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October 22, 2020 11:52 AM
Nestor Cortes: Heads to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes (elbow) became a free agent Thursday after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.

Cortes made five appearances this season, posting a 15.26 ERA and 2.35 WHIP in 7.2 innings of work. He suffered an elbow impingement in mid-August and missed the remainder of the year. Both of those factors, as well as his 6.72 career ERA in 79 total big-league innings, will hurt his chances of getting a major-league deal this offseason.

August 31, 2020 06:48 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Transferred to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Monday.

Cortes has been on the injured list since Aug. 15 with a left elbow impingement, and he should miss the remainder of the regular season as a result of the injury. The southpaw made five appearances (one start) for the Mariners this year, posting a 15.26 ERA and 2.35 WHIP over 7.2 innings.

August 15, 2020 10:36 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Out with elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left elbow impingement Saturday.

The injury could certainly help explain Cortes' awful start Friday against the Astros in which he allowed eight runs (seven earned) while recording just a single out. It's unclear when he's expected back. Taylor Guilbeau was recalled in a corresponding move.

August 15, 2020 05:52 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Shelled in emergency start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes (0-1) pitched just one-third of an inning Friday, giving up eight runs (seven earned) on five hits and two walks in a loss to the Astros. He struck out one.

The Mariners' defense committed three errors in the first inning, which didn't help Cortes' cause. He got the start on short notice after Yusei Kikuchi was scratched with neck spasms. Cortes has a 15.26 ERA, 2.35 WHIP and eight strikeouts in 7.2 innings, mostly in a middle-relief role.

August 15, 2020 03:52 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Making emergency start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes will start Friday's game against the Astros, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Yusei Kikuchi was scratched from his scheduled start with neck spasms shortly before first pitch, so Cortes will step in on short notice. The southpaw hasn't pitched more than two innings in any of his relief appearances this season, and it's unclear how big a workload he'll be able to handle in Friday's contest. Cortes carries a 7.36 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 7.1 innings to begin the season.

July 26, 2020 12:44 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Makes one mistake in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes fired 1.1 innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday, allowing one hit in the form of a solo home run and no walks. He also recorded a strikeout.

Cortes fired 10 of 15 pitches for strikes, but his one mistake resulted in a 402-foot homer by George Springer in the sixth to close out the scoring for both clubs. Cortes made the Opening Day roster with an impressive spring training and summer camp, and despite Saturday's one hiccup, he could see a steady stream of work as a left-handed relief option capable of working multiple innings.

April 9, 2020 03:04 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Good chance of making roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes, who generated a 1.80 ERA over three Cactus League appearances, should be on the Opening Day roster, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

The 25-year-old southpaw is not only a particularly valuable commodity because of his handedness, but he also proved effective over his few opportunities before spring training was suspended. Cortes struggled during his first two big-league stints with the Orioles and Yankees in 2018 and 2019, respectively, but Drayer notes Cortes is a "natural fit" to follow starters that experience early exits due to his extensive experience working multiple innings in the minors.

February 21, 2020 12:40 AM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Starting Cactus League opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes is slated to start Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Padres, Greg Johns of reports.

The 25-year-old southpaw was acquired from the Yankees back in November in exchange for international bonus pool money, and although he won't factor into the team's rotation plans this season, Johns reports Cortes has a good chance of serving as a long-relief or swingman option. Cortes has had a rough go of it during his first two big-league stints with the Orioles and Yankees, respectively, posting a career 5.80 ERA and 1.64 WHIP across 37 appearances.

November 25, 2019 07:20 PM
Mariners' Nestor Cortes: Sent to Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was traded from the Yankees to the Mariners on Monday in exchange for international bonus pool money, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

Cortes was available cheap after being designated for assignment Wednesday. He's yet to show much in 71.1 major-league innings, struggling to a 5.80 ERA.

November 20, 2019 08:44 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Bumped from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Wednesday.

Cortes appeared in 33 games for the Yankees in 2019 and had a 5.67 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 69:28 K:BB across 66.2 innings. The 24-year-old looked better at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a 3.86 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 39.2 innings, and he could return there if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

September 11, 2019 09:56 AM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Struggles as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes did not factor into the decision against Detroit on Tuesday, pitching 2.1 innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two.

Cortes was used as the opening pitcher for the first time in his career and had a difficult time making the adjustment, allowing six singles and a walk while needing 46 pitches to get through 2.1 frames. The 24-year-old has not hurled a scoreless outing since Aug. 23, allowing 10 earned runs in 8.2 innings over his last five games.

