Yarbrough has lost his arbitration case against the Rays and will earn $2.3 million in 2021, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Yarbrough had filed at $3.1 million during his arbitration case, but he'll have to settle for $800,000 less. The southpaw should take on a more prominent role in the Rays' rotation this year after Blake Snell was traded to the Padres during the offseason. Yarbrough made 11 appearances (nine starts) in 2020, posting a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 55.2 innings.
Yarbrough didn't factor in the decision in Game 4 of the World Series against the Rays on Saturday. He allowed two runs on five hits with one strikeout and one walk across 3.1 innings.
The left-hander's only real trouble came via solo homers from Corey Seager and Justin Turner, but he generated only five swinging strikes on 69 pitches and was unable to make it through the fourth inning. Yarbrough has a 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB over 14 innings during the 2020 playoffs, and he may be available out of the bullpen on two days rest for Game 6 and a potential Game 7.
Yarbrough will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Yarbrough has been a starter in just one of his three postseason outings after starting in nine of his 11 appearances during the season. He's allowed just four runs in 10.2 playoff innings despite giving up three homers and posting a modest 6:3 K:BB. He'll be pitching on just three days rest, though he was only asked to throw two thirds of an inning in Game 1 on Tuesday, so he's likely able to handle something close to his typical workload.
Yarbrough allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings as he earned the win Tuesday during Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Yarbrough picked up the start in a critical game in the series and delivered with a solid outing. He allowed a solo home run in the first inning, but he was effective the rest of the way before a leadoff home run in the sixth inning resulted in his removal. His next appearance could come in the World Series if the Rays advance.
Montgomery gave up two runs on six hits and one walk over five innings during a loss to the Yankees on Thursday in Game 4 of the ALDS. He had one strikeout and didn't factor in the decision.
The left-hander was spared being charged with the loss as opener Ryan Thompson surrendered two runs over 1.2 innings. Yarbrough generated only three swinging strikes on 65 pitches, but he was able to hold New York in check aside from a two-run homer by Gleyber Torres. It will end up being the 28-year-old's only appearance of the postseason if the Rays are unable to win Friday's Game 5 and advance to the ALCS.
Yarbrough will serve as the primary pitcher for Saturday's game against the Phillies.
John Curtiss was named the opener for Saturday's contest, but it's unlikely that he'll last very long after closing out Friday's win. Yarbrough should pitch the bulk of the innings once Curtiss comes out of the game as he makes his final appearance of the regular season.
Yarbrough (1-4) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings Sunday as he was charged with the loss against the Orioles.
Yarbrough gave up two runs in the first inning Sunday, but he settled down and finished his outing with six scoreless frames. Unfortunately, the two runs proved to be the difference in the game as the Orioles' pitching staff put forth a dominant showing. The southpaw now has a 3.78 ERA and 40:12 K:BB over 52.1 innings after racking up a season-high eight strikeouts Sunday. Yarbrough should make his final start of the regular season at home Saturday against the Phillies.
Yarbrough (1-3) recorded the win in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Nationals, allowing one run on five hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five.
Entering the game after opener John Curtiss, Yarbrough kept Washington off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, at which point the Rays already had a 6-0 lead. The southpaw tossed 52 of 86 pitches for strikes while nudging his ERA back under 4.00. Yarbrough will look to continue a strong finish to the regular season in his next outing Sunday in Baltimore.
Yarbrough will serve as the primary pitcher Tuesday against the Nationals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The left-hander returned from the injured list last week and surrendered four runs over 2.2 innings during his first start back, and he'll follow opener John Curtiss his next time out. Yarbrough regularly worked as a primary pitcher in 2019, but up until now he'd been working exclusively as a traditional starter this season. He has a 4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB over 39.2 innings.
Yarbrough (0-3) took the loss Tuesday at Washington after giving up four runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout across 2.2 innings.
The left-hander also hit a pair of batters as he needed 70 pitches to record only eight outs in his return from left groin soreness. Yarbrough has a 4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB over 39.2 innings and lines up for another start against the Nationals next Tuesday.
