Sherfy is dealing with an elbow injury that could require a scope, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
This explains, at least in part, why Sherfy was cut loose by the Diamondbacks earlier in the week. The right-hander will begin rehabbing with an eye towards returning to the field in 2021.
Sherfy was released by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old was included in the 60-player pool, but he was unable to show enough at the alternate training site to maintain a spot. Sherfy made 17 appearances for Arizona in 2019 and had a 5.89 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 22:5 K:BB over 18.1 innings.
Sherfy was assigned to the Diamondbacks' alternate camp Saturday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Sherfy will travel to Arizona's satellite camp at Salt River Flats and will not be part of the Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old right-hander spent part of the last three seasons with the Diamondbacks and could return for a fourth consecutive. He compiled a 5.89 ERA over 18.1 innings (17 appearances) in 2019.
Sherfy will be a part of the Diamondbacks' 60-man summer camp.
Although Sherfy was designated for assignment by Arizona in January, he'll still get an opportunity to break camp as part of the 60-man roster. The 28-year-old has appeared in relief 43 times with the Diamondbacks in the past three seasons, posting a career 2.98 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He logged both a save and a win in the majors last September.
Sherfy was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Sherfy saw his biggest major-league workload in 2019 by pitching 18.1 innings, but he failed to accomplish much with a 5.89 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. The right-hander has found success in the majors and at the Triple-A level in the past, but it's unclear whether he'll be claimed by another squad after struggling in 2019. Sherfy's removal from the 40-man roster makes room for the newly acquired Hector Rondon.
Sherfy (1-0) allowed only a solo home run while striking out two in one inning, earning the win versus the Padres on Saturday.
Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer took Sherfy deep in the seventh inning, but the Diamondbacks responded with a five-run rally to help the 27-year-old reliever get his first win of the year. Sherfy has posted a 5.89 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 22 strikeouts in 18.1 innings this season.
Sherfy earned a two-out save, his first of the season, striking out both batters without allowing a walk or hit against the Reds on Saturday.
With Archie Bradley unavailable because he had pitched in three of the last four days, Arizona turned to Andrew Chafin to start the ninth and Sherfy was called upon after two Reds reached base. Sherfy has a 0.77 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 12 strikeouts in 11.2 innings this season.
Sherfy was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday.
Sherfy has thrown 9.2 innings for the Diamondbacks this season, allowing just a single run. He owns a 3.60 ERA in 35 frames for Triple-A Reno.
Sherfy (upper body) returned to action with Triple-A Reno on Monday, throwing a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts against Sacramento.
After a brief rehab stint in the Arizona League, Sherfy was cleared to return to the Diamondbacks' top minor-league affiliate. He was sharp in his first appearance for the Aces since July 14, retiring the side in order on 12 pitches (eight strikes). The right-hander has battled control issues this year and he's lost a couple ticks off his fastball over the past two seasons, but Sherfy should be up in September and get to make his case for a more permanent spot with the big club in 2020.
Sherfy (upper body) was placed on the 7-day injured list Monday.
Sherfy blew a save Sunday for Triple-A Reno, giving up the tying run in the ninth inning, and the injury may have played a part in his struggles. The right-hander carries an ERA of 11.12 with a 2.82 WHIP during July. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, but hopefully a recovery timeline will come into focus as the club releases more details in the future.
Sherfy was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
Sherfy's latest major-league stint didn't last long, as he made just one appearance out of the bullpen before heading right back down to Triple-A. He walked four and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday against the Rockies. Stefan Crichton will join the big-league club in a corresponding move.
Sherfy was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Sherfy takes the roster spot of Luke Weaver (forearm) who was placed on the injured list Monday. Sherfy has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen at both the Triple-A and major-league levels this season and compiled a 1.08 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 8.1 innings with the Diamondbacks.
Sherfy was optioned to Triple-A Reno after Wednesday's loss to the Padres.
Wednesday's starter, Merrill Kelly, was unable to complete the second inning at San Diego, so Sherfy was brought in to cover 2.1 innings out of the bullpen. He gave up one run on five hits and one walk. It's the first run the 27-year-old has allowed this season across 8.1 innings. Sherfy actually owns a 1.02 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB over the last three seasons for the Diamondbacks, yet he has pitched only 35.1 innings.
Sherfy was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Sherfy spent a day on the big-league roster earlier in the year but did not make an appearance. He owns an excellent 1.32 ERA with a 21:5 K:BB in 13.2 innings for Triple-A Reno this season.
Sherfy was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Monday.
Sherfy lasted just a single day on the big-league roster and did not get into a game. His track record (a 1.00 ERA in 27 major-league innings) suggests he could help the Diamondbacks, but he'll have to keep waiting for his chance. Blake Swihart was added to the major-league roster in a corresponding move.
Sherfy was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
Sherfy was optioned in March after his velocity was down in camp, but he seems to be fine through 5.1 innings of work at the Triple-A level, striking out 36.0 percent of opposing hitters en route to a 3.38 ERA. He has an excellent 1.00 ERA in 27 career big-league innings and could quickly move into a high-leverage role if he keeps up that level of performance. Taylor Clarke was optioned in a corresponding move.
Sherfy was optioned to Triple-A Reno in part because his velocity was down in camp, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Sherfy struggled to hit 90 mph at times, a concern for a player whose fastball average 93.7 mph last season. That loss of velocity likely contributed to his 5.14 ERA in seven spring innings. Velocity dips can sometimes be indicators of arm injuries, though no injury has yet been reported, so it's possible that he just needs some time in the minors to sort out a mechanical issue.
Sherfy was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
Sherfy has only thrown 27 career big-league innings, but his excellent 1.00 ERA in those innings seemed to give him a shot to make the Opening Day roster. He'll have to await his next opportunity at Reno but doesn't have much to prove in the minors after recording a 1.60 ERA in 45 innings at the Triple-A level last season.
Sherfy allowed a run on two hits and one walk over one inning Wednesday against Colorado.
Sherfy had good results over 16.1 innings for Arizona last season despite troubling peripherals, particularly the base on balls (5.5 BB/9, 14.5 percent walk rate). Those numbers are catching up to him this spring. The right-handed reliever has walked four in 7.1 innings and has a 5.14 ERA.
Sherfy retired one of the two hitters he faced to close out the seventh inning of Friday's 6-2 loss to the Rockies.
Sherfy, who entered the contest with two outs and runners on the corners, proceeded to walk Garrett Hampson to load the bases. He got out of the jam by inducing a Gerardo Parra flyout to end the threat, but the Rockies had already plated four runs earlier in the contest to break open a tie game. Though most of Sherfy's opportunities have come in lower-leverage spots since his Sept. 1 callup, he's done well when called upon, allowing two runs over 7.2 innings while striking out nine.
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