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Top Jake Elmore News

  • Jake Elmore: Joins coaching ranks

    The Phillies announced Tuesday that Elmore has joined the organization as a hitting coach for Double-A Clearwater, reports.

    Elmore spent the 2021 campaign at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and hit .225/.392/.275 in 51 plate appearances, and he'll remain in the Phillies organization to begin his coaching career. He appeared in 217 big-league games across six seasons for his career and finished with four home runs, 37 runs scored and 37 RBI.

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  • Jake Elmore: Let go by Cleveland

    Elmore was released by Cleveland on Friday.

    The 33-year-old joined the 60-man player pool in early July and had been at the team's alternate training site. Elmore appeared in 20 games for the Pirates last season and had a .479 OPS in 49 plate appearances.

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  • Indians' Jake Elmore: Signs with Cleveland

    Elmore signed a minor-league contract with Cleveland on Friday and will join the team's 60-man player pool.

    Elmore was released by the Pirates in mid-June but didn't have to wait long before finding a new deal. The 33-year-old is unlikely to play a significant role in Cleveland this season, as he owns a career .215/.292/.275 slash line in 217 major-league games.

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  • Jake Elmore: Cut by Pittsburgh

    The Pirates released Elmore on June 9.

    Elmore was one of several minor-league players cut loose by the Pirates, likely as a cost-saving measure. The utility man appeared in 20 games with the big club in 2019, slashing .213/.245/.234 with zero home runs and four RBI across 49 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Jake Elmore: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Elmore was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

    The Pirates will clear space on the 40-man roster by sending Elmore to Triple-A. He hit .213 with four RBI over 20 games in the big leagues last season.

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  • Pirates' Jake Elmore: Promoted to big club

    Elmore had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Elmore slashed .322/.387/.455 with six homers, 35 RBI and three stolen bases over 109 games at Triple-A, and he'll now have a chance to finish off the 2019 campaign in the big leagues, likely in a bench role.

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  • Pirates' Jake Elmore: Clears waivers

    Elmore cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

    Elmore went 1-for-20 during his brief stay in Pittsburgh. He'll remain as organizational depth but does not appear to be close to a return to the big leagues.

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  • Pirates' Jake Elmore: DFA'd by Pittsburgh

    Elmore was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday, Adam Berry of reports.

    Elmore was promoted almost two weeks ago but struggled mightily during his brief time in the majors, going 1-for-20 in 11 games. The 31-year-old could make his way back to Triple-A Indianapolis if he clears waivers.

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  • Pirates' Jake Elmore: Promoted to big leagues

    Elmore had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, John Perrotto of reports.

    Elmore has been tearing the cover off the ball at Triple-A, slashing .380/.444/.546 with two homers and 16 RBI over 31 games, so he'll get a chance in the major leagues. The Pirates shifted Jameson Taillon to the 60-day injured list and moved Jung Ho Kang (side) to the 10-day injured list to make room for Elmore.

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  • White Sox's Jake Elmore: Sticks with White Sox on MiLB deal

    Elmore re-signed with the White Sox last week on a minor-league contract, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

    Elmore spent the 2018 season in the White Sox organization, playing exclusively at Triple-A Charlotte and submitting a .289/.397/.359 slash line across 394 plate appearances. The utility man hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since 2016 and will face an uphill battle to appear for the White Sox at any point in 2019 while he remains off the 40-man roster.

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  • White Sox's Jake Elmore: Heads to minor-league camp

    The White Sox reassigned Elmore to minor-league camp Friday.

    Elmore signed a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training in February and saw only nine official at-bats. The 30-year-old seems likely to start the season with Triple-A Charlotte as organizational infield depth, assuming he remains with the White Sox.

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  • White Sox's Jake Elmore: Signs minor-league contract with White Sox

    Elmore agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox which includes an invitation to spring training,'s Scott Merkin reports.

    Elmore spent the entire 2017 campaign at the Triple-A level, compiling a .236 batting average with one home run, 41 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 110 games split between New Orleans and Buffalo. The 30-year-old most recently played in the big leagues with Milwaukee in 2016, earning 78 at-bats, but slashed just .218/.371/.244 during 59 contests. He will add some extra organizational depth to the White Sox's infield moving forward.

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  • Blue Jays' Jake Elmore: Putting game together at Triple-A

    Elmore, who came over to Toronto in the offseason, is finally beginning to find a groove at Triple-A Buffalo, Matt Schneidman of The Buffalo News reports.

    Elmore, who's played in 197 MLB games, has spent the large majority of his 10-plus professional seasons in the minors. An infielder drafted by Arizona in 2008, the 30-year-old has had success at the lower levels, but Elmore's game never translated to the big leagues. He entered spring training as a legitimate contender for an Opening Day utility gig, but at this point, Elmore stands little chance of donning a Jays uniform this season.

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  • Blue Jays' Jake Elmore: Contending for roster spot

    Elmore, a non-roster invitee, is a legitimate contender for an Opening Day roster spot, Corey Long of reports.

    Elmore's ability to play several different positions has been attractive to the Blue Jays' coaching staff this spring. Manager John Gibbons said there's a lot of value in players like Elmore, who can sit for extended periods and be ready to fill holes in the lineup on short notice. Over his five MLB seasons, Elmore has played all nine defensive positions and logged at-bats from every spot in the order. The versatile 29-year-old has tallied 257 plate appearances over his last two campaigns with Tampa and Milwaukee, but his offensive numbers are brutal. If added to the 25-man roster, Elmore will be a defensive choice and therefore lack fantasy value -- regardless of format.

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  • Blue Jays' Jake Elmore: Signs minors deal with Blue Jays

    Elmore signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invite to spring training, Toronto radio play-by-play broadaster Mike Wilner reports.

    Elmore hit .218 in 78 big-league at-bats last year and has bounced between Triple-A and the majors over the last four seasons. If he sticks with the Jays, he'll likely take on a similar role as organizational depth around the infield and outfield.

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  • Brewers' Jake Elmore: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Elmore was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

    The Brewers' 40-man roster now stands at 37 after several players were bumped Friday, including Elmore. He got on base at a strong .371 clip in 59 games with Milwaukee in 2016 and is a versatile defender, but Elmore turns 30 next year and seems destined to play out his career as organizational depth.

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  • Brewers' Jake Elmore: Unable to produce offensively

    Elmore is hitting just .178 on the year with three RBI over 60 plate appearances.

    He has been unable to have consistent success as he only has one hit in his last 15 at-bats. He'll continue to find limited playing time as he serves as a backup to Ryan Braun.

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  • Brewers' Jake Elmore: Gets called up

    Elmore's contract was selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

    Elmore will make his fifth trip back to the majors now -- each with a different team -- as Alex Presley gets designated for assignment. The 29-year-old has been an on-base machine this season with Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate, posting a .320 BA and .428 OBP through 57 games. His production in the minors has yet to translate against better competition, however, as he sports a career .215 average in the majors. The first basemen now has another opportunity to prove that he can compete at the highest level.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Dothan, AL
Age: 35
School: Arizona State
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R