Steckenrider (2-1) was credited with the win in a victory over the Angels on Friday, firing two perfect innings during which he recorded three strikeouts.
After starter Chris Flexen exited following four innings and 87 pitches, Steckenrider got six outs on just 20 pitches,16 of which he threw for strikes. The right-hander has proven highly reliable after a rough first appearance of the season, posting a 1.64 ERA and 12:4 K:BB across the 11 innings covering his subsequent eight outings.
Steckenrider (1-1) allowed one walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win Sunday versus the Twins.
Steckenrider kept the Twins off the board in the eighth inning, allowing Kyle Seager's three-run homer in the ninth to put the Mariners ahead. Rafael Montero then locked down the save in the ninth. Steckenrider has had mixed results to begin 2021 -- he's kept a scoreless line just twice in four outings. The 30-year-old righty has allowed four earned runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over 4.2 innings this season. He missed all of 2020 with a triceps injury before earning a bullpen job with the Mariners in spring training.
Steckenrider (0-1) allowed three earned runs on two hits and two walks across two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Giants on Friday. He struck out two.
The right-hander posted an impressive 2.57 ERA across seven Cactus League appearances this spring to earn a roster spot, but his first taste of regular-season action since May 6, 2019 resulted in a forgettable outing. Steckenrider's fastball, which sat in the mid-90s before a variety of arm injuries the last two seasons, averaged just 91.7 mph during Friday's outing, an aspect of his play worth monitoring as the season unfolds.
The Mariners will select Steckenrider's contract after he was informed Wednesday that he would be included on the Opening Day roster, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
In order to create room for Steckenrider on the 40-man roster, the Mariners will announce a corresponding transaction prior to Thursday's season opener against the Giants. After having most of his 2019 and 2020 seasons wiped out by elbow and triceps injuries, respectively, Steckenrider reported to Mariners camp at full health this spring and impressed in his seven Cactus League appearances. Over his seven innings, Steckenrider allowed two earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Steckenrider (triceps) has made seven relief appearances for Seattle during the Cactus League season, posting a 2.57 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB over seven innings.
While with the Marlins in 2020, Steckrider spent the entire campaign on the injured list with right triceps tendinitis. He joined the Mariners over the winter on a minor-league deal and appears to be fully healthy, but it's unclear if his performance this spring will be enough for him to secure a spot in Seattle's Opening Day bullpen. If Steckrider gets reassigned to the minors, he would likely open the season at Triple-A Tacoma.
Steckenrider (triceps) was invited to the Mariners' major-league camp Thursday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Steckenrider joined the team on a minor-league contract in December. The 30-year-old righty comes with plenty of upside, having recorded a 3.35 ERA and a 30.3 percent strikeout rate in 2017 and 2018, but he's been down on his luck for two seasons now. He struggled to a 6.28 ERA in a small sample of 14.1 innings in 2019 while battling elbow issues and then didn't pitch at all last season due to triceps tendinitis. Expectations should be low for Steckenrider given that recent history, but there's at least a hint of high-leverage potential here if he's back to full health.
Steckenrider (triceps) was reinstated from the 45-day injured list and outrighted to Triple-A Wichita on Wednesday, but he refused the assignment and was released by the Marlins, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 29-year-old was placed on the long-term IL before the start of the season and never pitched during the 2020 campaign. Steckenrider appeared in 15 games during 2019 with the Marlins and had a 6.28 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 14:5 K:BB over 14.1 innings while serving up six homers.
Steckenrider was placed on the 45-day injured list Thursday with right triceps tendinitis, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear when Steckenrider picked up the injury, but it will keep him sidelined for a good chunk of the shortened 2020 season. The right-hander figures to fill a middle-relief role if he returns at some point later in the season.
Steckenrider has a 16.88 ERA, 2.25 WHIP and 3:3 K:BB through 2.2 spring innings.
The Marlins were hoping the right-hander could fill a key role in the bullpen this season after an injury-plagued 2019, but so far this spring Steckenrider has done little to suggest he's ready for high-leverage work. Unless he's able to turn things around over the next couple of weeks, he could begin the season out of the late-inning mix, ceding hold opportunities to the likes of Yimi Garcia and Brad Boxberger.
