Gearrin signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Monday as a non-roster invitee.
After posting a 1.99 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with the Giants in 2017, Gearrin has struggled over the past two seasons, posting a 3.91 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 112.2 innings with five clubs over 2018 and 2019. The 33-year-old will get the chance to work with the Twins' major-league coaching staff during spring training, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him appear in the majors at some point in 2020 given his past experience.
Gearrin's toe tap has been determined by league officials to be within the rules, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Gearrin was charged with a controversial balk after making his usual move to the plate against the Mariners on Monday. The league reviewed the call and informed Yankees manager Aaron Boone that the move is fine and should not be a problem moving forward. Gearrin was claimed by the Yankees on Friday after being released by Seattle two days earlier.
Gearrin was added to the active roster Friday night.
Gearrin was claimed by the Yankees on Friday, so the team wasted no time slotting him into a role in the big-league bullpen. He pitched with the Mariners earlier in the season, racking up a 3.92 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 39 strikeouts across 41.1 innings.
Gearrin was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Gearrin opened for the Mariners on Wednesday and allowed one run in one inning and was waived following the outing, allowing the Yankees to scoop him up. The 33-year-old has a 3.92 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 39:21 K:BB over 41.1 innings this season.
Gearrin will serve as the opener Wednesday at Tampa Bay, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Gearrin also worked as an opener once in June, but he's otherwise been utilized as a more traditional middle reliever. The 33-year-old has a 3.79 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 37:20 K:BB over 40.1 innings this season. Lefty Wade LeBlanc is expected to follow as Wednesday's primary pitcher.
Gearrin, who allowed a solo home run and also recorded both a walk and a strikeout over two-thirds of an inning against the Rangers on Monday, owns a 5.93 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and .316 BAA over the 13.2 innings covering his last 16 appearances.
The reliever has had trouble stringing together extended stretches of effective pitching over the last month-plus, managing no more than three consecutive scoreless appearances. Gearrin does have a pair of holds over the aforementioned span, but his other previously cited metrics underscore the degree of his inconsistency. The 33-year-old right-hander is likely to have an opportunity to right the ship over the balance of the season, as manager Scott Servais has continued to afford him fairly regular work despite his recent struggles.
Gearrin will serve as the opener for Monday's game against the Astros, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Gearrin will likely pitch one or two innings before giving way to left-hander Wade LeBlanc, who is expected to cover the majority of innings Monday. In 26 appearances this season (all in relief), Gearrin owns a 3.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 27:13 K:BB in 22.1 innings.
Gearrin has generated six consecutive scoreless appearances to open May and owns an 0-1 record, a 3.63 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP and six holds across 17.1 innings this season.
The right-hander had his share of hiccups in April, a month in which he posted a 5.59 ERA by allowing at least one earned run in four of 11 appearances. However, he's mostly evened things out in the current month, lowering his ERA to 4.85 on the strength of his aforementioned string of scoreless efforts.
Hunter Strickland is expected to receive an MRI after experiencing shoulder tightness Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports, and Gearrin is on the short list of possible replacements for the ninth inning.
Anthony Swarzak (shoulder) and Shawn Armstrong (oblique) are hurt too, though Swarzak seems to be inching close to a return. If the M's need someone to step in for Strickland in the interim, it could very well be Gearrin, who split time between three clubs last year. He doesn't throw hard but can throw a pretty wicked slider. The right-hander has leaned on the breaking stuff more often early on this season, to impressive results in the small sample (one hit allowed, one walk, three strikeouts against 10 batters faced). Matt Festa and lefty Roenis Elias could also be in the mix.
Gearrin worked a scoreless seventh inning in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday, recording a strikeout.
Gearrin has gotten his Mariners tenure off to an efficient start, with Thursday's effort the latest example. The veteran reliever needed a quick 13 pitches, nine of which he threw for strikes, to get through his one frame. Gearrin had also worked a scoreless, one-strikeout inning versus the Athletics on Opening Day in Japan on March 20 and should serve as a solid component of the middle-relief corps for manager Scott Servais in 2019.
