Strickland cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to the Mets' alternate training site, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Strickland has made four appearances for the Mets this season, allowing four runs (three earned) in 3.1 innings of work. He'll remain in an organizational depth role going forward.
The Mets designated Strickland for assignment Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Strickland was called up Monday and proceeded to work a scoreless inning of relief in the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Marlins. Despite the quality showing, Strickland found himself as the odd man out when New York needed to make room on the roster for Ariel Jurado, who was recalled from the alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Orioles.
Strickland's contract was purchased by the Mets on Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Strickland made three appearances for the Mets early in the season, giving up three earned runs in 2.1 innings of work before being designated for assignment. He's likely ticketed for lower-leverage work upon his return. Drew Smith was optioned in a corresponding move.
Strickland cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Mets' alternate camp Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Strickland was designated for assignment by the Mets after making three relief appearances this season, but he'll remain within the organization after failing to find a spot in another major-league bullpen. The right-hander has allowed three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings in the big leagues in 2020. While the 31-year-old will continue working at the team's alternate training site, whether he rejoins the active roster again at some point during the shortened season remains to be seen.
Strickland was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
After a rough first outing of the season, Strickland was able to somewhat bounce back in his next two relief appearances, but he'll still be designated for assignment after allowing one run on two hits over one inning Tuesday. Left-hander Daniel Zamora was added to the 30-man roster in a corresponding move. Strickland showed promise earlier in his career, but he struggled with the Mariners and Nationals last season, posting a 5.55 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 24.1 innings, so it's unclear whether he'll find an opportunity in another major-league bullpen.
Strickland (0-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits while recording just a single out in a 5-3 extra-inning loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Strickland couldn't seem to get anything going in the 10th inning of a tied contest, and even his one out, a groundout, yielded a run. Once a reliable reliever with the Giants, Strickland struggled throughout 2019 and that trend has apparently continued into 2020. As long as the 31-year-old right-hander leaks runs, he will be more likely to appear in low-leverage situations.
Strickland signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Mets on Monday and will be included as part of the team's 60-man roster pool.
Though Strickland won't be added to the Mets' 40-man roster, his inclusion in the pool of available players will make him an option out of the bullpen when MLB resumes its season in late July. Strickland was previously cut by the Nationals in March after surrendering 12 runs and posting a 15:8 K:BB in 21 innings with the club last season after coming over in a deadline deal with the Mariners.
Strickland was released by the Nationals on Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Strickland joined the Nationals midway through the 2019 season via trade, but he struggled over his time with the team, recording a 5.14 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 21 innings. The right-hander had posted a 10.80 ERA and 1.95 WHIP over 6.2 innings this spring prior to the suspension of Grapefruit League play. It wouldn't be surprising to see Strickland land a spot in another major-league bullpen, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to secure a position as a late reliever.
Strickland signed a one-year contract with the Nationals on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Strickland accumulated a career-worst 5.55 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 24.1 innings with the Mariners and Nationals in 2019, but he'll return to Washington's bullpen next season without having to face arbitration. Sean Doolittle will likely remain as the closer in 2020, but Strickland could serve as a late reliever if he can bring his production closer to the 2.91 ERA he posted over his first five seasons in the majors.
Strickland is not on the Nationals' NLCS roster.
Strickland pitched twice in the NLDS, giving up four runs (including three home runs) in two innings of work. Javy Guerra and Roenis Elias have been added to the roster to replace Strickland and Daniel Hudson (paternity leave).
Strickland returned from the paternity list Friday.
Strickland was away from the team for three days for the birth of his daughter. He returns to Washington for the stretch run, where he owns a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings since a deadline-day trade from Seattle.
The Nationals officially placed Strickland (personal) on the paternity list Tuesday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Strickland left the team after Sunday's series finale against the Cubs and celebrated the birth of his second child Monday. He'll be able to spend the next three days with his family before rejoining the Nationals.
