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Apr 10, 2024 6.2 3 0 1.40 27.5
Apr 5, 2024 7.2 2 0 2.13 32
Mar 30, 2024 5.0 1 0 3.60 19

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A sixth-round pick in 2019, Cody Bradford made his big-league debut last May at the age of 25. He rode the shuttle in the months that followed before settling in with the Rangers down the stretch. The left-hander was added to the roster in the postseason and ended up making a handful of playoff appearances, including a couple scoreless appearances in the World Series. While Bradford struggled occasionally with the long ball, he turned in a respectable 16.7 K-BB% with Texas during the regular season. He does not bring great velocity, though the heat plays up thanks to his extension, and he can pull the string on the changeup at 82.1 mph. Bradford also mixes in a slider as his main breaking pitch. The presumptive favorite for the fifth starter spot entering spring training, Bradford will have to perform in the Cactus League to secure the role. He will face stiff competition in the rotation if/when the Rangers get healthy later this summer.

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2024 78.526.2 19.3 3 17 2 1.40 0.62
2023 104.55.2 56.0 4 3 51 12 5.30 1.21
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Continuing recovery in Arizona

    Bradford (rib/back) will throw a bullpen session Friday and then be sent to the Rangers' Arizona Complex League affiliate, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Bradford has been sidelined since April with a lower-back strain and a stress fracture in his rib. However, he's been making steady progress and will continue his recovery in Arizona. While it's unclear when Bradford will start facing hitters, a return to the big-league staff shortly after the All-Star break seems feasible.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Shifted to 60-day IL

    The Rangers transferred Bradford (ribs) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Thursday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jesus Tinoco, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock. Bradford recently experienced a setback with his ribs injury and now won't be eligible to return for several weeks.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Shut down from throwing

    Bradford (ribs) said Sunday he's been shut down from throwing since he's not recovering as quickly as expected, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. The left-hander apparently wasn't experiencing any pain since recently starting up a throwing program, but his recovery also wasn't moving forward. It's unclear when Bradford is expected to restart the throwing program, and he should be considered out indefinitely until his status is updated.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Throws Monday, but far off return

    Bradford (ribs) played catch Monday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. According to MLB.com, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Bradford could be cleared to begin throwing off a mound at some point later on this week during the Rangers' six-game homestand. Bradford was originally placed on the 15-day injured list April 14 with lower-back soreness, but follow-up tests revealed that the southpaw had a "very small" stress fracture on the 12th rib on the right side of his body. Bochy said that the Rangers are expecting Bradford to be sidelined for another month, which would put him in line for a return around the middle of June. Bradford went 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA in three starts prior to landing on the IL, but the Rangers may not have a rotation spot available for him once he's healthy.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Managing rib stress fracture

    Bradford (back) was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his rib Friday and is expected to be sidelined for about a month, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The left-hander wasn't progressing as expected in his recovery after landing on the shelf April 14 with lower-back soreness, and a rib stress fracture is the apparent culprit. Bradford will now be sidelined through at least late May, and a more specific timeline should come into focus as he ramps up his rehab work.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Fires gem Friday

    Bradford (2-0) yielded one run on two hits over 7.2 frames Friday, striking out four and earning a win over the Astros. Bradford dominated Houston on Friday, spinning seven shutout frames before the Astros finally pushed a run home in the eighth inning. The 26-year-old wasn't expected to last long in the Rangers' rotation but he may be forcing them to reconsider. Through two starts, he's posted an impressive 10:1 K:BB with a 2.13 ERA over 12.2 innings.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Picks up win Saturday

    Bradford (1-0) earned a victory Saturday versus the Cubs, permitting two runs on three hits and a walk over five frames. He struck out six. Bradford left a fastball up in the second inning to Dansby Swanson, who deposited it over the left-field wall for a two-run homer. That wound up being the only damage against the left-hander, as he needed just 76 pitches to cruise through his five frames. Bradford is expected to lose his spot in the Rangers' rotation once Michael Lorenzen (neck) is deemed ready, but he should get at least one more turn.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Will make at least one start

    Rangers general manager Chris Young said Friday that Bradford will make at least one start early on in the season, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Bradford is expected to lose his spot in Texas' rotation following the addition of Michael Lorenzen, but the club has yet to determine when Lorenzen will be ready to take the mound. Even if he's not part of the first turn through the rotation, the left-handed Bradford will likely be needed when the Rangers play 17 days in a row in the middle of April. After that, it's not clear whether the plan is to shift him to the bullpen or keep him stretched out in the Triple-A Round Rock rotation.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Confirmed for rotation

    Rangers general manager Chris Young said Saturday that Bradford will begin the season in the starting rotation, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The 26-year-old lefty entered camp as the favorite to open the season as Texas' No. 5 starter, and his 2.45 ERA and 9:2 K:BB over 11 spring innings likely helped him secure the role. Bradford worked as a swingman as a rookie last season and had a 5.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 51:12 K:BB across 20 outings (eight starts) overall, though he pitched much better in his 12 relief outings with a 2.82 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP in 22.1 frames.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Keeps getting outs

