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June 16, 2021 09:08 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Hurls eight scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (6-3) tossed eight scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and striking out eight without walking a batter as he took an easy win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Flexen was brilliant in this one and never let up despite the Mariners jumping out to an early big lead. Five of his season-high eight strikeouts came via the changeup and he generated a total of 15 whiffs in the dominant effort. The 26-year-old lowered his ERA to 4.12 but still has just 44 strikeouts over 67.2 innings. He's lined up for another potentially big performance early next week at home against the Rockies, a team that owns a .570 OPS on the road this year.

June 10, 2021 04:28 PM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Decent in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings versus Detroit on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.

The right-hander earned a quality start, his fourth in 11 outings this year. Flexen has bee adequate as a No. 5 starter with a 4.68 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 36:12 K:BB across 59.2 innings this season, although inconsistency has been an issue for the 26-year-old at times. He lines up for a favorable matchup at home against Minnesota next week.

June 3, 2021 05:52 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Takes loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (5-3) suffered the loss against the Athletics on Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three.

The right-hander's final line was unimpressive, but he was mostly effective outside of a disastrous third inning during which he yielded five runs on four hits and a walk. Flexen kept Oakland off the scoreboard in each of his other five frames, but he took the loss nonetheless as opposing pitcher Sean Manaea hurled a complete-game shutout. Flexen has been pretty hit-or-miss this season, allowing zero or one runs in five of his 10 starts but yielding five-plus runs three times. He's tentatively scheduled to make his next start at Detroit next Wednesday.

May 28, 2021 01:56 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Dominant in rebound start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (5-2) won Thursday's 5-0 match with Texas, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing three hits and one walk with six strikeouts.

One start after allowing eight runs in less than two innings to San Diego, Flexen rebounded with easily his best performance of the season. The righty needed only 87 pitches to complete seven innings and faced no more than four batters in any single inning. He's now the owner of a 4.34 ERA with a 3:1 K:BB ratio.

May 22, 2021 03:04 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Lit up by Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (4-2) took the loss against San Diego on Friday, allowing eight runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out one across 1.2 innings.

Flexen entered the contest with a respectable 3.46 ERA on the campaign and departed with that number having ballooned to 5.09. The Padres posted four runs against him in the first inning and another four in the second, forcing Flexen out of the contest after he retired only five batters. The right-hander gave up a pair of homers in the start after having yielded only three long balls through his first 39 innings of the season. He'll try to regain his footing in his next start, which is tentatively lined up to come at Oakland on Wednesday.

May 15, 2021 03:36 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Improves to 4-1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (4-1) picked up the win against Cleveland on Friday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk over 5.2 innings.

For the second time in his past three starts, Flexen did not register a single strikeout, but that didn't prevent him from earning his fourth win of the season. He limited Cleveland to only one extra-base hit (a double) and threw 56 of his 85 pitches for strikes. Despite a paltry 16.3 percent strikeout rate on the campaign, Flexen has pitched to a steady 3.46 ERA thanks in part to yielding only three home runs over 39 innings. He's lined up to next take the mound Wednesday at home versus Detroit.

May 9, 2021 01:40 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Yields 10 hits in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (3-1) allowed four runs on 10 hits and a walk over 6.1 innings Friday, striking out two and earning a win over the Rangers.

The Rangers jumped all over Flexen out of the gate, tagging him for three runs in the first two innings. The last bit of damage against him was a Nate Lowe solo blast in the third before Flexen settled into a groove. Seattle took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh to get him the win. The 26-year-old is sporting a 3.78 ERA and 23:6 K:BB through 33.1 frames. Flexen is lined up to face Cleveland at home next week.

May 1, 2021 03:12 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Can't hang on long enough for win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen did not factor in the decision versus the Angels on Friday, tossing four innings and allowing three runs on four hits and one walk. He did not strike out any batters.

The Seattle offense provided plenty of run support for the right-hander, but he needed 87 pitches to get through four frames and didn't come out for the fifth despite being staked to a 4-3 lead. Flexen entered the contest having pitched two consecutive quality starts, so Friday's outing was certainly disappointing from an individual standpoint. The 26-year-old has mixed three outstanding starts with two poor ones through five appearances, which has resulted in an overall 2.74 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB across 23 innings. His next start could come at home against Baltimore.

April 24, 2021 07:52 PM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Cruises to second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen improved to 2-1 on the season Saturday against the Red Sox, striking out seven in seven innings while allowing just one run on four hits and a walk.

Flexen held the hosts scoreless for 6.2 innings before allowing an RBI single to Marwin Gonzalez. The 26-year-old's time in Korea last year appears to have served him very well, as his 2.74 ERA and 21:5 K:BB through his first four starts this season look nothing like his 8.07 ERA and 49:54 K:BB from his first three partial seasons with the Mets.

April 18, 2021 12:48 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Limits damage from 10 hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (1-1) allowed one run on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.

Only one of the 10 hits went for extra bases and Flexen did not hand out a single free pass, but even so he was fortunate to escape with just one run on his ledger. The Mariners' defense turned two double plays behind him. Flexen is holding his own in his return stateside (3.38 ERA), but he would be well served to dial the strikeouts back up. He faces a tough road test in Boston next weekend.

April 11, 2021 05:56 PM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Rough outing in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings in a no-decision versus the Twins on Sunday.

