Pruitt has allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three over nine spring innings.
Pruitt is still in the mix for a spot in the rotation, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The Astros were looking at one opening in the rotation, but Justin Verlander's groin injury is estimated to make him unavailable until mid-May, just about the time MLB could be back in business following the coronavirus pandemic. There's way too much uncertainty at this point, but Pruitt is being considered along with Josh James, Framber Valdez and Bryan Abreu.
Pruitt will join a group of pitchers that compete for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Astros acquired Pruitt from the Rays last week, returning the Houston-area native and former University of Houston standout to the area where he grew up. "We're not sure of the exact role, but I think he can start and I think that puts him in a final group of pitchers competing for our final spot or two," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The right-hander will compete with Josh James, Brad Peacock and Framber Valdez along with prospects Forrest Whitaker and Cristian Javier. Pruitt does not have minor-league options, so his inclusion on the Opening Day roster appears definite.
Pruitt was traded from the Rays to the Astros in exchange for Peyton Battenfield and Cal Stevenson on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Pruitt put together the best big-league season of his career in 2019 with the Rays, posting a 4.40 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with a 39:12 K:BB over 47 frames. He'll join a Houston bullpen that already has a handful of impressive arms, likely putting him in line for mid-to-low-leverage work in 2020.
Pruitt (3-0) was credited with the victory in a win over the Red Sox on Monday despite allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks over one inning. He struck out one.
Pruitt was far from sharp, painting himself into a corner after retiring the first two batters in the fourth inning. The right-hander ultimately allowed five consecutive hitters to reach safely and surrendered RBI singles to Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez, but he became the pitcher of record when the Rays popped off for six runs in the home half of the frame and then hung on the rest of the way. Pruitt has allowed a total of 10 earned runs across his last six appearances overall, though six of those came in one game back on Aug. 24.
Pruitt allowed one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk.
Andrew Kittredge and Jalen Beeks combined to allow five runs in the first inning, but Pruitt's strong performance allowed the Rays to claw back into it (they actually took an 8-7 lead in the fourth before the Rangers pulled ahead again in the seventh). Pruitt now has a 0.66 ERA and 11:1 K:BB in his last three appearances (two starts), spanning 13.2 innings. With two off days next week, Pruitt figures to remain in a multi-inning relief role for the time being.
Pruitt will work behind an opener Wednesday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 30-year-old worked as a traditional starter in has last two outings and gave up only one run over 10.1 innings, but he'll follow opener Andrew Kittredge on Wednesday. Pruitt had a 4.43 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37:10 K:BB through 42.2 innings this season.
Pruitt did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win, holding Toronto to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings.
Making his second start of the season, Pruitt was able to limit the Blue Jays to a single run, which came in the form of a leadoff home run by Bo Bichette. The right-hander was solid in his last start as well, firing 5.1 shutout innings with six strikeouts. Pruitt had previously served as a bulk reliever for the Rays this season. He'll carry a 4.43 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next outing, which projects to come Wednesday at Texas.
Pruitt will start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Pruitt was expected to be utilized as part of the bullpen game during the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader, but he didn't pitch and will instead receive the starting nod Thursday. The 30-year-old will look to build on his last start in which he allowed only four hits and had six strikeouts over 5.1 scoreless frames.
Pruitt is likely to cover multiple innings as 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.
Pruitt will be going on less rest than usual, as he just logged 5.1 innings Saturday. Therefore, he may not cover the usual amount of frames that Cash usually has a true primary pitcher work, but he may be in line for at least 2-to-3 innings if he's able to keep his pitch count at reasonable levels.
Pruitt surrendered four hits while striking out six over 5.1 scoreless innings Friday night against the Indians. He didn't factor into the decision.
Pruitt put together a solid outing, though the Rays wouldn't crack the scoreboard until the seventh inning, so he wasn't able to pick up the victory. The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.78 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with a 33:9 K:BB over 37.2 innings this season for Tampa Bay.
Pruitt will start Friday's game against the Indians, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Pruitt followed an opener his last time through the rotation, but even though he surrendered six runs over 5.2 frames as the primary pitcher, the Rays will allow him to start this time. He owns a 5.57 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with a 27:9 K:BB over 32.1 innings this season in the big leagues.
Pruitt allowed six runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts across 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday.
The plan was for Pruitt to be the primary pitcher Saturday, but he may have been pressed into service quicker because Jose Alvarado suffered an elbow injury, leaving after just one out. Pruitt gave up six of the seven runs Baltimore scored, but because the first run the Orioles tallied was charged to Alvarado, Pruitt avoided taking the loss. Still, the Rays recalled the right-hander Saturday, and this outing isn't going to help keep him in the bigs. He is 2-0 with a 5.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 32.1 innings this season.
Pruitt was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Pruitt will serve as the primary pitcher in Saturday's contest against the Orioles. He's worked in that role for the majority of the season and collected a 4.73 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 21 strikeouts across 26.2 innings.
Pruitt is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Durham and enter the Tampa Bay rotation when the Rays next require a fifth starter Friday or Saturday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays have an opening in their rotation once again after demoting the struggling Brendan McKay to Triple-A following another ugly start in Monday's loss to the Mariners. Pruitt is eligible to return from the minors Thursday and could be an option for either of the first two games of the weekend series in Baltimore, depending on how the Rays want to proceed with Trevor Richards, who is easing back into a starter's workload after having recently transitioned from a relief role. Assuming Pruitt does in fact rejoin the big club this weekend, the Rays may choose to deploy him behind an opener, which would probably enhance his chances of finding success. All of Pruitt's nine outings with the big club this season have come out of the bullpen, with the righty turning in a 4.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB across 26.2 innings.
Pruitt was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander returns to the minors after two major-league appearances in August in which he recorded an ERA of 1.50 with five strikeouts over six innings pitched. Left-hander Jose Alvarado was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Pruitt (2-0) picked up the win as the primary pitcher against the Padres on Monday, giving up one earned run on five hits over four innings, striking out four with no walks in a 10-4 victory for the Rays.
Following up opener Diego Castillo, Pruitt put in a solid effort in working around five hits to hold the Padres to just one run and pick up his second win of the season. He lowered his ERA from 5.16 to 4.73 with the effort, to go along with a 1.39 WHIP and a 21:8 K:BB across 26.2 innings.
Pruitt will serve as the primary pitcher Monday against the Padres behind opener Diego Castillo, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Pruitt will come into the outing looking to build on a successful return to the majors, which saw him fire two scoreless frames versus the Blue Jays last Monday. The 29-year-old right-hander has scuffled overall at the big-league level this season, having generated a 5.16 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 22.2 innings.
Pruitt was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Pruitt has thrown 20.2 innings for the Rays this season over seven relief appearances, recording an unimpressive 5.66 ERA and a low 18.2 percent strikeout rate. Yonny Chirinos (finger) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Pruitt (undisclosed) returned from the injured list at Triple-A Durham, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one batter in one inning Wednesday.
His first appearance in 11 days was not pretty. Pruitt's ERA at Durham is now back over 6.00, and if he doesn't impress in subsequent outings, Pruitt could end up being a 40-man casualty around the trade deadline.
Pruitt (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Pruitt allowed three runs on six hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while striking out five across four innings his last time out for Triple-A Durham before landing on the IL. Specifics regarding the injury are not yet known, leaving the right-hander without a timetable for his return.
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