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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
58-22 6-4 L1
44-35 6-4 W1
44-36 4-6 L3
43-36 6-4 W3
36-44 5-5 W1

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 2.75 29 13 1.14

Top Matt Wisler News

  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Opens Thursday

    Wisler opened in Thursday's 4-1 loss in Toronto, striking out one and walking one in one inning. He did not factor into the decision.

    Wisler tossed 14 pitches and only faced three batters as he erased a leadoff single with a groundball double play. It was his fourth time opening this season and the first time since May 6. He's compiled a solid 2.75 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 29:13 K:BB in 36 innings across 32 appearances.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Serving as opener Thursday

    Wisler will serve as the opener during Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Although Jeffrey Springs initially lined up to start Thursday's matchup, the Rays will choose to use Wisler as an opener followed by a bulk reliever. Over 31 appearances (three starts) this year, Wisler has posted a 2.83 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 35 innings.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Earns extra-inning save

    Wisler struck out one in a scoreless 11th inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Wisler was inserted into a tricky save situation, as he was tasked with protecting a one-run lead in extra innings. However, he didn't allow the designated runner at second base to advance and picked up his first save of the season. Wisler has maintained a 2.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with a 20:7 K:BB across 25.2 innings to begin the campaign. He is unlikely to see regular save chances, as this opportunity only came after each of J.P. Feyereisen, Brooks Raley and Colin Poche had entered the game.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Blows save chance

    Wisler allowed two runs (one earned) on two walks and a hit to blow the save Friday against the Orioles.

    Wisler entered the game in the 10th inning and was tasked with protecting a two-run lead. However, he walked the first two batters he faced to load the bases and allowed a two-RBI single. Brooks Raley figures to pick up the majority of save chances if Andrew Kittredge (back) misses time moving forward, though Wisler could also get work in higher-leverage spots. Despite the stumble Friday, Wisler has a 2.61 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with a 15:6 K:BB across 20.2 innings on the season.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Yields two runs

    Wisler allowed two runs on two hits in two innings during Friday's win over the Mariners. He struck out two batters and did not factor in the decision.

    Wisler acted as the opener Friday and promptly served up a two-run shot to Eugenio Suarez in the first inning. It was his first time allowing more than one earned run in an appearance this season and he's now sporting a 2.57 ERA through 14 frames. Wisler will likely continue getting occasional starts while primarily working out of the bullpen.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Opening again Friday

    Wisler will start Friday's game against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The 29-year-old will serve as an opener for the third time this season, and he'll again pitch ahead of Josh Fleming. Wisler has a 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB across 12 innings this season, and he should cover an inning or two Friday before turning things over to Fleming.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Two innings as opener

    Wisler served as the opener and allowed two hits in two scoreless innings, adding two strikeouts in an 8-4 loss Tuesday against Seattle. He did not factor into the decision.

    Wisler pitched a perfect first inning and, after allowing consecutive singles, retired the final three batters of the second. The journeyman opened for the second time this season and has a 1.93 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 9.1 innings while striking out nearly a batter an inning. Those numbers are similar to his overall results since 2020.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Opening again Tuesday

    Wisler will open Tuesday's game against Seattle, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wisler was a starter early in his career, so being the first pitcher on the mound shouldn't be uncomfortable for him. He's already filled the opener role once this season, recording five outs last Tuesday against the Cubs. He hasn't thrown more than two innings since 2020, so don't expect him to pitch particularly deep in Tuesday's game. Josh Fleming will handle the bulk of the innings behind him.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Opening Tuesday's game

    Wisler will serve as the opener in Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wisler has been busy early in the season, as he's made five appearances and covered 4.2 innings. While he's put together an impressive 1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP to go along with a 6:1 K:BB, his lack of extended outings indicates that he is unlikely to work more than two frames Tuesday. Josh Fleming is expected to enter the game after Wisler and work multiple innings.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Avoids arbitration

    Wisler avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $2.16 million contract with the Rays, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    After posting mediocre numbers as a starter early in his career, Wisler has emerged as a reliable reliever in recent seasons. Over the last two years, he's struck out 32.1 percent of opposing batters en route to a 2.80 ERA. That could make him a closer candidate on many teams, but the Rays' deep and flexible bullpen makes him tough to project for more than a handful of saves.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Pitches through finger injury

    Wisler (finger) tossed 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen Sunday in the Rays' 6-4 loss to the Red Sox in the ALDS.

