Shaw pitched 1.1 perfect innings with a strikeout to earn a hold in Sunday's 5-0 win over the White Sox.
Shaw successfully protected Cleveland's 2-0 lead, and the offense added three more runs in the top of the seventh inning. The 33-year-old reliever has become an integral part of the bullpen this season. He has a tiny 0.79 ERA and 0.71 WHIP across 11.1 innings, and he's earned four holds in 11 outings.
Shaw struck out one in a perfect seventh inning to earn a hold in Friday's 5-3 win over the White Sox.
Shaw was the first reliever up after Shane Bieber lasted six innings in the start. The 33-year-old Shaw needed just eight pitches to earn his third hold of the season in 10 outings. He's been solid so far with a 0.90 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB across 10 innings.
Shaw pitched a scoreless inning with one walk and one strikeout to earn a hold in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Reds.
Shaw was the first reliever up after starter Triston McKenzie. The 33-year-old Shaw was able to get through the sixth inning with virtually no trouble. He's done well so far with a 1.50 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across six innings. The right-hander is likely to see most of his work in the middle innings.
Shaw pitched a perfect inning in Monday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.
Shaw induced three groundouts in the eighth inning to preserve a 3-3 tie. The 33-year-old right-hander is off to a solid start with a 2.25 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and four strikeouts across four innings. Shaw is expected to see work in the middle innings more often that not, although he does have a hold to his credit in 2021.
Cleveland informed Shaw on Wednesday that he made the Opening Day roster, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The 33-year-old signed as a non-roster invitee in early February but will now be added to the big-league roster after allowing three runs with a 13:5 K:BB over 9.2 innings during spring training. Shaw's could work his way into a high-leverage role if he continues to put up similar numbers in the regular season.
Shaw signed a minor-league deal with the Indians on Tuesday that includes an invitation to big-league camp.
The right-hander had a strong five-year career in Cleveland before departing after the 2017 season, but he has a 6.17 ERA in 137 games over the past three years. Shaw will need a strong showing in spring training to have a chance of cracking the Opening Day roster.
Shaw elected to become a free agent Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Shaw was outrighted to the Mariners' alternate training site in August, and he'll opt to search for a new organization ahead of the 2021 season. The right-hander has struggled over the past three seasons as he carries a 6.17 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 132.2 innings with the Rockies and Mariners.
Shaw cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Mariners' alternate training site Wednesday.
Shaw was designated for assignment Saturday following a rough start to the 2020 season, but he'll remain in the organization. If he can demonstrate better results at alternate camp than he did in the majors, he could be a candidate to return to the 28-man roster at some point, but he's unlikely to have a very prominent role with the major-league club if he returns.
Shaw was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Saturday.
Shaw hasn't been very effective this season as he's allowed 12 runs on 13 hits and six walks over six innings. He was shuffled between alternate camp and the major-league roster, but he'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster. Southpaw Ljay Newsome's contract was selected by the Mariners in a corresponding move Saturday.
Shaw was recalled from the Mariners' alternate training site Monday.
After being sent to alternate camp Thursday, Shaw will rejoin the major-league bullpen to take the place of Carl Edwards (forearm) on the active roster for now. Shaw struggled mightily in his last three major-league appearances before being optioned, allowing 10 runs over 2.1 innings during that time. Given his lack of production this year, he'll likely pitch in lower-leverage situations.
The Mariners optioned Shaw to their alternate training site Thursday.
Seattle signed Shaw ahead of Opening Day with the hope that he might rebound after he struggled the past two years while pitching at altitude in Colorado, but the veteran right-hander was a disaster through his first four games of the bullpen. In just 3.1 innings, Shaw gave up 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out just one. Though he'll retain a spot on the 40-man roster, Shaw's poor results thus far could make the Mariners reluctant to call him up anytime soon.
Shaw will sign with the Mariners on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Shaw was released by the Rockies on Friday, but he'll quickly find a home in Seattle ahead of the regular season. The right-hander struggled out of the bullpen over the past two seasons and should play a low-leverage role as he looks to bounce back during the abbreviated 2020 season.
