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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
24-13 8-2 W1
24-15 6-4 L2
16-19 6-4 W3
16-21 4-6 L2
16-23 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 0 0 0.00 2 2 0.64

Top Justus Sheffield News

  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Demoted as part of roster cuts

    Sheffield was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Sheffield made four relief appearances for the Mariners during the first few weeks of the regular season, and he struck out two in 4.2 scoreless frames. However, he'll head to Tacoma, where he'll likely be part of the starting rotation.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Another impressive appearance

    Sheffield fired two scoreless innings in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday, allowing no hits and one walk.

    The left-hander continues to carry an unblemished ERA through four appearances, with manager Scott Servais affording him plenty of rest between outings. Sheffield, a one-time member of the rotation, worked his first multi-inning outing of the season Wednesday, and he'll likely be one of the primary candidates to log spot starts should any starting pitcher go down with injury.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Sparse usage early

    Sheffield has logged just one appearance thus far in 2022, firing a perfect inning during which recorded a strikeout Sunday against the Twins.

    The big left-hander was expected to open the season in a long-relief role, but manager Scott Servais interestingly has called his number just once, and for a one-inning appearance at that. Sheffield will naturally start to see some work as the season unfolds, but he may have a difficult time working back into the starting rotation if No. 5 starter Matt Brash continues to pitch well.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Long relief in Tuesday's loss

    Sheffield worked out of the bullpen in a Cactus League loss to the Royals on Tuesday, allowing three unearned runs on a hit and two walks across 2.2 innings. He struck out one.

    The left-hander has now logged a pair of multi-inning relief outings in his only two appearances of spring, and he ran into some trouble Tuesday after firing a pair of scoreless frames in his Cactus League debut against the Guardians on Thursday. While Sheffield may still have an outside chance at the No. 5 spot in the rotation to open the season, both Matt Brash and George Kirby have impressed in their bids for that role. Meanwhile, it's also possible Sheffield is more valuable for the time being as another left-handed option out of the bullpen that can help ease the burden on fellow southpaw Anthony Misiewicz.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Competing for starting role

    Sheffield is building up for starting duty in spring training and is expected to compete for a spot in the Mariners' Opening Day rotation, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

    The 25-year-old lefty broke camp last season as a member of the rotation, but after posting a 6.48 ERA in 73.2 innings over his 15 starts, the Mariners opted to use him out of the bullpen when he returned to the roster in September following a seven-week stint on the injured list with a forearm strain. Sheffield didn't fare any better in a limited sample of relief appearances, so Seattle will continue to develop him a starter with the hope that a full offseason of recovery will translate to better results in 2022. Even when he was a more serviceable starter for the big club in 2020, Sheffield relied heavily on weak contact to get outs rather than making bats miss, so his fantasy upside may not be especially high even if things break right for him.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Optioned to Triple-A

    Sheffield was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

    Sheffield had been filling a relief role since he returned from a forearm strain at the start of September. He hasn't been good in that role, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 6.2 innings of work while walking eight batters and striking out just six. Wyatt Mills was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Multi-inning relief stint in loss

    Sheffield allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk over 2.1 innings of relief in a loss to the Astros on Monday.

    The left-handed starter-turned-reliever was decent over his 40-pitch outing, which marked his third out of the bullpen since being activated from the injured list Sept. 1. Sheffield's other two relief appearances consisted of scoreless one-inning efforts in which he picked up a win, so he's been effective overall in his new role.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Earns relief win

    Sheffield (7-8) fired a perfect ninth inning while striking out one, earning the win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Sheffield entered the ninth inning in a tie game and retired the side to force extra innings. Seattle scored in the 10th inning and held the lead to give him the win. He now has a win in both of his relief appearances since coming off the injured list Wednesday. The 25-year-old has struggled this season with a 6.30 ERA and 1.74 WHIP with 60 punchouts in 75.2 innings. He will likely continue to pitch out of the bullpen with Tyler Anderson taking his spot in the starting rotation, unless the Mariners decide to utilize a six-man rotation.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Earns win in relief

    Sheffield (6-8) earned the win over the Astros on Wednesday after tossing a scoreless sixth inning while allowing a hit. He did not walk or strike out a batter.

    Sheffield made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen Wednesday after being activated from 10-day injured list. The 25-year-old had been sidelined since July 7 with a left forearm strain and made his return as a reliever after starting his prior 15 appearances this year. Sheffield relieved starter Logan Gilbert to open the sixth and retired the side on 16 pitches. The left-hander earned the win after the Mariners scored a run in the bottom half of the frame and held on to the 1-0 advantage the rest of the way. Sheffield struggled to a 6.48 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 15 starts before Wednesday's appearance and figures to remain as a middle reliever unless someone in the rotation picks up an injury.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Activated by Mariners

    Sheffield (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

    Sheffield had been sidelined since early July due to a left forearm strain, but he recently made four rehab appearances at Triple-A Tacoma and posted a 9.82 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in 7.1 innings across four outings (two starts). The southpaw served as a starter in each of his first 15 major-league appearances of the season but will take on a bullpen role now that he's been activated.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Strong rehab relief effort

    Sheffield (forearm) was credited with a hold in his most recent rehab appearance for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, firing a perfect seventh inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.

