McAllister agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Monday, the Peoria Journal Star reports.
McAllister was released by the Rangers prior to Opening Day after the team informed him he wouldn't break camp with the big club. After three stellar years in relief for the Indians from 2015 through 2017, McAllister fell on hard times last season, posting a 6.20 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 44 appearances between Cleveland and Detroit. The Dodgers don't have an immediate opening in their bullpen, so he'll likely have to prove himself at Triple-A Oklahoma City before receiving a look with the big club.
McAllister was released by the Rangers on Monday.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, as McAllister -- who signed a one-year deal with the Rangers in January -- posted a respectable 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB through 12 innings this spring. The veteran right-hander should draw interest on the open market given his prior big-league success.
McAllister struck out two over two hitless and scoreless innings Monday against the Angels.
This was McAllister's third appearance lasting more than an inning. Given the workload limitations of the Rangers' starting rotation -- three of five coming back from elbow surgery -- the team will need multi-inning relievers, and McAllister's making a bid to be one. He's allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over 8.1 innings.
McAllister signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
McAllister struggled across stops with the Indians and Tigers in 2018, posting a 6.20 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB across 45 innings of relief. He was able to land a big-league deal regardless, on the strength of his track record of success as a reliever from 2015-17. The right-hander should start the season in the middle innings.
McAllister signed with the Dodgers on a minor-league deal Monday.
McAllister will head to Triple-A Oklahoma City in attempt to prove himself worthy of a September callup. He has a 6.20 ERA in 45 innings with the Indians and Tigers this season but posted ERAs no higher than 3.44 in each of the past three seasons. At just 30 years old, he may be able to recapture some of his previous form, though he's unlikely to earn anything more than a low-leverage relief role.
McAllister cleared waivers and elected free agency Tuesday.
McAllister will look for a major-league opportunity elsewhere after being designated for assignment by the Tigers over the weekend and subsequently clearing waivers. The 30-year-old owns an unsightly 6.20 ERA across 45 big-league innings this season (between the Tigers and Indians).
McAllister was designated for assignment by the Tigers following Saturday's game.
The 30-year-old essentially pitched his way off the roster Thursday (less than a week after he signed a major-league contract), allowing five runs on five hits -- including a homer -- in just one-third of an inning. He refused an outright assignment and was released after being DFA'd by the Indians earlier this month, and that seems likely to happen again this time around.
McAllister signed a major-league contract with the Tigers on Friday.
McAllister was released by Cleveland on Tuesday but didn't have to wait long before finding another suitor. The 40-year-old has struggled to a 4.97 ERA in 41.2 innings this season, but his ERAs in the previous three seasons were solid at 3.00, 3.44 and 2.61. Jacob Turner was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
McAllister was released by the Indians on Tuesday.
After being designated for assignment last weekend, McAllister went unclaimed when the Indians exposed him to waivers. Because he has accrued more than five years of MLB service time, McAllister had the right to refuse an outright assignment to the minor leagues, so it appears he has opted for free agency. Though he has posted a 4.97 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 41.2 innings this season, McAllister has a track record of strong work in middle relief with sub-3.50 ERAs in each of the past three campaigns. That could be reason enough for teams to have interest in him at a more affordable price.
McAllister was designated for assignment by the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
McAllister had been a quality reliever for the Indians over the past three seasons -- 2.99 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 10.0 K/9 -- but the team needed room on the 40-man roster with the return of Andrew Miller (knee) from the disabled list. The 30-year-old McAllister has spent all eight of his major-league seasons with the Indians, but his 4.97 ERA and 7.3 K/9 this season made him a disposable piece of the bullpen.
McAllister agreed to a one-year, $2.45 million deal with Cleveland on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
McAllister was an integral part of the Indians' bullpen in 2017, posting a 2.61 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with a 66:21 K:BB over 62 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander had his best year as a professional, but remained in a middle-inning role due to the quality relievers the club employs. With some departures from that bullpen this offseason, McAllister could move into a higher-leverage position, but there won't be any opportunity for save chances with Cody Allen in the ninth-inning role.
