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36 Nate Karns RP

Baltimore Orioles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
5.10-100.0053
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BAL010.004000005.17100135

Player Updates

July 20, 2019 10:32 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Completes simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) tossed a 20-pitch simulated game Saturday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Karns' return to the Orioles finally looks to be in sight after he's spent more than three months on the shelf with right forearm tightness. The long reliever has already completed four minor-league rehab appearances this month and expects to be ready for reinstatement from the 60-day injured list at the beginning of August, when the Orioles will have wrapped up a nine-game road trip.

July 13, 2019 11:52 AM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Rehab moves to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns' (forearm) rehab has moved to Double-A Bowie, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

He gave up three runs while recording just two outs in an outing for High-A Frederick on Friday but is apparently ready to face more advanced hitters. Karns is trending toward an activation in late July.

July 12, 2019 01:24 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Advances rehab to High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) will make a rehab appearance for High-A Frederick on Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

Karns has made four appearances on his latest rehab assignment, all in rookie ball to date. He's allowed just one run on one hit in 4.1 innings of work, though his 3:3 K:BB isn't particularly encouraging. None of his appearances have been longer than two innings, as he's expected to pitch out of the bullpen when he returns to Baltimore.

July 2, 2019 11:20 AM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Rehabbing in Gulf Coast League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) began a minor-league rehab assignment last week with the Orioles' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, appearing in three games and giving up one run on one hit and three walks over 2.1 innings.

Karns has been on the shelf since early April after being diagnosed with a strained forearm. The right-hander opted to treat the injury through rest and rehab rather than surgery, thereby allowing him to pitch again this season. Since he's been sidelined for almost three months, Karns will need additional time on the farm to build up his arm. If he avoids any further setbacks in his subsequent rehab outings, he'll likely return from the 60-day injured list at some point shortly after the All-Star break.

May 20, 2019 08:00 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Moved to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.

Karns has had multiple setbacks as he works his way back from a forearm strain, though it was confirmed in early May by Dr. James Andrews that he wouldn't require surgery. The transaction has little effect on his return date, which doesn't appear to be coming any time soon.

May 7, 2019 05:08 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Won't require surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns received a second opinion on his strained forearm from Dr. James Andrews on Monday which confirmed that he won't need surgery, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns received an injection and will be shut down from throwing for 7-to-10 days. He'll then need to build his arm strength back up, so he doesn't appear to be close to returning to the field.

May 4, 2019 07:28 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Set for second opinion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns will receive a second opinion on his strained forearm Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns has battled the injury since early April. He's already had to put his rehab on hold twice. More clarity about his eventual return date could emerge Monday.

May 1, 2019 02:56 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Cleared to resume throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) will resume a throwing program Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier in the week after experiencing renewed discomfort in his forearm, but he's been cleared to pick his throwing program back up after being evaluated by team doctors Tuesday. It remains to be seen how this recent setback will alter his return timeline. Karns has been on the shelf since April 9.

April 30, 2019 12:24 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Rehab on hold again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) was returned to the 10-day injured list from his rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns' rehab had been put on hold once already, but that was a brief blip, and he was able to make a second rehab appearance Thursday. According to Kubatko, Karns has experienced renewed discomfort and will be reevaluated to determine if and when the veteran right-hander can resume his rehab assignment. He's now been on the injured list for nearly three weeks after originally expecting a brief stay, and it's not at all clear when his absence will end.

April 24, 2019 04:20 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Cleared to resume rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) will resume his rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns was pulled off his rehab assignment over the weekend after experiencing lingering discomfort in his forearm, but he's been cleared to pick things back up after getting through a side session with no issues Tuesday.

April 22, 2019 11:32 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: To throw side session Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

Karns was dealing with right forearm discomfort following Sunday's rehab appearance, but it doesn't appear as though he's suffered a significant setback. The Orioles should have a better idea on whether he'll continue his rehab stint following his upcoming bullpen.

April 21, 2019 11:44 AM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Lingering forearm discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns is getting checked out Sunday by the Orioles' medical staff due to some lingering discomfort in his forearm, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

He gave up a three-run home run in a third of an inning for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, and it sounds like he may have experienced a setback. Consider him out indefinitely for now.

April 20, 2019 07:04 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Making rehab appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) will throw a rehab inning with Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns expected a short stay on the injured list and appears to be on track. He's already eligible to return, so he'll miss more than the minimum, but it doesn't appear as if he'll need significantly more time.

April 16, 2019 06:36 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Feeling good after bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) feels good after throwing a bullpen session Sunday and will throw another Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns had said he expected his stay of the injured list to be short, and his progress since landing on the IL supports that notion. He's eligible to return Friday, though it's not yet clear whether the Orioles plan to activate him as soon as possible.

April 15, 2019 10:52 AM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Bullpen session coming soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm) will throw a bullpen session within the next few days, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Karns has been optimistic that his stay on the injured list will be a short one, and it appears that he's trending in the right direction. He's eligible to return as soon as Friday, though it's not yet clear exactly when the Orioles expect him back.

