Ferrell was released by the Orioles on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
The Orioles decided to part ways with Ferrell after the 27-year-old struggled to an 11.25 ERA and 2.25 WHIP across four spring appearances. Ferrell split time between the upper minors and the majors last season, notching an impressive 2.70 ERA across 46.2 innings with Triple-A Toledo but struggling to a 6.75 ERA across 9.1 big-league frames.
Ferrell will attend the Orioles' spring training as a non-roster invitee.
Ferrell pitched 9.1 innings over 11 games in the majors with the Tigers last season. Batters hit him with ease, as he gave up seven runs on five walks and 17 hits in that short time. Unfortunately, he didn't have the chance to improve, as a head injury cut his season short. Ferrell will look to get back on track at spring training with Baltimore.
Ferrell agreed to a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Ferrell spent most of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Toledo, posting a 2.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 51:14 K:BB across 46.2 innings of work. He earned a promotion in August, but struggled to a 6.75 ERA, 2.36 WHIP and 6:5 K:BB in 9.1 innings before a line drive to the head cut his season short.
Ferrell was removed from the major-league roster Thursday.
Ferrell was outrighted by the Tigers after spending the last two months of the 2017 season with the club. During that time, he appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen, accumulating a 6.75 ERA and 2.36 WHIP in 9.1 innings.
Ferrell (concussion) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Ferrell was placed in concussion protocol on Sept. 19, but he's moving in the right direction in his recovery -- he also threw Saturday. The 26-year-old has only thrown 9.1 innings in 2017, and would likely be in a mop-up role if he does return before the end of the year.
Ferrell (concussion) threw Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
In addition to Saturday's workout, Ferrell threw Friday as well. While it's a step in the right direction that he's been able to throw, specific details regarding the intensity of his recent workouts are unknown. Ferrell has been under concussion protocol since Sept. 19, but the team is still entertaining the possibility of him pitching again before the season ends.
Ferrell, who was hit in the head by a line drive in Monday's game, underwent a CT scan which confirmed that he did not suffer a fracture, Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit reports.
This is excellent news for Ferrell, who is still unlikely to return anytime soon, but appears to have avoided an extremely serious injury. It's possible he will be in the concussion protocol for a while, and it would not be surprising if he did not return this season.
Ferrell was forced to leave Monday's game after he was struck in the head by a line drive, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Ferrell was able to stay standing after taking the blow, somehow, but it would still be a surprise if he didn't suffer a concussion. The line drive off the bat of Ryon Healy had a 102.6 mph exit velocity, so it's a good bet that Ferrell won't be able to make his next start. Expect the club to monitor Ferrell's status overnight and provide updates as the week progresses.
The Tigers selected Ferrell's contract from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
The Tigers designated Edward Mujica for assignment to clear a spot on the active and 40-man rosters for Ferrell. The right-hander will likely be ticketed for low-leverage work as he returns to the big club for the first time since 2015.
The Tigers will purchase Ferrell's contract from Triple-A Toledo prior to Sunday's game against the Twins, John Wagner of The Toledo Blade reports.
Detroit hasn't announced who will be sent out of the bullpen to make room for Ferrell, who had submitted a 2.51 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 51 strikeouts over 46.2 innings with Toledo on the season. The 26-year-old will likely be slated for duties in the middle innings early on before potentially working his way into the Tigers' setup ranks.
Ferrell signed a minor league contract Friday to return to the Tigers, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ferrell opted for free agency in October after being DFA'd by the Tigers, but he will return to the club he's spent his entire career with. He posted a 7.36 ERA with Triple-A Toledo in 2016, though he pitched just 7.1 innings over six games. He'll likely return to Toledo next season.
Ferrell signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday.
Ferrell was released by the Tigers in mid-August, but he decided to return to the club after being unable to land a contract elsewhere. On a minor league deal, it seems unlikely he will join the big club before the season comes to a close.
Ferrell was granted his unconditional release Monday.
After being DFA'd last week, Ferrell passed through waivers unclaimed, but will opt for free agency rather than continuing to toil at Triple-A Toledo. In six appearances (7.1 innings) for Toledo on the season, Ferrell allowed 16 hits and six earned runs.
Ferrell was designated for assignment Tuesday.
In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Donn Roache, who was claimed off waivers Tuesday, the Tigers designated for assignment the contract of Jeff Ferrell. Ferrell has posted a 7.36 ERA and 2.54 WHIP over 7.1 innings for Detroit's Triple-A affiliate and will likely remain there unless he gets picked up by another club now that he's on waivers.
Ferrell was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Monday and optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
Ferrell was shut down toward the end of spring training with a shoulder impingement, but after dominating batters in a three rehab appearances with High-A Lakeland, he seems to be back to full health. He'll likely slot into the bullpen with Toledo and could find his way to the majors if he can improve against upper-level hitters.
Ferrell (shoulder) will begin rehab assignment with Single-A Lakeland on Tuesday.
Ferrell holds a 6.35 ERA through 11.3 innings of work this year and will now begin rehabbing at the Single-A level. It is likely that he will spend a couple weeks in the minors working on getting back to full strength and is expected to join the Tigers in early May.
Ferrell (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Once he's healthy, Ferrell is a candidate to get sent down to Triple-A Toledo, but it's possible that his return will linger on deep into the first half of the season.
Ferrell has been shut down with shoulder impingement, reports The Detroit News.
The tendons and bursa are inflamed and the swelling is pinching parts of the rotator cuff. Ferrell said he pitched through the pain most of last year and during the Arizona Fall League, so at this point, it seems to be chronic. Detroit's pitching coach is working with him on a mechanical change to shorten what is characterized as an "exaggerated" backswing. But there is no timetable for Ferrell to resume his throwing program.
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|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||28.0||6||6||0||2||1||0||24||12||28||3.54||1.429|
|2012||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||92.0||23||16||0||7||5||1||81||29||76||3.91||1.141|
|2013||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||119.1||25||19||0||6||6||0||77||36||121||4.00||1.318|
|2015||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||11.1||11||0||0||0||1||4||10||5||8||4.87||1.171|
|2016||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||4.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||7||1||2||0.00||0.750|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||7.1||6||0||0||2||1||0||13||2||16||7.61||2.535|