The Rays activated Yarbrough from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Nationals.
Tampa Bay optioned Trevor Richards to its alternate training site to create room on the 28-man active roster and in the rotation for Yarbrough, who was sidelined for the minimum amount of time with the sore left groin. Rays manager Kevin Cash hasn't specified that Yarbrough will face any restrictions in his return to the mound, so the lefty should make for a decent fantasy option Tuesday while facing off against a 15-25 Washington squad that could be without star outfielder Juan Soto (elbow).
The Rays plan to reinstate Yarbrough (groin) from the 10-day injured list to start Tuesday's game against the Nationals in Washington, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
In a rare bit of good news for the injury-ravaged Tampa Bay pitching staff, Yarbrough will end up missing the minimum amount of time due to the sore left groin that landed him on the IL on Aug. 29. Given the brevity of his absence, Yarbrough should be capable of handling a relatively normal workload when he returns Tuesday for his eighth start of the season. Over his first seven outings of 2020, Yarbrough has submitted a 3.65 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 26:9 K:BB in 37 innings, but he's still sitting on an 0-2 record.
Yarbrough (groin) threw a successful bullpen session Friday and could be activated as early as Tuesday, the first day he's eligible to come off the injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "The bullpen went really, really well," manager Kevin Cash said. "I spoke with [pitching coach Kyle Snyder] during the game. He said [Yarbrough] looked great. I think now it's just a matter of him going through the bullpen and us finding where we're going to slot him back in."
Yarbrough appears to be on the verge on conquering the groin tightness that has sidelined him since Aug. 28. The right-hander could be ready for a return as soon as Tuesday, but if that doesn't come to pass, a Thursday activation to start against the Red Sox after Wednesday's off day seems like the next-likeliest scenario.
Yarbrough (groin) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Yarbrough landed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin issue Saturday, and he felt good after playing catch Monday. He'll progress in his throwing program by throwing a bullpen session Friday, after which a better timetable for his return could be established.
Yarbrough (groin) felt good after playing catch Monday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Yarbrough landed on the 10-day injured list with a tight left groin Saturday, but he believes that he'll only miss one start. He's been a productive pitcher through seven starts this season, posting a 3.65 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
Yarbrough (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Yarbrough exited Friday's game with left groin tightness, an issue that manager Kevin Cash said had been bothering him for some time. Cash didn't sound too concerned about the issue after Friday's game, but he'll be sidelined at least 10 days as a result. It's unclear who will take the left-hander's place in the starting rotation.
Yarbrough exited Friday's game against the Marlins with left groin tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Yarbrough was effective in Friday's start prior to the injury as he tossed 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five. The severity of the injury is unclear, and whether he misses any additional time remains to be seen. If he's able to make his next turn through the rotation, he should take the mound on the road Wednesday against the Yankees.
Yarbrough's scheduled start Thursday against the Orioles was postponed, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
The teams elected not to take the field Thursday in protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. It's unclear when the game will be made up or how the Rays will adjust their starting rotation.
Yarbrough allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 6.1 innings in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.
Yarbrough's last start was cut short due to rain, but he matched his longest start of the season Friday by going 6.1 innings. Unfortunately, the four runs he gave up in the second inning forced him to settle for his third straight no-decision. The southpaw was fairly effective outside of the second inning, but he now carries a 4.45 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 30.1 innings across six starts this year. He'll attempt to pick up his first win at home Wednesday against the Orioles.
Yarbrough pitched three scoreless innings against Toronto on Saturday, yielding four hits and striking out two. The game was suspended due to rain.
Yarbrough wasn't spotless in the performance -- he left runners stranded in scoring position in two of his three frames -- but the southpaw managed to escape both jams and finish his three innings up 1-0. Unfortunately, he won't be able to earn a win for his effort as the game was suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning and is slated to be made up Sunday morning. Yarbrough's next turn in the rotation will come Friday at home in a rematch against Toronto.
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