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Astros' Phil Maton: Fully recovered from hand injury
Maton (hand) said Thursday that he's fully healthy and expects to have a normal spring training, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton clarified that he might be "one bullpen behind," but it sounds like he won't have any restrictions at the start of camp. The reliever missed the postseason last year after fracturing his pitching hand when he punched his locker.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Reaches deal for 2023
Maton (hand) agreed to a one-year, $2.55 million contract with the Astros on Friday to avoid arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton was a solid reliever for the Astros last year with a 3.84 ERA across 67 appearances, though he missed the entirety of the postseason after he punched a locker and fractured his hand at the end of the regular season. Assuming he's fully recovered for Opening Day, the right-hander should see some high-leverage work in front of closer Ryan Pressly and top setup man Rafael Montero.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Out with fractured hand
Maton will miss the postseason after undergoing surgery on a broken right hand, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The injury was self-inflicted, as it occurred after Maton punched his locker following a poor outing to close the regular season last Wednesday against the Phillies. Maton wasn't one of Houston's highest-leverage options this season, but the Astros still would have preferred having him and his 3.84 ERA available out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Works immaculate inning
Maton struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
Maton threw nine pitches -- all for strikes -- to retire the side, allowing him to complete the 108th immaculate inning in MLB history. Starter Luis Garcia also threw an immaculate inning in the bottom of the second, with him and Maton becoming the first teammates in league annals to achieve the feat in the same game. Though Maton has now turned in a 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over eight innings in his last nine appearances, he has yet to gain much traction in a high-leverage role, as he hasn't recorded a save or hold during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Reaches deal for upcoming season
Maton signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton struggled to a 4.97 ERA in 25.1 innings for the Astros after a midseason move from Cleveland, with his strikeout rate plummeting from 34.3 percent prior to the deal to 20.2 percent for his new team.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Earns win in relief
Maton (6-0) earned the win Saturday against the Athletics by recording one out, allowing one hit and one walk.
Maton recorded his sixth win of the campaign, and while he recorded just one out, he needed 19 pitches to get the job done (12 strikes). If this was his final outing of the campaign, then Maton will end the year with a 4.73 ERA across 66.2 innings in 65 appearances. He has posted an ERA above the 4.00 mark in each of his five big-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Survives for win
Maton (5-0) allowed one run on two hits while striking out two over 1.1 innings to earn the win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Maton pitched the ninth inning of a tie game and ceded a solo home run to Randy Arozarena but was bailed out by Houston's offense. The Astros silently walked off the Rays with two bases-loaded walks in the bottom half of the inning to make a winner of Maton. Since being acquired from the Indians at the trade deadline, the right-handed reliever is 3-0 with a 5.25 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 24 innings for Houston.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Yields pair of runs in win
Maton (3-0) allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two in one inning to earn the win Friday versus Texas.
The right-hander had an ugly sixth inning, but Houston rallied for all five of its runs in the seventh to put Maton in line for the win. It was his first decision since he joined Houston at the trade deadline. The 28-year-old has struggled mightily in his last 11 appearances, giving up nine runs (eight earned) in his last 11.1 innings, so he should be expected to mostly work in a low-leverage spots in a deep Houston bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Traded to Astros
Maton was acquired by Houston from Cleveland on Friday in exchange for outfielder Myles Straw, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Maton struggled over the first couple months of the season for Cleveland, but he's pitched well since mid-June with a 2.04 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB across 17.2 innings. The 28-year-old could see occasional high-leverage spots for the Astros but should primarily work in middle relief.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Seeing more high-leverage spots
Maton has earned holds in three of his five appearances since the All-Star break.
He's allowed one run on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in that span. Maton's season numbers aren't great -- 4.43 ERA, 1.28 WHIP -- but he's given up just three runs in his last 17 appearances. The right-hander has added four holds, a blown save and a 2-0 record. With James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase both inconsistent in their shared closer role lately, Maton's strong pitching of late could lead to more late-inning work going forward.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Clean inning Thursday
Maton struck out two in a perfect inning in Thursday's 7-4 win over Kansas City.
The 28-year-old pitched the fifth inning after starter Zach Plesac gave up three runs in four innings in his first start back from a broken thumb. Maton has strung together 5.1 scoreless innings in his last five appearances, which is his longest scoreless streak of the year. The reliever has a 4.93 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 50:16 K:BB across 34.2 innings in a low-leverage role.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Strikes out three in relief
Maton (2-0) gave up one run on three hits while fanning three in one inning Sunday against Pittsburgh. He earned the win.
Maton allowed Pittsburgh's lone run of the game, but he also struck out the three batters he retired en route to his second win of the campaign. The right-hander ended a streak of three scoreless outings and has given up runs in three of his seven appearances this month. He owns a 5.86 ERA across 24 appearances (27.2 innings) on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Scoreless inning Tuesday
Maton allowed two hits and struck out three during a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Baltimore.
Maton has posted an odd stat line over the last month or so, as he's given up 12 runs on 17 hits in his last 13.2 innings despite notching an excellent 23:4 K:BB in that span. With a 6.20 ERA on the year, he's not likely to find his way into a higher-leverage role anytime soon, but Maton's 3.57 FIP and 2.94 xFIP do offer some hope for a turnaround.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Earns win over White Sox
Maton (1-0) got the win in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox after allowing a hit and punching out two in a scoreless sixth.
Maton allowed a leadoff double to Yoan Moncada but was able to take care of the next three hitters to get out of the inning with no harm done. The 28-year-old earned both his first win and hold of the year while lowering his ERA to 6.75 to go along with a 26:9 K:BB over 17.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Rocked for four runs
Maton allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over one-third of an inning in Friday's 10-0 loss to Minnesota.
The 28-year-old relieved Triston McKenzie in the fourth inning, but the reliever wasn't able to stop the bleeding. Maton now has a 7.62 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB across 13 innings this year. He's given up nine runs in his last six outings, so the right-hander is unlikely to see high-leverage situations any time soon.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Phil Maton: Puts in 1.1 scoreless innings
Maton allowed one walk and struck out one over 1.1 innings in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Seattle.
May has been a bit of a roller-coaster month for the reliever -- he's allowed five runs over 5.1 innings. For comparison, Maton only gave up two runs across 7.1 innings in April. Overall, the 28-year-old has a 4.97 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB across 12.2 innings this season. He's seen very little high-leverage work without a save or hold to his name.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Paducah, KY|
|School: Louisiana Tech|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|