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Joey Gerber: Heads to open market
The Mariners released Gerber (forearm) on Wednesday.
After being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma coming of spring training, Gerber opened the minor-league season on the affiliate's 7-day injured list with a forearm strain. He was cleared to begin a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on June 11, but the Mariners designated him for assignment just one week later. Once he's fully healthy, Gerber will presumably look to catch on with another organization on a minor-league deal.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Designated for assignment
Gerber (forearm) was designated for assignment Saturday.
He gave up two hits with zero strikeouts in a rehab appearance in the complex league about a week ago, and it's unclear just how healthy he is, as that was his first work of the season. Gerber will likely pass through waivers and continue with his rehab.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Starts up rehab in Arizona
Gerber (forearm) began a rehab assignment with the Mariners' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate over the weekend and gave up an unearned run on two hits over one inning in his first appearance Saturday.
Gerber has resided on Triple-A Tacoma's injured list all season after straining his right forearm in spring training. The 25-year-old still possesses a spot on the Mariners' 40-man roster, so he could be in the mix for a call-up to the big club once he completes his rehab assignment and proves his health at Tacoma.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Dealing with forearm strain
The Mariners said Thursday that Gerber has been shut down from throwing with a mild forearm strain, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Gerber was unavailable for the 2021 campaign due to a back injury that required surgery in July, and he felt his forearm issue during a recent live batting practice session. He was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, and the Mariners are hopeful he'll be able to join the minor-league club sometime after the season opener.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Dispatched to minors
The Mariners optioned Gerber (back) to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.
Gerber missed the entire 2021 campaign with a back issue that later required surgery in July. It's unclear where he stands in his recovery this spring, as he hadn't pitched in any of the Mariners' Cactus League games prior to getting demoted. Once healthy, Gerber will fill a bullpen role for Tacoma.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Undergoes back surgery
Gerber recently had surgery for a back issue, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Gerber made his major-league debut in 2020, throwing 15.2 innings for Seattle out of the bullpen. He logged a 4.02 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, though he has not logged any innings in either the majors or minor leagues this season. Though the exact nature of the injury has not been reported, Divish expects that Gerber will miss the rest of the 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Won't break camp in big leagues
Gerber was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Saturday.
Gerber hasn't had a particularly strong spring, posting a 7.88 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in eight innings of work. He'll likely spend some time in the big-league bullpen at some point this year but won't pitch in a high-leverage role.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Impressive, save for one hiccup
Gerber, who was credited with the save courtesy of a clean ninth inning in a Cactus League win over the Brewers on Sunday, has four scoreless appearances in five trips to the mound thus far this spring.
The right-hander was impressive in his first taste of the majors last season despite never having played at the Triple-A level, as he posted a 4.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and four holds across 15.2 innings over 17 appearances. Gerber allowed three earned runs on three hits over one inning against Cleveland in his third outing this spring, but he's otherwise blanked the opposition and now has seven strikeouts over five innings following Sunday's pair of punchouts.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Suffers first loss
Gerber (1-1) took the loss in an extra-inning defeat at the hands of the Athletics on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits over two-thirds of an inning. He did not issue a walk or record a strikeout.
Tasked with closing the door on the Athletics by protecting the Mariners' 1-0 lead upon entering the 10th inning, Gerber's outing began with him retiring Marcus Semien and Tommy La Stella, with the latter's flyball out allowing inning-opening baserunner Nate Orf to reach third base. However, Gerber proceeded to give up a game-tying RBI double to Ramon Laureano, which was immediately followed by a Mark Canha game-winning two-run homer. The outing marked the second consecutive with at least one earned run allowed by the 23-year-old following an impressive 10-appearance scoreless streak.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Notches fifth hold
Gerber was credited with his fifth hold in a loss to the Giants on Thursday, firing a scoreless sixth inning during which he allowed a hit and a walk.
Gerber continued his string of strong work in a losing cause, posting his fourth scoreless effort in as many September appearances, and his 10th consecutive such outing overall. The right-hander has lowered his ERA from 8.31 to an impressive 2.77 during that stretch, making him an increasingly reliable relief option for manager Scott Servais as the season has unfolded.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Hits stride out of bullpen
Gerber, who secured his first big-league win against the Rangers on Saturday with a scoreless inning during which he allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout, hasn't been scored upon in his last 5.2 innings (seven appearances).
The promising right-hander seems to be increasingly adapting to facing big-league hitters after making the jump from Double-A ball this season, even as he's yet to start missing bats at anywhere near the level he did during his time in the minors. Gerber generated K/9s of between 12.2 and 17.7 during the four stops he logged in the Mariners' affiliates the last two seasons, but he's posted just a 2.7 figure in that category thus far in the majors. Nevertheless, Gerber has helped himself by consistently keeping the ball down (40.6 percent groundball rate) and he's posted a 3.74 FIP that's encouragingly very close to his solid 3.60 ERA.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Extends scoreless streak
Gerber, who fired a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout in a win over the Padres on Tuesday, has now put together four straight scoreless appearances.
The promising right-hander hasn't looked out of place at all at the big-league level despite never having pitched above Double-A Arkansas prior to this season. Gerber has suffered just one hiccup, which came when he allowed three earned runs over 1.1 innings to the Rockies on Aug. 8. Otherwise, he's given up just one additional run over eight innings across eight appearances, making him an increasingly trustworthy relief option for manager Scott Servais.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Solid in MLB debut
Gerber, who was recalled from the Mariners' alternate training site in Tacoma earlier in the day, fired a clean sixth inning in his major-league debut during a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
The rookie made a strong first impression, requiring just 13 pitches to get through the trio of Brian Goodwin, Albert Pujols and Tommy La Stella. Gerber's mid-90s fastball and strong showing (1.59 ERA, 12.2 K/9) at Double-A Arkansas last season make him an intriguing prospect to monitor as the season unfolds.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Joins active roster
Gerber's contract was selected by the Mariners on Tuesday.
Gerber has yet to make his major-league debut, but he'll have the chance to do so as he'll take the place of Kendall Graveman (neck) and Zac Grotz on the pitching staff. Gerber was dominant with Double-A Arkansas last season, posting a 1.59 ERA and 30:7 K:BB over 22.2 innings. It's unclear how the Mariners plan to utilize him in the majors, but his most likely role would be as a bullpen arm.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Joey Gerber: Makes 60-man player pool
Gerber was included in the 60-man player pool that will report to the Mariners' summer camp, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 23-year-old had arguably already made enough of an impression in Cactus League play to earn his way onto what was originally projected to be a 26-man Opening Day roster. Therefore, with four extra slots now available to manager Scott Servais, Gerber would presumably have even better odds of making the final cut at the end of the team's summer camp. In addition to recording seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings before spring training was suspended, Gerber dominated at Double-A Arkansas last season to the tune of a 1.59 ERA and 30:7 K:BB across 22.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
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