Kittredge, who generated a 4.50 ERA across five Grapefruit League appearances before spring training was suspended, is likely to garner an Opening Day roster spot due to his versatility, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kittredge was a true jack-of-all-trades asset for manager Kevin Cash last season, logging 37 appearances overall, including seven starts. The right-hander generated a respectable 4.17 ERA and impressive 58:12 K:BB across 49.2 innings, and the 30-year-old was being stretched out some this spring with an eye on having him work in a number of 2020 roles, including spot starter. Kittredge's chances were also likely helped by the recent optioning of Trevor Richards, a pitcher with a similar profile, to Triple-A Durham.
Kittredge, who allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks over 2.1 innings in a Grapefruit League loss to the Blue Jays on Monday, is being stretched out for possible spot starts or bulk-reliever duties this coming season, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander's latest outing wasn't as rocky as his line might imply, as Kittredge also rang up five strikeouts. The 29-year-old made 10 starts for the Rays over the last two seasons, but he's still largely operated as a reliever while logging 60 appearances out of the bullpen over that span. His versatility makes him a good fit as either an in-a-pinch member of the rotation or long reliever following an opener, and it's worth noting that prior to Monday's struggles, Kittredge had been in fine form over his first four appearances with a 1.73 ERA and 6:0 K:BB over 5.2 frames.
Kittredge allowed three earned runs on three hits without recording an out as the opener against the Rangers on Wednesday. He did not record any walks or strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.
Kittredge facilitated a quick Rangers comeback from an early 2-0 deficit by falling flat over 20 pitches to open the contest. Kittredge allowed an RBI single to Willie Calhoun before exiting, and the runs that subsequent singles Nomar Mazara and Danny Santana drove in on singles off Jalen Beeks went on Kittredge's ledger as well. The right-hander had allowed just one earned run over his prior four appearances, but Wednesday's meltdown served as his eighth outing with multiple earned runs allowed since the All-Star break.
Kittredge will serve as the opener Wednesday at Texas, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge has a 4.17 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 47:11 K:BB through 41 innings and has worked as an opener six times this season. Austin Pruitt is expected to follow as the Rays' primary pitcher.
Kittredge will serve as the opener for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Baltimore, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge hasn't pitched well lately, posting an 8.31 ERA in 13 innings since the start of August. Austin Pruitt is expected to follow him out of the bullpen.
Kittredge will serve as the opener Thursday at Houston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It will be the fifth time this season Kittredge has worked as an opener. The 29-year-old has a 4.37 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 44:9 K:BB through 35 innings. Trevor Richards is scheduled to follow as the primary pitcher.
Kittredge will serve as the opener for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge surrendered a run on three hits while fanning one over 2.1 frames in his last appearance as an opener Wednesday against Boston. He'll toss the first inning or two of Tuesday's clash before making way for Ryan Yarbrough.
Kittredge will serve as the opener Wednesday at Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge had seven strikeouts and gave up two runs over three innings as the opener Saturday and has overall been effective for the Rays with a 3.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 26:6 K:BB. Ryan Yarbrough is slated to follow as the bulk reliever versus the Red Sox.
Kittredge struck out seven and allowed two runs on five hits and no walks over three innings in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays.
Serving as the opener, Kittredge gave up two runs on a Randal Grichuk double and a Cavan Biggio home run before completing a scoreless third inning. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old recorded seven strikeouts out of his nine outs, and he now has an impressive 26:6 K:BB over 20.2 innings. The right-hander has been effective and should continue to get plenty of work out of the Rays bullpen.
Kittredge will serve as the opener in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge has been solid throughout the season, posting a 2.55 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 19:6 K:BB across 17.2 innings over 14 appearances. The right-hander made his first appearance as an opener June 21 against the Athletics, firing a pair of scoreless innings in that contest. Kittredge is likely to only cover an inning or two Saturday before giving way to primary pitcher Jalen Beeks.
Kittredge struck out three and allowed two hits and one walk over two scoreless innings in Friday's win over the Athletics.
The 29-year-old excelled as the opener and has given up just one earned run in 3.2 big-league innings this year. Jalen Beeks, the primary pitcher, allowed home runs in both of the next two innings, so it's impressive that Kittredge was able to limit the Athletics' production. The right-hander has been effective at recording strikeouts and limiting runs with Triple-A Toledo this season, so he could be a prime option to continue serving as an opener in 2019.
Kittredge will serve as the opener Friday at Oakland, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge had his contract selected from Triple-A Durham earlier this week and allowed one run over 1.2 innings during his season debut. The 29-year-old posted an impressive 1.93 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 55:6 K:BB through 37.1 innings with the Bulls prior to his promotion. Jalen Beeks is likely to follow as the primary pitcher.
Kittredge had his contract selected from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander is set to make his 2019 big-league debut following the demotion of Jake Faria. Kittridge has posted a 1.93 ERA and 0.81 WHIP with a 55:6 K:BB over 37.1 innings this season at Triple-A.
Contrary to a previous report, Kittredge's contract was not selected from Triple-A on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
They instead ended up summoning Hunter Wood, who is already on the 40-man roster. That said, Kittredge will probably join the big-league bullpen at some point this summer. He has a 1.93 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 37.1 innings (27 appearances) at Triple-A.
Kittredge is expected to have his contract selected from Triple-A Durham by the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge was removed from the 40-man roster this offseason and has responded with a 1.93 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and impressive 55:6 K:BB over 37.1 innings for the Bulls. The 29-year-old would likely fill a low-leverage role for the Rays, but he could also be utilized as an opener.
Major League Baseball has rescinded Kittredge's three-game suspension for throwing at Austin Romine's head last season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge will be in camp as a non-roster invitee after being outrighted from the team's 40-man roster in November. The right-hander appeared in 33 games for the Rays in 2018, posting a 7.75 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 38.1 innings.
Kittredge was outrighted from Tampa Bay's 40-man roster Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kittredge will remain with the organization for now after being cast off the 40-man roster in order to give the Rays added space for a younger prospect heading into the Rule 5 draft. Across 33 games in 2018, Kittredge logged a 7.75 ERA and 1.85 WHIP.
Kittredge was served a three-game suspension and a fine for throwing at Austin Romine's head Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was hit with a five-game ban for his retaliatory throw at Jesus Sucre. Both players will serve their suspensions next season.
Kittredge (3-2) threw two scoreless innings and issued one walk while striking out one and was awarded the victory Sunday against Oakland.
Although Diego Castillo served as the opening pitcher, Kittredge came on in relief during the second inning and departed two frames later in a 2-0 ballgame. He's managed to nab two victories over the past two games, as he was called upon to record one out in Saturday's win. The 28-year-old right-hander sits near the middle of the pack within Tampa Bay's bullpen, so he figures to see mid-to-high-leverage opportunities in the final few weeks of the regular season.
Kittredge was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Kittredge will once again join the Rays to serve in a low-leverage role out of the bullpen. The 28-year-old has allowed 23 runs (22 earned) with a 16:11 K:BB across 24.2 innings at the major-league level this season.
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