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July 15, 2016 12:24 PM
Joe Beimel: Released by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beimel was released by the Royals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The 39-year-old southpaw had pitched 14.2 innings across 12 games at Triple-A Omaha before being released. Beimel had been struggling, as he'd posted a 4.30 ERA and 1.91 WHIP. His last stint in the MLB came during the 2015 season, during which he had a 3.99 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with the Mariners.

May 29, 2016 08:30 PM
Marlins' Joe Beimel: Must pass physical to get minor-league contract with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beimel has agreed to a minor league contract with the Royals, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Beimel will be required to pass a physical before being able to play, but the Royals have seen his MRI and believe his elbow is OK. He's had both shoulder and elbow issues in the past, but was given a clean bill of health recently by Dr. James Andrews. Beimel will likely be relegated to organizational depth for the major league bullpen. The veteran hasn't played in a game this season.

May 12, 2016 09:36 AM
Marlins' Joe Beimel: Inks deal with Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beimel signed with the Marlins on Thursday and will report to extended spring training, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

The 39-year-old Beimel tossed 47.1 innings for the Mariners in 2015, collecting a 3.99 ERA but striking out just 4.2 batters per nine innings. He'll likely start his tenure with the club in the minors, but could end up in the Miami bullpen later this year if a need for a lefty reliever arises.

September 4, 2015 07:00 PM
Mariners RP Joe Beimel activated off DL
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have activated reliever Joe Beimel off the disabled list, per ESPN 710.

Beimel spent the minimum time on the shelf with arm fatigue. He went down in a terrible slump, having allowed 10 runs over his last 1 2/3 innings.

August 21, 2015 06:50 PM
Mariners put RP Joe Beimel on DL, promote RP Rob Rasmussen
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have placed reliever Joe Beimel on the disabled list with arm fatigue and promoted fellow left-hander Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Tacoma, per the Tacoma News-Tribune.

Beimel has complained about the ailment lately - and he has evidence to prove it. He has allowed an outrageous 10 earned runs and five home runs over his last 1 2/3 innings to send his ERA soaring from 2.50 to 4.78.

Rasmussen was just sent down by Seattle on Monday after compiling an awful 14.09 ERA.

June 1, 2015 02:00 PM
Mariners reinstate Joe Beimel, option Lucas Luetge to Triple-A
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have reinstated pitcher Joe Beimel from the restricted list and optioned pitcher Lucas Luetge back to Triple-A Tacoma, the team announced.

Beimel went on the restricted list on Friday for personal reasons and has a 2.79 ERA with seven strikeouts in 9 2/3 innings of work this season. Luetge has a 5.06 ERA in 21 1/3 innings of work in Triple-A this season.

June 1, 2015 02:01 PM
Mariners P Joe Beimel (personal) away from team; Luetge recalled
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

The Mariners have called up left-hander Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma. This will be Luetge's second stint with the Mariners this season. He pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief in a loss on April 25. He has struggled in Triple-A to the tune of a 5.06 ERA in 21 1/3 innings.

Luetge will take the place of reliever Joe Beimel, who will be away from the team for personal reasons, according to iThe Tacoma News Tribune.

June 1, 2015 02:03 PM
Mariners' Joe Beimel earns first save since 2009
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Mariners reliever Joe Beimel pitched a perfect tenth inning to protect a one-run lead in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.

Beimel earned his first save since June, 2009, with Washington. He's been with three MLB teams since then. 

"I was very amped," Beimel said to MLB.com. "With the second hitter, I actually had to step back a little bit and realize, 'Hey, you're in the game right now and still pitching. Don't let the adrenaline overtake you and control you.' If you use adrenaline, it's good. But if you let it run you and you're throwing pitches up there you're not supposed to be throwing, it's not a good thing."

June 1, 2015 02:28 PM
Report: Signs point to Mariners promoting Taylor, Beimel
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Signs are pointing to the Mariners promoting shortstop Chris Taylor and reliever Joe Beimel from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, according to The News Tribune. The Mariners have two open roster spots after demoting relievers Yoervis Medina and Tyler Olson to the minors on Sunday.

Taylor was competing for the starting shortstop job this spring before suffering a broken wrist March 13. He is batting .313 with one triple, two home runs, five doubles and six RBI in 21 games.

Beimel signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners in early April. He is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three outings. He has five strikeouts and no walks in 3 2/3 innings.

June 1, 2015 03:08 PM
P Joe Beimel re-joins Mariners on minor-league deal
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Relief pitcher Joe Beimel will be back with the Mariners organization in 2015, according to the Seattle Times

Beimel also posted a picture of one cleat in front of a Mariners logo on Thursday, announcing that would be part of his away uniform for the season. In 2014 in Seattle, Beimel went 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 45.0 innings. 

