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  • Yankees' Phil Bickford: Contract selected

    The Yankees selected Bickford's contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

    Bickford inked a minor-league deal with the Yankees back in April and has received a call-up to the big club after holding a 2.93 ERA and 35:12 K:BB across 27.2 frames with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He'll work the middle innings for the Yankees.

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  • Yankees' Phil Bickford: Inks MiLB deal

    Bickford signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Tuesday, Conor Foley of YES Network reports.

    The right-hander was let go by the Mets just ahead of Opening Day but will stick around the tri-state area as he reports to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Bickford made 61 appearances between the Dodgers and Mets last season and had a 4.95 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 76:39 K:BB over 67.1 innings.

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  • Phil Bickford: Let go by Mets

    The Mets released Bickford on Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    Bickford was designated for assignment over the weekend, and the Mets have now decided to cut him loose. The right-hander had a 4.95 ERA over 67.1 innings between the Dodgers and Mets last season.

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  • Mets' Phil Bickford: Designated for assignment

    The Mets designated Bickford for assignment Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Bickford will lose his spot on the Mets' 40-man roster in order to make space for J.D. Martinez, who officially signed with the team Saturday. Bickford gave up three earned runs over 4.2 innings during spring training and turned in a 4.95 ERA through 67.1 frames last season. He could receive attention on the waiver wire, but the 28-year-old reliever would almost certainly be limited to low-leverage work no matter where he ends up.

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  • Mets' Phil Bickford: Wins arbitration case

    Bickford will make $900,000 in 2024 after winning his arbitration hearing against the Mets on Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    Bickford walks away with an extra $85,000 compared to the Mets' offer and a $160,000 salary increase from last year. The 28-year-old righty logged a 4.95 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through 67.1 frames between the Dodgers and Mets in 2023, and he will likely be limited to low-leverage situations to begin the new season.

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  • Mets' Phil Bickford: Nabs first win with new team

    Bickford (3-4) gave up a hit and struck out three over 1.1 scoreless relief innings Monday to pick up the win in a 10-4 victory over Atlanta.

    Starter David Peterson failed to last five innings, and Bickford took over from the southpaw with the Mets already ahead 7-4 to get credit for the win. It's his first victory in 10 appearances since joining New York at the beginning of August, but his 8.38 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB through 9.2 innings for his new team will keep him in a low-leverage role.

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  • Mets' Phil Bickford: Bags first save

    Bickford earned a save against the Cubs on Wednesday, issuing one walk and striking out two batters over a scoreless inning.

    Adam Ottavino got the call from the bullpen with the Mets up 4-2 heading into the ninth inning, but he allowed a solo home run followed by a single and a walk before being pulled without retiring any batters. Bickford came to the rescue, striking out a pair and preventing the tying run from crossing the plate. As a result, he earned the second save of his career and first since joining New York in a deadline deal. The Mets' closer role is unsettled with David Robertson recently being dealt to Miami, so it's not out of the question that Bickford could get additional ninth-inning opportunities down the line.

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  • Mets' Phil Bickford: Dealt over to Mets

    The Mets acquired Bickford and Adam Kolarek from the Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    Los Angeles designated Bickford for assignment over the weekend, but the 28-year-old righty appears set to get another look in the majors with the Mets. Bickford has posted a 5.14 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 48:26 K:BB through 42 innings of relief this season at the major-league level.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Designated for assignment

    The Dodgers designated Bickford for assignment Saturday.

    The 28-year-old will lose his place on Los Angeles' 26-man and 40-man rosters in order to clear space for trade-acquisition Joe Kelly. Bickford had a 2.81 ERA during the 2021 campaign but has struggled over the past two seasons with a 4.89 ERA in 96 appearances. However, he's given up just two earned runs over his past 13 outings and could generate some interest on the waiver wire.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Nabs win in return

    Bickford (2-2) earned the win over Houston on Saturday, striking out four batters over two perfect innings.