McAllister, looking for a secondary pitch to supplement his mid-90s fastball, has ditched the changeup and cutter in favor of a curveball, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.
Now in his seventh big-league campaign, McAllister owns career-best marks in ERA (2.27), WHIP (1.11), strand rate (87.2 percent) and BABIP (.278). The biggest difference for the former starting pitcher has been his commitment to becoming a true reliever. McAllister now understands that working from the bullpen doesn't require a large repertoire of pitches, but rather one plus delivery with a strong second pitch that will keep hitters honest. Despite his success, the 29-year-old is crammed into a bullpen loaded with talent, and that's limited McAllister's opportunity to provide fantasy-worthy stats.
McAllister finished the first half of 2017 with a 2.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while racking up 46 strikeouts over 38.2 innings.
The 29-year-old continues to enjoy a high strikeout rate since moving to a full-time relief role in 2015. McAllister has limited hitters to a career-best .225 BAA and .666 OPS through 30 appearances so far. That said, he remains a low-leverage option for Cleveland, giving him little fantasy value across most formats.
McAllister allowed a hit over one scoreless inning Tuesday in Baltimore.
The righty has managed a strong 2.51 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 24 appearances (32.1 innings) this season. McAllister's 10.9 K/9 is just shy of his career-best mark, and he's proven to be a reliable arm out of Cleveland's bullpen. From a fantasy perspective, though, the 29-year-old doesn't offer much because he's not used in high-leverage situations.
McAllister has had a strong start to the season, posting a 2.29 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 19.2 innings.
All five of the runs he's allowed came in two outings, and McAllister is carrying a K/9 of 12.3, well above his career rate of 8.3. Walks have been more of an issue of late, as he's given up seven walks across 11 innings in May, but McAllister has avoided damage thanks to the strikeout. Barring an injury, his role in Cleveland's stellar bullpen is unlikely to change, but that has little to do with the 29-year-old's performance this season.
McAllister has been impressive in a limited role thus far in 2017, managing a 1.69 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 13 strikeouts over 10.2 innings.
McAllister has allowed a run in just one of his eight appearances. He's also logged four outings in which he pitched one-plus inning without allowing a hit. The 29-year-old has posted strong numbers over the past couple seasons with Cleveland, but McAllister rarely gets high-leverage chances due to the stable of great relievers in the team's bullpen.
McAllister pitched two innings, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.
The South Siders get the credit for blemishing McAllister's perfect ERA that he took into Thursday's game. Through four appearances (5.1 innings), the right-hander has been effective overall (3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). However, McAllister rarely gets the ball handed over to him in a high-leverage situation that would give him a chance to provide fantasy owners with some value.
McAllister appeared in back-to-back games over the weekend for the first time this spring, tossing a combined 1.2 scoreless innings while allowing one hit and notching one strikeout.
One of the final spring tests for relievers is pitching in consecutive games, and McAllister completed that last hurdle Saturday in a one-pitch outing against the White Sox. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 3.72 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through seven exhibition appearances (9.2 innings). McAllister has thrown 84 percent of his Cactus League pitches for strikes and hasn't allowed a walk in his last eight innings.
McAllister pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two against the Rangers on Monday.
McAllister's first trip to the mound this spring wasn't all that bad. He allowed a few men to get aboard, but he worked around the trouble while throwing 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes. The six-year veteran is slated to be a mainstay in the middle of the Tribe's bullpen once again in 2017. McAllister, a starter early in his career, has made 111 relief appearances and three spot starts over the past two seasons. His peripherals aren't great, and his fantasy significance is limited as long as the Indians' staff (as a whole) stays relatively healthy.
McAllister signed a one-year, $1.825 million deal with the Indians on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
He notched a 3.44 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 54:23 K:BB in 52.1 innings last season, pitching primarily in low-leverage spots. McAllister's strikeout rate has spiked since his move to the bullpen, but the ratios are not good enough for him to be worth rostering in most formats.
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