The Rays activated Sherriff (personal) from the restricted list and optioned him to Triple-A Durham.
Tampa Bay reopened a spot for Sherriff on the 40-man roster by designating Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment. Sherriff could be recalled at some point later in the season when the Rays want to add another left-handed option to their bullpen.
Sherriff reported to Tampa Bay's minor-league camp Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sherriff was placed on the restricted list April 3 to take some time away from the game, and he'll now begin to work his way back into pitching form. He'll likely need to go through an abbreviated spring training regimen before the team will consider adding him back to the roster.
Sherriff was placed on the restricted list for undisclosed reasons Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The Rays indicated that Sherriff would be taking some time away from the game and had the club's full support, but didn't divulge any more details out of respect for the lefty's privacy. It's unclear when he'll return to the team. Joseph Odom's contract was selected to take his place on the roster.
Sherriff has allowed an earned run on three hits across two innings while recording one strikeout in his first two Grapefruit League appearances.
The southpaw had a brief but impressive stint with the Rays last season, posting a 1-0 record, a save and an unblemished ERA across 9.2 innings over 10 appearances. Sherriff also worked a pair of scoreless frames in the postseason and could certainly carve out a middle-relief role in the coming campaign if he's able to stay consistent.
Sherriff was added to the Rays' World Series roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sherriff hasn't played a part in the postseason thus far. He made 10 appearances in the regular season, throwing 9.2 scoreless innings, though he struck out just two batters.
Sherriff tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Orioles to pick up his first save of the season.
Sherriff only needed nine pitches to get through the inning as he generated a groundout and two flyouts to pick up the easy save. The left-hander has not recorded a strikeout across 6.2 innings but still owns a perfect 0.00 ERA as he has induced a lot of light contact to get himself through his outings. Despite the early success and the save chance Friday, Sherriff should still primarily remain as one of the team's middle relievers to finish out the regular season.
Sherriff, who fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit in an extra-inning loss to the Nationals on Wednesday, maintains an unblemished ERA across 5.2 innings over six appearances this season.
The southpaw has yet to record a strikeout and has yielded five hits, but he's been able to navigate the frequent contact without issue thus far. Part of the 30-year-old's success has stemmed from his ability to keep the ball down, as he's elicited 11 groundballs from the 20 batters that have made contact against him. Sherriff is likely to continue in a middle-to-later-inning role for the balance of the regular season.
Sherriff was recalled from the Rays' alternate training site Thursday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
He has not allowed a baserunner but also has zero strikeouts in two innings (two appearances) in the majors this season. Sherriff takes the bullpen spot of Cody Reed (finger), who was placed on the injured list.
Sherriff was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sherriff made a pair of relief appearances in late August, throwing two scoreless innings. He's no longer needed in the bullpen, as Nick Anderson (forearm) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Sherriff (1-0) was credited with the victory in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday, firing a clean eighth inning.
Recalled from the alternate training site in Port Charlotte earlier in the day, Sherriff was exceedingly sharp, firing 10 of his 11 pitches for strikes. The southpaw was making his first major-league appearance since 2018 with the Cardinals, and his flawless performance was certainly encouraging from the perspective of evaluating Sherriff's recovery from his 2018 Tommy John surgery. With fellow lefty Jalen Beeks (elbow) now lost for the remainder of the season, Sherriff could hold down a role on the big-league roster the rest of the way.
Sherriff was recalled from the Rays' alternate training site Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sherriff underwent Tommy John surgery in 2018 and hasn't pitched in the majors since, but he worked at the Rays' alternate training site to begin the 2020 season. The southpaw will now join the major-league bullpen after Jalen Beeks (elbow) was placed on the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
Sherriff was named to Tampa Bay's 60-man roster pool Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 30-year-old joined the Rays on a minor-league deal in October, and he apparently made enough of an impression to warrant a look for the shortened 2020 campaign. Sherriff last appeared in the majors with the Cardinals in 2018 before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Sherriff (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sherriff spent most of the 2018 season with the Cardinals but was cut loose at the end of summer after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June. It's unclear when -- or if -- the southpaw will return in 2019. Sherriff owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB across 20 career big-league innings (parts of two seasons).
Sherriff (elbow) was released by the Cardinals on Sunday.
Sherriff underwent Tommy John surgery in early June, but the Cardinals needed to create space on the 40-man roster for the return of Dominic Leone (biceps) from the 60-day disabled list, prompting the move. Sherriff will be unable to pitch at least through the first half of the 2019 season as he enters free agency at an unfortunate juncture.
Sherriff (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Sherriff was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Memphis on May 18 with an apparent elbow injury. He will now miss the remainder of the 2018 season and a good portion of the 2019 season as well. He held a 6.35 ERA over 5.2 innings of relief with the Cardinals before being optioned May 8.
Sherriff was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
Sherriff has allowed four runs in 5.2 innings for the Cardinals so far this season, striking out three batters while walking two and allowing eight hits. John Brebbia was called up to take his place in the bullpen.
Sherriff (toe) allowed an earned run on two hits over two innings in an extra-inning win over the Cubs on Saturday. He also recorded a strikeout.
Making his first appearance since April 5, Sherriff worked his longest outing of the season and experienced only one hiccup, a solo home run he allowed to Javier Baez. The 27-year-old southpaw encouragingly worked up to 26 pitches without any apparent setbacks and should be available without restrictions moving forward.
Sherriff (toe) was activated from the 10-dayd disabled list Friday.
The southpaw will return to the Cardinals' bullpen after missing just under a month of action. Sherriff will resume his normal role as a middle reliever for St. Louis. Austin Gomber was optioned to Triple-A to make room for him on the active roster.
Sherriff, who allowed two earned runs on four hits over an inning in Triple-A Memphis' 5-4 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday, shed the shank that had been protecting his broken left toe in what was his third rehab appearance, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
It was an encouraging sign of progress physically, even as Sherriff's pitching was less than stellar. The 27-year-old has been able to log three appearances of an inning apiece over the last five days, certainly leaving him close to activation. However, since he just shed his protection Tuesday, it's possible Sherriff makes at least one more rehab appearance with the Redbirds.
Sherriff (toe) will throw batting practice at Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday and will officially begin his rehab assignment with the Redbirds on Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com.
Sherriff's right toe fracture appears to be almost fully healed, as general manager Michael Girsch has deemed him as "relatively close to being ready to go." The 27-year-old southpaw will need to be able to throw multiple innings and pitch on back-to-back days before being considered big-league ready, according to Girsch.
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