Collins was designated for assignment following Wednesday's win over the White Sox, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Collins pitched fairly well since being called up last week with one run allowed over three innings, but he gets bumped off the 40-man roster with Adbert Alzolay making his way to the majors. Collins is likely to return to Triple-A Iowa if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Collins was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Collins will provide an additional left-handed arm out of the bullpen for Chicago's upcoming series against the Dodgers. He'll take the roster spot of Carl Edwards Jr. (back), who was sent to the injured list Thursday. In five appearances for the Cubs this season, the southpaw has compiled a 3.86 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 2:2 K:BB in 4.2 innings.
Collins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
Collins was recalled by the Cubs on May 25 but his stint with the major-league squad was short-lived. He appeared in Sunday's contest, allowing one earned run on two hits across 1.1 innings of work. He's pitched well at Triple-A previously this season, producing a 2.25 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 14 strikeouts across 12 frames.
Collins was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
He has a 2.25 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 12 innings at Triple-A. Collins will work in low-to-mid-leverage situations during this stint in the majors.
The Cubs optioned Collins to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Collins was deemed expendable from the active roster with the Cubs requiring a spot for Jon Lester (hamstring), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start versus the Dodgers. During his two-week stint with the big club, Collins appeared in four games, working 3.1 innings and giving up one run on five hits and two walks.
Collins was called up by the Cubs on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Collins joined the Cubs late in camp after spending most of the spring with the Twins. He had a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 innings of relief for the Nationals last season. The lefty specialist takes the roster spot vacated by Jon Lester, who hit the injured list with a hamstring injury in a corresponding move.
Collins signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Cubs on Sunday but will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Collins was a non-roster invitee with the Twins this spring and had a 4.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 12 strikeouts over 7.1 innings. The 29-year-old had a 4.37 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 21:12 K:BB across 22.2 innings with the Nationals in 2018.
Collins was released by the Twins on Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Collins will search for big-league opportunities elsewhere after failing to secure a spot in the Twins' Opening Day bullpen. The southpaw compiled a 4.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB through 7.1 innings this spring.
Collins signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw spent 2018 in the Nationals organization, posting a 3.94 ERA in 32 Triple-A innings and a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 MLB innings. Collins has good strikeout numbers in his career (career 9.3 K/9), but his walk issues (career 5.1 BB/9) could keep him from cracking the Twins' roster as a middle reliever or LOOGY out of spring training.
Collins had his contract purchased from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old southpaw compiled a 2.77 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 13 innings (17 appearances) with the Nationals before getting designated for assignment earlier in the year. Collins is expected to take the roster spot of Ryan Madson (back), who was not listed on the lineup card Tuesday.
The Nationals outrighted Collins to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.
Collins was pushed through waivers the same day he was designated for assignment, with none of the other 29 teams having interest in adding the reliever to their 40-man roster. The lefty will thus stick in the Nationals organization after posting a 2.77 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over 17 appearances with the big club, his first in the majors since the 2014 season.
The Nationals designated Collins for assignment Wednesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Collins was removed from the active and 40-man roster to clear a spot for Matt Adams (finger), who was activated from the 10-day disabled list following a three-week absence. The lefty reliever accrued a 2.77 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 8:6 K:BB over 13 innings across 17 appearances -- his first in the big leagues since 2014. Collins is expected to report to Triple-A Syracuse if the Nationals are unable to find a trade partner for him and if he goes unclaimed off waivers.
Collins was reinstated from the paternity list Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Collins is back with the big club after spending two days away from the team while attending the birth of his child. The 28-year-old hasn't allowed a run across 3.1 innings of relief with the Nationals this season.
Collins was placed on paternity leave Sunday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Collins will be away from the team as he attends to the birth of his child. With two scheduled off-days this week, the reliever won't be required to rejoin the team until Friday against the Giants. Jefry Rodriguez was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg to fill the void in the bullpen.
Collins allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning during Monday's win over the Padres.
It was hardly a high-leverage situation with the Nats up 10-2, but Collins still looked sharp in his first big-league action since 2014. The left-hander is attempting to come back from two Tommy John surgeries, and at least Monday his 93.2 mph average fastball was right in line with his pre-injury form. The team's bullpen is unsettled right now behind closer Sean Doolittle, so Collins could work his way into a setup role if he continues to impress, but for now don't expect Washington to lean on the 28-year-old too heavily.
Collins had his contract purchased from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Collins will take the roster spot of Ryan Madson (pectoral), who was sent to the disabled list in a corresponding move. The 28-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2014 thanks to a pair of elbow injuries that both required Tommy John surgery, but he owns a respectable 3.54 ERA and 9.4 K/9 across 211 big-league innings (four seasons). Collins should offer another left-handed arm out of the Nationals' bullpen.
Collins was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
A non-roster invitee to Nationals camp, Collins made a respectable run at a roster spot, but his bid ultimately fell short. Collins has not appeared in the majors since 2014.
Collins is one of four left-handed relievers competing for two open spots in the Nationals' bullpen, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Matt Grace, Enny Romero and Sammy Solis are also in the mix, although the Nats have some roster flexibility to keep more than two of them to begin the regular season with Koda Glover (shoulder) and Joaquin Benoit (forearm) both expected to land on the DL. Collins has the most big-league experience of the bunch, but he also hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 due to two Tommy John surgeries. He's looked healthy this spring, though, showing his old pop with his fastball and posting a 13:3 K:BB in 8.2 innings. Because he's not on the 40-man roster and can't opt out of his minor-league deal until July 1, the 28-year-old is arguably the longest shot of the four lefties to break camp with the Nats, but a reliever with a proven ability to get tough left-handed sluggers out could be useful in a division with Freddie Freeman, Jay Bruce and Justin Bour around to cause late-game trouble.
Collins has been hitting the mid-90s with his fastball this spring, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
The results have backed up the radar gun readings, as Collins has a 9:3 K:BB through 6.2 innings. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 due to two Tommy John surgeries and the Nats have plenty of other left-handed options for their bullpen, making Collins a long shot to break camp on the team's 25-man roster. Once upon a time he was a prototypical high-K reliever, posting a 12.0 K/9 over 69.2 innings for the Royals in 2012. If he has indeed rediscovered something close to his old form, the 28-year-old could make his return to the bigs at some point this season -- whether with Washington, or with another club willing to take a chance on him.
Collins signed a minor-league deal to return to Washington on Friday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Collins made his first appearance in professional baseball since 2014 this summer, following a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Over 18 games with various affiliates in the Nationals' system, the 28-year-old posted a 7.79 ERA and 1.79 WHIP while holding a 23:14 K:BB. Collins still has a lot of work to do to prove he can regain his old form, making him a long shot to return to the majors in 2018.
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