Frankoff (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
Frankoff landed on the shelf with soreness in his right forearm June 4, and he'll now be sidelined for at least two months due to the injury. The 32-year-old will be eligible to be activated in early August.
Frankoff hit the 10-day injured list with right forearm soreness Friday.
Frankoff has struggled to a 9.20 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in 14.2 innings this season, but it's unclear if those struggles are injury-related. Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Frankoff pitched the eighth inning of Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Brewers, giving up a run on three hits in a 17-pitch appearance.
Frankoff had worked as a starter for Arizona in each of his last three outings, but after posting a 9.22 ERA and 1.90 WHIP across those games, manager Torey Lovullo has at least temporarily chosen to remove him from the rotation. Arizona currently has four starters (Zac Gallen, Madison Bumgarner, Taylor Widener and Luke Weaver) on the injured list, but due to a pair of upcoming off days, the team will be able to get by with a streamlined four-man rotation until at least mid-June. Expect Frankoff to continue working in a low-leverage relief role for the time being.
Arizona pitching coach Matt Herges thinks Frankoff may have been tipping pitches in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Frankoff was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and four walks Saturday, but Herges wasn't ready to blame the entire outing on pitch-tipping. "I think with his changeup sometimes it's a different look (compared to his other pitches)," Herges said. "But he's working hard to figure it out. He's becoming more inconsistent with it, which is a good sign." Frankoff is next slated to pitch Thursday on the road against the Brewers.
Frankoff (0-1) took the loss Saturday against St. Louis, allowing seven runs on seven hits and four walks with five strikeouts in five innings in a 7-4 defeat.
Frankoff's problem inning was the third as he allowed five runs, but the rookie pitched well otherwise. The five innings pitched was his most in three starts this year but the rookie needs to show better than a 9.22 ERA before he can be trusted.
Frankoff (0-1) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two across four innings Friday, taking the loss to the Rockies.
Frankoff made his second start of the season while three regular members of the Diamondbacks' rotation are on the injured list, but it did not go well as he allowed a pair of homers and more runs than innings pitched. The 32-year-old has a 7.27 ERA in 8.2 innings. He has tallied only 13.1 MLB innings throughout his career.
Frankoff is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Rockies in Colorado.
Frankoff will be making his second turn through the rotation after he limited the Nationals to two runs over 4.2 innings in his Diamondbacks debut last weekend. Arizona currently has three rotation members on the injured list (Zac Gallen, Luke Weaver and Taylor Widener) and another listed as day-to-day (Madison Bumgarner), so Frankoff could hold down a starting role until the Diamondbacks pitching staff regains some health.
Frankoff hurled 4.2 innings against Washington on Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four.
Frankoff's first appearance of the campaign was also his first big-league start. He tossed only 49 of 90 pitches for strikes and threw two wild pitches but managed to hold the Nationals to only two runs over 4.2 frames. The right-hander could have earned a win thanks to a big performance from Arizona's offense, but he was pulled with two outs in the fifth inning after loading the bases. It remains to be seen if Frankoff will get another start. If he does, it could come on the road against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Frankoff will start for the Diamondbacks against the Nationals on Saturday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Arizona will turn to Frankoff on Saturday and Luke Weaver on Sunday, pushing Madison Bumgarner to the spot vacated by Zac Gallen (forearm). Matt Peacock presumably transitions back to the bullpen. A 27th-round pick by the A's back in 2010, Frankoff has allowed seven runs in 4.2 major-league innings so far in his career, all in relief.
Frankoff was recalled Wednesday by the Diamondbacks from Triple-A.
The righty replaces Zac Gallen (elbow) on the roster and will help fill a sizable innings void left by the injured ace, though Frankoff's work will likely come out of the bullpen. Frankoff struggled in spring training and allowed five earned runs in one five-inning start at Triple-A Reno this season.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Frankoff to their minor-league camp Wednesday.
Coming off a 2020 campaign in which he made two late-season relief appearances out of the Seattle bullpen, Frankoff was forced to settle for a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks this winter. He wasn't able to impress in his bid for a spot in the Snakes' Opening Day bullpen, giving up nine runs (eight earned) over 11.2 innings in Cactus League play. Frankoff will likely begin the season at Triple-A Reno.
Frankoff signed a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Frankoff returned stateside last season following a pair of years in Korea but failed to find much success. In just 2.2 innings with the Mariners, he allowed five runs and struck out none of the 16 batters he faced. At age 32, a big step forward in his talent level probably isn't waiting around the corner.
Frankoff was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
Frankoff threw just 2.2 innings in his return from the KBO this season, and those innings certainly didn't go the way he would have wanted. He allowed five runs on six hits while walking two and striking out none. As a 32-year-old with just 4.2 MLB innings to his name, he's unlikely to play a major role next season.
The Mariners optioned Frankoff to their alternate training site Sunday.
Frankoff was removed from the active roster ahead of Sunday's season finale versus the Athletics after he served as Seattle's 29th man in Saturday's twin bill. He didn't appear in either contest and will finish the 2020 season with five runs allowed over 2.2 innings out of the Seattle bullpen.
Frankoff was recalled by the Mariners to serve as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Athletics.
Frankoff will provide an extra arm in the bullpen for Saturday's twin bill as the regular season winds down. The right-hander made two appearances earlier in September, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out zero over 2.2 innings.
Frankoff was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Tuesday.
Frankoff pitched well in his first outing of the season, but he was roughed up Monday as he allowed five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out zero over 1.2 innings against the Athletics. Brandon Brennan (oblique) was activated from the 45-day injured list.
The Mariners selected Frankoff's contract from their alternate training site Sunday.
Seattle cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by transferring Matt Magill (shoulder) to the 45-day injured list and a spot on the 28-man roster by optioning Zac Grotz. The 32-year-old Frankoff made his lone big-league appearance back in 2017, when he was a member of the Cubs. He spent the previous two years in the Korea Baseball Organization before returning stateside this offseason. Expect him to fill a low-leverage role out of Seattle's bullpen.
Frankoff signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Tuesday.
Frankoff elected free agency in July after he was left off the Padres' 60-man roster, but he'll get to work at the Mariners' alternate training site. The right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2017 with the Cubs and is unlikely to see significant time in the big leagues this season.
Frankoff elected free agency Tuesday.
Frankoff had limited prospects for playing time this season after being excluded from the Padres' 60-man roster, so he'll opt to test free agency instead. The 31-year-old had spent the past two seasons with the Doosan Bears of the KBO, posting a 3.68 ERA over 50 starts. It's unclear whether he'll be able to secure a spot on another MLB roster.
Frankoff signed with the Padres as a non-roster invitee Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old has just two big-league innings under his belt, both with the Cubs in 2017. He spent the last two seasons pitching for the Doosan Bears of the KBO, posting a 3.68 ERA in 50 starts.
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|05/29||vs STL||L 4-7||1||5.0||7||7||4||5|
|05/21||@ COL||L 1-7||1||4.0||7||5||1||2|
|05/15||vs WAS||W 11-4||4.2||3||2||4||4|
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|2014||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||30.2||22||0||0||1||1||1||22||10||30||4.47||1.325|
|2016||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||7.1||4||1||0||0||0||0||4||2||5||3.80||0.986|