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White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Closes out Friday's win
Graveman pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
Graveman had no trouble in the ninth inning of this low-scoring contest, picking up his second save since Liam Hendriks (forearm) has been out. Graveman hasn't allowed an earned run in his last seven innings, though he's yielded three unearned runs. The 31-year-old has a 2.14 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 34:12 K:BB across 33.2 innings. He's added four saves, 13 holds and four blown saves, and he should continue to be in the mix for closing duties as part of a committee situation in Hendriks' absence.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Picks up third save
Graveman earned the save in Sunday's win over Baltimore, striking out two and allowing two unearned runs on a hit and a walk in the ninth inning.
Jose Abreu made errors on consecutive plays to begin the ninth inning for Graveman. The 31-year-old then allowed a four-pitch walk and an RBI single as Baltimore made it a 4-2 game with no outs and the bases loaded. With things looking grave, he managed to strike out two of the final three batters he faced and get another out with a sacrifice fly. It was his first save since May 10. Since Liam Hendriks (forearm) went on the injured list on June 14, the White Sox have had only one other save opportunity, and Joe Kelly closed that ballgame.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Used in eighth inning
Graveman allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning to earn his 13th hold of the season Monday against the Blue Jays.
Manager Tony La Russa indicated that Graveman would be the preferred closer while Liam Hendriks (forearm) was sidelined. However, Graveman instead entered the game in the eighth inning to face the middle of the Toronto lineup. He allowed only a single and has surrendered only one earned run across seven June appearances. Joe Kelly earned the save Monday, though it's possible that Graveman will still see save opportunities in the immediate future.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: First chance to close
White Sox manager Tony La Russa suggested that Graveman will get the opportunity to serve as the team's closer if a save situation arises in Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
After All-Star closer Liam Hendriks (forearm) was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday, Graveman went unused in the White Sox's 5-1 win, but he might not have been available after pitching three of the past four days. The White Sox didn't have a save situation materialize anyway Tuesday, but Graveman will be good to go Wednesday and should be ready to close if needed. Joe Kelly (hamstring) returned from the IL on Tuesday and struck out two over a scoreless frame and could also factor into the closer conversation while Hendriks is sidelined, but the White Sox will stay away from using Kelly on back-to-back days initially.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Potential Hendriks replacement
Graveman could be in line for work in the ninth inning with Liam Hendriks (forearm strain) out indefinitely.
The injury to Hendriks is one that could sideline him for weeks or months, so it's unclear how long the closer role will be up for grabs, but Graveman seems like the best bet to get save opportunities in the interim. He saved 10 games in 2021 and has two saves this year to go along with a 2.51 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB in 28.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Rejoins active roster
Graveman (not injury related) was reinstated from the restricted list Friday.
Graveman was unavailable for the White Sox's three-game series in Toronto since he's unvaccinated against COVID-19, but he'll rejoin the bullpen ahead of the team's weekend series in Tampa Bay. Over his last five appearances, he's allowed a run on four hits and two walks while striking out one in 4.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Absent for Toronto series
Graveman was placed on the restricted list Monday.
The move comes on the eve of a three-game series in Toronto, indicating that Graveman made himself ineligible to cross the Canadian border by declining to vaccinate himself against COVID-19. He'll presumably return to the roster Friday when the team heads to Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Tallies ninth hold
Graveman allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth inning to record a hold Thursday against the Royals.
Graveman was tasked with protecting a three-run lead. He allowed a leadoff single but induced a groundout and double play to avoid any danger. It was a bounceback effort for Graveman, as he allowed three earned runs on four hits in his previous outing. For the season, Graveman owns a 2.79 ERA with an 18:5 K:BB and nine holds across 19.1 frames.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Coughs up three runs
Graveman allowed three earned runs on four hits while striking out one across one inning Monday against the Royals.
Graveman entered the game with a three-run lead in the eighth inning, though he coughed up the advantage by allowing three singles and a double. He entered the contest having allowed only one earned run across his last 10 frames, and he posted four holds and two saves in that span. Despite his poor outing, Graveman should continue to occupy the top setup role in the White Sox bullpen.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Picks up second save
Graveman allowed one hit and walked one across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Guardians.
Graveman entered the game with a three-run lead and retired the first two batters he faced. He made things interesting by allowing two hitters to reach base, but he ultimately recorded his second save without much trouble. Graveman has had a strong start to the season by maintaining a 1.76 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with a 15:5 K:BB across 15.1 frames, though he only worked the ninth inning because Liam Hendriks had appeared in three out of the last four games.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Tallies fifth hold
Graveman threw a scoreless eighth inning while allowing one hit and striking out one Monday against the Angels.
Graveman entered in the eighth inning with a 3-0 lead. After allowing a leadoff single, he made quick work of the next three batters he faced to earn his fifth hold of the season. Graveman has held opposing teams scoreless in nine of his 11 appearances this season, and he also has an impressive 14:4 K:BB across 12.1 innings. Liam Hendriks appears to have rebounded from some early season struggles and a back injury, though Graveman would likely be next in line for save opportunities.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Picks up first save
Graveman did not allow a baserunner and struck out four across two innings to earn the save Wednesday against the Royals.
Graveman has regularly pitched in high-leverage situations this season, though he earned a save thanks to the absence of Liam Hendriks (back). He was dominant with the opportunity, as he needed only 20 pitches to retire six batters. It appears as if Hendriks will be able to avoid a stint on the injured list, though if his health worsens it appears that Graveman will be in line for save opportunities.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Takes loss against Twins
Graveman (0-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and one walk while striking out one across 1.1 innings to take the loss Friday against the Twins.
Graveman entered the game in the eighth inning with a 1-0 lead. He retired the first two batters in order before surrendering a ground-rule double to Ryan Jeffers and a walk to Luis Arraez. Both runners came around to score on an error by Jose Abreu, which ultimately saddled Graveman with the loss. After holding opponents scoreless across his first 5.2 innings of the season, Graveman has now surrendered four runs (two earned) across his last two appearances.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Strong start to season
Graveman allowed one hit and struck out one across a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday against the Mariners.
Graveman has already made three appearances this season, and he's made a strong impression with his new club. He has yet to allow a run, while also surrendering only two hits across 3.2 frames. Despite some early-season struggles from Liam Hendriks, Graveman doesn't' project for many save chances, but he has collected two holds and should also maintain strong ratios while throwing a high volume of innings.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Reaches deal with White Sox
Graveman and the White Sox agreed to terms on a contract expected to be worth around $24 million over three years, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Graveman signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal last offseason, but it doesn't take much for a reliever to significantly increase his value. The 30-year-old did that in a big way in 2021, posting a 1.77 ERA in 56 regular-season innings for the Mariners and Astros before following it up with a 1.64 ERA in 11 postseason frames. His underlying numbers don't indicate he was quite that dominant but still paint a picture of a solid setup man, as he was well above average in both strikeout rate (27.5 percent) and groundball rate (54.9 percent). A setup role is presumably what he'll fill in Chicago, as the team already employs both Liam Hendriks and Craig Kimbrel.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 209 lbs|
|Birthplace: Alexander City, AL|
|School: Mississippi State|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|