Shaw was waived by the Rockies on Friday and will be released, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Shaw is still owed $9 million by the Rockies, but the team won't wind up getting anything in exchange for that money. The veteran righty was given $27 million guaranteed by Colorado back in December of 2017 but proceeded to record ERAs of 5.93 and 5.38 in his first two seasons with the team after previously posting an ERA no worse than 3.52.
Shaw has fallen in the Rockies' bullpen hierarchy and was not even a lock to make the 26-man roster when camp was suspended, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The idea of him being designated for assignment and/or released was more plausible early in camp, but he logged three solid outings in a row before the shutdown. Even though he finished strong, Shaw finished the spring with a 10.38 ERA in 4.1 innings (five appearances). He had a 5.38 ERA in 2019 after logging a 5.93 ERA in 2018. The Rockies owe him $9 million for 2020 and will likely buy him out for $2 million in 2021. Saunders notes that Shaw has been passed by Scott Oberg, Carlos Estevez and Jairo Diaz among Colorado's setup men.
Shaw earned his first save of the season after tossing a perfect frame in the bottom of the 16th in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Giants.
The Rockies had already used 10 relievers heading into the 16th, so Shaw benefited from the save chance by virtue of being one of the few arms available in the bullpen. Shaw's flawless showing Tuesday isn't enough to compensate for an otherwise unremarkable 2019 campaign, during which he's posted a 5.37 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 70.1 innings.
Shaw (2-2) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers after giving up a pair of solo home runs and retiring one hitter in relief.
Starter Chi Chi Gonzalez cruised through the first six innings before running into trouble in the bottom of the seventh, when he allowed two of three batters he faced to reach base before being pulled. Shaw was called on to put out the fire and induced a lineout from Enrique Hernandez before surrendering a go-ahead, three-run home run to Russell Martin. Since surprising with a two-inning, six-strikeout performance of this same Dodgers team July 30, Shaw has allowed 11 earned runs over his last 12 innings, ballooning his ERA to 5.54 in the process.
Shaw worked around a walk and struck out the other six batters he faced during two scoreless innings of relief in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers.
The lights-out showing came out of nowhere, as Shaw owned a modest a 17.9 K% on the season and yielded 10 runs in 5.2 innings over his last seven appearances heading into Tuesday. Thomas Harding of MLB.com suggests the outing could gin up trade interest in Shaw leading up to Wednesday's deadline, though Scott Oberg is probably the most alluring target among the Rockies' bullpen options that might be available.
Shaw failed to retire a batter and was charged with three runs on three hits Tuesday in the Rockies' 9-8 loss to the Astros.
Bullpen mate Jake McGee was handed the loss, but it was Shaw who was largely responsible for squandering the Rockies' three-run lead entering the top of the seventh. The right-hander allowed three consecutive doubles to begin the frame before he was mercifully pulled in favor of McGee, who recorded an out and then served up the go-ahead home run to Yuli Gurriel. After a disastrous 2018, Shaw's second season in Colorado is going only marginally better, as he maintains a 4.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 44 appearances.
Shaw (2-0) picked up the win against the Giants on Thursday, despite a rough relief outing that saw him give up three earned runs on one hit in Colorado's eventual 12-11 victory. He struck out two and walked two.
Shaw had been off to a solid start to the season, but he was tagged with a blown save in this contest after he walked two batters before conceding a three-run homer to Tyler Austin. Shaw's 2.35 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 23 innings remain solid, but his uninspiring 11:10 K:BB leaves concern the ERA won't remain that low if he doesn't start to cut down on the walks.
Shaw tossed a scoreless inning in relief against the Brewers on Tuesday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner in Colorado's 4-3 loss.
Shaw struggled last season with a 5.93 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 54.2 innings, and also had a rough spring training, but the right-hander is pitching well to start the 2019 regular season. With Tuesday's scoreless outing, Shaw has now yielded just two earned runs over 18 innings, giving him a 1.00 ERA in 15 games. If he can keep it up, he should continue to see steady work out of Colorado's bullpen helping set up for closer Wade Davis.
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