Devenski was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday with a sprained UCL in his right elbow.
The 30-year-old last pitched Thursday against the Marlins and surrendered two runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning. Devenski will now be sidelined for at least the next two months while on the 60-day IL, though given it's a UCL injury, a longer absence wouldn't be surprising.
Devenski allowed two runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.
Devenski entered a high-leverage situation and ceded four consecutive hits. It was the fifth time in eight outings the reliever has allowed inherited runners, or his own runners, to score. At one point, Devenski was in the mix for the unsettled closer job in Arizona, but that no longer appears to be the case. The right-hander has an 8.59 ERA and 1.77 WHIP with a 54.5 percent strand rate.
Devenski (1-0) allowed two earned runs on three hits while striking out two in an inning of work against Colorado on Sunday. He got the win after blowing the save.
Devenski blew the lead in the top of the eighth inning and was charged with a blown save. However, he received the win after the Diamondbacks regained the lead in the bottom of the same inning. The 30-year-old has pitched only four innings this season as he has missed time for personal reasons. He has made only eight appearances since 2019, pitching 7.2 innings.
Devenski (personal) was activated from the restricted list Thursday.
Devenski had been unavailable since April 7 due to personal reasons, but he'll be available to return against the Rockies on Thursday. The right-hander had converted on one of his two save chances to begin the season, giving up two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out one in two innings. Stefan Crichton should be the top option for save chances, but Devenski could also be part of the picture now that he's back with the team.
Devenski was placed on the restricted list for personal reasons Wednesday.
The 30-year-old blew a save by allowing a game-tying, solo homer Tuesday against the Rockies, and he's now been placed on the injured list for personal reasons. It's unclear when Devenski is expected to rejoin the team. Joakim Soria (calf) is on the injured list and Kevin Ginkel is battling an illness, so Yoan Lopez could be the top option for saves in Arizona for the immediate future.
Devenski was called upon to convert a save chance Tuesday against the Rockies but instead gave up a game-tying homer to Sam Hilliard.
Devenski was able to retire the first two batters before the homer, and he might still get the next chance with Joakim Soria going on the IL. Yoan Lopez also blew a lead in the 10th inning, Stefan Crichton was used in the seventh inning, and Kevin Ginkel was unavailable due to an illness.
Devenski allowed a run on one hit and struck out one to pick up the save in Sunday's 3-1 win over San Diego.
Perceived closer Joakim Soria came on to start the eighth inning and exited early with a calf injury, so what was a murky closer situation prior to Sunday became even less clear following the game. It would appear a group of Devenski, Kevin Ginkel, who closed out the eighth inning, and Stefan Crichton could get work in the final third of games.
The Diamondbacks informed Devenski on Monday that he would be included on the Opening Day roster, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
The non-roster invitee secured his spot in the Arizona bullpen after he allowed seven baserunners while striking out seven across seven scoreless innings this spring. Devenski isn't believed to be a factor in the Diamondbacks' unsettled closing situation, but he could gain traction in a setup role early on during the season.
Devenski allowed two hits and struck out two over a scoreless inning in Sunday's spring game against the White Sox.
Devesnki stretched his Cactus League scoreless streak to seven games and has 1.00 WHIP along with seven strikeouts over seven innings. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com that he doesn't have a "slam-dunk closer" and opened the door to using matchups at the end of games. Devenski has the hottest hand of all Arizona relievers with the regular season kicking off Friday in San Diego.
Devenski (elbow) made his third Cactus League appearance in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Padres, striking out two over a perfect inning in relief.
Devenski required surgery last September to remove a bone spur in his right elbow, but he reported to spring training at full health and looks well on his way to winning a spot in Arizona's bullpen, despite his status as a non-roster invitee. He's now tossed three scoreless frames so far this spring while allowing only three baserunners.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/13||vs MIA||L 1-5||0.2||4||2||0||0|
|05/11||vs MIA||W 11-3||0.2||0||0||1||1|
|05/08||@ NYM||L 2-4||1.0||1||1||1||0|
|05/05||@ MIA||L 0-8||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|05/02||vs COL||W 8-4||1||1.0||3||2||0||2|
|04/29||vs COL||W 5-3||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|04/06||@ COL||W 10-8||1.0||1||1||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||R-Great Falls Voyagers||8.0||7||0||0||0||0||1||9||1||8||2.25||1.125|
|2013||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||43.1||8||8||0||4||3||0||32||9||60||4.38||1.601|
|2014||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||41.1||10||5||0||5||3||0||37||18||33||3.94||1.241|
|2015||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||119.2||24||17||0||7||4||2||104||33||117||3.02||1.258|
|2018||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||3.0||3||2||0||0||1||0||6||1||7||12.00||2.667|