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February 17, 2021 10:28 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Placed on 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Beeks is expected to miss most or all of the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late August, so the move is simply procedural with pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training Wednesday. Beeks' placement on the 60-day IL will clear room for left-hander Jeffrey Springs and right-hander Chris Mazza, who were acquired from the Red Sox on Wednesday via trade.

August 29, 2020 10:52 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Undergoing Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery on Sept. 2, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Beeks was transferred to the 45-day injured list Wednesday with a left elbow sprain and now has to go under the knife. Beeks will more than likely miss the entire 2021 season while rehabbing although a potential return late in the year could technically still be an option. The left-hander had a 3.26 ERA while recording two holds and one save over 19.1 innings out of the bullpen.

August 26, 2020 05:36 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Out with torn UCL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left elbow Wednesday and could require Tommy John surgery, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 27-year-old was placed on the 45-day injured list and ruled out for the season with a left elbow sprain Wednesday, but the specific diagnosis of a torn UCL could indicate a much longer absence. Teammate Andrew Kittedge recently suffered the same injury and is attempting rehab before potentially undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the team has yet to provide the plans for Beeks' recovery.

August 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Placed on 45-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks was placed on the 45-day injured list with a left elbow sprain Wednesday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Beeks was removed from Tuesday's contest against the Orioles with an elbow issue, and he'll miss the remainder of the season as a result. It's unclear whether he'll be ready for the start of the 2021 season. Ryan Sherriff was recalled by the Rays in a corresponding move.

August 26, 2020 04:16 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Leaves with arm injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with an elbow/forearm injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 27-year-old delivered 1.1 scoreless frames and was in line to secure the two-inning save before exiting the contest. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but according to Topkin, some team officials fear he could be dealing with a UCL injury. Beeks will likely be evaluated further Wednesday.

August 19, 2020 11:12 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Nabs save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks did not allow a baserunner and struck out both of the batters he faced to earn the save Wednesday against the Yankees.

Beeks was called upon to record the final two outs with runners on first and second and a 4-2 lead. After striking out Miguel Andujar on three pitches, Beeks fired a wild pitch to Thairo Estrada prior to striking him out on the next three pitches. Beeks has been used mostly as a bulk reliever this season, but given the Rays' propensity to mix and match the closer role it's possible he gets occasional save chances. For the season, Beeks has a 4.02 ERA, but a 23:3 K:B across 15.2 frames.

August 14, 2020 02:04 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Grabs second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks (2-0) was credited with the victory in Thursday's win over the Red Sox, firing two scoreless innings in which he allowed a hit and issued a walk.

After Tyler Glasnow scuffled through another rough outing, Beeks came on in the fifth inning to give manager Kevin Cash a pair of effective frames. It's exactly the type of role the left-hander is suited for considering his arm is built up for multiple innings, and Thursday's performance was a welcome bounce-back effort after he surrendered a pair of runs against the Yankees over 1.2 innings in his most recent outing.

August 10, 2020 03:12 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Could be called on for starts
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Beeks is a candidate to potentially log some spot starts while Yonny Chirinos (triceps) and Charlie Morton (shoulder) are on the injured list, Juan Toribio of reports.

Beeks is a natural candidate to help hold down the fort while the two starters are sidelined, considering he's capable of handling multiple innings without issue and logged three starts for the Rays last season among his 33 appearances. While Beeks isn't likely built up for a six- or seven-inning workload, it's easy to envision manager Kevin Cash piecing together a Beeks-Trevor Richards tandem, for example, to cover the majority of innings in a given game. The left-hander has already made six appearances this season, all in relief, posting an elevated 5.06 ERA that he's partly offset with an excellent 18:3 K:BB over 10.2 innings.

August 2, 2020 10:52 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Charged with loss against Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks (0-1) allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out one over 1.1 innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Orioles.

After allowing four runs in long relief Monday, Beeks has now had solid outings in his past two appearances. However, he picked up the loss Sunday as he allowed the go-ahead run to begin the seventh inning. The southpaw now carries a 4.50 ERA and 15:2 K:BB over eight innings to begin the season.

July 28, 2020 11:32 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Busy night in long relief
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Beeks was credited with a hold in a win over the Braves on Monday, recording seven strikeouts but also allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and a wild pitch over three innings.

The left-hander kept things interesting during his rollercoaster of a multi-inning appearance. Beeks' outstanding swing-and-miss stuff was partly offset by a mistake pitch to Matt Adams, which the veteran laced 355 feet for a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Otherwise, the 27-year-old did fill his long-relief role well and has opened the season with a stellar 12:0 K:BB over five innings across two appearances.

July 25, 2020 05:16 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Stellar in '20 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and struck out five in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

Beeks earned an Opening Day roster spot with an impressive summer camp and immediately offered a reminder of his value to the Rays with Friday's performance. With starter Charlie Morton out of the game after four innings and 80 pitches, Beeks teamed with Ryan Thompson to eat up multiple innings in the middle of the game. The left-hander is likely set for plenty of similar assignments, especially in the early portion of the season when starters are still building up their arms.

July 18, 2020 08:44 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Excels in sim game
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Beeks, who is competing for a bullpen spot, recorded four strikeouts over 3.1 innings and 50 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, Juan Toribio of reports. "His velocity looks awesome," manager Kevin Cash said of Beeks. "His stuff, he's worked really, really hard. I don't think we'll go much past the four-inning mark with him unless there was an immediate, urgent need. With the stuff that he's showing, he's going to help us a lot."