    Sheffield's strong outing was not only in stark contrast to a rocky effort against Salt Lake on Thursday, but it was flawless in that he threw all seven of his pitches for strikes. The left-hander will serve as a reliever for the Mariners when he's finally activated off the injured list, so his ability to thrive in such a role Sunday was an especially welcome sight.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Hit hard in rehab relief outing

    Sheffield (forearm) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk over one inning in Triple-A Tacoma's win over Salt Lake on Thursday. He struck out one.

    On the heels of the news Sheffield will return to the Mariners as a reliever upon being activated from the injured list, the left-hander had a tough time in that very role. The 25-year-old has actually given up multiple earned runs in all three of his rehab appearances to date, leading to an 11.37 ERA and 2.21 WHIP over his 6.1 innings with the Rainiers.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Slated to take on bullpen role

    Sheffield (forearm) is expected to serve as a reliever when he's reinstated from the 10-day injured list, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.

    Sheffield started in each of his first two rehab appearances, but he'll come out of the bullpen in Thursday's outing at Triple-A Tacoma. The southpaw had posted a 7.88 ERA and 1.99 WHIP in 45.2 innings across his 10 starts prior to his injury, so it's not too surprising to see him tagged with a bullpen role for the stretch run. The Mariners will likely continue to use a five-man rotation with Sheffield serving as a reliever.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Better in second rehab outing

    Sheffield (forearm) allowed two earned runs on three hits over four innings while recording seven strikeouts in Triple-A Tacoma's win over Sacramento on Friday, his second rehab start for the Rainiers.

    Sheffield got off to a rocky start by allowing a single and a home run to the first two batters he faced, but he finished strong by retiring 12 of the last 13 hitters. Although the left-hander worked up to 66 pitches, he's expected to make at least one more rehab appearance for Tacoma before activation is considered.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Ragged first rehab appearance

    Sheffield (forearm) began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday and allowed four runs on two hits and five walks over 1.1 innings in a loss to Las Vegas. He struck out two.

    The only sliver of optimism coming out of the forgettable performance may have been the fact Sheffield's forearm tolerated a 47-pitch workload right out of the gate, but only 23 of those offerings found the strike zone. The left-hander was originally slated to throw three innings, but despite the struggles, the team's official site reports the plan was always for Sheffield to work multiple rehab outings, which naturally becomes even more imperative in light of Sunday's performance.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Rehab assignment set for Sunday

    Sheffield (forearm) confirmed he'll begin a rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Tacoma, Jen Mueller of Root Sports Northwest reports.

    After throwing Thursday without issue, Sheffield will head to Tacoma for his first game action since the Mariners placed him on the 10-day injured list July 7 with a left forearm strain. Since Sheffield tossed around 35 pitches in his bullpen session earlier this week, the Mariners will likely cap him at around 50 in his first rehab start. He'll likely require an additional rehab outing beyond Sunday before potentially rejoining the Seattle rotation in the final week of August.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Rehab assignment on tap

    Sheffield (forearm) completed a 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

    The left-hander was originally slated to start the rehab stint Sunday with High-A Everett, but that was pushed back after a recent bullpen session. Sheffield had no issues during Tuesday's mound work, so he'll begin the rehab assignment a few days later than initially expected. He's been on the shelf since early July and will likely require a few starts in the minors before being activated.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Rehab assignment delayed

    Sheffield (forearm) won't begin a rehab assignment Sunday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

    Sheffield recently threw a bullpen and didn't feel 100 percent afterward, so he'll wait before he returns to game action. The southpaw will likely continue to throw in a controlled environment until he feels healthy enough to join a minor-league affiliate for a rehab stint.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Set for rehab assignment

    Sheffield (forearm) is set to appear in his first rehab outing Sunday with High-A Everett, Jen Mueller of Root Sports Northwest reports.

    Sheffield threw a bullpen session Wednesday. All seems to have gone well, as he's now set to begin a rehab assignment. Because he's been out since July 7, Sheffield is likely to need several outings to ramp back up but a return in the middle or later portion of the month remains realistic.

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  • Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Important progress being made

    Sheffield (forearm) threw off a mound Sunday and is set for a full bullpen session Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

    The left-hander is apparently picking up some steam in his recovery, having made some strides since starting a throwing regimen July 16. However, despite the encouraging progress, Sheffield is still likely looking at no earlier than a mid-August return date when factoring in the likely need for multiple rehab appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Tullahoma, TN
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L