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Top Sam Coonrod News

  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Moves to 60-day IL

    Coonrod (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.

    Coonrod has been dealing with a shoulder strain since late March, but he recently increased his throwing distance to 90 feet. However, he'll be unavailable until at least early June after being transferred to the 60-day IL. The move makes room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Andrew Bellatti, whose contract was selected Thursday.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Increasing throwing distance

    Coonrod (shoulder) is throwing from up to 90 feet, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Coonrod suffered the injury late in spring training, and he was shut down entirely for a week. However, he's begun his throwing progression, which is a positive sign in his recovery. He'll look to continue to ramp up the intensity of his work and could be in line for a return by late April.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Officially placed on IL

    Coonrod (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.

    Coonrod sustained a shoulder strain in late March and has been shut down from throwing. A timetable for his return is unlikely to be known until he begins a throwing program.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Lands on injured list

    Coonrod (shoulder) will open the season on the injured list, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Coonrod was diagnosed with a shoulder strain in late March and shut down from throwing. His expected return timeline is not yet clear.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Out with shoulder strain

    Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Coonrod is dealing with a strained right shoulder and won't be available for the start of the regular season, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    Coonrod picked up the injury following his second Grapefruit League appearance last Wednesday, with the Phillies sending him in for an MRI before the shoulder strain was confirmed. He'll be shut down from throwing for the next 5-to-7 days before the Phillies decide his next steps, but even if Coonrod gets the green light to resume workouts by next week, he won't have sufficient time to get himself ready for Opening Day. When healthy, Coonrod is expected to fill a middle-relief role following a 2021 campaign in which he posted a 4.04 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 42.1 innings while collecting nine holds and two saves.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Shakes off thumb injury

    Coonrod (thumb) made back-to-back appearances out of the Philadelphia bullpen Wednesday and Thursday against Atlanta, covering 1.1 innings while striking out two.

    The first of the two appearances marked Coonrod's first game action since Sept. 22, as the Phillies had stayed away for him for about a week while he dealt with a right thumb injury. The 29-year-old owns a 4.04 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 42.1 innings on the season.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Battling thumb problem

    Coonrod is dealing with a thumb injury but will avoid the injured list for now, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Coonrad has allowed runs in three of his last five appearances and hasn't pitched since Wednesday, though it's not clear if either of those facts is related to his thumb issue. With less than 10 days remaining in regular season, any trip to the injured list would bring his campaign to an end.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Clean inning as opener

    Coonrod struck out one in a perfect inning during Friday's 11-2 loss to Colorado.

    The right-hander was one of two Philadelphia pitchers, along with Cam Bedrosian, to keep runs off the board. Coonrod has been a steady presence this year with a 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 42:12 K:BB across 36 innings. He's logged a 2-2 record, two saves, eight holds and three blown saves. Since he returned from forearm tendinitis, he's allowed two runs on five hits, two walks and two hit batters while racking up 12 strikeouts in eight innings.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Opening Friday's game

    Coonrod is scheduled to serve as the Phillies' opening pitcher for Friday's game against the Rockies in Philadelphia.

    For the second time in less than week, Coonrod will work as an opener for the Phillies. He covered 1.1 innings in his previous "start" against the Marlins on Sept. 5, striking out three while giving up one run on one hit and one walk. He's not expected to cover more than two innings Friday before the Phillies turn the game over to the bullpen.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Lasts 1.1 innings as opener

    Coonrod didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Marlins after allowing one run on one hit and one walk while fanning three across 1.1 innings. He also hit a batter.