Steckenrider struck out one and gave up a solo home run in an inning of work Saturday, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
The right-hander was not only making his spring debut, he was seeing his first game action since a brief High-A rehab appearance last August, as he missed most of 2019 with an elbow injury that eventually required minor surgery. Steckenrider appears to be fully recovered, and he's expected to open the season as part of the Marlins' set-up crew behind presumed closer Brandon Kintzler.
Steckenrider (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Steckenrider isn't necessarily healthy, but players can't remain on the injured list over the offseason. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training after having his elbow scoped in early August, though whether he meets that target won't become clear until later in the offseason.
Steckenrider had his right elbow scoped by Dr. James Andrews and will miss the remainder of the season, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
The hope is that he will be 100 percent healthy for the start of spring training next year. The 28-year-old righty logged a 6.28 ERA in 14.1 innings before his elbow started barking.
Steckenrider will visit Dr. James Andrews regarding renewed elbow soreness following a setback during a rehab outing, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
Steckenrider was pulled from his rehab assignment for High-A Jupiter and is awaiting a diagnosis on his elbow discomfort. The 28-year-old right-hander has been inactive since early May. He owns an 0-2 record with a 6.28 ERA and 14 strikeouts across 14.1 innings pitched.
Steckenrider was pulled off his rehab assignment at High-A Jupiter after experiencing renewed soreness in his right elbow, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sidelined since early May with the elbow injury, Steckenrider kicked off his minor-league assignment Thursday, working a scoreless inning in his appearance for Jupiter. Due to his lengthy layoff, Steckenrider was expected to require several more outings in the minors before coming off the 60-day injured list, but this latest setback could now push back any potential return until September.
Steckenrider (elbow) allowed one hit in one scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with High-A Jupiter on Thursday.
Steckenrider has been on the shelf since early May with an elbow injury but continues to work his way back from the 60-day injured list. It'll likely still be several weeks until he returns to the major-league bullpen, but Thursday's successful outing was an encouraging milestone in his recovery.
Steckenrider (elbow) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Elbow issues have kept Steckenrider out of action since early May. He appears to be on the right track in his recovery, though he's likely still some time away from returning to Miami.
Steckenrider will not require surgery on his inflamed right elbow, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
A visit to Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Steckenrider avoided the worst-case scenario. He's still expected to miss an extended period of time, but it remains possible that he could return at some point this season. That point won't come any time soon, as he's currently on the 60-day injured list.
Steckenrider will visit Dr. James Andrews to receive a second opinion on his right elbow, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
It's never a good sign to see "Dr. James Andrews" and "elbow" in the same sentence, as it suggests the potential for Tommy John surgery. Whether or not such a procedure is necessary should become clear once Dr. Andrews' opinion has been made public. In any case, Steckenrider won't be returning any time soon, as he's been placed on the 60-day injured list.
Steckenrider (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
Steckenrider landed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, but there hadn't been any indication at that time that he was due for such a lengthy absence. He'll now be ineligible to return before July 5. The move makes room on the 40-man roster for Harold Ramirez, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Steckenrider was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to right elbow inflammation, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
It's unclear when the issue cropped up or how long it will keep Steckenrider sidelined at this point. According to Andre Fernandez of The Athletic, the right-hander is headed back to Miami to undergo further testing, after which a timetable for his return will hopefully come into focus. The move is retroactive to Monday, making Steckenrider eligible to return May 16, should he prove ready. In the meantime, look for a combination of Adam Conley, Nick Anderson and Tayron Guerrero to hold down primary setup duties while Steckenrider is on the mend. Jose Quijada was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/08||@ TEX||L 8-9||1.0||0||0||2||0|
|05/03||vs BAL||L 3-5||1.1||0||0||0||2|
|04/30||vs LAA||W 7-4||1||2.0||0||0||0||3|
|04/25||@ BOS||L 3-5||1.2||1||1||2||1|
|04/23||@ BOS||L 5-6||1.1||2||0||0||3|
|04/18||vs HOU||W 7-2||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|04/16||vs HOU||W 6-5||1.0||1||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||11.2||10||0||0||0||1||7||15||7||11||5.62||1.607|
|2017||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||33.1||26||0||0||0||1||5||44||8||18||1.63||0.785|