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Pirates' Keury Mella: Inks minor-league deal with Pirates
Mella reported to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday after recently signing a minor-league contract with the Pirates, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Mella was DFA'd by the Diamondbacks in mid-June, and the right-hander was later released on July 28. The reliever has pitched in the majors in five different seasons, with his best showing coming a year ago when he posted a 1.80 ERA across 10 innings with Arizona. He'll report to Indianapolis for the time being but could become an option to join the Pittsburgh bullpen later in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Keury Mella: Time in Arizona over
The Diamondbacks released Mella on July 28.
Just over a month after removing Mella from the 40-man roster, the Diamondbacks elected to part ways with the 28-year-old right-hander entirely in order to prioritize other pitchers at Triple-A Reno. Over his 29 innings at Triple-A this season, Mella posted a 4.34 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He'll look to secure a minor-league deal with another organization.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Designated for assignment
Mella was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Mella's contract was selected by Arizona on Tuesday, but he gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two in 1.2 relief innings. His removal from the 40-man roster will make room for right-hander Noe Ramirez, whose contract was selected Friday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Contract selected by Arizona
Mella had his contract selected by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old was designated for assignment at the start of spring training but remained in the organization, and he'll rejoin the major-league roster Tuesday. Mella gave up two runs with a 10:3 K:BB over 10 innings for Arizona in 2020, and he has a 3.86 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB across 18.2 innings at Triple-A Reno this season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Stays in Arizona
The Diamondbacks outrighted Mella to Triple-A Reno on Monday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Mella will remain in the organization after he went unclaimed off waivers following his designation for assignment Friday. The 27-year-old has seen big-league action in each of the past four seasons, accruing a career 5.67 ERA over 19 relief appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: DFA'd by Diamondbacks
Mella was designated for assignment by Arizona on Friday.
The 27-year-old gave up only two earned runs and had a 10:3 K:BB over 10 innings for Arizona during 2020, but he no longer has a spot on the 40-man roster. Mella should remain in big-league camp but is likely to begin the season in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Snags second win
Mella (2-0) tossed a scoreless sixth inning to become the pitcher of record during the Diamondbacks' 3-2 Wednesday night win over the Rangers.
Arizona's offense exploded for six runs in the bottom of the frame to give Mella the win. The 27-year-old has a 2.00 ERA through 10 appearances in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Joins active roster
Mella's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Mella struggled over brief stints in the majors with the Reds during the past three seasons, but he'll be available out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen in the coming games. It's unlikely that he'll play a significant role in Arizona.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Part of 60-man pool
Mella will be a part of the Diamondbacks' 60-man summer camp.
Mella signed a minor-league deal with Arizona in January to join camp as a non-roster invitee, so it's not too surprising to see him get the same opportunity with the season set to resume. The right-hander was shaky with the Reds over a small sample at the MLB level in 2019 and posted a 5.05 ERA across 142.2 innings with Triple-A Louisville in the same season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Keury Mella: Signs minors deal with Arizona
Mella joined the Diamondbacks as a non-roster invitee Tuesday.
Mella has thrown 17 major-league innings, all with the Reds. He hasn't fared well in those innings, recording a 7.94 ERA and a 13:12 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Sent outright to Triple-A
Mella cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Following a lackluster season in the minors last year, recording a 5.05 ERA with a 102:56 K:BB over 142.2 innings, Mella was promoted to the majors to provide bullpen depth at the beginning of September. The right-hander made just two appearances, allowing three runs off five hits and two walks while recording four strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Barring a major turnaround, it's unlikely that the 26-year-old will see consistent major-league action in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Promoted to big leagues
Mella was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
The Reds have elected to promote Mella after rosters expanded Sept. 1. He's posted a 5.05 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 102 strikeouts over 142.2 innings this season as a starter at Triple-A as a starter. He figures to be used in a relief role while with the big-league club.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Heads to minor-league camp
Mella was sent to minor-league camp Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Mella pitched 9.1 innings in the big leagues last season, allowing nine runs and recording an 8:8 K:BB. He could get another opportunity at some point this season when injuries hit the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Done for season with oblique strain
Mella was recalled Tuesday so that the Reds could place him on the 60-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
Mella threw 9.1 innings of relief for the Reds this season, allowing nine runs. He was much better in the minors, recording a 3.00 ERA in 21 starts split between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville. The timing of the injury means he'll be done for the season but should be ready by the start of spring training.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Sent down to Triple-A
Mella was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Mella has an ugly 8.68 ERA in 9.1 innings of relief for the Reds this season. The four home runs he's surrendered appear to be the primary culprit, though he's also walked as many batters as he's struck out (eight) and has allowed a .333 batting average. Cody Reed was called up to fill his low-leverage bullpen role.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Good relief outing Thursday
Mella held the line for the Reds on Thursday night after Tyler Mahle's disaster start, holding the Nats to one run over 4.1 innings. He gave up three hits and four walks, however, striking out only two.
Mella has been a starter throughout his minor-league career, but the Reds are breaking him in on long relief. He was part of the package from the Giants in the Mike Leake deal and has spent most of the last two seasons at Double-A Pensacola.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Back in majors
Mella was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
He had been working as a starter at Double-A and Triple-A this year, but barring an unreported injury to someone in the rotation or an impending trade of Saturday's starter, Matt Harvey, it seems Mella will work out of the big-league bullpen. His numbers in a repeat trip to Double-A were pretty impressive (3.07 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 87 strikeouts in 85 innings), but he was less successful in three starts at Triple-A (3.18 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 10 strikeouts in 17 innings). Mella could be a quality middle reliever in the short term if that's the role the Reds have in mind for him.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Back at Double-A
Mella is opening the year back at Double-A Pensacola, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reports.
There was some confusion about where Mella would start the year after he was optioned from big-league camp this spring, but he will open where he finished 2017, as a member of the Blue Wahoos. The team has not yet announced its rotation schedule, but Mella should take the ball in the coming days. He notched a 3.94 FIP in 134 innings at Double-A last year, so he will likely head to Triple-A early in the season, and could provide big-league rotation depth in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Keury Mella: Optioned to Triple-A
Mella has been sent to Triple-A Louisville, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
Mella earned a September call-up to the Reds last season, allowing three runs in four innings. He spent the bulk of the year at Double-A Pensacola, where he recorded a 4.30 ERA in 134 innings. With a solid showing at Louisville, the 24-year-old righty could be in line for another call-up later this season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 230 lbs|
|Birthplace: Bonao, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|