    The Rays expressed some concern after Wisler appeared to aggravate a right middle finger injury in his appearance in Game 2 on Friday, but his ability to pitch effectively two days later seemingly clears up any concern about his health. Wisler needed only seven pitches to record his four outs.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Aggravates finger injury

    Wisler aggravated his right middle finger injury in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Wisler made a relief appearance Friday and allowed two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out one in one inning. The right-hander required two stints on the injured list during the second half of the season due to his finger injury, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to remain on the ALDS roster.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Appears ready for postseason

    Wisler, who was activated from the injured list Thursday and fired a scoreless eighth inning during which he allowed a hit in a loss to the Astros that same night, came out of the outing with no setbacks on his previously swollen right middle finger, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "Very encouraged. Wasn't totally sure what it was going to look like, how he was going to feel," manager Kevin Cash said. "He said he felt really good, no issues, so that's just a huge sign for us."

    Wisler allowed a single to Yordan Alvarez but retired the other three batters he faced, and just as important, threw his slider on 10 of his 11 pitches. The relevance of that nugget is that Wisler believes spinning breaking balls too often led to the swelling in the first place, but the right-hander feels the combination of ongoing diligent treatment and the frequent off days built into a playoff schedule will allow him to get through the Rays' postseason run without any issues.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Returns from injured list

    Wisler (finger) was reinstated from the injured list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wisler has made just a single major-league appearances since Aug. 15, as he returned from a trip to the injured list for middle finger inflammation in early September only to head right back to the shelf. He's evidently feeling better now and will have a few days to prove to the Rays that he's healthy and effective enough for a spot on the playoff roster. Ryan Sherriff was optioned to clear a spot in the bullpen.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Continues trending upward

    Wisler (finger) was able to throw off flat ground Tuesday and Wednesday without issue, the team's official site reports.

    Wisler has now been able to remain free of setbacks for 10 days during his recovery from the finger injury on his throwing hand. The right-hander was described as definitely "going in the right direction" by manager Kevin Cash on Wednesday, and it remains to be seen if he'll be activated in time to get some work in before the conclusion of the regular season.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Throws bullpen Sunday

    Wisler (finger) threw a bullpen session Sunday without setbacks, the team's official site reports.

    The right-hander was able to throw a pair of bullpens during the weekend series against the Marlins overall and continues to demonstrate he could be over his finger issue. If all continues well, Wisler could return from the injured list for the Rays' final road trip of the season during the coming week without the need for a rehab assignment.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Exam shows no additional damage

    Wisler underwent imaging Tuesday that confirmed no additional damage to his injured finger, but he'll remain shut down from throwing "for a little bit" according to manager Kevin Cash, the team's official site reports.

    The right-hander has been dealing with the finger issue since Aug. 13, when he first went on the injured list as a result of it. His Sept. 8 return lasted all of five pitches before a flare-up occurred, leaving Wisler's availability for the remainder of the regular season up in the air despite Tuesday's encouraging news.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Facing 10-day shutdown

    Wisler (finger) isn't expected to throw for at least 10 days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wisler was placed on the injured list Wednesday, and he'll see a hand specialist Friday to determine the extent of his injury. The team's doctors are hopeful that the right-hander's shutdown will allow time for his inflammation to subside. Since Wisler will need time to build back up after his pause, he's slated to miss more than the minimum of 10 days.

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  • Rays' Matt Wisler: Returning to injured list

    Wisler's right middle finger remained bothersome Wednesday, and he'll return to the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wisler was activated from the injured list earlier in the day after missing about three weeks with inflammation in his right middle finger, but the issue resurfaced and he was removed after facing one batter. It's unclear if the injury is worse this time around, but he'll be sidelined for at least the next 10 days once the IL move becomes official.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Bryan, OH
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R