Beimel signed with the Rangers in early March but was unable to win the setup role with the team. He was released on March 23. 

June 1, 2015 03:22 PM
Report: Mets have no interest in free agent RP Joe Beimel
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Mets are not considering signing veteran reliever Joe Beimel, despite the need for a left-handed reliever, a team source told ESPN.

Beimel was released by the Rangers on Monday after allowing 11 runs on 13 hits and two walks in three innings this spring. The 37-year-old Beimel had a 2.20 ERA in 45 innings for the Mariners last season.

June 1, 2015 03:23 PM
Rangers release Joe Beimel
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Rangers released pitcher Joe Beimel as part of Monday's camp cuts. Beimel had a rough spring, giving up 14 runs (11 earned) in three innings.

June 1, 2015 03:24 PM
Rangers reliever Joe Beimel struggles to lock up setup role
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Rangers reliever Joe Beimel struggled again on Sunday, giving up three runs in just 2/3 of an inning. He now has an ERA of 33.00 this spring.

"I've never experienced anything like this, it's pretty crazy," Beimel said to MLB.com. "It's pretty crazy, every ball is either falling in or I'm making bad pitches. I've got to get it going soon, I've got to get a few outs. In 2008, I had my worst Spring Training up until this year and it was one of my best seasons. Maybe luck will turn in my favor."

June 1, 2015 03:47 PM
Rangers signed P Joe Beimel to one-year deal
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Rangers signed left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel to a one-year contract, the organization announced on Friday

Beimel spent the 2014 season with the Mariners and posted a 2.20 ERA in 56 appearances. He also had a 3-1 record for the year. In 45.0 innings, Beimel struck out 25 batters and walked 14. 

June 1, 2015 04:05 PM
Joe Beimel seeking multi-year deal
by Chris Cwik |

Former Mariners pitcher Joe Beimel is seeking a multi-year deal, according to the Tacoma News Tribune

The 37-year-old is coming off a season in which he posted a 2.20 ERA over 45 innings. Beimel reportedly had at least three teams interested in him in January, but the Mariners appear to have bowed out of the running. 

June 2, 2015 07:45 AM
Joe Beimel has longest scoreless streak in AL
by Larry Hartstein |

Mariners lefty reliever Joe Beimel has not allowed a run in his last 17 2/3 innings, the longest active scoreless streak in the American League, reports MLB.com. He was last chaged with a run April 26.

Beimel, 37, has stranded 13 of 15 inherited runners and is 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA in 30 games.

"He's been real good. I've been very pleased. Joe has pitched in a lot of big games in his career," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "I think he's one of the reasons our bullpen is as good as it is. His numbers withstanding, what he brings to that bullpen is experience and gives it a calming effect down there."

June 1, 2015 08:23 PM
Joe Beimel notches first win
by Larry Hartstein |

Mariners reliever Joe Beimel silenced a Rays' rally in the fifth inning Monday and earned his first victory of the season. Beimel came on with two on and two out and struck out Jerry Sands to end the inning.

Beimel (1-1) retired another batter in the sixth before being replaced. His ERA stands at 1.86.

June 1, 2015 09:18 PM
Joe Beimel hit with first loss of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mariners relief pitcher Joe Beimel was charged with the loss Thursday afternoon against the Rangers, his first of the season.

Beimel (0-1) allowed a run to score on a ground out and another on a wild pitch in the fifth inning, which proved to be the difference in an 8-6 defeat. He was charged with two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out one in one inning of work. He owns a 2.57 ERA and 1.14 WHIP along with 4:3 K:BB ratio over seven innings pitched.

June 2, 2015 10:46 AM
Braves sign Joe Beimel to minor-league deal
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Braves signed pitcher Joe Beimel to a minor-league deal Saturday, Yahoo! Sports reports. The 36-year-old has not appeared in the majors since 2011 and is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery.

June 2, 2015 11:57 AM
Rangers cut ties with Beimel
by CBS Sports Staff |

The Rangers released pitchers Joe Beimel and Mitch Stetter on Monday.

Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
1998A-Erie
1999A-Hickory
2000AA-Altoona
2000A-Lynchburg
2004AAA-Rochester
2005AAA-Durham
2006AAA-Las Vegas
2009AFA-Potomac
2010AAA-Colorado Springs Sky
2011AFA-Bradenton Marauders
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians
2011AA-Altoona Curve
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers