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78-84 4-6 W1
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2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 3 1 4.96 49 32 1.32

Top Amir Garrett News

  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Picks up hold in Sunday's win

    Garrett retired both of the batters he faced, one via strikeout, to earn his eighth hold of the season in Sunday's 15-7 win over the Padres.

    Garrett was making his second appearance for the Royals since he completed his two-game suspension and was added back to the active roster Friday. He had a rough go out of the bullpen in Friday's 13-5 loss -- he served up four earned runs on five hits while recording just one out -- but he bounced back nicely in the series finale. For the season, Garrett owns a 4.95 ERA over 36.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Suspension shortened

    Garrett will begin serving a two-game suspension Tuesday after his ban was shortened from three games following an appeal, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Garrett will be eligible to return for Friday's series opener against San Diego. The lefty has strung together 15 scoreless appearances, albeit with a modest 10:7 K:BB in that 13-inning span.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Collects third win

    Garrett (3-1) struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the win Monday over the White Sox.

    Garrett's strong August continued in the eighth inning Monday, as he kept runs off the board for the ninth time in 10 appearances this month. The southpaw hasn't allowed an earned run since the All-Star break, giving up just one unearned run in his last 13 innings. He's posted a 10:7 K:BB in that span while adding two wins and three holds. For the season, the reliever has a 4.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 36:26 K:BB with seven holds through 35.1 innings. Garrett continues to pitch in a mid-leverage role, though he's unlikely to get many save chances since Scott Barlow has succeeded as the closer for much of the year.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Picks up second win

    Garrett (2-1) allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday over the Angels.

    Starter Zack Greinke pitched five shutout innings, but the Royals didn't get on the board until the bottom of the sixth. This put Garrett in line for his first win since April 19. Through seven outings in July, Garrett owns a 5.40 ERA and 6:4 K:BB. That's not too far off from his season performance, which has seen him record a 5.92 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 27:19 K:BB in 24.1 innings. He's added four holds, but he's not currently a part of the Royals' high-leverage mix.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Solid versus Rangers

    Garrett struck out one and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.

    Garrett got the last out of the fourth inning and stayed in for the fifth after an ineffective start from Jonathan Heasley. In seven outings in June, Garrett has allowed six runs in 4.2 innings, though he's given up multiple runs in two of those appearances while generating scoreless efforts in another four. The southpaw is still struggling with consistency nearly halfway through the season, posting a 6.38 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 21:15 K:BB across 18.1 innings. Walks have long been a problem for Garrett, but he's posted a particularly poor 7.4 BB/9 this year; that's not only the worst mark of his career, but it's also largely nullified the benefits of a .238 BABIP.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Takes loss Monday

    Garrett (1-1) allowed a run on a hit and a walk while recording a strikeout in one-third of an inning, taking the loss Monday versus the Giants.

    Garrett gave up a tiebreaking RBI single to Thairo Estrada in the sixth inning. Since the start of May, Garrett's yielded 11 runs in 9.1 innings, pushing his season ERA up to 6.75. He's added an 18:13 K:BB and 1.43 WHIP through 14.2 innings overall. A 3.55 FIP indicates a little bad luck for the southpaw.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Hit hard in return

    Garrett (illness) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning Sunday versus the Orioles.

    Garrett missed more than two weeks on the COVID-19 injured list. His return to the majors was less than impressive, as he was responsible for a two-run triple from Richie Martin and an RBI single by Cedric Mullins in the seventh inning. Garrett has a 6.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 17:12 K:BB across 14.1 innings overall this year, so he's likely set to pitch in a middle-relief role going forward. The good news is he's yet to allow a home run in 17 appearances after giving up nine long balls in 63 outings last year.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Activated Sunday

    Garrett (COVID-19) was activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Orioles.

    He struck out one without allowing a hit or walk in two innings across two rehab appearances. Garrett should assume a mid-leverage role out of the bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Rehab assignment begins Wednesday

    Garrett (illness) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    Garrett has been on the COVID-19 injured list since May 26, and he'll require at least one appearance with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate before being activated. Assuming he feels good following Wednesday's outing, the southpaw will likely rejoin the major-league bullpen late this week or sometime this weekend.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Likely needs rehab assignment

    Garrett (COVID-19) will likely go out on a rehab assignment before being activated from the injured list, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Garrett has been sidelined for almost two weeks. He has been taking part in pregame work during this homestand and could come off the injured list late next week.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Moves to injured list

    Garrett (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list Thursday without an injury designation.

    The Royals also didn't specify which injured list he was placed on, which usually indicates the absence is related to COVID-19. Assuming Garrett is on the COVID-19 IL, he'll remain away from the team until he clears the league's testing protocols. Dylan Coleman was promoted from Triple-A Omaha to fill his spot in the bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Ejected from Thursday's matchup

    Garrett was ejected from Thursday's game against the White Sox, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Garrett had a balk called against him in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday and was tossed from the game after saying something to the umpire at second base at the end of the frame. Prior to being ejected, the southpaw allowed a hit and no walks while striking out three in one inning. Assuming he doesn't face further discipline, Garrett should be available for Friday's series opener against Minnesota.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Posts scoreless outing

    Garrett pitched 1.1 scoreless and hitless innings, throwing one wild pitch and striking out two during Monday's 6-1 loss to the Orioles.

    Garrett got the last out of the fifth inning and then pitched a perfect sixth in relief of starter Carlos Hernandez. Prior to Monday, Garrett had allowed three runs across his last two outings. The southpaw has a 3.38 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8:6 K:BB in eight innings this season, and he's yet to see much high-leverage work.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Earns win

    Garrett (1-0) earned the victory, striking out two and walking one in 1.2 scoreless innings in a 4-3 win Tuesday over Minnesota.

    Garrett entered the game with the Royals losing 3-1 and one out in the fifth and quickly retired the next two batters. He pitched around a walk and a wild pitch in the sixth and, after the Royals' offense came to life, became the pitcher of record. It was the first win as a Royal for the lefty after coming to Kansas City in a trade with the Reds in March.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Avoids arbitration with new team

    Garrett signed a one-year, $2.025 million contract with the Royals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    The deal means Garrett won't have to square off in front of his new team in arbitration. He'll receive a raise of just over half a million dollars despite a poor 2021 season which saw him struggle to a 6.04 ERA in 63 relief appearances.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Shipped to Kansas City

    The Royals acquired Garrett from the Reds on Wednesday in exchange for lefty starter Mike Minor and cash.

    Kansas City is eager to get a look at some of its younger starting options in 2022, and since Minor didn't fit in with that plan, the team decided to ship him out for an upside reliever in Garrett. The 29-year-old lefty has shown flashes of brilliance since making the full-time move to the bullpen in 2018, but he's often struggled to string together extended stretches of quality appearances. Even so, in a Kansas City bullpen lacking in impact arms, Garrett will likely get a look in a late-inning setup role to begin the season. Garrett's career 26.8 K% would make him an intriguing fantasy option if he can cut down his walk and home-run rates and eventually challenge incumbent Scott Barlow for the closer's role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 228 lbs
Birthplace: Victorville, CA
Age: 30
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, L