Claudio has recovered from his hip infection and is a full-go for game action, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Claudio got a late start to spring training due to the hip issue, but he's now ready to go and is likely to appear in a Cactus League contest in the coming days. The left-hander is expected to fill a middle-relief role, with some potential for setup duties, with the Angels this season.
Claudio (hip) arrived at spring training Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Claudio missed the first week of spring training due to a right hip infection, but he was cleared to join the team Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, the southpaw should have plenty of time to prepare for Opening Day.
Claudio's arrival at spring training will be delayed due to a right hip infection, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Claudio will be unable to compete at the start of spring training due to his hip issue. Manager Joe Maddon said the reliever should miss 1-to-2 weeks, although he said Claudio could also be sidelined longer. Once he's fully healthy, the southpaw should mainly work in low-leverage situations for his new club.
Claudio signed a one-year, $1.13 million contract with the Angels on Wednesday.
Claudio made at least 66 relief appearances in each of the three seasons leading up to the abbreviated 2020 campaign. However, he has a lackluster average fastball velocity of 85.9 mph and has posted a 4.28 ERA over the past three seasons. The southpaw should pitch mainly in low-leverage situations for Los Angeles.
Claudio was non-tendered by the Brewers on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Claudio had a 4.26 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB over 19 innings for the Brewers last season. The soft-throwing lefty led the team with 83 appearances during 2019 and posted similar numbers.
Claudio threw a clean ninth inning in Milwaukee's 7-1 victory over Cleveland on Friday.
The Brewers were well ahead on the scoreboard heading into the final frames Friday, so the team's regular late-game relievers got the night off and Claudio got the chance to seal the deal. Claudio has finished six games this season and even has a save, but he generally works in middle relief.
Claudio allowed one run (none earned) but did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out one to earn the save Saturday against the Cubs.
Claudio got the save chance as Josh Hader was likely unavailable after tossing 1.1 innings and throwing 35 pitches Friday night. Claudio came in to pitch in the 10th inning and did not allow any baserunners, but the runner starting on second base scored to cut the lead to one. It was Claudio's first save of the season, and he isn't likely to see many more with Hader accounting for the vast majority of save chances for the Brewers.
Claudio recorded two outs out of the bullpen and allowed one earned run in Monday's extra-inning victory over the Pirates.
Claudio was not sharp Monday and allowed a one-run deficit to turn into a four-run margin, but he did limit the damage enough to allow the Brewers to come back and win Monday's contest. Claudio led all relievers in appearances last season with 83, and he is being used similarly thus far, being summoned from the bullpen in two of the Brewers' first four games.
Claudio has tossed a scoreless inning in three spring games and has allowed two hits while posting a 3:0 K:BB.
Claudio signed a major-league contract with the Brewers over the offseason, which all but assured him a spot in the team's bullpen barring an injury or a rough spring. He is healthy and has been effective up to this point, so he is on track to open the year in the same middle-relief role he occupied in 2019, when he appeared in a league-leading 83 games out of the Brewers' bullpen.
Claudio signed a one-year contract with the Brewers on Monday.
Claudio appeared in a career-high 83 games in his first season with the Brewers last season, recording a 4.06 ERA with a 44:24 K:BB. The southpaw should continue to see heavy usage out of the Brewers' bullpen in 2020, although his value could take a slight hit as a result of the reported new rule that requires pitchers to face a minimum of three batters or finish the inning.
Claudio was non-tendered by the Brewers on Monday.
Claudio was a workhorse for Milwaukee in 2019, appearing in 83 games out of the bullpen. He posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with a 44:24 K:BB across 62 innings.
Claudio made his league-leading 76th appearance of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Marlins and recorded his 22nd hold.
Claudio has been a workhorse all season for the Brewers, and that has not been any different of late, as he has already appeared in five games in September. Claudio struggled a bit early in the year and owned a 6.33 ERA after a May 28 appearance, but he has been stellar over the three-plus months since, posting a 2.19 ERA and 1.24 WHIP while giving up only two home runs in 37 innings over 47 appearances.
Claudio recorded the first out of the ninth inning and picked up his 18th hold of the season in Wednesday's 6-5 victory over the Twins.
