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2024 Pitching

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Regular Season 0 1 12.00 5 7 2.50

Top Phil Maton News

  • Rays' Phil Maton: Signs with Tampa Bay

    Maton signed a contract with the Rays on Saturday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    The 2023 campaign was Maton's best season to date with a 3.00 ERA and 1.12 WHIP alongside a 74:25 K:BB through 66 innings with the Astros. The presence of Pete Fairbanks and Jason Adam will likely prevent Maton from receiving many save opportunities with his new club, but his impressive strikeout rate should allow him to remain an option in high-leverage situations.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Back from IL

    The Astros reinstated Maton (elbow) from the 15-day injured list Monday.

    Right-hander Ronel Blanco was sent to Triple-A Sugar Land to clear room on the 26-man active roster for Maton, who spent the minimum amount of time on the shelf with the bruised elbow. Maton has collected one save, three wins and eight holds while pitching to a 3.04 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 53.1 innings out of the bullpen this season.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Begins rehab assignment

    Maton (elbow) is beginning a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Sugar Land, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maton is expected to make only one appearance with Sugar Land before returning to the Astros' bullpen Sunday or Monday. The 30-year-old right-hander was sporting a 3.04 ERA and 58:21 K:BB through 53.1 innings of work when he landed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 12 with a bruised elbow.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Aiming for Sunday or Monday return

    Maton (elbow) threw a bullpen session at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maton has now thrown two bullpen sessions over the last three days and has responded well to both of them, so he looks like he'll be ready to test himself in a game setting. The right-hander said he expects to require only rehab appearance prior to being activated from the 15-day injured list. If all goes well during his time at Sugar Land, Maton could be reinstated as soon as Sunday or Monday.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Could return next weekend

    Maton (elbow) could return from the 15-day injured list Sunday when first eligible, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Maton threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday without issue, and he's set to throw another Wednesday. If all goes well Wednesday, Maton looks like he could return to the Houston bullpen this weekend without going on a minor-league rehab assignment beforehand.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Throws off mound

    Maton (elbow) threw off a mound Saturday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Maton has been out for a week after taking a comebacker off his right elbow. He avoided structural damage and is already ramping up again, however, so he doesn't appear to be set for a long absence. He's eligible to return Aug. 27.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: No structural damage in elbow

    Maton said Sunday that extra tests revealed no structural damage in his right elbow, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maton landed on the injured list Saturday after taking a comebacker off his elbow during Friday's game against the Angels. The plan is for him to resume throwing during Houston's upcoming series in Miami and potentially return to the bullpen after a minimum 15-day stay on the IL, putting his return date at Aug. 27.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Placed on injured list

    Maton (elbow) was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Maton was struck on the right elbow by a comebacker during his outing against the Angels on Friday. He's avoided anything worse than a bruise but will nonetheless require at least 15 days to heal. Parker Mushinski was called up to take his place on the roster.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Exits after being hit by comebacker

    Maton was removed from Friday's appearance versus the Angels after being hit by a comebacker in the right elbow, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    He was facing his first batter in the top of the ninth when Eduardo Escobar smoked a 90.2 mph line drive back up the middle and off Maton's pitching elbow. He'll head for testing after the game.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Picks up first save

    Maton picked up the save in Sunday's win over the Angels. He allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out one in one inning.

    Houston mounted a late comeback, and Maton was able to escape with the save after coughing up a solo homer to Shohei Ohtani. It was Maton's first save chance of the year. He's sporting a 2.51 ERA with a 51:14 K:BB and six holds through 46.2 frames.

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  • Astros' Phil Maton: Handed loss versus Angels

    Maton (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Angels after allowing a run on two hits over an inning of work. He struck out one.

    Maton relieved J.P. France to start the eighth with the game tied at one apiece and couldn't silence the Angels' bats. He surrendered a leadoff single and then a two-out double, which plated a run to put the Halos in front. The 30-year-old has given up three runs on five hits over his last two innings after he had tossed 10.2 scoreless frames from May 6 through May 30. Overall, he's still been a useful arm out of the bullpen for manager Dusty Baker and now sits at a 1.26 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 31:4 K:BB and has four holds over 28.2 innings this season.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Paducah, KY
Age: 31
School: Louisiana Tech
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R