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December 22, 2018 02:56 PM
Reds' Clayton Blackburn: Latches on with Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with Cincinnati on Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Blackburn elected free agency at the beginning of November after being booted off the Rangers' 40-man roster. He's yet to make his big-league debut and is still rehabbing from Tommy John surgery that took place in April of 2018. It's uncertain as to when he may return to full strength.

November 3, 2018 11:48 AM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Outrighted to Round Rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn (elbow) was outrighted from the 40-man roster Friday and is expected to elect free agency.

Blackburn missed the entirety of the 2018 season after suffering a strained UCL in March. He wound up undergoing Tommy John surgery in early April, which means that he likely won't be fully healed by the time spring training rolls around.

April 9, 2018 05:04 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Set for Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery this week, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.

This is a tough break for Blackburn, who was originally hoping to avoid surgery in his recovery from a strained UCL. The issue wasn't improving, however, prompting the 25-year-old to opt for surgery. He'll now be sidelined for the remainder of the 2018 season and a good chunk of the 2019 campaign as he works his way back.

March 19, 2018 02:44 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Moved to 60-day disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn (elbow) was moved to the 60-day-disabled list Monday.

The move was made to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for new acquisition Tommy Joseph. Blackburn is expected to be out for well over 60 days as he's dealing with a strained UCL. He's at least a month away from throwing and will miss at least the first half of the season or possibly more if he ends up requiring elbow surgery.

March 15, 2018 04:36 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Dealing with UCL strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was diagnosed with a strained UCL on Thursday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Blackburn was already expected to miss the first half of the season, but this development means he could miss even more time. The Rangers are planning to take a conservative approach for 4-to-6 weeks before restarting his throwing program. Surgery is still on the table, but it seems like they're planning on simply resting the injury for now.

March 13, 2018 12:36 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Expects to miss most of first half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn (elbow) is not expected to return until after the All-Star break, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Blackburn underwent an MRI on Monday shortly after injuring his elbow, and although the results won't be read until Thursday, the initial prognosis isn't great. The team seems pretty confident he'll be held out for a significant chunk of time, but an exact return timetable has yet to be determined.

March 13, 2018 10:00 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Hampered by elbow tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn exited Monday's spring game early due to right elbow tightness.

Blackburn faced five hitters before leaving the contest clutching his elbow. He was transported back to the team's camp in Surprise for further evaluation, which should provide some clarity on the severity of the injury.

March 7, 2018 10:08 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Roughed up in third start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out two over 2.1 innings in Wednesday's game against Colorado.

Blackburn had been the early surprise of camp after pitching five scoreless innings over his first two starts. He ran that scoreless streak to six innings, before the Rockies jumped on him. After the first inning, seven of the 10 batters he faced reach base, seemingly putting an end to his bid for spot in the rotation. He was the longest of shots to nab the final rotation spot and is expected to head back to Triple-A Round Rock for the start of the season.

March 7, 2018 02:32 PM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Emerges as dark horse
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn has pitched five scoreless spring innings and will start Wednesday against the Rockies, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Blackburn has emerged as a dark-horse candidate for a spot in the Rangers' rotation. He pitched better than last season's 4.65 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A Round Rock implies, but there's not much to get excited about in his minor-league track record. With the Rangers kicking the tires on a six-man rotation, there could be at least two available slots. Also in the mix are Jesse Chavez, Jonathan Niese and Bartolo Colong along with relievers Matt Bush and Mike Minor.

August 3, 2017 12:24 AM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was optioned back to Triple-A Round Rock following Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Blackburn was sent back to the minors to clear room on the roster for Thursday's starter A.J. Griffin (oblique). He didn't appear in a game during his brief stint with the Rangers, so he'll have to wait a little while longer to make his MLB debut as he looks to improve upon his 4.94 ERA with the Express.

August 1, 2017 06:40 AM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Called up from Round Rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

With ace Yu Darvish having been dealt at the trade deadline, the Rangers needed a fresh arm in the big leagues. Enter Blackburn, who will head to the majors to make his MLB debut. Although he worked as a starter with the Express, producing a 4.94 ERA, he'll likely act as a long reliever. A.J. Griffin and Nick Martinez are more likely options to fill the vacancy in the rotation.

April 17, 2017 12:32 AM
Rangers' Clayton Blackburn: Dealt to Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was traded to the Rangers on Sunday.

