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St. Louis Cardinals

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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.

June 13, 2019 01:32 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Scuffling in June
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Brebbia, who allowed three earned runs on two hits and a walk while recording a strikeout over an inning in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday, now has a 15.75 ERA over the four innings covering his five appearances in June.

Heading into June, Brebbia was mostly cruising, as he sported a 1.53 ERA and seven holds across 29.1 innings. However, he's subsequently allowed multiple earned runs in three of his five outings during the current month, a stretch that's been in stark contrast to the caliber of effort he'd turned in the first two months-plus of the campaign. Brebbia's rising 3.24 ERA and 1.08 WHIP are both certainly solid numbers in a vacuum, but they lose some of their luster when compared to earlier in the season.

May 16, 2019 10:24 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Solid effort in loss
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Brebbia fired a scoreless sixth inning in which he allowed no hits or walks and recorded two strikeouts in a loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

The right-handed reliever is enjoying a stellar season overall, although his most recent appearance prior to Wednesday represented his one blowup of the season. Brebbia allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk over an inning to the Pirates last Sunday, but his clean inning against Atlanta brought his ERA down to 1.90. The 28-year-old also has seven holds and boasts an impressive 27 strikeouts over 23.2 innings.

April 30, 2019 12:48 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Off to excellent start
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Brebbia, who notched his seventh hold in a win over the Nationals on Monday with a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed three walks and recorded a strikeout, now sports an 0.55 ERA and 0.86 WHIP across 16.1 innings.

The 28-year-old right-hander has been one of manager Mike Shildt's most trusted and versatile relief options, with six of his 14 appearances consisting of more than one inning. Brebbia also has an impressive 20 strikeouts across his 16.1 frames, and Shildt seems willing to afford him all the work he can handle if his early usage is any indication.

April 10, 2019 01:16 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Notches first win
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Brebbia (1-0) fired 1.1 scoreless innings in a win over the Dodgers on Tuesday, allowing no hits and a walk while recording three strikeouts.

Brebbia took over for starter Dakota Hudson with the young right-hander already at 100 pitches and just one out shy of qualifying for the win. Brebbia was able to finish that frame and notch another three outs in the sixth, all on a relatively efficient 24 pitches. The 28-year-old right-hander has yet to be scored upon through five appearances this season, allowing just two hits and three walks and generating a 10:3 K:BB across 7.2 innings.

March 24, 2019 11:16 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Makes Opening Day roster
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Brebbia will open the season in the Cardinals' bullpen, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

This isn't all too surprising, as Brebbia owns a 3.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 11:1 K:BB through nine frames this spring. The 28-year-old posted a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 10.7 K/9 in 50.2 innings out of the big-league bullpen in 2018.

September 3, 2018 10:20 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Returns from minors
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The Cardinals recalled Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Joe Trezza of reports.

After a brief absence due to a case of right forearm tightness, Brebbia was activated from the disabled list Aug. 19 and optioned to Triple-A. Brebbia demonstrated his health at Memphis by piling up 10 strikeouts in 5.2 innings over his last five appearances, earning him a return trip to the big club. He'll likely fill a low-leverage role in the St. Louis bullpen throughout September.

August 20, 2018 01:44 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Activated from DL, optioned
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Brebbia (forearm) was activated from the disabled list Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

Brebbia wound up spending slightly more than the minimum 10 days on the disabled list with a forearm issue. He logged one rehab appearance with the Redbirds on Saturday, allowing an earned run on a hit over one inning while recording two strikeouts in a loss to Round Rock. The 28-year-old will report to Memphis for now, though he figures to return to the big club when a fresh bullpen arm is needed or when rosters expand Sept. 1. He owns a 3.83 ERA and 45:13 K:BB across 40 major-league innings this season.

August 17, 2018 01:24 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Rehab assignment on tap
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Brebbia (forearm) was "super pleased" with a Wednesday bullpen session and expects to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis over the weekend, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

The right-handed reliever was just placed on the disabled list last Friday with his forearm issue, but it appears he's headed for a quick recovery. Brebbia may only need one minor-league rehab appearance before being deemed ready for activation.

August 10, 2018 05:12 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Put on DL; remains in majors
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Brebbia was placed on the 10-day DL retroactive to Monday due to right forearm tightness, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Though the Cardinals announced that Brebbia was sent down to Triple-A Memphis earlier in the week, the club changed the transaction to put him on the shelf instead. St. Louis has yet to offer up a timetable for his return, but he will be eligible to come off the DL on Thursday.

August 7, 2018 03:12 PM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Sent back to minors
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Brebbia was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Brebbia will head back to the minors to clear a spot on the active roster for Tyson Ross, who was recently claimed off waivers by the Cardinals. The 28-year-old owns a respectable 3.83 ERA and 40:13 K:BB across 40 innings of relief with the big club this season, so he should be back in the majors when a fresh bullpen arm is needed.

July 21, 2018 11:44 AM
Cardinals' John Brebbia: Called up from Memphis
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Brebbia was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Brebbia will be available out of the bullpen for both games of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Across 27 appearances with the Cardinals this year, he's logged a 4.13 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 36 strikeouts in 32.2 innings of relief.

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vs Washington 3.100 0.00032
vs LHB 23.000 7.0401229
vs RHB 49.200 1.9901558
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