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Jake Elmore 2B

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September 4, 2020 10:40 AM
Jake Elmore: Let go by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore was released by Cleveland on Friday.

The 33-year-old joined the 60-man player pool in early July and had been at the team's alternate training site. Elmore appeared in 20 games for the Pirates last season and had a .479 OPS in 49 plate appearances.

July 3, 2020 10:44 PM
Indians' Jake Elmore: Signs with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore signed a minor-league contract with Cleveland on Friday and will join the team's 60-man player pool.

Elmore was released by the Pirates in mid-June but didn't have to wait long before finding a new deal. The 33-year-old is unlikely to play a significant role in Cleveland this season, as he owns a career .215/.292/.275 slash line in 217 major-league games.

June 18, 2020 12:32 PM
Jake Elmore: Cut by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates released Elmore on June 9.

Elmore was one of several minor-league players cut loose by the Pirates, likely as a cost-saving measure. The utility man appeared in 20 games with the big club in 2019, slashing .213/.245/.234 with zero home runs and four RBI across 49 plate appearances.

October 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Pirates' Jake Elmore: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

The Pirates will clear space on the 40-man roster by sending Elmore to Triple-A. He hit .213 with four RBI over 20 games in the big leagues last season.

September 17, 2019 04:56 PM
Pirates' Jake Elmore: Promoted to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Elmore slashed .322/.387/.455 with six homers, 35 RBI and three stolen bases over 109 games at Triple-A, and he'll now have a chance to finish off the 2019 campaign in the big leagues, likely in a bench role.

May 31, 2019 01:48 PM
Pirates' Jake Elmore: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Elmore went 1-for-20 during his brief stay in Pittsburgh. He'll remain as organizational depth but does not appear to be close to a return to the big leagues.

May 26, 2019 01:16 PM
Pirates' Jake Elmore: DFA'd by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday, Adam Berry of reports.

Elmore was promoted almost two weeks ago but struggled mightily during his brief time in the majors, going 1-for-20 in 11 games. The 31-year-old could make his way back to Triple-A Indianapolis if he clears waivers.

May 13, 2019 08:28 PM
Pirates' Jake Elmore: Promoted to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, John Perrotto of reports.

Elmore has been tearing the cover off the ball at Triple-A, slashing .380/.444/.546 with two homers and 16 RBI over 31 games, so he'll get a chance in the major leagues. The Pirates shifted Jameson Taillon to the 60-day injured list and moved Jung Ho Kang (side) to the 10-day injured list to make room for Elmore.

January 24, 2019 04:36 PM
White Sox's Jake Elmore: Sticks with White Sox on MiLB deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore re-signed with the White Sox last week on a minor-league contract, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Elmore spent the 2018 season in the White Sox organization, playing exclusively at Triple-A Charlotte and submitting a .289/.397/.359 slash line across 394 plate appearances. The utility man hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since 2016 and will face an uphill battle to appear for the White Sox at any point in 2019 while he remains off the 40-man roster.

March 16, 2018 09:12 PM
White Sox's Jake Elmore: Heads to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox reassigned Elmore to minor-league camp Friday.

Elmore signed a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training in February and saw only nine official at-bats. The 30-year-old seems likely to start the season with Triple-A Charlotte as organizational infield depth, assuming he remains with the White Sox.

February 8, 2018 01:28 PM
White Sox's Jake Elmore: Signs minor-league contract with White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox which includes an invitation to spring training,'s Scott Merkin reports.

Elmore spent the entire 2017 campaign at the Triple-A level, compiling a .236 batting average with one home run, 41 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 110 games split between New Orleans and Buffalo. The 30-year-old most recently played in the big leagues with Milwaukee in 2016, earning 78 at-bats, but slashed just .218/.371/.244 during 59 contests. He will add some extra organizational depth to the White Sox's infield moving forward.

August 2, 2017 09:32 PM
Blue Jays' Jake Elmore: Putting game together at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore, who came over to Toronto in the offseason, is finally beginning to find a groove at Triple-A Buffalo, Matt Schneidman of The Buffalo News reports.

Elmore, who's played in 197 MLB games, has spent the large majority of his 10-plus professional seasons in the minors. An infielder drafted by Arizona in 2008, the 30-year-old has had success at the lower levels, but Elmore's game never translated to the big leagues. He entered spring training as a legitimate contender for an Opening Day utility gig, but at this point, Elmore stands little chance of donning a Jays uniform this season.

