Roe (elbow) was waived by the Rays on Friday and elected free agency, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 34-year-old landed on the injured list Aug. 22 with the elbow issue and missed the remainder of the season, and it's unclear when he's expected to be fully healthy. Roe appeared in 10 games and had a 2.89 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB over 9.1 innings prior to the injury. The Rays apparently have some interest in re-signing the veteran right-hander.
Roe (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Roe was initially believed to be in line for a short stay on the injured list, but he'll miss the rest of the season. Prior to suffering the injury, the right-hander posted a 2.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 9.1 innings. Whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2021 remains to be seen.
Rays manager Kevin Cash reiterated Tuesday that Roe (elbow) is "doing well" in his rehab and is on track to return from the 10-day injured list as soon as Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Tampa Bay recently placed two of its top relievers in Roe and Nick Anderson on the shelf with elbow injuries, but both are seemingly in line to return in the minimum amount of time or shortly thereafter. The Rays would presumably like to see Roe complete a bullpen session without any discomfort in the next few days before signing off on his reinstatement from the IL. Prior to getting shut down, Roe recorded a save and two holds to go with a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings.
Roe has been placed on the Rays' 10-day injured list with right elbow soreness retroactive to Aug. 20. Sean Gilmartin was recalled from the alternate training site to take Roe's spot on the active roster. Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Add Roe to the list of prominent Rays pitchers that have hit the injured list this season as he is the latest to go down. The right-hander is dealing with right elbow soreness but could be able to return to the bullpen by the end of next weekend. Roe picked up his first save of the season Tuesday as he was just beginning to earn manager Kevin Cash's trust in late innings.
Roe walked one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Yankees.
Diego Castillo worked the seventh inning and Nick Anderson the eighth, leaving the ninth for a well-rested Roe -- the right-hander had pitched only once in the prior week. Tampa Bay's bullpen usage remains unpredictable, but Roe's 9:1 K:BB through nine innings is earning him some high-leverage work, as he now has two wins, a hold and a save in his nine appearances.
Roe (2-0) tossed two scoreless innings Friday as he earned the win against the Yankees. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two.
Roe was brought on during the eighth inning of Friday's scoreless contest, and he remained in the game for the ninth after the Rays scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the ninth. The right-hander wasn't very effective in his last outing, but he bounced back nicely with his longest appearance of 2020 against the Yankees. He now has a 3.18 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 5.2 innings this year.
Roe (1-0) was credited with the victory in an extra-inning win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, allowing an unearned run, no hits and no walks over one inning.
The run Roe allowed came as a result of the unique extra-inning rule for 2020 that stipulates every team begins an extra frame with a runner on second base. After getting Brandon Drury on a inning-opening popup, Roe saw Santiago Espinal swipe third base and then allowed a go-ahead sacrifice fly to Lourdes Gurriel that gave the Blue Jays a temporary 5-4 advantage. The one run aside, Roe was sharp in his second outing of the season, throwing seven of 11 pitches for strikes while keeping his ERA unblemished. The 33-year-old has logged new career highs in appearances each of the last two seasons with the Rays, and he appears on track for another solid workload in the shortened 2020 campaign.
Roe's absence from the Rays' early workouts was due to a blister, an issue that has since passed, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Many players' absences in the early days of camp were related in some way to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it appears that wasn't the case with Roe. Blisters can sometimes return as nagging issues throughout the season, but Roe can be treated as healthy for now.
Roe was spotted playing catch Monday at the Rays' summer camp facility, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
While Roe had yet to make an appearance in front of the media since the Rays began summer camp last week, Solondz notes that it's possible the right-hander may have still been in attendance for workouts away from the main field. In any event, Roe's presence at camp indicates that he'll be ready to go when the Rays open their season July 23 or 24.
Roe wasn't participating in the Rays' workouts Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The team wasn't offering any specifics, so it's not known if the veteran right-hander was present at the facility. It remains unclear when Roe is expected to take the field.
Roe is considered one of the relievers that's a "lock" to make the Opening Day roster, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Roe helped lock in some job security with an excellent spring, as he fired five scoreless, two-hit innings and generated an 11:1 K:BB across five Grapefruit League appearances before spring training was suspended. The hard-throwing right-hander will play 2020 on a one-year, $2.2 million contract and should be set for a heavy workload akin to the 66 appearances he's averaged over his first pair of Rays campaigns.
