The Rangers transferred Biddle to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Since Biddle's initial move to the IL was retroactive to July 15, the new transaction means he won't be eligible to rejoin the Rangers until at least mid-September. At that point, the Rangers may not deem it worthwhile to bring Biddle back with limited time left in the season, making it a realistic possibility that he doesn't pitch again in 2019. Biddle's placement on the 60-day IL will open up a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow reliever Ian Gibaut, who was acquired from the Rays on Sunday.
Biddle was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to left shoulder fatigue, retroactive to Monday.
Biddle was lit up for four runs (three earned) over one frame in his last outing Sunday against the Astros, and it appears his poor performance may have had something to do with his shoulder issue. He'll be eligible to return starting July 25.
The Rangers claimed Biddle off waivers from Seattle on Friday.
As with any waiver claim, Biddle will go on the 40-man roster, and the team has confirmed that the lefty will join the major-league roster as well upon arrival. Biddle has struggled to a 7.54 ERA and 2.43 WHIP in 22.2 innings so far this season, leading to DFAs by both the Braves and Mariners. He's still only 27 and is just a year removed from posting a 3.11 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Biddle was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Sunday.
After opening the season with a 5.40 ERA in 11.2 innings for the Braves, Biddle recorded a 9.82 ERA in 11 frames since moving to Seattle. He could still be a desirable target on the waiver wire if another team thinks he can repeat his 3.11 ERA from his debut season last year.
The Mariners acquired Biddle and Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) from the Braves on Monday in exchange for Anthony Swarzak and cash, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The Braves recently cast Biddle off their 40-man roster by designating him for assignment, but he'll stick in the big leagues as he moves on to a new organization in Seattle, according to Corey Brock of The Athletic. With 10 walks issued over 11.2 innings this season, Biddle has struggled with his control and may be limited to low-leverage relief duty with Seattle until he proves he can find the strike zone with more consistency.
Biddle was designated for assignment by the Braves on Wednesday.
Biddle slumped to a 5.40 ERA with a poor 11:10 K:BB in 11.2 innings of work this season. Factoring in his performances from last season, he still has a perfectly respectable 3.46 career ERA in 75.1 innings, which may be good enough for another team to claim the 27-year-old lefty despite his current struggles.
Biddle (groin) allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in one-third of an inning in Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Cardinals.
The 27-year-old reliever missed about two-and-a-half weeks with the injury, and struggled in a lopsided game. Biddle is 0-1 on the year with a 5.40 ERA after the poor relief appearance.
Biddle (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Biddle landed on the injured list near the end of April with a right groin strain, but after completing his rehab stint, he'll return to the big leagues. Jerry Blevins has been designated for assignment and Kyle Wright was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett in corresponding moves.
Biddle (groin) began a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Biddle hit the 10-day injured list last Saturday and is eligible to return Tuesday. The Braves haven't announced a target return date for the lefty, but it doesn't appear as though he'll be back much later than that date, if at all.
Biddle was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right thigh contusion and right groin strain Saturday.
Biddle's solid 3.18 season ERA doesn't line up with his 2.03 WHIP or his 11:9 K:BB. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss. Shane Carle was recalled in a corresponding move.
Biddle surrendered hits to the only two batters he faced in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
The left-hander gave up singles to Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado to lead off the eighth inning, but Biddle was rescued by Wes Parsons to avoid taking any damage to his ERA. It's the first outing this season in which Biddle hasn't recorded a strikeout, and his 5:0 K:BB through 5.2 innings is solid. The 27-year-old will continue working in middle relief for the Braves, a role that likely won't afford him much fantasy value, even in formats that reward holds.
Biddle gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk over two innings while striking out three in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.