March 2, 2017 05:00 PM
Blue Jays' Jake Elmore: Contending for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore, a non-roster invitee, is a legitimate contender for an Opening Day roster spot, Corey Long of reports.

Elmore's ability to play several different positions has been attractive to the Blue Jays' coaching staff this spring. Manager John Gibbons said there's a lot of value in players like Elmore, who can sit for extended periods and be ready to fill holes in the lineup on short notice. Over his five MLB seasons, Elmore has played all nine defensive positions and logged at-bats from every spot in the order. The versatile 29-year-old has tallied 257 plate appearances over his last two campaigns with Tampa and Milwaukee, but his offensive numbers are brutal. If added to the 25-man roster, Elmore will be a defensive choice and therefore lack fantasy value -- regardless of format.

February 9, 2017 12:55 PM
Blue Jays' Jake Elmore: Signs minors deal with Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invite to spring training, Toronto radio play-by-play broadaster Mike Wilner reports.

Elmore hit .218 in 78 big-league at-bats last year and has bounced between Triple-A and the majors over the last four seasons. If he sticks with the Jays, he'll likely take on a similar role as organizational depth around the infield and outfield.

October 28, 2016 08:01 PM
Brewers' Jake Elmore: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

The Brewers' 40-man roster now stands at 37 after several players were bumped Friday, including Elmore. He got on base at a strong .371 clip in 59 games with Milwaukee in 2016 and is a versatile defender, but Elmore turns 30 next year and seems destined to play out his career as organizational depth.

August 17, 2016 05:01 PM
Brewers' Jake Elmore: Unable to produce offensively
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore is hitting just .178 on the year with three RBI over 60 plate appearances.

He has been unable to have consistent success as he only has one hit in his last 15 at-bats. He'll continue to find limited playing time as he serves as a backup to Ryan Braun.

June 28, 2016 02:30 PM
Brewers' Jake Elmore: Gets called up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore's contract was selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Elmore will make his fifth trip back to the majors now -- each with a different team -- as Alex Presley gets designated for assignment. The 29-year-old has been an on-base machine this season with Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate, posting a .320 BA and .428 OBP through 57 games. His production in the minors has yet to translate against better competition, however, as he sports a career .215 average in the majors. The first basemen now has another opportunity to prove that he can compete at the highest level.

March 30, 2016 07:27 PM
Brewers' Jake Elmore: Pinch hits Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore pinch hit in Tuesday's game and ultimately went 0-for-1 against Cincinnati.

The 28-year-old second baseman has struggled throughout most of this year's spring training and is batting just .240 in his 30 plate appearances. Elmore is unlikely to see much time at the big-league level this coming season, as he's currently behind Scooter Gennett, Colin Walsh, Aaron Hill and Yadiel Rivera on the depth chart.

December 15, 2015 12:24 PM
Brewers' Jake Elmore: Signs a minor league contract with Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore agreed to a minor league contract with the Brewers on Monday that included an invite to spring training.

Elmore has bounced around the league, playing with five different organizations since 2012. His most recent stop was with Tampa Bay, where he played 51 games in the majors but only mustered a .206/.263/.284 slash line. Elmore can play all around the infield and even played some outfield last season, which could help him garner some value in a rebuilding Brewers organization.

November 6, 2015 04:49 PM
Jake Elmore: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elmore elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Elmore struggled mightily in the majors this season, slashing .206/.263/.284 and wasn't much better with Triple-A Durham, as he hit just .247 in 57 games at the level. The 28-year-old has never enjoyed much success at the big league level, but he'll look to find a spot where he can compete for an Opening Day roster spot out of spring training.

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2009AFX-South Bend117387621002133386155137.258.365.351
2010AA-Mobile Baybears1243886410816223158562513.278.374.345
2011AA-Mobile Baybears1203815810319134154651511.270.362.349
2012AAA-Reno Aces108419951443091737454328.344.443.465
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2014AAA-Louisville Bats258614242006151530.279.379.302
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2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons943082371621363854117.231.321.273
2017AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs165261430056511.269.345.327
2018AAA-Charlotte Knights10032947951811275558112.289.397.359
2019AAA-Indianapolis Indians10936756118310635375538.322.387.455

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