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July 28, 2020 05:56 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Out with sore shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini hit the injured list with shoulder soreness Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Biagini allowed a run on two hits while recording just two outs in his lone appearance of the season Sunday against Seattle. It's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Andre Scrubb was called up to take his place in the bullpen.

July 2, 2020 08:48 AM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Considered lock for 'pen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini is expected to claim one of the bullpen spots to start the season, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Biagini was on the bubble during spring training, but the expansion of rosters to 30 players creates space for the 30-year-old right-hander. Whether he survives the cuts when rosters shrink to 28 then 26 is uncertain. Houston has a few arms competing for the No. 5 starter, and the pitchers that don't claim that job could move to the bullpen, eventually pushing Biagini out of a spot.

April 6, 2020 12:00 AM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Not assured of roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was still in the mix for one of the final two bullpen spots when spring training was halted, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Biagini is one of four candidates for two relief spots. After being acquired from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline in 2019, the right-hander was lit up for a 7.36 ERA, gave up six home runs in 14.2 innings, and was left off the playoff roster.

December 2, 2019 10:00 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Re-ups with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini signed a one-year contract with the Astros on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biagini posted a 4.59 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 60:26 K:BB over 64.2 innings in 2019. He's expected to slot in near the middle of Houston's bullpen heading into the 2020 campaign.

October 3, 2019 03:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Not on ALDS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini won't be on the Astros' ALDS roster, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Biagini recorded an unremarkable 4.59 ERA in 64.2 innings with the Blue Jays and Astros this season. He'll continue throwing throughout the ALDS and could be a factor in the ALCS, should Houston advance.

August 31, 2019 01:08 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Nabs hold Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini allowed one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings, picking up a hold in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Biagini, a former Blue Jay, has been slow to adjust to the Astros' analytically advanced system since he was acquired at the trade deadline. Prior to Friday's appearance, he allowed 14 hits and walked five over 8.2 innings. Since his arrival, the Astros have asked him to eschew his sinker-driven pitching plan for one that throws more four-seam fastballs and his high-spin-rate curve, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. "I feel like there is some definite reason to use it more than I have been," Biagini said. "Especially trying to throw it hard and kind of trust the pitch instead of just trying to place it different places like I had been doing more of earlier this season. I think that could be good because I think it adds a wrinkle to what I could offer."

August 22, 2019 01:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Recalled from Triple-A
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Biagini was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock prior to Thursday's game against the Tigers, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Ryan Pressly (arthroscopic knee surgery) was placed on the 10-day injured list, so Houston summoned Biagini to take the vacant spot in the bullpen. He has a 3.63 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 57 MLB innings this season.

August 14, 2019 12:08 AM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Heading to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock following Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biagini allowed one run over three inning during the nightcap after scheduled starter Gerrit Cole (hamstring) was scratched, and he'll move to the minors in favor of a fresh arm. The 29-year-old has a 2.64 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 17 innings since the All-Star break, so he figures to make a fairly quick return to the majors.

July 31, 2019 09:20 PM
Astros' Joe Biagini: Sent to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was traded from Toronto to Houston for an undisclosed return on Wednesday, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

After struggling for two straight seasons, Biagini owns a solid 3.86 ERA in 49 innings this season, striking out a career-best 23.4 percent of opposing batters. He isn't likely to get close to the conversation for saves in Houston but will still be a valuable bullpen arm.

July 22, 2019 10:52 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Rolling since All-Star break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini struck out three batters over 1.2 perfect innings of relief in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the Tigers.

The right-hander hasn't given up a run in four appearances since the All-Star break, posting a 6:1 K:BB in four innings during that stretch. On the season, Biagini has a 3.68 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 44:15 K:BB through 44 frames, adding three wins, a save and a career-high 11 holds to his ledger.

June 13, 2019 04:48 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Shaky in first appearance as closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini allowed two earned runs on one hit and two walks across one-third of an inning in a win against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Biagini was named the interim closer with Ken Giles (elbow) on the injured list. However, his stint got off to a shaky start, as he issued a pair of walks and surrendered a double after coming in with two on in the eighth. Daniel Hudson was ultimately able to successfully navigate the Blue Jays out of the jam with a win, adding murkiness to the short-term save picture in Toronto.

