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2021 Pitching

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Regular Season 1 2 5.59 21 14 1.38

Top Michael Lorenzen News

  • Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Inks deal with Angels

    Lorenzen signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Angels on Sunday, Robert Murray of reports.

    Lorenzen pitched exclusively for the Reds across his first seven seasons in the majors, but he'll now join the Angels on a short-term deal. The 29-year-old converted all four of his save chances and posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings across 27 appearances in 2021. The right-hander will likely be in the mix for a high-leverage role with the Angels in 2022.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Picks up bumpy save

    Lorenzen got the save on Friday night against the Dodgers despite allowing a run on a hit while also hitting a batter.

    Mychal Givens had pitched the previous two days, so the Reds turned to Lorenzen on Friday night. This was Lorenzen's fourth save since returning from his second IL stint, but his first since August 22. He's the secondary option whenever Givens is down.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Woeful outing in relief

    Lorenzen (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Tuesday against the Brewers after allowing four runs on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.

    Lorenzen had logged 12 straight scoreless outings and hadn't allowed a single run before melting down in this one. He entered the game with a 4-1 lead, and by the time he departed the mound, the Brewers were up 5-4 and held the lead the rest of the way. As a result, his ERA spiked to 2.63 -- though given it was just the case of one bad outing, fantasy managers shouldn't be overly concerned and should continue trusting the seven-year veteran.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Logs third save

    Lorenzen walked one in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-1 win over Miami.

    Lorenzen has now converted saves on consecutive days. The 29-year-old has yet to give up a run this season while scattering six hits and seven walks across 13.1 innings. He's added five holds in 12 appearances, so it's clear that manager David Bell trusts Lorenzen in the late innings, whether as a closer or a setup man.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Nabs second save

    Lorenzen allowed two hits and struck out one over 1.2 innings of scoreless work, picking up the save in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Marlins.

    Lorenzen inherited a tricky two-on, one-out situation in the eighth inning with the Reds up by three Saturday night. Although he allowed one of his inherited runners to score, he induced a double play ball from Bryan De La Cruz to escape the jam. He benefitted from another double play in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. After returning from a hamstring injury July 30, the right-hander has yet to allow an earned run in 10 outings. If he can remain healthy, he's likely to work in some of the Reds' high-leverage situations alongside Mychal Givens.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Records first save

    Lorenzen allowed two hits and struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, earning the save in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

    The righty has now pitched 4.2 scoreless innings and hasn't walked a batter since returning from the injured list July 30. Cincinnati's bullpen has struggled to hold leads all season, but Lorenzen appears to be a prime candidate to close games for the remainder of the season. Further, having appeared in just five games this season, Lorenzen likely has the freshest arm on the Reds' staff, increasing the likelihood of frequent usage going forward.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Back from injured list

    Lorenzen (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Lorenzen landed on the shelf with a hamstring injury after making his season debut July 17, but he was able to make a quick recovery. The right-hander figures to be a significant bullpen piece for the Reds down the stretch if he can stay healthy.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Nearly ready to return

    Lorenzen (hamstring) could return to the active roster during the Reds' weekend series against the Mets, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Lorenzen has made just a single big-league appearance this season, as he returned from a shoulder injury in mid-July only to exit his first appearance with a hamstring injury. The hamstring issue doesn't appear to be a significant one, however, as it looks set to cost him approximately two weeks.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Progressing well

    Manager David Bell said Tuesday that Lorenzen (hamstring) has been able to play catch and could throw a bullpen within the next week to 10 days, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Bell noted that the right-hander isn't yet able to throw off a mound because the hamstring issue is preventing him from pushing off properly. The fact that he's playing catch already is encouraging, however, so it seems likely that his IL stint will be on the shorter side. If Lorenzen is indeed able to get a bullpen session under his belt within the next 10 days, an early-August activation seems within the realm of possibility,

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: IL move official

    The Reds officially placed Lorenzen (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list Monday.

    Lorenzen sustained the injury during his first appearance of the season Saturday, after a shoulder strain had kept him on the shelf for the entire first half. He'll presumably require a shorter period of time to recover from the hamstring injury, but the Reds have yet to offer a concrete timeline for his return to the big club. The Reds called up R.J. Alaniz from Triple-A Louisville to take Lorenzen's spot on the active roster and in the bullpen.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Headed back to IL

    Reds manager David Bell said after Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Brewers that Lorenzen (hamstring) will be placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's series opener versus the Mets, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    After a prolonged stint on the 60-day IL due to a shoulder strain suffered in spring training, Lorenzen was finally cleared to make his season debut with the Reds coming out of the All-Star break. He tossed a clean inning out of the bullpen in Saturday's 7-4 loss, but he strained his right hamstring during the appearance and will face another shutdown. The Reds haven't revealed the extent of his injury, but hamstring strains often carry volatile recovery timelines.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Suffers hamstring injury Saturday

    Manager David Bell said following Saturday's loss to the Brewers that Lorenzen exited the game because of a "hamstring-related injury," Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Lorenzen made his long-awaited return from a shoulder strain, making his first appearance of the season when he entered in the top of the eighth inning. After allowing a hit and a walk during a scoreless frame, the right-hander stayed in the game by moving to the outfield. He scored a run in the 11th inning, but he hurt his hamstring while running the bases. Bell said the club is hoping he'll be able to avoid another trip to the injured list, and that it will have a better idea of his status after he's looked at again Sunday. Lorenzen can be considered day-to-day until a further update is given.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Returns to roster

    Lorenzen (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day injured list Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Lorenzen has been out all year after straining his shoulder late in spring training. He was in the mix for the fifth starter job in camp, but it looks as though he'll be a reliever for now, as he hasn't thrown more than two innings in any of his five rehab appearances. It's possible he finds his way to a fantasy-relevant role as part of the Reds' closer committee, however, especially with Lucas Sims (elbow) and Tejay Antone (forearm) both sidelined.

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  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Returning Friday

    Lorenzen (shoulder) will return from the 60-day IL on Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    With Tejay Antone, Lucas Sims and now Art Warren all out, the Reds' bullpen could really use the reinforcement from Lorenzen. Because he's on the 60-day IL, the Reds still have to make room on the 40-man roster for Lorenzen.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 217 lbs
Birthplace: Anaheim, CA
Age: 30
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R