Devenski (elbow) agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Diamondbacks, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. According to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic, Devenski will be joining Arizona on a minor-league deal that is worth $1 million at the MLB level and includes up to $350,000 in roster bonuses for games pitched and games finished.
Devenski will be moving on to a new organization after making 225 appearances with the Astros across the past five seasons and posting a 3.35 ERA and 9.7 K/9. Though the 30-year-old was one of the majors' top middle relievers in 2016 and 2017, his skills have steadily declined in the three years that followed, with Devenski supplying a 4.88 ERA (4.51 xFIP) during that span. He was limited to just four appearances in 2020 before undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in mid-September, but the right-hander is expected to be ready to go for the start of spring training. The Diamondbacks don't presently have a clear top option for saves on the roster, so a healthy Devenski could factor into the late-inning mix if he's able to show some effectiveness early on in 2021.
Devenski (elbow) elected free agency Friday rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Devenski battled arm troubles throughout the season and eventually underwent surgery to removed a bone spur from his right elbow. He threw just 3.2 innings and allowed six runs. After breaking out with a 2.38 ERA in his first two seasons in the league, he now owns a 4.88 ERA in his last three. A pitcher with mediocre recent numbers and recent elbow surgery is unlikely to be too popular on the open market.
Devenski underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
The Astros haven't announced a timeline for Devenski's return to full activities, but given that his procedure wasn't a reconstructive one, he should have a good chance at being ready to go for the start of spring training. Due to arm injuries, Devenski was limited to only four appearances out of the Houston bullpen this season.
Devenski returned to the injured list Monday, this time with elbow discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Devenski missed more than a month with arm soreness and returned for just two appearances before heading right back to the injured list. He's allowed six earned runs in 3.2 innings this season.
Devenski (arm) was activated from the injured list Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Devenski returns after missing more than a month with arm soreness. He allowed three runs in just two innings of work prior to landing on the injured list. Joe Biagini was optioned in a corresponding move.
Devenski (arm) could return during this current road trip that lasts through Sept. 13, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
He progressed to throwing off a mound in mid-August and the fact that he is traveling with the team suggests his activation could come soon. If Devenski is back to his old self, he could immediately be a setup option ahead of closer Ryan Pressly.
Devenski (arm) has progressed to throwing off a mound, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
A sore arm sent Devenski to the injured list at the start of August. He remains without a clear timetable, but given that he hasn't been out too long and that he's already back to throwing off a mound, he may not wind up missing too many more games.
Devenski (arm) landed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Devenski has pitched twice this season, allowing three runs in two innings of work. He's yet to be diagnosed with anything other than arm soreness, but it's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Carlos Sanabria was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Devenski (arm) will travel with the team this weekend but is unavailable to pitch Wednesday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
The only public diagnosis is arm soreness for Devenski, and the Astros are operating as though he could avoid a stint on the injured list. For now they have been leaning on some youngsters to get things done in the middle innings.
Devenski is battling arm soreness, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
He gave up three runs on three hits and one walk in one inning during Sunday's game. Ryan Pressly is also down with elbow soreness, so the Astros will have to lean heavily on their young relievers. Devenski is without a timeline to return to game action.
Devenski (0-1) allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one over one inning as he took the loss Sunday against the Mariners.
Devenski was called on to preserve a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning of Sunday's game, but he was unable to contain the Mariners as he picked up the loss and blown save. The right-hander posted a 4.83 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 69 innings with the Astros last season and isn't expected to pitch in many high-leverage situations this year.
Devenski threw two innings in a simulated game Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Devenski could have a similar multi-inning role as he did in 2017, when he was named an All-Star. Starting pitchers are not expected to pitch deep into games at the start of the season, so there may be a need for multi-inning performances from the bullpen. Additionally, the low inventory of games -- 60 instead of 162 -- may prompt managers to manage games as they might during a playoff series. That means giving starters who don't have their best stuff a quick hook in a given game.
Devenski is expected to be part of the Astros' bullpen when the regular season starts, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The 29-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run on four hits and one walk while striking out five over 5.1 spring innings.
The Astros hope to see the Devenski of 2017, a season in which he struck out 11.1 batters per nine innings and was named an All-Star. Since then, his K/9 dropped in successive seasons along with an increase in HR/9 (1.7). He's slipped behind Ryan Pressly and Joe Smith in terms of high-leverage relief work.
Devenski signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The team declined his $2.63 million club option for 2020 in November, but the 29-year-old will stick around on a lesser deal while avoiding arbitration. Devenski had another up-and-down season in 2019 with a 4.83 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 72:21 K:BB over 69 innings.
Devenski's option was declined by the Astros on Monday, but he remains on the roster as he's still arbitration-eligible, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Devenski received a somewhat odd contract back in February, which gave the Astros the opportunity of locking him in for 2020 at a predetermined price or going back through the arbitration process. They'll choose the latter following his mediocre 4.83 ERA in 69 innings.
Devenski was added to the Astros' World Series roster, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Astros' lone change from the ALCS sees Devenski join the team in place of Bryan Abreu. Devenski has yet to pitch in the playoffs and posted an unremarkable 4.83 ERA in 69 regular-season innings.
Devenski (2-2) was charged with the loss against the A's on Thursday, allowing a solo home run while striking out three.
Devenski came into the eighth inning with the score tied, 6-6, and gave up a homer to Matt Chapman to give the A's the lead for good. The right-hander has functioned mostly in middle relief for the Astros this season, posting a forgettable 4.42 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
Devenski (2-1) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits over two innings.
Pressed into emergency starting duty when Gerrit Cole strained his hamstring in the bullpen while warming up, Devenski got tagged for all three runs in the second inning and got stuck with the decision when the Astros couldn't solve Ivan Nova. Devenski should return to middle-relief work after this due to his pedestrian 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 60:17 K:BB through 54 innings on the year.
Devenski is starting Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Scheduled starter Gerrit Cole was scratched shortly before first pitch for undisclosed reasons, pushing Devenski into the start on short notice. The 28-year-old threw 25 pitches in Sunday's relief appearance, so he should be limited to a couple innings as the Astros are forced into a bullpen game.
Devenski earned his third hold of the season in Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Rockies after striking out two and issuing a walk during an inning of relief.
Once one of baseball's standout late-inning arms, Devenski has plummeted in Houston's bullpen hierarchy over the past season and a half, as his low hold total illustrates. While he steered clear of a blowup performance at Coors Field, Devenski has been vulnerable to the long ball in more pitcher-friendly environments in 2019 and will need to string together several quality outings in a row before recapturing a meaningful setup role.
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