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September 15, 2021 01:40 AM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Picks up first win
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Sampson (1-2) earned the win over Philadelphia on Tuesday, hurling five-plus innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

The right-hander wasn't overpowering in the contest -- he notched only five swinging strikes and three punchouts -- but he did enough to earn his first victory of the campaign. Sampson served up a solo home run to Odubel Herrera in the first frame, then kept the Phillies off the scoreboard for the next four innings before yielding a leadoff double in the sixth and subsequently exiting the contest. He has completed five frames and given up exactly two earned runs in each of his past two starts, which could help him stick in the rotation moving forward. Sampson is tentatively lined up to make his next appearance at Milwaukee on Sunday.

September 12, 2021 02:20 PM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Awarded another start
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Sampson is listed as the Cubs' probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Phillies in Philadelphia, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

With Keegan Thompson (shoulder) set to remain on the injured list to begin the week, Sampson will draw a second straight turn through the rotation. In his most recent outing Sept. 7 against the Reds, Sampson took a loss after giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two over five innings.

September 7, 2021 11:20 PM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Takes loss against Reds
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Sampson (0-2) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Reds on Tuesday.

Making his second start and sixth appearance with the Cubs this season, Sampson allowed a pair of solo homers, but that was the extent of the damage. His ERA and WHIP now sit at 2.20 and 1.16, respectively. His numbers at Triple-A Iowa this season paint a sobering picture, in particular the 19 homers allowed in 81.2 innings with the affiliate (homers were a massive problem for Sampson in 2019 as well). He could make another start next week or move to the bullpen depending on the status of Keegan Thompson (shoulder).

August 28, 2021 03:00 PM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Stuck with loss Friday
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Sampson (0-1) allowed four runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in one inning, taking the loss versus the White Sox on Friday. He also hit two batters.

Sampson was erratic in this appearance, and he was unable to fend off a massive rally from the White Sox in the third inning after starter Keegan Thompson ran into trouble. The 29-year-old Sampson has now given up six runs (two earned) across eight innings in four appearances since he joined the Cubs' big-league roster. He'll likely remain in a multi-inning relief role going forward.

August 18, 2021 10:12 PM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Allows one run in spot start
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Sampson allowed one run across four innings and did not factor into the decision Wednesday against the Reds. He gave up five hits while striking out two.

Making his first MLB start since 2019, Sampson held his own and helped the Cubs secure the win, though he didn't last long enough for it to go on his ledger. The veteran righty was filling in for Adbert Alzolay (hamstring), who landed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. It's unclear if Sampson will be needed for another start, but he figures to be ready if called upon.

August 18, 2021 10:24 AM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Contract selected Wednesday
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Sampson's contract was selected by the Cubs ahead of Wednesday's start against the Reds, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The right-hander joined the Cubs on a minor-league deal in mid-May, and he'll make his team debut during Wednesday's series finale since Adbert Alzolay (hamstring) is on the 10-day IL. Sampson made 16 appearances (14 starts) at Triple-A Iowa earlier in the year and recorded an underwhelming 4.96 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 61:33 K:BB in 81.2 innings.

August 18, 2021 08:48 PM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Starting Wednesday
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Sampson will be called up to start Wednesday's game against the Reds, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Sampson owns an unimpressive 5.71 ERA in 153 career innings at the MLB level. He spent last year in South Korea but wasn't great at that level, either, struggling to a 5.40 ERA in 25 starts. A 4.96 ERA in 81.2 innings for Triple-A Iowa this season suggests things haven't changed much, but the Cubs will turn his way for a spot start nonetheless.

May 13, 2021 12:52 AM
Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Joins Cubs on MiLB deal
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Sampson signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Tuesday, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

The 29-year-old spent the 2020 campaign with the Lotte Giants in the Korean Baseball Organization, but he's back stateside for this season. Sampson last pitched in MLB with the Rangers in 2019 and posted a 5.89 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 101:36 K:BB across 125.1 innings.

May 30, 2020 12:40 PM
Adrian Sampson: Back in Korea
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Sampson (personal) returned to the Lotte Giants of the KBO after taking time to be with his ailing father, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Sampson flew home from Korea when he learned that his father was in hospice care. Following the passing of his father May 3, Sampson was back on a flight to Korea, but he needed to spend two weeks in quarantine after landing. The right-hander made his debut for Lotte, throwing three innings Thursday.

April 28, 2020 11:56 AM
Adrian Sampson: Takes personal leave from KBO
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The KBO's Lotte Giants cleared Sampson to return to North America on Tuesday to tend to his ailing father, Daniel Kim of MBC Sports+ reports.

