Springs owns a 2.84 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 12.8 K/9 across 6.1 innings covering his six appearances in June.
The southpaw had one hiccup where he allowed two earned runs to the Nationals on June 9, but he's otherwise been very impressive while generating scoreless efforts in five of his last six trips to the mound. Springs has offered fantasy managers a well-balanced season line that includes four wins, two saves, seven holds, a 3.30 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP and an impressive 39:7 K:BB across 30 frames.
Springs secured his sixth hold in a win over the Phillies on Sunday by getting the final out of the seventh inning.
The quick seven-pitch appearance may have been just what the doctor ordered for Springs, who'd pitched to a 6.35 ERA over the 5.2 innings covering his previous four appearances. The 28-year-old had proven reliable prior to that rough patch, however, and even during that sample, his 10:2 K:BB confirms he's continued to miss bats at an impressive clip.
Springs (4-1) secured the victory in an extra-innings win over the Blue Jays on Monday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits while recording three strikeouts over two innings.
Springs surrendered a game-tying two-run home run to Marcus Semien in the bottom of the 10th, but he still walked away with his fourth win thanks to the Rays racking up seven runs in the top of the 11th. Springs has allowed at least one earned run in three of his past four trips to the mound, but his ratios are still solid (3.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP).
Springs (3-1) earned the win over the Athletics on Sunday, firing a perfect fifth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
The left-hander got through his frame by impressively firing 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes and then became the pitcher of record when the Rays snapped 3-3 tie with a Mike Brosseau solo home run in the top of the sixth and held onto the one-run lead that afforded them. Springs has posted five scoreless efforts in the last six appearances, securing two wins and two holds during that span while lowering his ERA and WHIP to 2.30 and 0.83, respectively.
Springs earned the save against the Angels on Wednesday, tossing a perfect 1.1 innings and striking out one batter.
Springs was extremely efficient in the outing, needing only 14 pitches -- 13 of which were strikes -- to set down all four batters he faced. The left-hander entered with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and remained in the game through the next frame to close out the contest. It's a promising development that Springs was given the first save chance following Diego Castillo's (groin) move to the IL, but it's likely that Tampa Bay will choose to proceed with a committee approach rather than slide Springs (or any other reliever) into a full-time closer role. In his fourth big-league season, Springs has registered a 3.21 ERA and 21:6 K:BB across 15.2 innings.
Springs has secured his second win and fourth hold over his last two trips to the mound, allowing two hits over 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in that span.
Springs picked up the victory with a perfect frame against the Astros on Sunday before notching a hold with 1.2 innings immediately following Tyler Glasnow's six-inning quality start Monday. The 28-year-old pitched to 6.40 and 7.08 ERAs the past two seasons, but his 3.55 figure and 1.03 WHIP over his first 12 appearances this season appear to be helping him build trust with manager Kevin Cash.
Springs (1-0) was credited with the win in a victory over the Athletics on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on one hit over one inning. He also uncorked a wild pitch and recorded a strikeout.
Springs allowed a Mitch Moreland run-scoring sacrifice fly but was otherwise sharp while getting 12 of his 17 pitches into the strike zone, and he became the pitcher of record when Brett Phillips gave the Rays the lead for good with a solo home run in home half of the sixth inning. The 28-year-old had endured his worst outing of the season his last time out Wednesday against the Royals, so Springs' effort Tuesday was certainly a welcome bounce-back performance.
Springs struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Yankees on Sunday.
Springs has been dominant for the Rays to begin the season, and he earned his first career save Sunday. Although Diego Castillo came on in the seventh and eighth innings and earned the hold while Springs got the nod in the ninth frame, Castillo has earned four saves this year and still appears to be the Rays' top option for ninth-inning duties. Springs has now recorded a 1.29 ERA with nine strikeouts in seven innings to begin the season.
Springs, who fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed just one hit and recorded three strikeouts Saturday against the Yankees, has an unblemished ERA and 5:0 K:BB across 3.2 innings covering his first four appearances.
Obtained in a mid-February trade with the Red Sox, Springs has proven a reliable addition to a talented Rays bullpen thus far. The 28-year-old southpaw's early success is in stark contrast to his performance over the previous two seasons, when he pitched to a 6.66 ERA and 1.86 WHIIP across 52.2 innings with the Rangers and Boston.
The Rays acquired Springs and pitcher Chris Mazza from the Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for catcher Ronaldo Hernandez and infielder Nick Sogard, Chris Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Both Springs and Mazza were recently designated for assignment by Boston, but the two pitchers will reclaim 40-man roster spots as they make the move to a new AL East organization. Over his 16 relief outings with Boston in 2020, Springs was blasted for 16 earned runs and five home runs across 20.1 innings, but he struck out 28.3 percent of the batters he faced and backed it with a strong 16.9 percent swinging-strike rate. He'll at least give the Rays another left-handed option out of the bullpen, though he actually owns reverse splits for his career (.355 wOBA versus righties, .381 wOBA versus lefties).