    Coonrod got the nod as the opener for Sunday's bullpen game, but as it has been the trend all season long, he didn't go deep and was removed with two outs to go in the second inning. He has allowed runs in two of his last five appearances since returning to the big-league roster and owns a 3.00 ERA -- though with an excellent 12.0 K/9 -- through six innings in that span.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Starting Sunday

    Coonrod will start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Manager Joe Girardi will employ a bullpen game Sunday, and Coonrod will be the first reliever to take the mound. The 28-year-old hasn't pitched more than two frames in an appearance this season, and he's unlikely to pitch any deeper than that in Miami.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Back from injury

    Coonrod (forearm) was activated off the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    Forearm tendinitis had kept Coonrod on the shelf since late June, but he's ready to go now after bouncing back from a late-July setback and tossing three scoreless innings on a rehab assignment. He was serviceable for the Phillies prior to the injury but wasn't a shutdown arm, recording a 4.18 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 28 innings. He found his way to two saves early in the year but won't be a top high-leverage option down the stretch with Ian Kennedy now entrenched in the closer role. Jorge Bonifacio was designated for assignment to clear space on the active and 40-man rosters.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Ready for rehab assignment

    Coonrod (forearm) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    On the shelf since June 25 with right forearm tendinitis, Coonrod initially appeared on track to rejoin the Phillies within a month, but he was pulled off his rehab assignment in July after two appearances when he experienced a setback. The right-hander was cleared to resume his throwing program shortly thereafter, and he now looks ready to test his forearm out in a game setting once again. He's expected to remain in the minors for a week before the Phillies likely bring him back from the 60-day injured list for their two-game set with the Rays that begins Aug. 24. The 28-year-old reliever compiled a 4.18 ERA and 1.29 WHIP to go with eight holds and two saves in 27 appearances before landing on the IL.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Coonrod (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.

    The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the Phillies to select David Paulino's contract. It likely has little impact on Coonrod's return timeline, as he's already missed close to 60 days with forearm tendinitis and doesn't appear to be anywhere near a return after suffering a setback in a rehab game in late July. The Phillies have yet to indicate when he's expected to be back in action.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Shut down following setback

    Coonrod has been shut down by the Phillies after he recently experienced right elbow soreness following a rehab outing, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Coonrod began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on July 17, and he was hoping to return to the major-league club Sunday. While the Phillies think the right-hander could resume throwing as early as this weekend, he'll require more time before he's cleared to return to game action.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Out with forearm tendinitis

    Coonrod was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with right forearm tendinitis, retroactive to June 24.

    The right-hander apparently had the injury crop up Wednesday versus Washington when he surrendered three runs on three walks while recording two strikeouts over two-thirds of an inning. The severity of the injury remains unclear, though Coonrod will be eligible to be activated in early July.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Earns win in relief

    Coonrod (1-2) struck out one in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win against the Nationals on Sunday.

    Coonrod struggled at the end of May, but he's now tossed 1.2 scoreless innings across his last two appearances. He earned his first win of the season Sunday and has now posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 24 innings across 23 relief appearances in 2021.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Stuck with loss Wednesday

    Coonrod (0-1) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning in Wednesday's loss to Miami.

    The right-hander melted down in the eighth inning, allowing a two-run single to Jon Berti and an RBI single to Jose Devers to waste a good start from Aaron Nola. Coonrod has faltered with five runs allowed in his last three appearances after a strong start to the year. The 28-year-old has amassed two saves, three blown saves and six holds while pitching to a 2.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 23:4 K:BB in 22 innings (20 appearances). The runs he allowed Wednesday were the first he's given up this season that didn't come via home runs.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Racks up second save

    Coonrod allowed two hits and struck out one across 1.2 innings to earn the save Tuesday against the Brewers.

    The Phillies were faced with a depleted bullpen Tuesday, as Jose Alvarado was serving a suspension and Hector Neris was likely unavailable after throwing 1.2 frames a day earlier. That left Coonrod in the closer role, and he managed his second save of the season. Though both Neris and Alvarado figure to earn save chances ahead of Coonrod, his usage as the closer in their absence early on this season is worth noting.

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  • Phillies' Sam Coonrod: Snags save Friday

    Coonrod allowed a walk and struck out one in one inning to earn the save in Friday's 2-1 win over the Mets.

    Closer Hector Neris pitched three of the previous four days and needed rest, so Coonrod was given an opportunity for a save. He did well, as a two-out walk to Brandon Nimmo was the only blemish in Coonrod's performance. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 1.50 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 13:2 K:BB across 12 innings this season. He's picked up two holds and two blown saves in 11 outings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 225 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 29
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R