April 9, 2019 04:32 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Doesn't expect to be on IL for long
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (forearm strain) thinks he will be back with the Orioles shortly after the minimum 10-day stay in the IL, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

Given the nature of the injury, his optimism seems questionable, but it's good to know that he at least doesn't expect it to be a lengthy stay on the IL. He should resume a mid-leverage role in the Orioles' bullpen once he is healthy.

April 9, 2019 01:52 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain Tuesday.

Karns was a potentially interesting arm this season after some strong peripherals in a small sample with the Royals last year, but the injury risk was always there. He's pitched 5.1 scoreless innings so far this year but has already succumbed to injury. It's unclear how long he's expected to be out at this point. Evan Phillips was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take his place on the roster.

April 7, 2019 08:32 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Opener experiment over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns will be deployed exclusively in relief moving forward rather than as an opener in games, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The Orioles scrapped the idea of using Karns as a starter early in spring training, but the club still turned to the right-hander as an opener for two contests when the fifth turn in the rotation came up. Karns pitched exactly two innings in both games and had mixed results, prompting manager Brandon Hyde to abandon the experiment. John Means will step into the rotation Tuesday against the Athletics to fill Karns' spot, though the newly signed Dan Straily will likely end up being the long-term replacement.

April 4, 2019 02:08 PM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Serves as opener again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karns (0-1) allowed one run (none earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out four across two innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Karns appeared as the opener for the second time this season. After struggling with his control in his first outing, Karns found the zone with 23 of his 32 pitches and also generated seven swinging strikes. He's been used primarily as a starter throughout his five-year career, but has struggled to stay healthy and thus may settle into the opener role for the remainder of the season.

March 31, 2019 12:16 AM
Orioles' Nate Karns: Likely slated for two innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Brandon Hyde said prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees that he's hopeful that Karns will be able to pitch into the third inning, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Karns has been a starting pitcher for the majority of his five seasons in the big leagues, but he's slated to work in relief to begin the current campaign. However, his first appearance of 2019 will technically come in a starting role, as he'll act as the opener Saturday before likely giving way to Jimmy Yacabonis, who is expected to cover the bulk of the innings. Neither Karns nor Yacabonis makes for especially enticing streaming options given the strong lineup they'll be facing in addition to the expected brevity of their outings.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 3.000 0.00004
vs RHB 2.100 0.00031
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
3/30@NYY0002.01031
4/3@TOR0102.03004
4/6NYY0000.13000
4/8OAK0001.00000
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
TB
L1-4
15
16
WAS
L1-8
17
WAS
W9-2
18
19
BOS
W11-2
20
BOS
L6-17
21
BOS
W5-0
22
@ARI
9:40 pm
23
@ARI
9:40 pm
24
@ARI
3:40 pm
25
@LAA
10:07 pm
26
@LAA
10:07 pm
27
@LAA
9:07 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013WAS01 7.50330000 12.017111051611
2014TB11 4.50220000 12.076632413
2015TB75 3.6727260000 147.0132626019556145
2016SEA62 5.1522150011 94.195555411345101
2017KC22 4.17980000 45.1412121921351
2018KC00 ---0000000.00000000
2019BAL01 0.00420000 5.17100135
Total 1612 4.3067560011 316.02991561514714127326
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013WAS3300000100 .000 .000 .000
2014TB2000000000 --- --- ---
2015TB27411110300 .2501.000 .250
2016SEA22100000000 .000 .000 .000
2017KC9000000000 --- --- ---
2019BAL4000000000 --- --- ---
Total 67811110400 .125 .500 .125
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013WASP33330001.000
2014TBP2200000 ---
2015TBP27261951310 .947
2016SEAP2215158520 .867
2017KCP9890810 .889
2019BALP42303011.000
Total  675649162941 .918
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013WAS01214 0.8620000 .32161 18.0 .6600
2014TB01211 1.1810000 .16349 9.8 .3950
2015TB1133150 0.941750015 .239621 11.8 .3870
2016SEA17895 0.87122015 .259417 13.6 .4170
2017KC14437 1.2461002 .237188 11.1 .4450
2018KC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2019BAL072 4.0001001 .33325 18.6 .3810
Total 3286309 0.983890123 .2471361 12.5 .4170
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011ASX-Auburn Doubledays32 3.5088000 36.0271414142733
2011R-Gcl Nationals00 0.0055000 18.020002626
2012AFX-Hagerstown Suns30 2.03115102 44.1231110132161
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals84 2.261313100 71.2472318142687
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators106 3.262323300132.2109544814748155
2014AAA-Durham Bulls99 5.082727000145.1142898216362153
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/225
Birthdate:
11/25/1987
Age:
31
Hometown:
Franklin, PA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Baltimore Orioles
College:
Texas Tech
MLB Experience:
6