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Rays' Josh Fleming: Could face month-long absence
Fleming said Wednesday that he's dealing with low-to-medium-grade oblique strain and could be about a month away from returning to game action, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fleming said he expects to rest up for the next 2-to-3 weeks before starting a throwing progression, which will likely add at least another two weeks to his total time on the 15-day injured list. The 26-year-old southpaw had been working as a bulk reliever for the Rays when he suffered the injury Monday, but Tampa Bay may not have a spot available for him in the big-league rotation once he's healthy. Both Luis Patino (oblique) and Jeffrey Springs (lower leg) are likely to beat Fleming back from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Goes on IL
The Rays placed Fleming (oblique) on the 15-day injured list Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The oblique injury which shortened Fleming's relief outing Monday against Boston will sideline him through the All-Star break. Even once healthy, the lefty may not pitch many innings for the Rays in their wild-card chase if he doesn't improve upon his 6.84 ERA and 1.97 WHIP.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Departs with injury
Fleming left Monday's game against the Red Sox with right oblique tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fleming will undergo further testing Tuesday to determine the severity of the issue. However, manager Kevin Cash stated that Fleming is likely headed to the 10-day injured list, per Topkin.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Primed for bulk-relief role
Fleming is expected to work as the Rays' primary pitcher out of the bullpen behind opener Matt Wisler in Monday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Though he won't be awarded the starting nod, Fleming will essentially be taking Jeffrey Springs' spot in the rotation after Springs was moved to the 15-day injured list Sunday with lower right leg tightness. Over 23.1 innings with the big club this season, Fleming has posted a 6.17 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 21:9 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Promoted Sunday
Fleming was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 26-year-old was demoted after giving up four runs (three earned) over five innings July 4 against the Red Sox, but he'll rejoin the big-league roster with Jeffrey Springs (lower leg) placed on the 15-day injured list. The Rays haven't officially announced their updated pitching plans as a result of Springs' movement to the IL, but Fleming appears set to start or serve as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen Monday versus the Red Sox.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Sent back to Triple-A
The Rays optioned Fleming to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday.
Fleming will return to Triple-A after he served as the primary pitcher behind opener Jalen Beeks in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Red Sox. The lefty was handed the loss after he surrendered all four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out four over five innings. Jeffrey Springs (personal) was activated from the family medical emergency list ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Coughs up four runs
Fleming (2-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over five innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against Boston.
Fleming took the mound after two shutout frames from Jalen Beeks. Trevor Story broke the scoreless tie with his solo shot in the fourth inning. Fleming then gave up another run in the fifth and two more in the eighth. Despite posting a 2.36 ERA through 45.2 frames with Triple-A Durham this season, the 26-year-old owns a 6.17 ERA at the MLB level. Fleming will likely head back to the minors.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Called up Monday
Fleming was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday.
Fleming was sent to Durham in early May, and he worked mainly as a starter with the minor-league club. The southpaw posted a 2.36 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 45.2 innings over eight appearances (seven starts) at the Triple-A level. He should serve as a multi-inning option out of the Rays' bullpen and will be a candidate to serve as a bulk reliever behind opener Jalen Beeks during Monday's bullpen game against Boston.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Optioned to Triple-A
Fleming was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday.
Fleming served as the primary pitcher Friday against the Mariners and allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one in 2.2 innings. After posting a 6.38 ERA and 1.96 WHIP in 18.1 innings over six appearances (two starts) in the majors, the southpaw will attempt to sort things out in the minors. The Rays haven't indicated who will take Fleming's place in the rotation, but Ralph Garza will likely be a candidate after he was recalled Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Coughs up two runs
Fleming yielded two runs on four hits and three walks over 2.2 innings in Friday's victory against Seattle. He struck out one batter and did not factor in the decision.
Fleming entered the game in the third inning after Matt Wisler allowed two runs in two frames as the opener. The former let four of the first five batters in the fourth inning reach base, with the lone out being Abraham Toro's RBI sacrifice fly. The 25-year-old saw his ERA rise slightly from 6.32 to 6.38. Fleming is expected to face the Angels on the road next week.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Following opener Friday
Fleming will pitch behind opener Matt Wisler against the Mariners on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fleming has a 6.32 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 16:6 K:BB through five outings this season, and he'll follow an opener Friday for the fourth time. The 25-year-old has a 3.12 ERA in his three previous appearances as a primary pitcher, so his outlook is significantly improved compared to when he works as a traditional starter.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Gives up five earned in loss
Fleming (2-3) was charged with the loss Sunday against Minnesota after surrendering six runs (five earned) on five hits across 3.2 innings. He had one strikeout and three walks.