    Bickford was impressive in his return from a back injury, striking out two Astros in each of his two frames and retiring all six batters he faced. The right-hander had been struggling mightily prior to going on the injured list June 3, allowing 12 runs over his prior 7.1 innings. The Dodgers bullpen has been among the worst in the NL this season, so Bickford could get a chance to work up to a high-leverage role if he shows the ability to consistently pitch well.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Activated off injured list

    Bickford (back) was activated off the 15-day injured list Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Bickford missed three weeks while dealing with tightness in his lower back. He'll return to a middle-innings role with the Dodgers. Alex Vesia heads back to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding transaction.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Placed on injured list

    The Dodgers placed Bickford on the 15-day injured list Saturday with lower back tightness.

    Bickford had a strong start to the season but has since fallen off, allowing 16 earned runs through 12 innings across his last 10 appearances. He'll head to the IL to ensure he's at 100 percent his next time out, while Tayler Scott will come up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill out the bullpen.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Earns win in extra frames Monday

    Bickford (1-1) nabbed the win against the Twins on Monday, allowing one unearned run on one hit and four walks while striking out four batters over three innings in a 12-inning Dodgers victory.

    Los Angeles ran through six pitchers during the first nine frames, and with manager Dave Roberts preferring to avoid calling upon Brusdar Graterol (who pitched each of the previous two days) and Victor Gonzalez (who tossed 1.2 innings Sunday), Bickford was tasked with covering three frames. He ended up tossing a career-high 48 pitches, allowing just an unearned run when the automatic runner crossed the plate in the 10th. Though Bickford walked four (one intentionally) and tossed just 27 of 48 pitches for strikes, he constantly worked his way out of trouble to pick up the win. The right-hander has a 4.58 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 25:9 K:BB across 19.2 innings on the campaign.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Makes Opening Day roster

    Bickford will begin the season on the Dodgers' 26-man roster, per Chad Moriyama of Dodgers Digest.

    Bickford had mixed results this spring, giving up only five hits over 6.2 innings but also allowing four earned runs and posting a mediocre 3:2 K:BB. However, his roster spot was never in much question since he's out of minor-league options. Bickford will likely take on a middle-relief role for Los Angeles to begin the campaign.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Out with shoulder fatigue

    Bickford was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder fatigue.

    Bickford hasn't pitched since Sept. 23 when he surrendered four runs (three earned) across 1.1 innings, including Albert Pujols' 700th home run. The right-hander will miss the rest of the regular season and will be eligible to be activated during the playoffs; however, even if healthy, his 4.72 ERA doesn't make much of a case for him to be included on the postseason roster.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Serves up Pujols' 700th homer

    Bickford pitched 1.1 innings against St. Louis on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters.

    Bickford had his name etched into the history books when he became the fourth pitcher even to serve up career homer No. 700 to an opposing batter, as Albert Pujols tagged him for a three-run shot in the fourth inning. That was one of two homers Bickford gave up in the outing -- Lars Nootbaar got to him for a much less memorable two-run shot in the fifth frame. The long ball has been a problem for Bickford this season, as he has now served up 12 in 61 innings of work. The righty reliever entered Friday having yielded just one run over his previous 12.2 innings, so he'll look to move past this hiccup and get back on track as he vies for a spot on the NLDS roster.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Returns to big club

    The Dodgers recalled Bickford from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Despite being optioned to Triple-A just two days ago, Bickford is eligible to rejoin the big club after the Dodgers placed fellow reliever Brusdar Graterol (elbow) on the 15-day injured list in a corresponding move. Bickford is likely to see most of his work in low-leverage spots during his upcoming stint in the majors.

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  • Dodgers' Phil Bickford: Drops down to Triple-A

    The Dodgers optioned Bickford to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

    Bickford covered 2.2 innings in total while making relief appearances in three of the past four days, so his demotion is likely the result of the Dodgers wanting to add a fresh arm to the bullpen in advance of Tuesday's game against the Mets. Right-hander Jake Reed was recalled from Triple-A and will replace Bickford in the bullpen.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Ventura, CA
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R