The Nationals are expected to place Strickland on the paternity list Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Strickland announced Monday via a post on his personal Instagram account that his wife gave birth to his daughter, Brylee, so his move to the paternity list comes as little surprise. The reliever will be able to spend up to three days away from the team, so he's not expected to rejoin the Nationals until Friday's series opener versus the Marlins. The Nationals plan to call up catcher Spencer Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg to fill Strickland's spot on the active roster.
Strickland (face) was spotted playing catch in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game against the Pirates and should be available to pitch if needed, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Strickland was sent for X-rays after being hit in the face with a bar in the weight room Tuesday; however, he appears to have avoided a significant injury. He was also seen signing autographs after the throwing session, per Zuckerman, which would seem to further indicate that he's fine.
Strickland is headed for X-rays after an accident in the weight room Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
According to Dougherty's report, Strickland was hit in the face by a bar, and his nose was bandaged as he headed for further testing. His availability for Tuesday night's matchup against Pittsburgh is up in the air at this point.
Strickland will be part of a closer-by-committee situation while Sean Doolittle (knee) is on the 10-day injured list, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Doolittle is not expected to be sidelined for long. Manager Dave Martinez said he will play matchups in the ninth inning while he is without his closer. Strickland, Daniel Hudson and Fernando Rodney are options to close while Doolittle is out.
Strickland (1-1) gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win over the Brewers on Friday.
The right-hander has been sharp in limited action since joining the Nats' bullpen, posting a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB over six innings with a win and four holds. Fernando Rodney is the top setup man for Sean Doolittle right now, but if the 42-year-old falters, Strickland and Daniel Hudson seem more than capable of picking up the slack.
Strickland was traded from the Mariners to the Nationals in exchange for Aaron Fletcher on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Strickland becomes the third reliever the Nationals acquired at the deadline after the team previously picked up Daniel Hudson and Roenis Elias. Strickland missed most of the season with a lat injury and has thrown just a single inning since returning from the injured list. He had been the primary candidate for saves in Seattle but won't be picking up any in Washington unless Sean Doolittle gets injured.
Strickland, activated from the 60-day injured list earlier in the day, fired a perfect eighth inning in an extra-inning win over the Tigers on Sunday. He did not record a strikeout or issue a walk.
Strickland's long-awaited return could hardly have gone better, as the right-hander needed just nine pitches to notch his three outs. The veteran had last been on a big-league hill back on March 29 against the Red Sox, so he presumably has no shortage of rust to knock off. However, after a few outings to get back into the swing of things, it's expected Strickland will gradually return to ninth-inning work in a closer timeshare, at minimum, with Roenis Elias.
The Mariners activated Strickland (lat) from the 60-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Strickland will rejoin the big club for the first time since late March after recovering from a Grade 2 lat strain. Before getting hurt, Strickland had served as Seattle's closer, notching three saves in four chances. Due to his lengthy layoff, Strickland will likely be eased back into Seattle's late-inning mix, but he should have a good chance of eventually unseating Roenis Elias as the team's primary closer. Elias has converted 13 saves in 15 chances on the season but owns an underwhelming 4.60 ERA (4.77 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP across 45 innings, affording him little job security.
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|08/31||vs MIA||L 3-5||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|07/28||@ BOS||W 8-3||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|07/26||vs ATL||L 1-14||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/25||vs ATL||L 3-5||1||0.1||3||2||0||0|
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|2010||AFX-West Virginia Power||43.0||8||8||0||0||4||0||15||8||58||5.86||1.535|
|2013||AFA-San Jose Giants||21.0||20||0||0||1||0||9||23||5||10||0.86||0.714|
|2014||AFA-San Jose Giants||3.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||2||3.00||0.667|
|2014||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||35.2||38||0||0||1||1||11||48||4||25||2.05||0.824|
|2015||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||21.2||15||0||0||1||1||5||25||3||14||1.70||0.802|
|2018||ROK-AZL Giants Black||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0.00||2.000|
|2018||AFA-San Jose Giants||0.2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||45.00||10.000|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||4.0||4||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||0||0.00||0.000|