It's worth noting that the southpaw entered the game in the eighth inning, long after Miami's starters had left the game. Even with A.J. Minter (shoulder) on the shelf and potentially requiring a stint on the injured list to begin the season, Biddle isn't guaranteed a spot in the Braves' bullpen -- veteran lefty Jonny Venters seems like a lock after re-signing with the club in November, and Biddle has been outpitched by Sam Freeman in camp. That said, Biddle had better numbers in 2018, and his 6:3 K:BB through 7.2 innings this spring is hardly a disaster. Whether he winds up on the 25-man roster could come down to how much length Atlanta wants in its bullpen to bolster a rotation already beset by injuries.
Biddle was left off Atlanta's 25-man roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Biddle will not be available for this series after struggling a bit over the last couple weeks of the regular season. Dating back to Sept. 6, the reliever has given up eight earned runs on eight hits and eight walks in 7.1 innings.
Biddle allowed two earned runs on three hits to blow the save Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
With both Dan Winkler and A.J. Minter -- the two pitchers who had previously appeared to be the favorites to record saves for the Braves -- getting roughed up on Wednesday, Biddle was called upon in the ninth inning to close out a two-run lead. However, he allowed a leadoff double that eventually came around to score and a solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt to blow the save chance. It was only Biddle's fourth save opportunity of the season, and now that he has converted only one successfully it appears unlikely that he will see many more chances in the closer role this season.
Biddle tossed a scoreless 10th inning, allowing one hit as he picked up the save Sunday against the Mets.
Biddle allowed the tying run to reach base on a leadoff double, but he managed to slam the door as the Braves took the series finale. Through 37 relief appearances this season, he owns a 2.30 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 42 strikeouts and six holds over 43 innings. Biddle should continue to be deployed in mid-to-high-leverage situations moving forward.
Biddle struck out eight hitters over three shutout frames of relief Saturday in the Braves' 5-3 win over the Nationals in 14 innings. He yielded a hit and two walks in the outing.
Biddle nearly put himself on the hook for the loss after loading the bases with two outs in the 11th inning, but he struck out Juan Soto to escape the frame unscathed. He avoided trouble the rest of the afternoon, riding his three-pitch mix to a career-high strikeout total. The 26-year-old seems to have found a niche as a long man in the Atlanta bullpen, as he's posted a solid 2.70 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 24:9 K:BB in 20 innings.
Biddle recorded five strikeouts over two hitless innings of relief in the Braves' 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Biddle turned in quite the performance against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2010, with only one of the seven batters he faced on the afternoon reaching base. The lefty also made an impact at the dish, recording an RBI double in his first MLB at-bat in the top of the ninth. With Biddle having spun 6.1 scoreless innings over his first four appearances with Atlanta, it looks as though he could stick around in the big leagues longer than initially expected.
Biddle made his big-league debut Saturday, walking one in a scoreless ninth inning to get the win in a 4-3 victory over the Mets.
It's been a long, winding road to the majors for the 2010 first-round pick, but Biddle was rewarded for his perseverance when the Braves scored twice in the bottom of the ninth off Mets closer Jeurys Familia. Biddle seems to be taking well to his new bullpen role, posting a 2.57 ERA and 61:17 K:BB in 56 innings over the last two seasons in the minors, but the left-hander's role in the Atlanta bullpen likely won't afford him too many opportunities to generate fantasy value.
Biddle was called up to the majors Wednesday.
Biddle will replace Jose Ramirez in the bullpen after Ramirez was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Biddle was a first-round pick by the Phillies back in 2010 but suffered a long run of bad luck, including a hailstorm-related concussion in 2014 and Tommy John surgery in 2015. Converted to a reliever post-surgery, Biddle tossed 49.2 innings with a 2.90 ERA in 2017 for Double-A Mississippi and has yet to give up a run in 6.1 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett so far in 2018.
Biddle was optioned to Double-A Mississippi on Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The embattled hurler pitched well in his spring debut Saturday, striking out a batter in a lone scoreless frame, but given that he hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2015, it comes as no surprise that he'll head to the minors for more seasoning. However, Biddle very well could compete for a spot in the major league bullpen sometime during the season if he performs well in the minors.
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