One of the more prominent American pitchers in the KBO, Sampson joined Lotte after spending the 2019 season in MLB with the Rangers, tossing 125.1 innings and posting a 5.89 ERA. According to the report, Sampson will need to go through a mandatory two-week quarantine period once he returns to the South Korea. As a result, Sampson won't be available for the start of the 2020 KBO season, which begins next week.

November 20, 2019 11:00 PM
Adrian Sampson: Heading to South Korea
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Sampson signed a contract with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization on Wednesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Sampson worked as a starter and primary pitcher for the Rangers this season and posted a 5.89 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 101:36 K:BB over 125.1 innings across 35 games (15 starts). 2019 was the 28-year-old first extended taste of the majors, but he'll be starting the 2020 campaign in South Korea.

September 1, 2019 09:20 PM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Returns from IL
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The Rangers reinstated Sampson (back) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners. He pitched the final inning in relief, giving up a run on two hits and a walk.

Sampson was one of seven pitchers to see work for the Rangers in what amounted to a bullpen game for the series finale. Texas could add a sixth member to the rotation in September to limit the strain on the other five pitchers, but Sampson may not be the top candidate to fill any starting role that might open up. The right-hander has supplied a 5.85 ERA across 117 innings this season.

August 31, 2019 12:12 PM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Sim game rained out
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Sampson (back) was supposed to throw a simulated game Friday, but it was rained out, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Sampson was placed on the injured list with lower back spasms Aug. 19. The scheduled simulated session is an encouraging sign that he'll return at some point in September.

August 20, 2019 11:40 AM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sampson was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with lower-back muscle spasms.

This injury could help explain why Sampson has only pitched twice in the past week, allowing seven runs and posting a 1:3 K:BB across 1.1 innings in those appearances. He'll be eligible to return Aug. 28 should he prove ready. In a corresponding move, Scott Heineman was summoned from the minors.

August 7, 2019 01:24 PM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Moving to bullpen
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Sampson will pitch out of the bullpen going forward.

Sampson has bounced between the rotation and the bullpen this season, starting 15 games and appearing in another 10 in relief. He hasn't had too much success overall, recording a 5.42 ERA and 1.49 WHIP while striking out just 17.6 percent of opposing batters. Kolby Allard will be promoted to take his place in the rotation.

August 4, 2019 07:36 AM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Escapes with no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sampson didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Tigers, giving up four runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 innings while striking out two.

The right-hander continues to struggle with his command, throwing only 49 of 90 pitches for strikes but getting too much of the plate when he was in the strike zone -- four of Detroit's seven hits off him went for extra bases, including a Miggy Cabrera homer. Sampson will take a 5.42 ERA and 88:28 K:BB through 113 innings into his next start Friday in Milwaukee.

July 28, 2019 09:36 PM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Allows four homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sampson (6-8) allowed five runs on six hits and struck out only two over six innings, taking the decision in a 5-4 loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

Sampson allowed four homers in the appearance, accounting for all five runs against him. It's the second time this season he's surrendered four homers in a start -- he also accomplished the dubious feat versus the Red Sox on June 13. Sampson has allowed 16 runs in his last 12.2 innings, with his ERA ballooning from 4.52 to 5.32 over his last three appearances (two starts). The 27-year-old will attempt to get back on track in his next scheduled start when he takes on the Tigers next Saturday.

July 23, 2019 01:48 AM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Shelled by Mariners
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Sampson (6-7) took the loss against the Mariners on Monday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings, striking out four and walking two as the Rangers fell 7-3.

The right-hander's return to the rotation didn't go well, as the Mariners tagged him for six earned, three of which came on a second-inning three-run blast off the bat of Austin Nola. Sampson has a 5.19 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 102.2 innings, so he's hard to trust at this point, even if he does maintain a spot in the Rangers' rotation.

July 20, 2019 04:48 PM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Next start coming Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sampson is set to rejoin the rotation to start Monday's series opener against the Mariners, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

After opening the second half as a member of the bullpen, Sampson was initially scheduled to rejoin the rotation when a fifth starter was first needed Tuesday. However, after Joe Palumbo (ankle) developed tendinitis coming out of a recent simulated game, Sampson will instead be pushed up a day in the pitching order. Sampson is expected to match up with Seattle's Marco Gonzales in what will be the right-hander's first start since July 5.

July 19, 2019 05:52 PM
Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Returns to rotation
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Sampson will start Tuesday against the Mariners, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers have yet to need a fifth starter in the second half, so Sampson has been in the bullpen, where he's allowed five runs in five innings of work. He owns a 4.92 ERA in 97 innings on the season overall.

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