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July 9, 2017 02:28 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Clears waivers
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Locke cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday.

Locke was designated for assignment following his brutal 11-run outing and subsequently passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll presumably join the starting rotation in New Orleans.

July 4, 2017 12:08 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: DFA'd following horrible start
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Locke was designated for assignment Tuesday.

Locke has seen sporadic past success in the majors, but it simply wasn't to be during his tenure in Miami. Although he allowed three earned runs or less during his first four outings with the Marlins, things began to unfold after that. It all culminated with an 11-hit, 11-run blowup outing against the Cardinals on Monday which ballooned his ERA up to 8.16. The Marlins have finally seen enough, and will remove him from the 40-man roster to call up Drew Steckenrider.

July 4, 2017 03:32 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Tagged for 11 runs
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Locke (0-5) allowed 11 runs on 11 hits and four walks while striking out two batters through just 2.2 innings during Monday's loss to St. Louis.

The lefty continues to struggle, and this outing was obviously particularly bad. With an 8.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP for the campaign, Locke is off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of settings. It's also up in the air how much longer the Marlins will keep him in the rotation. Locke lines up to face the Giants at AT&T Park if he makes his next start.

June 28, 2017 11:56 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Allows three in first inning, takes another loss
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Locke (0-4) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to the Mets. He struck out four.

All the runs against him came in the first inning, but Locke settled down after narrowly escaping even worse damage. The 29-year-old lefty has looked rough after a biceps issue kept him sidelined until the start of June; Locke's failed to complete six innings in any of his six starts, and he's given up at least three runs in five straight outings. It's not yet clear that his spot in the Marlins' rotation is in jeopardy, but not many fantasy rotations are likely to find room for him.

June 23, 2017 12:24 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Allows five runs in loss
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Locke (0-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over four innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

The lefty ran into major trouble in the second inning (34 pitches) and never recovered. Manager Don Mattingly did not mince words after the game, telling, "[Locke] didn't look very sharp at all," but he did not give any indication that Locke is in immediate danger of losing his job. Locke now sits with a 5.70 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB over 23.2 innings this season.

June 17, 2017 08:48 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Registers another short outing Saturday
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Locke (0-2) allowed three runs on five hits and one walk across four innings Saturday. He struck out five.

While Locke has held his own in four starts with the Marlins, he's hardly a fantasy asset. The 29-year-old hasn't gone six innings in any of his starts and owns an unimpressive 4.58 ERA through 19.2 innings this season. He could prove to be serviceable as a streaming option against favorable matchups in deeper formats, but there are likely better options out there. His next matchup comes Thursday against the Cubs, who have proven difficult against southpaws this season with a second-ranked .343 wOBA against lefties.

June 11, 2017 05:40 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Drops to 0-2 with Sunday's loss
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Locke (0-2) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out just three batters over 5.1 innings during Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Locke has held his own through three starts with Miami, but the lefty's 4.02 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 are hardly moving the fantasy needle. He's probably best utilized as a streaming option or target in daily contests when the Marlins face a favorable opponent. Locke projects to start against Atlanta next, and it's actually a sneaky tough matchup. The Braves entered Sunday with a second-ranked .341 wOBA against lefties this season.

June 7, 2017 01:44 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Inefficient in loss to Cubs
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Locke (0-1) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and four walks over 4.2 innings against the Cubs on Tuesday. He also threw three wild pitches.

After opening the game with four scoreless frames, Locke fell apart in the fifth, giving up a three-run homer to Anthony Rizzo and an RBI double to Jason Heyward before being lifted. Locke turned in a surprisingly good effort against the Diamondbacks in his season debut, but he's still the same guy who put up a 5.44 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with the Pirates last year.

June 2, 2017 09:28 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Fans seven in Thursday's return
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Locke allowed one run on three hits over 5.2 innings while striking out seven but had to settle for a no-decision in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.

It was a strong Marlins debut for the left-hander, who spent the first two months of the year on the DL due to arm trouble. Locke has seen his ERA rise every season since 2013, peaking at 5.44 last year, but the Fish are still counting on him to help shore up their rotation. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday on the road against the Cubs.

June 1, 2017 02:56 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Activated ahead of start Thursday
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Locke (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list and is scheduled to start Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

As expected, Locke will make his season debut for the Marlins after missing the first couple months of the season with shoulder tendinitis. The 29-year-old -- who compiled a 1.77 ERA and 22:2 K:BB across 20.1 innings during his four-game rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville -- will face Zack Greinke in his return to the mound. Justin Nicolino (finger) was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move.