    Bradford allowed one run on five hits and struck out two over four innings in Sunday's spring start against the Cubs. Bradford made his fourth spring appearance and fourth start. He's allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out nine over 11 innings. He doesn't blow hitters away and needs to command, use deception and control the zone in order to be successful. The left-hander told Kennedi Landry of MLB.com that he left too many pitches over the heart of the plate, which led to loud contact. He's expected to be the Rangers' fifth starter.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Touched for run in spring debut

    Bradford allowed a run on two hits and struck out one over two innings in Friday's spring start against the Royals. Bradford, who is the leading contender to be fifth starter, was the lone Ranger to throw multiple innings. The right-hander followed Dane Dunning, who pitched a perfect first inning. Bradford ceded a two-out solo home run in the second inning before a 1-2-3 third inning. He may open the season in the rotation, but it's not expected to be a full-season assignment. Texas has three injured starters due back at various points during the season. Additionally, Bradford's track record -- 6.95 ERA, .884 OPS, 1.6 HR/9 over 33.2 innings as a starter in 2023 -- suggests the back end of the Rangers' rotation could be in flux.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Will pitch Friday

    Bradford is set to follow Dane Dunning in the Rangers' Cactus League opener against the Royals on Friday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. The left-hander made his MLB debut in 2023 after spending time with Triple-A Round Rock. He bounced between the minors and majors during the regular season, and he worked as both a starter and reliever with the big club. Bradford finished last season with a 4-3 record for Texas while accruing a 5.30 ERA, 51 strikeouts and 12 walks over 56 innings. He's looking to lock down a spot at the back end of the Rangers' starting rotation during spring training.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Lit up in start

    Bradford (4-3) allowed six runs on seven hits and struck out three without walking a batter over four innings, taking the loss Tuesday versus the Angels. Bradford was initially expected to serve as an opener, but he ended up covering the most innings of the Rangers' four pitchers Tuesday. He struggled right out of the gate, allowing a three-run home run to Brandon Drury in the first inning. Bradford now has a 5.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 49:12 K:BB through 54.1 innings over 19 outings (eight starts) this season. He's given up 12 runs over his last seven innings, but he may be needed to make another appearance against the Mariners this weekend with the Rangers' rotation a bit thin.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Tagged with six runs

    Bradford (4-2) yielded six runs on seven hits over three-plus innings Sunday, striking out two and taking a loss against Cleveland. Bradford looked strong through three shutout frames before a disastrous fourth inning. He coughed up six straight hits and was charged with six runs during the Guardians' nine-run frame. Bradford was riding a 7.1-inning scoreless streak entering Sunday but saw his ERA jump to 4.65 through 50.1 innings.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Opening pitcher Sunday

    Bradford will serve as Texas' opening pitcher in Sunday's game against the Guardians, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Bradford threw 42 pitches over 2.2 innings of relief Thursday at Toronto and will probably be asked to cover only the first two or three frames Sunday at Cleveland. The 25-year-old left-hander has posted an overall 3.80 ERA and 44:12 K:BB across 47.1 major-league innings this season with the Rangers.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Recalled from Round Rock

    Texas recalled Bradford from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. Sam Huff is the other September call-up for the Rangers. Bradford carries a 4.50 ERA and 37:11 K:BB in 40 innings this season at the major-league level and will likely slide into a long relief role.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Optioned to minors

    Bradford was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Bradford pitched well in spot duty his past two outings with three earned runs allowed across eight innings, and he'll head down to the minors with Texas' trade acquisitions joining the active roster. The 25-year-old has a 4.50 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 37:11 K:BB across 40 innings this season, and it's likely only a matter of time before he rejoins the big-league bullpen.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Fans five in no-decision

    Bradford allowed one run on four hits and three walks over three innings in Sunday's loss to San Diego. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision. Bradford limited the damage to just one run despite finding himself in a couple of jams in his short outing. He's been a solid bulk-innings option for Texas lately; he registered a 3.48 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 20.2 innings in July. Bradford will likely move back to a more traditional bullpen role after the Rangers' recent acquisitions of Max Scherzer and Jordan Montgomery.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Starting Sunday

    Bradford will start Sunday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The left-hander allowed two runs over five frames in bulk relief Tuesday and will work as a traditional starter for Sunday's series finale in San Diego, with Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) missing a second straight turn through the rotation. Even with Eovaldi's availability up in the air for the near future, it'll likely just be a spot start for Bradford since the Rangers acquired Max Scherzer from the Mets on Saturday.
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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Delivers five solid frames

    Bradford gave up two runs on six hits and no walks across five innings during Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Houston. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision. The left-hander was initially expected to start Tuesday but was instead used in a bulk role behind opener Yerry Rodriguez. Bradford surrendered a pair of solo homers but was otherwise able to keep the Astros off the board. The Rangers had an open rotation spot Tuesday with Nathan Eovaldi (rest) having his turn skipped, and Bradford should return to a more traditional relief role with team off days on deck Thursday and Monday.
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