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Justin Shafer: Parts ways with Miami
Shafer cleared waivers and was granted his release by the Marlins on Friday.
The 27-year-old was designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier in the week and will hit free agency after going unclaimed on waivers. Shafer appeared in five games this season and gave up eight runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks over 5.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Justin Shafer: DFA'd by Miami
Shafer was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Wednesday.
The right-hander was optioned to the alternate training site in mid-August and has now been removed from the 40-man roster. Shafer surrendered eight runs on eight hits with a 5:4 K:BB over 5.2 innings for the Marlins this season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Justin Shafer: Sent down by Miami
Shafer was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site Tuesday.
Shafer was effective over his first three relief appearances this season, but he struggled mightily over the past two games. During that time, he gave up six runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one over 1.2 innings. As a result, he'll return to the alternate squad as part of a string of moves made by the Marlins on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Justin Shafer: Officially recalled by Marlins
Shafer was recalled by the Marlins on Tuesday.
The ex-Red is set to join his new club as the Marlins resume play Tuesday. Shafer was an in-season waiver claim and is likely to serve as low-leverage bullpen depth for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Justin Shafer: Joins Miami
Miami claimed Shafer off waivers from Cincinnati on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The Marlins haven't officially announced their plans for Shafer, but he'll likely join the 30-man active roster right away for a Miami squad that is down several players due to a recent COVID-19 outbreak within the team. Shafer was designated for assignment Friday without ever appearing in a game for the Reds, but he's seen major-league action in both of the past two seasons with Toronto. Over his 40 career relief appearances, Shafer owns a 3.75 ERA and a lowly 4.1 K-BB%.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Shafer: DFA'd by Cincy
Shafer was designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday.
The 27-year-old retains his spot in the team's 60-player pool, but he's no longer a member of the 40-man roster. Shafer made 34 appearances for the Blue Jays last year and had a 3.86 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 39:25 K:BB over 39.2 innings, but he won't be beginning 2020 with a major-league opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Shafer: Optioned to alternate site
Shafer was optioned to the Reds' secondary camp site Friday.
Shafer is healthy after dealing with flexor mass irritation back in spring training, but he's still evidently not one of the Reds' primary bullpen options. He'll have a decent shot to make an appearance at some point this year, as he owns a career 3.75 ERA in 48 big-league innings, though that figure isn't backed up by his poor 41:32 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Shafer: Pitching in intrasquad game
Shafer (arm) is scheduled to pitch in the Reds' intrasquad matchup Monday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Shafer dealt with a flexor mass irritation, but he appears to have recovered as he's slated to pitch in Monday's intrasquad game. Given his presence at camp, Shafer should be ready for Opening Day, but it's unclear whether he'll make the team's 30-man roster. The right-hander posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 34 appearances as a reliever for the Blue Jays last season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Shafer: Flexor mass irritation
Shafer was dealing with a flexor mass irritation during spring training and pitched in only one game in February, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Shafer was a long shot to make the Reds' Opening Day roster, having been acquired for cash considerations from the Jays after they had already designated him off their 40-man roster. The arm injury further limits his chances, though the delay to the start of the regular season could help Shafer log more exhibition appearances before Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Shafer: Traded to Reds
Shafer was traded from Toronto to Cincinnati in exchange for cash considerations Monday, source reports.
Shafer's 3.86 ERA in 39.2 innings of relief last season looks good on the surface, but it came with a 5.18 FIP. He struck out a respectable 21.4 percent of opposing batters but walked 13.7 percent.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Cast off 40-man
Shafer was designated for assignment Wednesday.
The Blue Jays needed to clear a couple roster spots to protect players from the Rule 5 draft and Shafer was a casualty. He had a 3.86 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 39:25 K:BB in 39.2 innings last season. His 5.18 FIP was a better indicator of how well he pitched.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Rejoins big club
Shafer was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Shafer has made 26 appearances for the Blue Jays this season, posting a 3.19 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 29:22 K:BB across 31 innings. The right-hander figures to fill a middle-relief role for the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Sent to minors
Shafer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Shafer has struggled of late, giving up six runs with a 6:7 K:BB over his last 7.1 innings, so he'll make his way to Buffalo. The 26-year-old has been mostly solid for the Blue Jays with a 3.19 ERA over 31 innings this season, so he should rejoin the team after rosters expand in September.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Shakes off illness
Shafer (illness) worked around a hit and a walk to deliver a scoreless seventh inning in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.
Shafer was unavailable in Friday's series opener after falling ill shortly after the game began, but he apparently recovered from the ailment overnight and re-entered the Toronto bullpen. In his prior appearance before the illness, Shafer secured his first career save, but he's expected to work in a setup capacity moving forward with closer Ken Giles (elbow) likely to return to action Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Unavailable due to illness
Shafer got sick mid-game Friday night and was unavailable to pitch, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.CA reports.
As a result, Derek Law pitched the last two innings to get the save against the Orioles. Shafer's hold on the closer job, such as it is while Ken Giles (elbow) is out, is pretty tenuous to begin with. As soon as Shafer's available again he'll be an option in the ninth, as will Law and Tim Mayza.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Grabs first career save
Shafer had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday versus the Royals.
Closer Ken Giles (elbow) is still recovering from a cortisone shot, providing Shafer the chance to earn his first career save. The 26-year-old has a 2.37 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 20:13 K:BB through 19 innings this season, and he should see a higher-leverage role for the remainder of the season following the trade departures of David Phelps, Daniel Hudson, Joe Biagini and Aaron Sanchez.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Throws on field
Shafer (elbow) threw on the field prior to Tuesday's game against Cleveland, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Shafer left Monday's game with right elbow discomfort, but the fact that he's throwing again just one day later seems to be encouraging. He was watched by his pitching coach and a team trainer. If he winds up requiring a trip to the injured list, that news should come relatively soon.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Nursing elbow discomfort
Shafer left Monday's game against Cleveland due to right elbow discomfort, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Shafer will head for further evaluation after being pulled from his outing. The extent of his elbow injury is not yet known.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Exits with injury
Shafer left Monday's game against the Indians with an apparent injury, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Shafer looked to suffer the injury while throwing a pitch during the sixth inning, and he would leave with the team trainer shortly after. He'll be considered day-to-day until the details surrounding his injury are revealed.... See More ... See Less
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