May 30, 2017 12:52 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Could join rotation Thursday
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Manager Don Mattingly said Locke (shoulder) could take Vance Worley's place in the starting rotation upon activation, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, Mattingly suggested that Worley will likely head to the bullpen if Locke joins the rotation. He compiled a 1.77 ERA and 22:2 K:BB across 20 innings (seven starts) between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville during his four-game rehab assignment. Should he get the ball Thursday, Locke would face Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks.

May 30, 2017 11:00 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Done with rehab, awaiting activation
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Locke (shoulder) is finished with his rehab and awaiting activation, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Locke is ready to rejoin the big club after making four minor-league rehab starts, compiling a combined 1.77 ERA and 22:2 K:BB across 20 innings with High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville. He should return to a long-relief role once he's activated.

April 27, 2017 02:04 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Inching closer to rehab assignment
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Locke (shoulder) is expected to participate in a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter sometime in the near future, Joe Frisaro of reports.

The southpaw has already thrown in simulated games at extended spring training and could return soon after his tune-up game from shoulder tendinitis that has dogged him since early in spring training. Locke would return to long relief duty with an opportunity at starts should a spot open up for the Marlins' rotation.

April 2, 2017 11:52 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Placed on 10-day DL
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The Marlins placed Locke (biceps) on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

Locke was unable to secure an Opening Day bullpen gig with the big club after a bout with biceps tendinitis shelved him for much of spring training. The lefty has recently resumed mound work and could start pitching in minor-league games in the near future, so it appears he's not in line for an extended absence. Once he's activated from the DL, Locke will either work in long relief for the Marlins or potentially serve in a starting role at Triple-A New Orleans.

March 28, 2017 02:00 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Will open season on disabled list
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Locke (biceps) is in line to begin the season the disabled list,'s Joe Frisaro reports.

Locke has been able to throw off a mound in recent days, but since he wasn't able to get any Grapefruit League appearances under his belt before Opening Day, it was a foregone conclusion that he would be DL bound. Once he proves he's healthy, Locke may have to settle for long-relief duty with the big club.

March 27, 2017 01:48 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Tosses 15 pitches Saturday
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Locke (biceps) threw 15 pitches off a mound Saturday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

He reported no issues with his arm afterward, but Locke is still looking at a late-April or early-May return to action given the amount of time he missed this spring with the injury. Depending on how the rest of the Marlins' staff is faring when he returns, the lefty could slot into the rotation or in long relief.

March 23, 2017 02:44 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Targeting Saturday return to mound
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Locke (biceps) is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday, the Miami Herald reports. "I think we're progressing pretty well," Locke said Wednesday.

He's still expected to begin the season on the DL, however, and a late-April or early-May return seems to be the best-case scenario for Locke given how little work he was able to get in during spring training. Depending on the state of the Marlins' rotation when he's finally healthy, the left-hander could fill either a starting spot or a long-relief role, or both, this season.

March 10, 2017 08:24 PM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Likely to begin season on DL
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Locke (biceps) continues to throw every other day, but has not yet gotten back on a mound and seems unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Joe Frisaro of reports. "Honestly, I don't think we see him as guy being ready to open the season," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Friday. "It may be close. It may be 10 days, it may be two weeks. I want him to be healthy and keep growing. We've got to make sure he's healthy first, built up properly without rushing."

The former Pirate seemed ticketed for a long relief role anyway, but Locke's bout of biceps tendinitis appears to have cost him a shot at even breaking camp on the 25-man roster, much less winning a spot in the rotation. He can be safely ignored in even deep fantasy formats until he proves he's healthy and can effectively retire big league hitters, something that he's struggled to do over the last two seasons.

March 9, 2017 10:48 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Throws again Wednesday
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Locke (biceps) played catch Wednesday, Matthew DeFranks of the Sun Sentinel reports.

He may need to increase his workouts to remain in contention for a spot in the big league rotation at the start of the season, as Miami could slot him in as a reliever if he's too far behind. With this delay and his generally shaky skills when healthy, NL-only players should invest with caution.

March 7, 2017 03:32 AM
Marlins' Jeff Locke: Feels good after throwing Monday
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Locke, who is dealing with bicep tendinitis, felt good after throwing both Saturday and Monday, Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Locke has been moving along slowly since camp started, and manager Don Mattingly is hoping that will change now that he's completed a pair of throwing sessions. "We're hoping we're over the hump and on a progression now," Mattingly said. He'll look to throw off a mound in the coming days, and should continue to progress from there, although his status for Opening Day remains uncertain. When the 29-year-old returns, he'll look to compete for a rotation spot, but he may find himself in the bullpen due to his absence.

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