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53 Anthony Banda RP

Tampa Bay Rays

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March 26, 2020 12:36 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Banished to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned Banda to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Tampa Bay sent all of Banda, Trevor Richards and Brendan McKay to their minor-league camp, seemingly leaving Jalen Beeks in good shape to make the Opening Day roster as a long reliever. Banda should occupy a spot in the Triple-A rotation to begin the campagin.

March 25, 2020 12:44 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Likely to start season in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda isn't one of the relievers projected to nab an Opening Day roster spot according to a list compiled by Juan Toribio of

Toribio breaks down the job battles that were still ongoing when spring training was suspended, and Banda's name is not among the relievers he considers locks for an Opening Day roster spot. As per Toribio, the Rays are likely to leverage the new expanded 26-man roster to carry an additional pitcher, but he projects Peter Fairbanks, Jalen Beeks or Trevor Richards as the likeliest candidates for that opening. Banda did put together a strong spring, however, as he posted a 3.38 ERA across eight innings over six Grapefruit League relief appearances. The 26-year-old southpaw is likely to open the 2020 campaign in what will be his third tour of duty with Triple-A Durham, but after having logged six big-league appearances over the last two seasons, he likely has a strong chance of being one of the first pitchers promoted in the regular season if he carries over his momentum from spring training.

September 16, 2019 10:40 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Earns praise for latest outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda, who fired two perfect innings during which he recorded two strikeouts in a loss to the Angels on Sunday, was singled out postgame by manager Kevin Cash for his performance, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cash emphasized he was "really, really encouraged" by the 26-year-old's impressive 27-pitch effort, which included strikeouts of Luis Rengifo and Kole Calhoun. The quality of the outing was particularly noteworthy due to a combination of Banda's potential and the long road he's taken to recover from May 2018 Tommy John surgery. That included a rocky and lengthy rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham where Banda produced an elevated 5.57 ERA and 1.43 WHIP across 21 innings. The southpaw has only been utilized twice since being promoted Sept. 2, and Sunday's performance was an upgrade over a debut in which he'd allowed an earned run on three hits over an inning to the Blue Jays exactly one week prior.

September 3, 2019 12:12 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Should see action Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda is likely to be part of a bullpen day approach deployed by manager Kevin Cash for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 26-year-old southpaw was just recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, and it appears he won't have to wait long before toeing the rubber for the Rays. The move of Wednesday's game to the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday due to Hurricane Dorian-related concerns put Cash in somewhat of a bind as far as his pitching staff is concerned, and Banda represents a fresh arm after last having pitched for the Bulls last Wednesday. The appearance would be Banda's first in the big leagues since May 26, 2018, an outing that coincidentally came against the Orioles as well and was his last before undergoing Tommy John surgery.

September 2, 2019 12:24 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Recalled by Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda was recalled by the Rays on Monday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Banda will give the Rays added bullpen depth for the stretch run. He's spent the entirety of the season in the minors, posting a poor 6.04 ERA in 28.1 innings for Triple-A Durham when not dealing with an elbow injury.

August 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Activated and sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) was activated off the 60-day injured list Friday and optioned to Triple-A Durham, Juan Toribio of reports.

Banda has been on a rehab assignment since late June as he returns from Tommy John surgery, and he'll remain with Durham now that he's healthy. The 26-year-old has a 5.57 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB over 21 innings at Triple-A and will likely return to the majors when rosters expand in September, although Zachary Silver of reports that's still being evaluated. "I think there's a chance of it," Cash said of Banda soon making his first big league appearance since May 2018. "With all of these guys, it's really a mixed bag. One outing, it's encouraging. One outing, it's not coming out his best. But we really don't value that -- the results -- too much. We know that it's a long road back."

July 28, 2019 09:48 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Approaching end of rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) has given up five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out eight across 8.2 innings over his three rehab appearances at Triple-A Durham.

Banda previously made four appearances with the Rays' lower-level affiliates before moving up to Triple-A about two weeks ago. While he hasn't turned in top-notch results, Banda reportedly feels good physically and is gradually raising his pitch count as he works back from Tommy John surgery. The Rays will likely activate him from the 60-day injured list and keep him at Triple-A once his rehab window comes to a close, but Banda should be an option to aid a banged-up big-league pitching staff as either a starter or bulk reliever later this season. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times posits that Banda is likely ahead of fellow Triple-A pitcher Jose De Leon -- who beat Banda back from the IL earlier this season -- for a potential callup.

July 12, 2019 01:20 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Holding own in rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow), who most recently allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over 1.1 innings while recording three strikeouts in an appearance for the Gulf Coast League Rays on Tuesday, owns a 3.60 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and .318 BAA over five innings across his first four rehab starts.

The southpaw is in the final stages of his recovery from his May 2018 Tommy John surgery, and he's being brought along slowly. Banda hasn't pitched more than 1.2 innings in any of his first four turns with the GCL squad, with the 25-year-old working up to a modest 21 pitches in Tuesday's outing. Given the deliberate pace of his rehab thus far, Banda is still likely looking at an August return at the earliest.

June 29, 2019 05:48 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Struggles through one rehab inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) allowed an earned run on three hits and a walk over an inning-plus for the GCL Rays on Friday. He also recorded a strikeout.