Gearrin (triceps) signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Gearrin spent time in three organizations in 2018, producing a 3.77 ERA and a 53:21 K:BB across 57.1 innings. He's not a flashy pitcher as his modest strikeout numbers suggest, but he figures to be a staple of the Mariners' bullpen as a middle reliever throughout the season.
Gearrin (triceps) wasn't tendered a contract for the 2019 season.
Gearrin appeared in 62 games out of the bullpen for Oakland in 2018 prior to suffering a triceps injury that ended his season. He posted a 3.77 ERA with 53 strikeouts over 57.1 innings over that span.
Gearrin has been unavailable due to a triceps issue, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Gearrin hasn't pitched since Sept. 18. He's allowed four runs in six innings since heading to Oakland in late August. The full extent of his injury is not yet clear.
Gearrin was traded from the Rangers to the Athletics on Friday in exchange for minor-league pitchers Abdiel Mendoza and Teodoro Ortega.
Gearrin was acquired by the Rangers from the Giants in early July and has since posted a 2.53 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over 21.1 innings. The Athletics' stacked bullpen gains another quality arm, as Gearrin is likely to slide into a middle-relief role.
Gearrin (1-0) picked up the win Friday, striking out four over 1.2 innings in a 7-6 extra-inning win over the Giants.
The lone batter to put a ball in play against Gearrin fouled out to the catcher. It was a dominating performance by Gearrin, who was unflappable in getting the biggest outs of the game. The former Giant entered in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and struck out Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria. That enabled the Rangers to tie up the game in the ninth inning before winning it in the 10th. Gearrin has pitched effectively since being acquired from the Giants, posting a 2.75 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 19.2 innings. He's earned his role as a setup man, entrusted to high-leverage appearances.
Gearrin pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Orioles on Saturday night, picking up his third hold of the season as a Ranger. He allowed one hit and didn't strike out or walk anyone.
While the good news is that he had a scoreless inning and has earned some trust from manager Jeff Bannister, the bad news for him is that the Rangers turned to Jose Leclerc instead of him to pitch the ninth to get the save.
Gearrin was mentioned by manager Jeff Banister as a reliever that may get save opportunities going forward, Dic Humphrey of MLB.com reports.
The conventional thought was that Jose Leclerc would fill in as the closer after Texas traded Keone Kela, but Banister said Thursday he will not name a specific closer. He intends to retain the flexibility to utilize any one of a trio that includes Gearrin, Leclerc and Chris Martin. Those are the three relievers he considers his one-inning pitchers. The Rangers have not had a save opportunity since trading Kela.
Gearrin struck out one over 1.2 scoreless innings in Monday's 5-0 loss to Boston.
Gearrin, who was acquired by the Rangers from the Giants on Sunday, made a good first impression in his debut, forcing three groundouts and keeping the game close before Jesse Chavez was lit up for a three-run home run in the eighth inning by J.D. Martinez. The outing extended his scoreless streak to seven games. Manager Jeff Banister told Craig Forde of MLB.com that he plans to use Gearrin in a variety of roles, including bridge work late in games.
Gearrin was added to the active roster prior to Monday's game against the Red Sox.
The Rangers traded for Gearrin from the Giants over the weekend, and he will be in uniform and active for this series against Texas. Gearrin notched a 4.20 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 30 innings of relief for the Giants prior to the trade.
The Rangers acquired Gearrin, Austin Jackson and minor-leaguer Jason Bahr from the Giants on Sunday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gearrin had a 4.20 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 30 innings with the Giants this season, but hasn't allowed a run in his last six appearances. The 32-year-old seems slated for a middle-relief role out of the Rangers' bullpen, but he could work toward a higher-leverage role if the team offloads any of its back-end pieces for prospects.
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