored his first win of the season. Even with the victory, there are still some concerns with the two-time All-Star. The right-hander allowed home runs to Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco while walking a season-high four batters and finding the zone with just 59 percent of his pitches. On a positive note, his five innings pitched is the deepest he's gone in a game this season. He'll try to build on this outing in his next start, which is tentatively scheduled for Saturday against Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: Solid over four frames Sunday
Archer (hip) allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while recording six strikeouts over four innings in Sunday's win over the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.
The right-hander was effective overall across 59 pitches, getting 41 of them into the strike zone and notching first-pitch strikes on 10 of the 17 batters he faced. Archer also recorded an impressive 14 swinging strikes while corroborating that his previously troublesome hip was apparently back to full health. Adam Berry of MLB.com reports Archer also encouragingly displayed improved velocity as the game went on, going from 88.4 mph on the first fastball he threw to a top-end speed of 95.2 mph on a fourth-inning offering to Jahmai Jones. Archer will look to build on Sunday's effort in his next start, which lines up against the Twins on Friday night.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Chris Archer: On track for Sunday
Archer (hip) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The right-hander has checked out alright after exiting last Sunday's start after 41 pitches due to a hip issue, so he won't end up missing a turn through the rotation. Archer was expected to be limited to about 75 pitches in his first start back from the injured list, and he'll likely face similar limitations Sunday since his previous outing was cut short.... See More ... See Less
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