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Team W-L L10 STRK
41-33 5-5 W2
36-32 5-5 L4
34-37 4-6 W1
28-44 4-6 L1
26-45 6-4 L2

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 2 1 3.12 16 10 1.27

Top Jharel Cotton News

  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Rejoins parent club

    The Twins selected Cotton's contract from Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday.

    Cotton will rejoin the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster as a replacement for fellow reliever Juan Minaya, who was designated for assignment. Over his previous four stints on the Twins' active roster this season, Cotton made six appearances out of the bullpen and gave up two runs (one earned) while striking out 10 and walking six in 9.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Sent to Triple-A

    Cotton was returned to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Cotton appeared in two games with two wins and three scoreless innings with three strikeouts over the weekend in Toronto. He displayed an impressive changeup and it would seem likely he'll be back in the majors soon.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Contract purchased by Twins

    Cotton's contract was purchased from Triple-A St. Paul on Friday.

    A starter turned reliever, Cotton has a 3.09 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 11.2 innings at Triple-A. He should work in the middle innings but could get sent back down once the Twins conclude this series in Toronto and can activate the likes of Trevor Megill, Emilio Pagan and Caleb Thielbar.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Accepts outright assignment

    Cotton cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Cotton was designated for assignment by the Twins on Monday, and he'll remain in the organization with the Triple-A club. The right-hander has posted a 2.08 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in 4.1 innings over four relief appearances in St. Paul this year.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Loses roster spot

    The Twins designated Cotton for assignment following Monday's 3-1 win over the Athletics, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    By booting Cotton from the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster, the Twins prematurely cleared room for Dylan Bundy (illness), who will be reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list to start Tuesday's contest. Cotton made two appearances out of the bullpen following his May 10 call-up from Triple-A St. Paul, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out five across 4.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Back with big-league squad

    Cotton's contract was selected by the Twins on Tuesday.

    Cotton made the Twins' Opening Day roster but was designated for assignment within a week after throwing a pair of scoreless innings. He's back with the team after allowing one run on three hits in 4.1 frames for Triple-A St. Paul while striking out eight batters and will likely fill a low-leverage relief role.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Remains with Minnesota

    Cotton cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Cotton was designated for assignment by the Twins last week but will remain in the organization after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 30-year-old delivered two scoreless frames for Minnesota this season and had a 3.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 30:15 K:BB across 30.2 innings with Texas last year.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Designated for assignment

    Cotton was designated for assignment by the Twins on Wednesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    After tossing two scoreless innings out of the bullpen to open the season, Cotton was designated for assignment Wednesday. He'll now either report to Triple-A St. Paul, get claimed off waivers by another team or be released outright. The move was made in conjunction with the Twins adding Dereck Rodriguez to the 40-man roster.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Scoreless inning in Twins debut

    Cotton threw a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout in his Twins debut in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

    After missing nearly two years due injuries, Cotton had a decent season with Texas in 2021, posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 30:15 K:BB across 30.2 innings. With the long layoff, it's possible he could improve in his second full year back, especially if he can reduce his walks. He'll work in a middle-relief role for the Twins.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Avoids arbitration

    Cotton agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Twins on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Cotton was claimed off waivers by the Twins in early November, and he'll remain on the 40-man roster heading into 2022. The 29-year-old appeared in 23 games out of the bullpen last season for Texas and had a 3.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 30:15 K:BB across 30.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Jharel Cotton: Joining Twins

    Cotton was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Friday.

    Cotton spent 2021 with the Rangers and posted a 3.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 30:15 K:BB over 30.2 innings, but he was recently placed on outright waivers. The 29-year-old could earn a spot in Minnesota's bullpen with a strong showing in spring training.

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  • Rangers' Jharel Cotton: Collects second win

    Cotton (2-0) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings, earning the win Sunday over Baltimore.

    Starter Dane Dunning only went 4.2 innings, so Cotton ended up with the win after recording the last out in the fifth. The 29-year-old right-hander has been effective in a low-leverage role with a 3.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 29:12 K:BB across 28 innings this year, and he's only allowed one run in 14 innings in September. He's added three holds, but Cotton figures to see mainly low-leverage, multi-inning assignments the rest of the way.

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  • Rangers' Jharel Cotton: Earns first win

    Cotton (1-0) allowed a run on two hits and struck out one in one inning, earning the win Wednesday versus Arizona.

    This was an awarded win to Cotton, as he pitched the sixth inning after Dennis Santana got the final out of the fifth in relief of starter Kohei Arihara. It was Cotton's first major-league win since 2017 when he was a starter with Oakland. The right-hander has struggled in 18 innings with Texas this year, posting a 5.00 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB that will likely keep him in a low-leverage role most of the time. He's added three holds.

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  • Rangers' Jharel Cotton: Joins big-league roster

    Cotton's contract was selected by the Rangers on Friday.

    Cotton owns an unremarkable 4.95 ERA in 158.1 innings at the big-league level, all of which came in came in 2016 and 2017. He's spent much of the time since then battling elbow injuries, one of which required Tommy John surgery. He's looked good in 42 innings for Triple-A Round Rock, however, cruising to a 3.00 ERA and a 32.6 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Rangers' Jharel Cotton: Slated to pitch Saturday

    Cotton (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in relief during Saturday's spring game against the Diamondbacks.

    Cotton had been dealing with shoulder soreness to begin camp, but he threw off a mound in late February and will make his Cactus League debut Saturday. The right-hander should now compete for a major-league roster spot after signing with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee in December.

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  • Rangers' Jharel Cotton: Has shoulder soreness

    Cotton is dealing with shoulder soreness but is expected to throw off a mound Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    This will be Cotton's first time throwing off a mound since training camp opened. He was signed as a non-roster invitee in December.

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  • Rangers' Jharel Cotton: Signs with Rangers

    Cotton signed with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Monday.

    Once a fairly promising prospect, Cotton recorded an unremarkable 4.95 ERA in 158.1 innings for Oakland in 2016 and 2017 before seeing his career derailed by Tommy John surgery. He's yet to return to the highest level, most recently spending last season with the Cubs' organization but failing to earn a call-up. He's at least landed with a team short on established arms, but there's little reason to expect a player with his unimpressive track record to make a big impact even if he earns a roster spot.

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  • Jharel Cotton: Released by Cubs

    Cotton was released by the Cubs on Saturday.

    The team claimed Ildemaro Vargas off waivers Saturday and released Cotton to make room. The 28-year-old righty never appeared in a big league game for the Cubs and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2017 when he was with Oakland. He'll now look to latch on with a new club before the condensed 2020 season is over.

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  • Cubs' Jharel Cotton: Outrighted to alternate camp

    The Cubs outrighted Cotton to their alternate training site in South Bend on Thursday.

    While he'd already been working out at South Bend, he'll stick around as part of the Cubs' 60-man roster pool after Chicago designated him for assignment over the weekend to remove him from the 40-man roster. Cotton hasn't appeared in the majors since 2017, when he posted a 5.58 ERA over 129 innings with Oakland.

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  • Cubs' Jharel Cotton: Loses roster spot

    The Cubs designated Cotton for assignment Sunday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

    Once a promising pitching prospect in the Oakland organization, Cotton's career has been trending downward after he required Tommy John surgery in March 2018. He hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since undergoing the procedure and will now be exposed to waivers if the Cubs aren't able to work out a trade within the next few days.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 200 lbs
Birthplace: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Age: 30
School: East Carolina
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R