Shreve agreed Sunday with the Pirates on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league spring training, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Though he won't immediately get added to the 40-man roster, Shreve becomes one of the more intriguing arms in the Pittsburgh bullpen. While with the Mets last season, Shreve relied heavily on a fastball-splitter combo and was able to generate a 17.1 percent swinging-strike rate, the fourth-best mark among all qualifying left-handed relievers. He should be a strong bet to earn a spot on the Pirates' Opening Day roster, and he could immediately seize a key late-inning role.
Shreve was non-tendered by the Mets on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The left-hander was entering his final year of arbitration but will now hit free agency. Shreve was a solid bullpen piece in 2020 with a 3.96 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 34:12 K:BB over 25 innings (17 appearances).
Shreve struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning and was credited with a hold Tuesday in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Rays.
Though the hold was Shreve's first of the season, the lefty reliever has quietly had some sneaky value in deep mixed and NL-only leagues this season. In addition to posting a superb 3.00 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 24 innings, Shreve also has turned in five appearances with at least three strikeouts. He's positioned himself to fill a key late-inning role for the Mets for the remainder of the season and into the 2021 campaign.
Shreve (1-0) picked up the win Monday, tossing 2.1 perfect innings of relief in an 11-4 victory over the Marlins. He struck out five.
Entering the game behind starter/opener Robert Gsellman in the second inning with runners on first and second and two outs, Shreve struck out Matt Joyce to end the Miami rally and then breezed through the next two frames. The southpaw has been outstanding in long relief to begin the season, posting a 3.09 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB through 11.2 innings over six appearances, and if the Mets find themselves using a Tampa-style opener more often to patch the holes in their rotation, Shreve could see his fantasy value spike.
Shreve has been named to the Mets' 60-man player pool, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
The 29-year-old lefty will give the club some additional bullpen depth. Shreve spent most of last season at Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals' system. Over 203.2 innings in his big-league career he's posted a 3.71 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 234:102 K:BB.
Shreve signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 29-year-old appeared in just three major-league games for the Cardinals in 2019, but he posted a 3.93 ERA with a 62:27 K:BB over 52.2 major-league innings the year before. The southpaw has been relatively effective at the Triple-A level, and Heyman reports that he will likely get an invite to spring training this year. Even if he makes the major-league roster, Shreve will likely only serve as a middle reliever.
Shreve was outrighted to Triple-A Memphis.
He cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A after getting designated for assignment earlier in the week. Shreve will serve as organizational bullpen depth going forward.
Shreve was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Shreve made three appearances out of the bullpen after being promoted July 11, allowing two runs while walking one and fanning two over two innings of work. Mike Mayers (lat) was activated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Shreve was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
Shreve has posted a 3.80 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with a 50:19 K:BB over 42.2 innings this season at Triple-A, earning him a shot out of the big-league bullpen. He'll take the spot of Tyler Webb, who was optioned to the Redbirds.
Shreve passed through waivers unclaimed Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Memphis, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
Shreve had a respectable 3.93 ERA last season, but that came with a poor 5.12 FIP as he walked too many batters (11.5 percent). He could return to the big leagues at some point this year but his chances are hurt by the fact that he's no longer on the 40-man roster.
Shreve was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Friday, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
Shreve had a fairly good 3.93 ERA in 52.2 frames split between the Yankees and Cardinals last season, though that came with a poor 5.12 FIP. He's reliably beaten his FIP over the course of his career, however, as his 3.66 ERA easily outpaces his 4.81 FIP over 201.2 career innings. If another team trusts the results, he'll find a place as a left-handed option in a big-league bullpen somewhere soon.
Shreve signed a one-year deal with St. Louis on Friday to avoid arbitration.
Shreve finished the 2018 campaign with a 3.93 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 52.2 innings split between the Yankees and Cardinals. The left-hander will likely remain in a middle-inning spot while also matching up with left-handed hitters out of the bullpen this upcoming season.
Shreve (1-0) picked up the win Thursday, firing a scoreless ninth inning while recording a strikeout in a victory over the Rockies.
Shreve notched his first Cardinals win in rather improbable fashion, as Jose Martinez plated the tying and winning runs as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth. That rewarded Shreve -- who got through his sole frame on an efficient 15 pitches -- with his first victory since May 6, which came in a Yankees uniform. The 28-year-old southpaw sports an unblemished ERA through two appearances in St. Louis, and he's likely to be used in a variety of middle-to-late inning roles, including matchup-based situations versus left-handed hitters.
Shreve was traded from the Yankees to the Cardinals along with Giovanny Gallegos in exchange for Luke Voit and international bonus pool money.
The 28-year-old southpaw has a 4.26 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 38 innings this year, so he's a useful addition for St. Louis. He now profiles as the Cardinals' top lefty reliever, although he doesn't figure to get many save chances with Bud Norris and Jordan Hicks situated in the later innings.
Shreve picked up his second career save with a scoreless inning Saturday against the Mets.
Shreve was called on to bail out Aroldis Chapman, who nearly blew a four-run lead after allowing the first five batters to reach base in the ninth inning. Shreve got Devin Mesoraco to ground into a double play and got Wilmer Flores out on a comebacker. Despite the clutch performance, it would be a surprise to see Shreve given many more similar opportunities, as secondary closing options David Robertson and Dellin Betances would likely have gotten the nod had they not already pitched in the game.
Shreve retired the side on six pitches in his lone inning of relief in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Orioles in 12 innings.
With five strikeouts over four scoreless frames this season, Shreve has been a more than capable middle-relief option for the Yankees, but he's not expected to be a regular part of the bridge to closer Aroldis Chapman so long as Dellin Betances, David Robertson and Chad Green are all reasonably healthy and effective. While making bats miss has never been an issue for Shreve, he'll need to rein in the long balls before becoming a more reliable roster member in AL-only settings. He owns a 1.53 HR/9 over parts of five seasons in the big leagues.
Shreve agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees on Saturday, avoiding arbitration.
This was the first year he was an arbitration-eligible player. In 2017, Shreve posted a 3.77 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with a 58:25 K:BB in 45.1 innings of relief. Heading into this upcoming campaign, he should remain in a middle-inning role as the top left-hander in the Yankees' bullpen outside of Aroldis Chapman.
Shreve (4-1) was credited with the win after throwing three shutout innings with three strikeouts to just one walk in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Though he's not typically deployed in a long-man role, manager Joe Girardi had to get creative after getting just three innings out of starter Luis Severino. Shreve was extremely efficient, needing just 33 pitches for the three frames to grab his first win since July. The southpaw will likely continue to be called upon to get lefties out, but he also proved capable of providing length Wednesday.
Shreve recorded a strikeout over 1.1 innings but allowed two runs on four hits in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.
Shreve allowed a home run to the first batter he faced and he's now allowed at least one run in six of his last eight appearances for a 5.73 ERA in August. The lefty typically hasn't been deployed in many high-leverage situations anyway, but if he continues to struggle, it's possible he falls even further down the bullpen pecking order.
Shreve was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
After the Yankees acquired Jaime Garcia from the Twins earlier Sunday to bolster their rotation, the team no longer had a need for No. 5 starter Caleb Smith, who was optioned back to Triple-A to make room for an extra arm in the bullpen in Shreve. Though he's excelled in his previous 29 appearances with the Yankees, turning in a 2.77 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 26 innings, Shreve probably won't see much usage in high-leverage situations in his latest stint in the big leagues due to the unparalleled relief depth New York already has on hand.
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