June 12, 2019 06:12 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Named interim closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini will serve as Toronto's closer while Ken Giles (elbow) is on the injured list, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

Giles isn't expected to miss more than 10 days while on the shelf, so Biagini's time as closer will likely be brief. The 29-year-old Biagini has been solid in a setup role for the Blue Jays this season, compiling a 3.14 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 28:7 K:BB in 28.2 innings of work.

May 23, 2019 10:48 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Stumbling in May
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini gave up a run on a solo home run over 1.2 innings of relief in Wednesday's extra-innings loss to the Red Sox.

It's the second straight appearance in which a Boston hitter has taken Biagini yard, and the right-hander has been charged with runs in four of his last seven outings. His 3.68 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 20:7 K:BB through 22 innings are still solid, and he'll likely remain in a high-leverage role for Toronto given the team's lack of other reliable options.

April 15, 2019 11:16 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Gets first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini struck out one and allowed no baserunners to record his first save of the season Monday in a 5-3 win over the Twins.

Biagini had only two career saves coming into Monday, and this was the first ninth-inning save. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo relayed that Ken Giles was sick and not available for the save opportunity, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports. Biagini has a 3.38 ERA and a 11:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio through nine appearances this season but is not likely to see an increase in save chances.

April 6, 2019 11:20 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Serves up walkoff shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini (0-1) gave up a walkoff home run to Carlos Santana with one out in the ninth inning of Friday's 3-2 loss to Cleveland.

The right-hander's been getting used heavily by Jays manager Charlie Montoyo so far, throwing 4.2 innings over five appearances, and it may have caught up with Biagini in this one. The run was the first he's allowed in that time, however, and his 7:1 K:BB is sharp, so expect the 28-year-old to remain one of the primary options in a bullpen that's very unsettled behind closer Ken Giles.

March 15, 2019 01:12 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Still fighting for bullpen role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini gave up a hit and walked two in a scoreless inning of relief during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

The free passes were his first of the spring, giving Biagini a 4:2 K:BB through five innings to go along with a spotless 0.00 ERA. The right-hander hasn't yet been officially named to the 25-man roster, but he seems likely to open the season in a long relief role that would afford him minimal fantasy value.

January 11, 2019 10:48 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Avoids arbitration with Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini signed a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Blue Jays on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Biagini had a promising rookie campaign in 2016 with a 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.2 K/9 over 67.2 innings, but his numbers have plummeted across the board during the past two seasons (5.59 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.0 K/9). The 28-year-old will look to recapture that form but he isn't guaranteed a role in the Blue Jays' bullpen given his struggles, though the team's rebuild should allow him at least an opportunity for some innings.

September 15, 2018 10:20 AM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Returns from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini (oblique) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Friday.

Biagini suffered a left oblique strain in early September but spent near the minimum 10 days on the disabled list. The 28-year-old has a 5.79 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 65.1 innings, and should return to a relatively low-leverage role as a long reliever and spot-start option.

September 5, 2018 01:08 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Out with oblique strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Biagini was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Tuesday.

Biagini last pitched Friday, so the move could be backdated the maximum three days, allowing him to return Sept. 11. There's no indication as to whether or not he'll be able make it back in the minimum amount of time, however.

May 28, 2018 04:52 PM
Blue Jays' Joe Biagini: Dropped from rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays intend to use Biagini as a reliever while he remains with the big club, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

After struggling over four starts with Toronto earlier this season, Biagini lost his rotation spot Saturday when Jaime Garcia (shoulder) returned from the 10-day disabled list. Rather than send Biagini back to Triple-A Buffalo to continue his development as a starter, the Blue Jays assigned the right-hander to the bullpen. Biagini, who ended up taking the loss Saturday against the Phillies after giving the tie-breaking home run in relief, is expected to make most of his appearances between the fifth and eighth innings in both high- and low-leverage spots.

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vs LHB 25.000 7.2001023
vs RHB 39.200 2.9501637
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