With Josh Hader struggling to keep the ball in the park of late, manager Craig Counsell got creative in a save situation Wednesday, turning to Claudio to retire the first batter of the inning -- which he did -- before turning to Matt Albers to seal the deal. Claudio does not figure to see many ninth-inning opportunities the rest of the way, but he should continue seeing work in key spots, given that he has allowed zero earned runs in 23 of 26 appearances dating back to June 18.
Claudio threw a scoreless sixth inning in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks.
Claudio allowed three runners to reach base during his frame, but he was able to prevent any of them from crossing home plate and maintained a 4-4 tie. Claudio has been a workhorse in his first season with the Brewers and, despite it being a week since his previous outing, currently leads all pitchers with 53 appearances. He has been on a good run the last couple months, posting a 1.40 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 19.1 innings over his last 24 appearances dating back to May 31.
Claudio recorded his second win of the season in Monday's victory over the Reds.
Claudio retired all three batters he faced Monday, and he picked up the win when the Brewers scored five times their next time up and did not relinquish the lead. Claudio struggled a bit in the back half of May, allowing seven earned runs over a four-outing stretch, but he has turned things around, giving up just two earned runs in 14 innings (1.29 ERA) over 16 appearances dating back to May 31.
Claudio tossed a scoreless inning out of the bullpen in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Claudio made his league-leading 39th appearance Tuesday and posted a zero in the run column for the eighth time in 10 outings. He has lowered his ERA from 6.33 to 4.99 in the process, but he has been a bit lucky over that span, as his WHIP on the season has actually risen from 1.36 to 1.40.
Claudio allowed two earned runs while recording just one out in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.
Claudio owned a 3.72 ERA as recently as May 17, but he has allowed at least one earned run in four straight outings -- seven total earned runs over two innings -- and now sits with a 6.33 mark in the ERA department. Claudio is getting the job done against left-handed hitters, who have posted just a .552 OPS against him, but he has taken some lumps against righties, who have posted a 1.089 OPS against him to date. While Claudio is going through a rough stretch, he leads the league with 29 appearances, and manager Craig Counsell will continue to use him frequently, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Claudio tossed two scoreless innings and recorded his seventh hold of the season in Monday's victory over the Rockies.
Claudio made his league-leading 17th appearance Monday and allowed zero earned runs for the 13th time, lowering his ERA to 4.11 and WHIP to 1.11 in the process. His lack of strikeouts (11 in 15.1 innings) and saves (none in 2019) limits his fantasy value, but his durability and success to date should allow him to remain busy out of the Brewers' bullpen.
Claudio tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 8-4 victory over the Brewers.
Manager Craig Counsell summoned Claudio for the final inning of Tuesday's contest in a non-save situation, and he was able to lock up another victory for the Brewers. Claudio owns a 5.40 ERA on the season, but most of the damage came when he allowed three earned runs while picking up just one out Monday. He bounced back quickly, though, and has allowed just two earned runs over 8.0 innings in his 10 other appearances.
Claudio tossed 1.1 innings and allowed an earned run in Monday's victory over the Reds.
Claudio pitched for the third time this season Monday and allowed a run to score for the first time. He has entered games in all of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings thus far, which indicates he is not in the mix for saves for the Brewers at the moment.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||vs TB||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs TB||L 3-8||0.2||1||0||0||2|
|05/01||@ SEA||W 10-5||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|04/30||@ SEA||L 4-7||0.0||2||1||0||0|
|04/26||@ TEX||W 9-4||1.2||1||0||0||1|
|04/22||@ HOU||L 2-8||0.2||3||2||0||1|
|04/19||vs TEX||L 4-6||1.2||0||0||0||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||49.1||17||2||0||4||0||4||56||9||38||1.10||0.957|
|2014||AAA-Round Rock Express||5.1||2||1||0||0||1||0||6||2||6||3.53||1.569|
|2015||AAA-Round Rock Express||40.0||29||0||0||3||1||0||35||7||43||2.92||1.250|
|2016||AAA-Round Rock Express||16.1||6||0||0||0||0||1||8||4||7||0.56||0.683|