Cash's comments certainly imply Beeks is on track to make the Opening Day roster, and it isn't surprising by any stretch for a number of reasons. The southpaw demonstrated his value last season by making three starts among his 33 appearances and fashioning a 6-3 record. Beeks did exhibit some control issues with a 3.5 BB/9, but he demonstrated sharp location while pitching to a 1.93 ERA over 9.1 innings during Grapefruit League play this spring. Beeks ability to cover multiple innings will be particularly valuable in a season as unique as 2020, especially with Yonny Chirinos and Brendan McKay both still out of summer camp for undisclosed reasons and consequently looking uncertain to be available for the start of the regular season.

July 11, 2020 11:48 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Candidate for rotation fill-in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks, who threw 49 pitches over three innings in a simulated game Friday, is a candidate to handle some spot starts early in the season if the current absences of Tyler Glasnow (undisclosed), Yonny Chirinos (undisclosed) and Brendan McKay (undisclosed) extend into the 2020 campaign, Juan Toribio of reports.

The left-hander is certainly capable of handling rotation assignments if called upon to take them, as he started 94 minor-league games over four-plus years in the Red Sox organization. Beeks also logged three starts for the Rays last season and threw two or more innings on 40 occasions overall. Given the aforementioned temporary vacancies on the pitching depth chart, the expectation is Beeks will continue to have his arm built up over what remains of summer camp.

June 7, 2020 02:28 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Working off mound regularly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks has been able to throw regular bullpen sessions in his local area during the suspension of spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Pitching coach Kyle Snyder provided the update on Beeks, who he's kept in regular contact with during the shutdown. The southpaw, who put in time as both a spot starter and long reliever for the Rays last season, is projected to potentially serve as the sixth member of the starting rotation during the 2020 season, if it indeed unfolds.

April 8, 2020 08:44 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Occasional sixth starter?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks was on track to potentially serve as a sixth starter on occasion this season in addition to his relief duties when spring training was suspended, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The young southpaw put together a strong body of work during Grapefruit League play, posting a 1.93 ERA and .100 BAA across 9.1 innings over six appearances. Beeks was deployed as a starter in just three of the 33 appearances he made for the Rays in 2019, but he operated in that capacity on a full-time basis in five of seven minor-league stops across four-plus seasons in the Red Sox's organizational ranks. However, it remains to be seen if what will almost certainly be an abbreviated 2020 regular season largely negates the need for the Rays to manage their set starting rotation as carefully as they'd initially planned to.

March 11, 2020 11:48 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Continues stretching out
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Beeks, who fired 2.2 scoreless 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 reports.

The left-hander has fired 9.1 innings across six appearances thus far this spring and looked good doing so, with Beeks generating a 1.93 ERA, 0.54 WHIP and .100 BAA over the modest sample. It's certainly an encouraging body of work for the 26-year-old, who made 33 appearances overall in his first full Rays campaign in 2019, three of those as a starter. The Rays hope Beeks' solid control thus far is a harbinger for the regular season, as he struggled with a 3.5 BB/9 over his 104.1 innings last season.

February 23, 2020 05:44 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Impresses in spring opener
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Beeks, who fired a scoreless second inning in Saturday's 4-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox, was impressive with his changeup during the outing, Juan Toribio of reports.

Beeks needed only 10 pitches to get his three outs, with four of those offerings coming in the form of changeups. Beeks acknowledged after the game that he worked on various aspects of his repertoire over the offseason in an effort to even out some of the rough edges he displayed in an otherwise solid 2019. Beeks appeared in 33 games (three starts) for the Rays, posting a strong 6-3 record but also recording an elevated 1.49 WHIP and 3.5 BB/9. He again projects as a left-handed relief option this season capable of working multiple innings if necessary.

September 13, 2019 01:12 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Lit up in relief
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Beeks recorded two outs but was charged for four runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks in relief Wednesday in the Rays' 10-9 loss to the Rangers. He was not involved in the decision.

Beeks was the first reliever to enter the contest behind opener Andrew Kittredge, but Austin Pruitt (3.1 scoreless innings) effectively functioned as the Rays' primary pitcher. Pruitt likely would have been first in line after Kittredge had the latter not failed to retire any of the three hitters he faced, prompting manager Kevin Cash to turn to Beeks as a de facto second opener. Beeks didn't fare much better than Kittredge and looks unlikely to recapture a meaningful role as a primary pitcher or traditional reliever anytime soon. The recent returns of Tyler Glasnow from the injured list and Brendan McKay from Triple-A Durham have lessened the Rays' need to rely on Beeks.

September 1, 2019 01:28 AM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Notches sixth victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks (6-3) earned the win Saturday against the Indians after allowing four hits over three scoreless innings. He struck out one and walked none.

Beeks worked as the primary pitcher Saturday but had to enter with a runner on first base during the second inning, and he ended up with his shortest outing since June 21 despite not giving up a run. The 26-year-old has a 4.41 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 82:37 K:BB through 98 innings and should next pitch during the four-game set against the Blue Jays next weekend.

August 30, 2019 11:00 PM
Rays' Jalen Beeks: Slotting in as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beeks will serve as the bulk reliever Saturday against the Indians, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Beeks will follow Diego Castillo, who's set to toss the first inning or so as the team's opener. Beeks owns a 4.55 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with an 81:37 K:BB over 95 innings this year for Tampa Bay.

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2016AFA-Salem Red Sox 67.1131314405524673.081.356
2016AA-Portland Sea Dogs 65.1131305405628724.701.536
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 95.2171706709733863.881.250
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