Banda fired eight of his 13 pitches for strikes in what was his second rehab appearance. The left-hander was removed after facing one batter in the second inning and actually threw 12 fewer pitches than he had in his first rehab outing with High-A Charlotte on Sunday. Banda is slated to continue pitching at different levels of the minors for the duration of his recovery from May 2018 Tommy John surgery.

June 24, 2019 01:28 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Solid in first rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) fired 1.2 perfect innings in High-A Charlotte's win over Lakeland on Sunday. He did not record any walks or strikeouts.

Sunday marked Banda's first return to game action since Tommy John surgery in May 2018. The 25-year-old southpaw threw a total of 25 pitches, with 18 of those finding the strike zone. It was certainly an encouraging start to Banda's rehab assignment, and he'll now look to progressively build up his innings and pitch count in upcoming appearances.

June 23, 2019 12:24 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Banda continues to work his way back from last May's Tommy John surgery. With his rehab assignment now beginning, he'll have up to a month to get into game shape before he'll have to be activated from the injured list.

June 2, 2019 02:04 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Another live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) threw live batting practice against Michael Perez (oblique) in Port Charlotte on Saturday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Banda continues to encouragingly throw live BP every few days, as this latest session was at least his fourth over the last week-plus. The left-hander appears to be nearing a rehab assignment given his steady and uninterrupted progress recently.

May 28, 2019 04:04 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Encouraged by latest progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) threw 25 pitches in his third live batting practice Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Banda emphasized that he remains very pleased with his recovery from his June 2018 Tommy John surgery, and that he "absolutely" plans on getting into major-league game action at some point this season. Factoring in Tuesday's work, Banda has thrown all three of his batting practice sessions within the span of the last seven days.

May 22, 2019 02:28 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Throws to hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) threw a live batting-practice session Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

This is another step in the lefty's return from Tommy John surgery. He should be sent out to a minor-league affiliate sometime in the coming weeks.

April 23, 2019 02:56 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Tosses side session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) completed a bullpen session Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Banda remains on the road to recovery after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2018. He'll likely need to toss a few more bullpens without any setbacks before the Rays allow him to face live hitters. Banda figures to be at least a couple of months away from a return.

March 30, 2019 05:04 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Moved to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda was moved to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Still working his way back from Tommy John surgery last May, Banda was moved to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster for recently acquired Aaron Slegers. The 25-year-old is still months away from returning to game action and remains in the middle of a lengthy rehabilitation process.

March 31, 2019 12:32 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Throws off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) threw off a full mound Friday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

It was the latest positive step in Banda's recovery from last May's Tommy John surgery, and Friday's activity had been preceded by multiple bullpen sessions earlier in the month. The southpaw is still multiple months away from action, and he'll presumably progress to facing live hitters as his eventual next step.

March 29, 2019 12:52 AM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Heads to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays placed Banda (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

Banda is still rehabbing from the Tommy John surgery he required last May and isn't expected to return to competitive action until the second half of the season, if at all. With several months still to go in the recovery process, Banda will likely be moved to the 60-day IL when the Rays need to add another player to the 40-man roster.

March 16, 2019 06:56 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Continues bullpen sessions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) threw another bullpen session Friday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Banda underwent Tommy John surgery last May, so he's still working up to live batting practice sessions like fellow rehabbing hurlers Brett Honeywell and Jose De Leon have. However, Banda continues to make steady progress and has not suffered any setbacks, leaving him on track for a potential return to game action at some point in the mid-to-late summer.

June 14, 2018 11:20 PM
Rays' Anthony Banda: Has TJ surgery Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banda (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday, Bill Ladson of reports.

The southpaw naturally has an arduous road ahead of him in terms of rehabilitation and recovery, with the likelihood of him missing the entirety of the 2019 season quite high. Banda was the centerpiece of the return the Rays received in exchange for trading Steven Souza (pectoral) to the Diamondbacks, but he apparently won't have a chance to pay true dividends for quite some time.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 1.000 0.00001
vs RHB 3.000 9.00001
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2017ARI23 5.96840000 25.2261717131025
2018TB10 3.68310000 14.2126610310
2019TB00 6.75300000 4.06330002
2020TB00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 33 5.281450000 44.1442626231337
Batting Stats
2017ARI8500000300 .000 .000 .000
2018TB3000000000 --- --- ---
2019TB3000000000 --- --- ---
Total 14500000300 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2019TBP3000000 ---
Total  145404001.000
More Pitching Stats
2017ARI12427 0.9600002 .255115 13.7 .4310
2018TB01714 1.3600000 .23556 9.2 .3920
2019TB046 0.6700000 .33318 13.5 .5560
2020TB000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 14547 1.0400002 .257189 12.2 .4330
Minor League Pitching Stats
2012R-Azl Brewers23 5.83144000 41.2544127302443
2013R-Helena Brewers34 4.451414000 60.2644030712545
2014AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat66 3.662014002 83.2844034413883
2014AFX-South Bend Silver Ha30 1.5466000 35.0327621734
2015AFA-Visalia Rawhide88 3.322827110151.215067568439152
2016AAA-Reno Aces44 3.671313000 73.2733630622768
2016AA-Mobile BayBears62 2.121313000 76.1702318412884
2017AAA-Reno Aces87 5.392222000122.0125767315251116

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Tampa Bay Rays

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