Flexen labored through his second start of the year, with the biggest hit being a Byron Buxton two-run homer in the fifth. The Mariners' offense took over after that, getting Flexen off the hook. He's pitched to a 4.50 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB over 10 innings. Consistency could be an issue for the 26-year-old right-hander as he attempts to reestablish himself in the majors after a year in the KBO. His next start is expected to be Saturday at home versus the Astros.

April 4, 2021 03:32 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Hurls five scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen (1-0) earned the win against San Francisco on Saturday, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six.

Flexen carried over the momentum from two strong Cactus League outings into the regular season, holding San Francisco to only one extra-base hit and no runs over five frames. He induced only eight swinging strikes and ran his pitch count up to 94, but those concerns are easy to look past considering the final outcome. Flexen turned his career around with a strong showing in the KBO last season, and he could quickly become a fantasy commodity if he's able to put together more outings like the one he posted Saturday. The right-hander's next start will come Sunday at Minnesota.

March 31, 2021 10:40 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Strong closing spring effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen fired three scoreless innings during which he allowed just two hits and no walks in a Cactus League tie with the Reds on Monday. He struck out three.

The right-hander wrapped up Cactus League play with eight scoreless frames across his last two appearances, which is particularly encouraging because that pair of outings followed a six-earned-run hiccup versus the Dodgers on March 17. Flexen will open the 2021 campaign as the Mariners' No. 5 starter after revitalizing his career overseas in the KBO last season.

March 25, 2021 03:20 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Impressively bounces back Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen fired five scoreless innings in a Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing three hits and a walk while recording four strikeouts.

Coming off an outing in which he'd allowed six earned runs across just three innings, Tuesday's effort was equivalent to a sigh of relief for Flexen, who's being counted on as the No. 5 starter. The right-hander worked up to 69 pitches, throwing 47 for strikes in a crisp start that was his first of four this spring where he didn't surrender multiple earned runs.

March 19, 2021 06:08 AM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Regresses in latest turn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen allowed six earned runs on nine hits and a walk over three innings in a Cactus League loss to the Angels on Wednesday. He struck out four.

The right-hander's spring ERA climbed to 10.13 across three starts with Wednesday's outing, which Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports included the first eight hitters in the Angels lineup coming to bat over the first inning-plus -- resulting in three runs -- due to Flexen's poor command. Flexen was ultimately pulled for a reliever in the second and then brought back out for the third inning, which allowed him to settle down some and finish on a high note with a strikeout. "Obviously Flex wasn't as sharp early in the game as he was in his first couple starts," said manager Scott Servais. "I give him credit for hanging in there. He did not have his best stuff or command but he'll learn from it and move forward."

March 13, 2021 01:52 PM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Hittable in second outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen allowed a two-run home run, issued a pair of walks and hit a batter over three innings in a Cactus League tie with the Dodgers on Thursday. He struck out three.

Considering he was facing the defending champions and a lineup full of regulars, the end result wasn't necessarily disappointing. Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports Flexen largely accomplished his goal of mixing in all of his pitches, and that the veteran's fastball sat between 92 and 95 mph. "My cutter was really good tonight, I thought my curveball was sharp tonight," Flexen said.

March 7, 2021 09:36 PM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Impresses in MLB return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen, who pitched in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2020, impressed manager Scott Servais with his two-inning Cactus League debut against the White Sox on Friday, Daniel Kramer of reports. "I really like what I saw," Servais said. "I think he does it a little bit differently. He's got the higher arm slot, and we saw all four pitches today."

The Mariners took a two-year, $4.75 million flyer on Flexen after he looked like a drastically improved pitcher with the Doosan Bears last season, and the right-hander seemingly carried over a lot of the positives into his first time facing MLB hitters since 2019. Flexen impressively worked through some of the White Sox's regulars in the outing, flashing an impressive pitch repertoire as well by complementing a sweeping curveball with a low-90s fastball and a cutter-changeup combination.

December 9, 2020 04:16 PM
Mariners' Chris Flexen: Lands major-league contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen signed a two-year, $4.75 million contract with the Mariners on Wednesday, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports.

Flexen spent the 2020 season with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, and he had solid results, posting a 3.01 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 132:30 K:BB over 116.2 innings. He had double-digit strikeout totals in each of his final two starts of the year, and he'll now return to MLB on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old struggled to generate much production during his time in the majors from 2017 to 2019, but he'll attempt to carry his momentum from the KBO into improved results with the Mariners.

December 7, 2019 11:28 PM
Chris Flexen: Heading to Korea
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen signed a contract with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization on Saturday, Marc Carig of The Athletic reports.

Flexan was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, and he'll now move his career overseas rather than sticking around in the minors. The 25-year-old struggled during his major-league stints over the past three seasons, posting an 8.07 ERA, 2.13 WHIP and 49:54 K:BB across 68 innings.

December 6, 2019 08:04 PM
Mets' Chris Flexen: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flexen was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday.

With Brad Brach returning to the club on a one-year deal, Flexen loses his 40-man spot and will now be subjected to waivers. Flexen was always a longshot to survive the winter on the Mets' roster, as he continued to struggle at the big-league level in 2019 despite an uptick in velocity and was not brought back in September when rosters expanded.

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