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59 John Brebbia RP

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July 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Giants' John Brebbia: Hit with loss
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Brebbia (0-1) took his first loss of the year Sunday against the Cardinals after allowing a run on two hits while striking out a batter over an inning.

Brebbia entered in the bottom half of the seventh trying to preserve a 1-1 tie but was unable to do so. He quickly gave up a leadoff double to Matt Carpenter, who eventually came around to score on a single from Harrison Bader. The Giants were unable to score again, giving Brebbia the loss. The 31-year-old hasn't had a ton of exposure this season. He owns a 4.66 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 11:1 K:BB over 9.2 innings.

July 2, 2021 12:48 PM
Giants' John Brebbia: Whiffs three in scoreless inning
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Brebbia allowed a hit and struck out three in one scoreless inning in Thursday's 5-3 loss to Arizona.

Brebbia has done well since making his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery June 20. He's allowed just one run, two hits and a walk while striking out eight through five innings this season. While he's not likely to see many save chances, he could continue to post solid ratios while working in close games.

June 21, 2021 02:00 AM
Giants' John Brebbia: Clean inning in season debut
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Brebbia (elbow) pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout in Sunday's 11-2 win over Philadelphia.

Now recovered from his June 2020 Tommy John surgery, Brebbia was able to make his San Francisco debut. He did well in the final inning of a blowout win. The right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2019, when he had a 3.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 87:27 K:BB and 12 holds across 72.2 innings with St. Louis. He'll likely be eased back into action with low-leverage assignments at first, but he could become a key piece of San Francisco's bullpen in the second half of the season.

June 20, 2021 03:32 PM
Giants' John Brebbia: Comes off IL
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The Giants reinstated Brebbia (elbow) from the 60-day injured list Sunday.

Brebbia is ready to make his Giants debut after he opened the season on the shelf while he continued to recover from his June 2020 Tommy John surgery. The 31-year-old right-hander was effective during his eight-appearance rehab assignment in the minors, giving up three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 11 over seven innings. Now that he's healthy again, Brebbia could emerge as a trusted arm in the bridge to the Giants' primary closing options, Tyler Rogers and Jake McGee.

May 27, 2021 04:32 PM
Giants' John Brebbia: Beginning rehab assignment
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Brebbia (elbow) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Sacramento, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Since Brebbia is working his way back from June 2020 Tommy John surgery, he'll likely need to make several appearances for Sacramento before the Giants will consider reinstating him from the 60-day injured list. During his last healthy season in 2019, Brebbia was a dependable arm out of the St. Louis bullpen, making 66 appearances while posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 87:27 K:BB in 72.2 innings.

April 2, 2021 06:40 PM
Giants' John Brebbia: Throwing at alternate site
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Brebbia (elbow) is throwing bullpen sessions twice a week and is progressing well in his rehab from June 2020 Tommy John surgery, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

He is progressing at the alternate training site and could return to the Giants bullpen in the second half.

February 17, 2021 01:32 PM
Giants' John Brebbia: Joins 60-day IL
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The Giants placed Brebbia (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

The transaction is merely procedural, as Brebbia isn't expected to be fully cleared for competitive action until the second half of the season while he continues to recover from June 2020 Tommy John surgery. The newly-signed Jake McGee will take Brebbia's spot on the 40-man roster.

February 13, 2021 10:08 AM
Giants' John Brebbia: Participating in throwing program
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Brebbia (elbow) is currently on a throwing program and hopes to start throwing bullpens in March, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Brebbia signed a major-league deal with San Francisco in December after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June. While the right-hander won't be ready for Opening Day, he intends to ramp up his throwing program this spring and could return to game action around the halfway point of the 2021 campaign if he continues to make progress.

December 21, 2020 04:20 PM
Giants' John Brebbia: Gets big-league deal with Giants
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Brebbia (elbow) signed a one-year, major-league contract with the Giants on Monday.

The 30-year-old righty missed all of last season due to Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in early June. The timing of the surgery means he's unlikely to be ready to return until late in the upcoming campaign. He owns a career 3.14 ERA in 175 innings of relief at the big-league level, so there's a decent chance he's a useful piece of the Giants' bullpen when he eventually arrives.

December 2, 2020 09:20 PM
John Brebbia: Non-tendered by Cardinals
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Brebbia (elbow) was non-tendered by the Cardinals on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

He underwent Tommy John surgery in early June, so in a best-case scenario, Brebbia won't be ready to pitch in games until around the halfway point of the 2021 season. He is slated to get back on a mound for the first time in January.

December 1, 2020 04:36 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Progressing well
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Brebbia (elbow) is slated to get back on a mound for the first time in January, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

He is a non-tender candidate ahead of Wednesday evening's deadline due to the fact that he will probably miss the first half of the season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Brebbia had Tommy John surgery in early June, so while he says he is hoping to return in close to 12 months, that would be a best-case scenario.