Roe agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Rays on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Roe and the Rays will avoid arbitration after coming to terms on a one-year deal. He posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP with a 65:31 K:BB over 51 innings a season ago, and he figures to see plenty of mid-to-high-leverage opportunities out of Tampa Bay's bullpen during the 2020 campaign.
Roe gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one to record his first save of the season in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Red Sox.
Emilio Pagan grabbed a four-out save the night before, and Diego Castillo pitched earlier in Wednesday's game, so the door was open for Roe to collect the second save of his career. With Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards joining the Rays bullpen at the trade deadline, however, the 32-year-old Roe could be pushed even further away from high-leverage work.
The Rays activated Roe (elbow) from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Tampa Bay greenlit Roe's return from the IL after he completed a successful 19-pitch bullpen session Friday. Roe missed the minimum amount of time with the right flexor strain, allowing him to rejoin the big-league roster without requiring a minor-league rehab assignment beforehand. After a banner 2018 campaign as one of the Rays' top setup options, Roe has fallen on hard times thus far in 2019, posting a 5.27 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 27.1 innings.
Roe (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday and appears close to a return, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Roe has been sidelined since July 11, so he won't be returning in the minimum time. However, it appears he'll come close, with Friday's 19-pitch bullpen session apparently going well. If he continues free of setbacks, the right-hander could potentially be ready to return at some point during the next week.
Roe was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right flexor strain Thursday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Roe might have been battling the injury late in the first half, as he allowed four runs in 2.2 innings over his last three appearances. That brought his season ERA up to 5.27 and his WHIP up to 1.76. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss.
Roe, who earned his 10th hold by retiring the only batter he faced in a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday, has not given up a run in 10 May appearances.
Those outings only span a modest seven innings, but they still represent a welcome resurgence for Roe after he generated an 0-2 record and 5.14 ERA during April while also blowing a pair of saves. The veteran has collected four of his 10 holds on the season during the current month.
Roe, who allowed a hit over a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Marlins, now has a 2.77 ERA and seven holds across 18 appearances this season.
The veteran reliever's ERA is almost a full run less than his career 3.72 figure, although he's also exhibiting some atypical control problems. Roe had generated a WHIP of 1.21 or less in each of the last three seasons, but he's currently sporting an elevated 1.85 figure in that category across 13.0 frames thus far in 2019. The 32-year-old has five straight scoreless appearances to open May and should continue to see plenty of middle-to-later-inning work as the season unfolds.
Roe, who allowed a hit and a walk over a scoreless inning in a loss to the Giants on Saturday, has a 2.25 ERA over his first five appearances of 2019.
The veteran reliever has only had one true hiccup, allowing what would be a game-winning solo home run to the Rockies' Chris Iannetta last Wednesday in a 1-0 loss. Otherwise, Roe has posted four scoreless outings while serving as a versatile component of the relief corps. The 32-year-old logged 61 appearances in his first full Rays season in 2018, so he's proven capable of handling a heavy workload when necessary.
Roe fired 16 pitches and recorded two strikeouts in a simulated game at the Rays' spring complex in Port Charlotte on Tuesday, Ralph Long of MLB.com reports.
The veteran reliever made his spring debut last Saturday versus the Orioles and was touched up for three earned runs on a hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning. Roe's performance Tuesday was certainly encouraging, but it's possible the 32-year-old still encounters some additional hiccups in game action after being sidelined since mid-February with a back injury.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/19||@ NYY||W 4-2||0.1||0||0||2||0|
|08/18||@ NYY||W 6-3||1||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|08/16||@ TOR||W 7-5||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|08/10||@ BOS||W 8-7||1.1||3||1||0||0|
|08/07||vs NYY||W 1-0||1||2.0||1||0||0||2|
|08/02||@ BAL||L 1-5||1.0||3||2||0||2|
|08/01||@ BAL||L 4-5||0.0||1||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||158.0||27||27||2||9||13||0||115||53||210||5.98||1.665|
|2014||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||64.0||47||0||0||3||3||14||72||21||53||3.66||1.156|
|2017||AFA-Florida Fire Frogs||2.0||3||1||0||0||1||0||3||2||6||27.00||4.000|
|2018||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||2.0||2||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0.00||0.000|