September 10, 2019 03:24 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: To serve as opener Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes will open Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Cortes is expected to toss the first inning or two before handing the ball to a primary pitcher, likely Luis Cessa. Cortes has surrendered at least one run in each of his last four appearances, so he'll aim to get back on track with a scoreless outing Tuesday.

August 7, 2019 04:08 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Captures win in bullpen game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes (5-0) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Orioles after striking out one and working around a base hit and a walk in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Since CC Sabathia's knee injury left the Yankees without a fifth starter, manager Aaron Boone elected to treat Tuesday's contest as a true bullpen game. All four pitchers used recorded between six and eight outs, with the official scorers electing to credit Cortes with the win since he outperformed the two pitchers who worked ahead of him (Jonathan Holder and Stephen Tarpley). Unless he's used heavily in relief the next four days, Cortes will likely be involved in another bullpen game when the fifth spot in the rotation comes up again Sunday in Toronto.

July 25, 2019 02:08 AM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nestor Cortes (4-0) picked up the victory Wednesday after holding the Twins to one run on three hits and two walks with one strikeout over 3.1 innings.

After getting recalled by the Yankees on Wednesday, Cortes got right to work, replacing starter J.A. Happ with one out in the fourth inning. The left-hander allowed one of Happ's batters to score on a sacrifice fly, then fanned Jorge Polanco to end the inning. Otherwise, Cortes held the Twins to a solo home run by Nelson Cruz in the fifth. Cortes has moved between Triple-A and the big leagues this season, putting together a 4.20 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB over 15 appearances with the Yankees.

July 24, 2019 10:56 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was recalled by the Yankees on Wednesday.

Cortes has split time between Triple-A and the big leagues this season, recording a decent 4.34 ERA in 37.1 innings for the Yankees. Jonathan Holder was optioned in a corresponding move.

July 18, 2019 11:40 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Cortes surrendered one run on two hits and three walks while striking out two over 3.1 frames in the nightcap. The Yankees will likely call up a fresh arm in his place, though a corresponding move has yet to be made.

July 2, 2019 12:12 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Returns from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees recalled Cortes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

Cortes will be able to return to the big leagues just three days after being optioned since his promotion corresponds with first baseman Luke Voit's (abdomen) placement on the 10-day injured list. As was the case in his earlier stints with the Yankees, Cortes is expected to serve as a long man out of the bullpen. All but one of his nine appearances with the big club this season have consisted of multiple innings, with Cortes posting a 5.22 ERA and 31:6 K:BB across 29.1 frames.

June 29, 2019 08:48 PM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Cortes was tagged for 11 earned runs over his last 15.1 innings coming off Saturday's contest in London, where he got lit up for five earned runs in three innings, prompting the Yankees to send him back to the RailRiders after the game. Per Hoch, Chance Adams is with the club as an extra player and can be added to the roster before Sunday's game.

June 26, 2019 01:36 AM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Delivers as bulk reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes (3-0) earned the win Tuesday versus the Blue Jays after giving up two runs on four hits across 4.1 innings. He had five strikeouts and zero walks.

Cortes followed opener Chad Green and fired four scoreless frames before faltering in the sixth with two runs allowed on three hits. It was still a solid performance for the 24-year-old, who has a 4.10 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 28:6 K:BB over 26.1 innings. According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, the Yankees may use an opener for Sunday's game against the Red Sox in London, and Cortes would be a logical candidate to help cover those innings.

June 23, 2019 10:24 AM
Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cortes was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.

Cortes had only just been sent down Thursday but will return with Cameron Maybin (calf) heading to the injured list. Cortes owns a respectable 4.09 ERA in 22 innings of work for the Yankees this season, striking out 25.0 percent of opposing batters while walking 6.5 percent.

Last 7 Games
08/14@ HOUL 1-1110.15721
08/06vs LAAL 1-62.02202
08/03vs OAKL 1-112.01133
07/28@ LAAL 2-102.03211
07/25@ HOUL 2-71.11101
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2013R-Gcl Yankees1 18.11030011205224.471.492
2014R-Gcl Yankees2 31.21120120385352.311.282
2015R-Pulaski Yankees 63.2121006306610482.280.918
2016AFX-Charleston RiverDogs 68.113806227515360.790.749
2016AFA-Tampa Yankees 28.0630420314243.211.000
2016AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 5.21101004300.000.577
2016AA-Trenton Thunder 4.01000015214.500.750
2017AFA-Tampa Yankees 4.11000003162.191.707
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 48.111612405711401.501.060
2017AA-Trenton Thunder 52.018705004520352.601.058
2018AAX-Trenton Thunder 3.11000003132.901.290
2019AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 39.27602204211293.901.020

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Surgidero de Batabano, Cuba
Seattle Mariners

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