June 28, 2020 03:24 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Moves to 45-day IL
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Brebbia (elbow) was placed on the 45-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

It was announced this week that he 30-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in early June, so his removal from the 40-man roster was only a matter of time. Brebbia will miss all of the 60 games in 2020 but could return during midseason 2021 if all goes well in his recovery.

June 25, 2020 02:12 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
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President of baseball operations John Mozeliak revealed Wednesday that Brebbia underwent Tommy John surgery three weeks ago, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

This is a fairly significant blow to the Cardinals, as Brebbia has been a rock in the bullpen with a 3.14 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over the past three seasons. He was given a bigger role last year and came through, recording 12 holds while blowing only one lead in 66 appearances. Ryan Helsley, 25, will likely move up a rung on the ladder and take on a lot of Brebbia's work in the mid-to-late innings.

April 28, 2020 02:08 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Trying to stick to routine
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Brebbia is trying to stick to as strict a routine as possible while confined to his home during the current shutdown, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "It's the St. Louis Cardinals," Brebbia said by phone Sunday. "We are staying as prepared as possible, no matter what. Baseball will happen again. And when it does, we want a ring on our finger."

Besides spending extra time with his wife and young son, Brebbia is trying to emulate what his normal offseason routine would be as best he can. The 29-year-old right-hander, who thrives heavily on structure, is working out with resistance bands and kettlebells and confirms the Cardinals were a team that looked like it was heading in the right direction when spring training was suspended. "The parts were well-greased and running. It was going to kick off to a special start," he said. "I thought we looked a lot like a unified team early on, which I thought was kind of unique."

March 24, 2020 11:04 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Struggles in spring training
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Brebbia generated a 6.75 ERA across 5.1 innings over five Grapefruit League appearances before spring training was suspended.

The right-hander turned in another heavy workload for the Cardinals last season, tying for second on the team with 66 appearances and posting a solid 3.59 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 72.2 innings while also recording 12 holds. Brebbia is likely to be relied on frequently in 2020, Will Leitch of reports, with his ability to work multiple innings giving him robust job security as long he continues to be as effective as he's been in his first three seasons.

September 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Takes fourth loss
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Brebbia (3-4) took the loss in an extra-innings defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on a walk and three hits over two-thirds of an inning while recording two strikeouts.

Brebbia actually fired 19 of his 21 pitches for strikes, but he left too many of his offerings over the plate and paid the price. The right-hander allowed back-to-back singles to Carson Kelly and Nick Ahmed to open the home half of the 19th inning and then appeared to be on his way out of the jam with consecutive strikeouts. However, an intentional walk to Christian Walker loaded the bases for Ildemaro Vargas, who delivered a game-winning single. The 29-year-old Brebbia has now surrendered three earned runs across his last two appearances, but he's otherwise enjoyed a solid September with three holds and scoreless outings in his six of his other seven trips to the mound.

July 23, 2019 02:24 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Impressive thus far in July
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Brebbia, who fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in an extra-inning win over the Pirates on Monday, has a 2-0 record, one hold, a 2.00 ERA and a 17:2 K:BB across nine innings in July (seven appearances).

Following a disastrous month of June during which Brebbia was touched up for 12 runs (10 earned) over 10.1 innings in 11 appearances, the right-hander has turned things around significantly. Brebbia has had only one stumble since the calendar flipped, yielding two earned runs over two-thirds of an inning to the Diamondbacks on July 14. Otherwise, he's only allowed Monday's hit and a walk across the other 8.2 frames he's worked during the month.

July 4, 2019 06:16 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Fans six in win
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Brebbia (2-3) picked up the win Wednesday against the Mariners after tossing 2.1 perfect innings with six strikeouts.

With the Cardinals trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Brebbia replaced reliever Tyler Webb to record the final out of the inning. Brebbia was then even more effective in his next two frames, posting a season-high six strikeouts in his longest appearance of the year. Through 37 games in relief, the 29-year-old owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 52:15 K:BB.

July 2, 2019 07:24 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Returns to active roster
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Brebbia was activated from the paternity list Tuesday.

Despite losing a tick of velocity off his fastball, Brebbia has retained a good deal of effectiveness, posting a 27.5 percent strikeout rate and 3.81 FIP through 39.2 innings this season. He should slot back into a setup role in front of new primary closer Carlos Martinez. Brebbia currently ranks third on the team in holds with seven, behind Andrew Miller and John Gant (10 apiece).

June 29, 2019 10:24 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Lands on paternity list
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Brebbia was placed on the paternity list Saturday.

Brebbia has struggled in June with 12 runs allowed (10 earned) in 11 outings and will now have a few days away from the team to attend the birth of his child. The 29-year-old was having a fantastic season prior to this month with a 1.53 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 35:10 K:BB across 29.1 innings.

Last 7 Games
07/23vs PITL 4-61.01011
07/20@ LADL 6-80.22202
07/18@ STLL 1-211.02101
07/16@ STLW 7-20.12000
07/10vs WASW 10-41.03100
07/09vs WASW 5-30.22000
07/06vs STLL 5-61.23202
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San Francisco Giants

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