The left-hander threw 53 of his 77 pitches for strikes and delivered first-pitch strikes to 16 of the 19 hitters he faced, but he was unable to take advantage of that success early in the count. Fleming issued only three walks over his first four outings of the season, but he doubled that total Sunday. It's been tough going early in the campaign with a 6.32 ERA and 1.85 WHIP across 15.2 innings. The 25-year-old lines up to pitch next weekend in Seattle, though it's unclear if Tampa Bay will utilize him as a traditional starter or have him follow an opener.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Scheduled to start Sunday
Fleming will start Sunday's game against Twins, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.
Fleming has worked as a starter and as a reliever this season, and he will start Sunday for the second time. Don't expect him to be out there too long, as he has not gone more than 3.1 innings in any of his four appearances to date.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Tagged for seven unearned runs
Fleming (2-2) received the loss after allowing seven runs (none earned) on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman in two innings of an 8-4 defeat Tuesday against Seattle.
For the second time this season, Fleming served as the primary pitcher after Matt Wisler opened the game. The lefty Fleming entered the game to begin the third inning and retired all three batters via groundouts. The wheels came off in the fourth inning as Fleming was hit hard and Tampa Bay committed costly errors on consecutive plays, leading to seven unearned runs. All in all, he faced 11 batters and needed 44 pitches to complete the frame. While some of the issues Tuesday could be pinned on the Rays' defense, Fleming has struggled this season, allowing 18 hits in 12 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Set to follow opener
Fleming is expected to pitch behind opener Matt Wisler against the Mariners on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fleming also followed Wisler in his last outing but struggled versus the Cubs, as he allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk over 3.1 innings, though he still picked up the win. Fleming has a 2.38 FIP and 13:2 K:BB across 10 frames this season, so he could be due for some positive regression.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Picks up relief win
Fleming (2-1) got the win Tuesday after pitching 3.1 innings out of the bullpen, surrendering three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two in the victory over the Cubs.
Fleming followed Matt Wisler, who opened the game Tuesday. All of the damage against Fleming was done in the bottom of the fourth frame as he gave up an RBI double to Frank Schwindel before Patrick Wisdom scored him on a long ball, narrowing the Rays' lead to 4-3. Fleming produced a 5.09 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 104.1 innings in 2021 and he's put together a 5.40 ERA and and 1.60 WHIP over 10 frames to start 2022.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Set for bulk role
Fleming will work in a bulk relief role Tuesday against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fleming has taken over the rotation spot vacated by Luis Patino (oblique), though he's set to follow Matt Wisler on Tuesday. Fleming has an impressive 11:1 K:BB across 6.2 innings this season, but he was tagged for three earned runs in his most recent outing. Assuming he is effective, Fleming should be able to work at least three frames and potentially more.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Takes loss Thursday
Fleming (1-1) took the loss after giving up five runs (three earned) on seven hits across 3.1 innings during Thursday's 6-3 loss to Oakland. He struck out six and walked one.
Fleming replaced Luis Patino (oblique) in the rotation and threw a season-high 67 pitches. While he got into trouble in every inning, the 25-year-old displayed the potential to be a high-strikeout long reliever after posting a 5.6 K/9 in 26 starts last year. Through 6.2 innings this season, Fleming has recorded 11 strikeouts compared to just one walk.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Josh Fleming: Starting Thursday
Fleming will start Thursday's game against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 25-year-old is will replace Luis Patino (oblique) in Tampa Bay's rotation, and he'll work as a traditional starter Thursday rather than follow an opener. Fleming picked up the win Saturday with 3.1 scoreless innings, so he's already stretched out as a long reliever. The left-hander threw 38 pitches in that contest and should be able to extend his workload in the range of 50-to-60 pitches against Oakland, which could make it difficult for him to reach the five necessary innings to qualify for a potential win.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Bridgeton, MO|
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