In return for Blackburn, the Rangers sent Frandy De La Rosa to the Giants, along with cash considerations. Blackburn pitched one game at Triple-A Sacramento this season, during which he allowed five runs over three innings. Blackburn will begin his time with Texas at Triple-A Round Rock.

April 11, 2017 06:04 PM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday.

Blackburn was DFA'd in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Tim Federowicz, who was called up to serve as backup catcher to Nick Hundley while Buster Posey is on the 7-day DL. He posted a 4.36 ERA with a 101:35 K:BB across 136.1 innings at Triple-A last season. The 24-year-old will likely garner some interest on waivers.

March 14, 2017 11:12 AM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was optioned to minor league spring training Sunday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Blackburn had an outside chance of making the 25-man roster this spring, but he wasn't able to impress with a 6.23 ERA over 8.2 innings of work. He will likely join Triple-A Sacramento to start the year and be called upon should injuries strike San Francisco's rotation during the regular season.

March 6, 2017 12:12 PM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Bounces back Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn started Saturday's tilt against the Royals, firing a pair of shutout innings while striking out three and walking one.

Blackburn was coming off of a rough outing against the Padres on Tuesday, where he surrendered three runs in his two innings of work. Saturday's strong performance brought his spring training ERA back down the 4.50 over six innings. The Giants technically have one starting rotation spot open and two in the bullpen (one as a long man), but Blackburn is considered a long shot to make the 25-man rotation barring an unforeseen injury. Even if he isn't with the big club on Opening Day, the 24-year-old is considered one of the options who are next in line for a call-up, along with Tyler Beede and Ty Blach.

February 10, 2017 04:10 PM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Will compete for roster spot this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With three pitching spots available heading into spring training, Blackburn will get a chance to earn a spot on the 25-man roster.

The Giants currently have the fifth starter, long relief and final middle reliever jobs open, and Blackburn could potentially fill any of those roles. In fact, he may have been a favorite had he not had such a poor 2016 campaign. After steadily improving his ERA with each level he advanced prior to last year, the righty took a big step backwards, posting a 4.36 ERA with a career-worst 6.67 K/9. He would have to really show something in Cactus League play to have a shot at making the 25-man roster.

May 18, 2016 02:24 AM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Blackburn was called up last Thursday but didn't appear a single time out of the San Francisco bullpen. He'll head back to the minors to get more experience against upper-level hitters before getting another (hopefully more extensive) cup of coffee in the big leagues.

May 12, 2016 06:54 PM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Recalled from Triple-A on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Blackburn hasn't been all that impressive in seven appearances (six starts) with the Triple-A club, but he'll be set to make his first trip to the majors anyway. He'll likely slot into low leverage situations in the Giants bullpen.

April 29, 2016 03:47 PM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: Shelled for six runs in Thursday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn struggled mightily in his start Thursday, allowing six runs (five earned) on 11 hits over 3.0 innings of work.

Blackburn has had an inconsistent beginning to the season. He allowed just one run over 8.1 innings April 22, but sandwiched that start with two rough outings in which he couldn't make it to the fifth inning. Blackburn had a great 2015 at Triple-A, going 10-4 with a 2.85 ERA. Expect him to get back to that level going forward and fight for a promotion.

March 31, 2016 04:51 PM
Giants' Clayton Blackburn: In rotation at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn is beginning the season in the rotation at Triple-A.

He's on the short list to receive a promotion if the Giants lose a pair of starters this season -- Chris Heston is currently ahead of him on the organizational depth chart. Blackburn has little left to prove at Triple-A after racking up a 2.85 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 23 appearances (20 starts) in the Pacific Coast League last season.

Two Week Schedule
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SEA
8:05 pm
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SEA
8:05 pm
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Pitching Stats
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Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011R-Azl Giants31 1.09126000 33.0166423330
2012AFX-Augusta Greenjackets84 2.542222000131.111647373818143
2013AFA-San Jose Giants75 3.652323000133.0111675412935138
2014AA-Richmond Flying Squi56 3.291818000 93.0944034172085
2014R-Azl Giants01 3.6022000 5.04220109
2015AAA-Sacramento River Cat104 2.852320000123.01274639663299
2016AAA-Sacramento River Cat710 4.362523000136.1142766618635101
2017AAA-Sacramento River Cat00 15.0011000 3.06551011
2017AAA-Round Rock Express62 4.651918000 93.0994948452578
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
1/6/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Amarillo, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
0