Springs was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Springs has thrown 84.2 major-league innings over the last three seasons, but he hasn't done much with them, posting a 5.42 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. The fact that he's a lefty may make him slightly more interesting on the waiver wire, but he should stand a decent chance to pass through unclaimed.
Springs was optioned off the Red Sox's roster Friday.
Springs has spent most of the season on the big-league roster but has generally failed to impress, posting a 7.08 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP over 20.1 innings. His 28:5 K:BB suggests he possibly deserved quite a lot better, however, as does his .423 BABIP. Deserved or not, those are presumably his final numbers of the season with the campaign ending Sunday. Andrew Triggs (neck) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Springs (0-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning to take the loss in extra innings versus the Braves on Friday.
Springs gave up a pair of runs to blow a save opportunity in the 10th inning. The Red Sox regained the lead in the 11th, but Springs was sent back to the mound for a second inning and allowed a walkoff homer to Freddie Freeman to take the loss. The 28-year-old Springs has been unimpressive with a 7.08 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 28:7 K:BB in 20.1 innings this season.
Springs, along with Robert Stock, were recalled from the Red Sox's alternate training site Saturday to take the spots of Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Workman and Hembree were traded to the Phillies on Friday, which opened up a few spots on the team's 28-man roster. Springs struggled in relief earlier in the season -- he gave up eight runs in 4.2 innings -- and figures to only appear in low-leverage situations for the Red Sox.
Springs was optioned to the Red Sox's alternate training site Tuesday.
Springs pitched inconsistently over four appearances with Boston this season, and he'll head to alternate camp after giving up three runs over 1.1 innings Monday. Right-hander Robert Stock was recalled to take Springs' place in the major-league bullpen.
Springs allowed five runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.1 innings in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Mets.
Springs entered as the bulk-innings pitcher but gave up bulk runs instead. He served up a two-run homer that left Pete Alonso's bat at 116.3 mph in the third inning then a three-run shot to Dominic Smith an inning later. Boston's plan to get by with openers and bulk-inning pitchers for the fourth and fifth slots in the rotation didn't begin well. Springs and Josh Osich put the Red Sox in an early 7-0 hole from which they could not dig out.
Springs is competing for one of the open spots in Boston's rotation, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Interested observers can add Springs to the list of candidates to potentially fill the empty spots at the back end of Boston's rotation. The left-hander dominated Red Sox hitters at times during Friday's intrasquad game, leaving manager Ron Roenicke impressed. "He's in that mix for sure," the manager said Friday. "I don't want to put the names of the other guys. There are four or five guys who can be in that role. We'll see how they pitch, and we know the history they have so we'll make the decision on those two things." As of now, in light of the uncertainty about Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) and Collin McHugh (elbow), the rotation shapes up as Nathan Eovaldi, Martin Perez and Ryan Weber as the top three. The Red Sox may name permanent starters to the Nos. 4 and 5 spots, or use guys like Springs and Chris Mazza as versatile multi-inning options that can serve as starters, openers or multi-inning bulk pitchers. Roenicke mentioned additional pitchers that could get bulk use every fourth and fifth spot through the rotation, including Colten Brewer, Matt Hall, Kyle Hart, Brian Johnson and Mike Shawaryn.
Springs was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
With Springs, Matt Hall and Chris Mazza all heading to the minors, and presuming Collin McHugh (elbow) his healthy, it appears either Ryan Weber or Brian Johnson will open the season as Boston's fifth starter. The 27-year-old Springs struggled across 25 relief appearances with the Rangers in 2019, posting a 6.40 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 32:23 K:BB in 32.1 innings.
Springs was traded from the Rangers to the Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for Sam Travis.
Springs was designated for assignment by the Rangers earlier Wednesday, but he'll now join Boston's 40-man roster. The southpaw struggled at the major-league level last season, recording a 6.40 ERA with a 1.89 WHIP over 32.1 innings. Left-hander Bobby Poyner was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Springs was designated for assignment on Wednesday.
Springs was already designated for assignment once by the Rangers this offseason back in mid-September, and he was subsequently released and re-signed by the team. It remains to be seen what will happen with him this time around. Todd Frazier was signed in a corresponding move.
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|06/20||@ SEA||L 2-6||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|06/17||@ SEA||L 5-6||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|06/15||@ CHW||L 0-3||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|06/13||vs BAL||W 7-1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/09||vs WAS||L 7-9||1.0||1||2||1||3|
|06/06||@ TEX||W 7-1||0.2||1||0||0||0|
|06/05||@ TEX||W 3-0||0.2||0||0||0||1|
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|2016||AFA-High Desert Maverick||48.2||13||9||0||2||2||0||52||21||52||5.42||1.514|
|2017||AFA-Down East Wood Ducks||112.1||31||17||0||2||8||2||146||37||104||3.69||1.258|
|2018||AAA-Round Rock Express||19.1||13||0||0||1||2||1||30||12||12||2.83||1.256|