Yamamoto was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
This was an easy move to see coming, as Yamamoto was a sacrificial lamb Wednesday, giving up 13 runs (12 earned) in 2.2 innings of long relief. He now has an 18.26 ERA and 3.00 WHIP on the season.
Yamamoto served up 13 runs (12 earned) over 2.2 innings out of the bullpen in Wednesday's 29-9 loss to the Braves. He struck out three and gave up 11 hits and walked two.
After striking out more than a batter per inning and posting a 1.14 WHIP over 15 starts as a rookie in 2019, Yamamoto looked like he might be a potential long-term piece at the back end of the Miami rotation. The 24-year-old's outlook has taken a significant hit since then, with a big dip in velocity and a complete loss of command and control proving to be his undoing. Yamamoto needed 94 pitches just to record his eight outs, with the Braves bludgeoning him for four home runs along the way. Since Yamamoto likely won't be available out of the bullpen for at least four days after the taxing relief appearance, expect Miami to send him to its alternate training site in short order.
Yamamoto was recalled by the Marlins on Tuesday.
Yamamoto was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site following a rough start in the middle of August, but he'll return to the major-league pitching staff. It's unclear when he'll make his first appearance, but the Marlins are scheduled to play four doubleheaders over the next two weeks, so he may very well be needed as a starter. The right-hander has struggled to an 11.42 ERA and 2.42 WHIP over 8.2 innings so far this season.
Yamamoto (0-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one over 1.1 innings Monday night against the Mets. He was optioned to Miami's alternate training site after the game, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Yamamoto struggled early in this one, despite his offense gifting him an early one-run lead. He surrendered three runs in the top of the second before getting pulled with just one out in the frame. Yamamoto has accrued an 11.42 ERA and 2.42 WHIP with a 10:5 K:BB over 8.2 innings so far this season.
Yamamoto allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five across 3.1 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision.
Yamamoto was given an early eight-run cushion, but couldn't work deep enough into the game to qualify for a chance at the win. He worked two scoreless frames, but was then derailed by a pair of two-run home runs. The result was a short outing, and he failed to work efficiently by racking up 75 pitches in order to retire just 10 batters. It's unclear if he will get another turn through the rotation, pending the status of the Sandy Alcantara (illness), Caleb Smith (undisclosed), Jose Urena (illness) and Robert Dugger (undisclosed).
Yamamoto is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays in Buffalo.
The Marlins have yet to bring back any of their missing four starters (Sandy Alcantara, Caleb Smith, Jose Urena and Robert Dugger) from the 10-day injured list or COVID-19 injured list, so Yamamoto will pick up a second turn through the rotation after making his season debut last week in Baltimore. He was pulled after four innings and 66 pitches in that start, giving up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four.
Yamamoto didn't factor into the decision in Thursday's contest between the Marlins and the Orioles. He gave up four runs on six hits -- including two home runs -- while fanning four across four innings.
Yamamoto didn't last long in his season debut, but he didn't factor into the decision since Baltimore's starting pitcher, Wade LeBlanc, also endured his fair share of struggles. It remains to be seen whether Yamamoto will be able to make another start due to the team's fluid situation amid their COVID-19 outbreak.
Yamamoto will start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 24-year-old was recalled by the Marlins on Tuesday, and it unsurprisingly won't take long before he enters the starting rotation with the team missing a plethora of players after the COVID-19 outbreak. Yamamoto had a 4.46 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 82:36 K:BB in 15 starts as a rookie last season and will now have a chance to showcase himself in 2020.
Yamamoto was recalled by the Marlins on Tuesday.
The move was anticipated as Yamamoto will fill a role on the pitching staff amid the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak. With several starters recovering from the coronavirus, the right-hander should claim a role in the rotation. However, manager Don Mattingly has emphasized that the pitching staff will have to be flexible with their roles in the coming days. Yamamoto made 15 starts and recorded a 4.46 ERA and 1.14 ERA over 78.2 innings last season.
Yamamoto will join the Marlins' 30-man roster prior to their game against the Orioles on Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Yamamoto narrowly missed out on a spot in the Marlins' starting rotation to begin the season, but he'll join the pitching staff to fill in during the team's COVID-19 outbreak. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, manager Don Mattingly said Pablo Lopez and Elieser Hernandez are the only regular rotation members who will definitely be available when the team returns to action Tuesday in Baltimore, so Yamamoto will presumably step in to fill one of the three potential openings on the starting staff. Yamamoto made 15 starts for Miami last season, recording a 4.46 ERA and 82:36 K:BB over 78.2 innings.
Yamamoto was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Yamamoto was initially presumed to be the No. 5 starter heading into the regular season, but his move to the team's alternate training site in Jupiter likely signals that Elieser Hernandez will occupy the final spot in the starting rotation. Yamamoto should be one of the team's top options to fill in as a starter if injuries occur in the rotation this year. The 24-year-old posted a 4.46 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 78.2 innings in 15 starts with the Marlins in 2019.
Yamamoto remains the most likely candidate to be the Marlins' No. 5 starter, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Manager Don Mattingly confirmed Monday that the club plans to use a traditional five-man rotation rather than get too creative with its pitching staff, and Yamamoto appears poised to slot in behind Sandy Alcantara, Jose Urena, Caleb Smith and Pablo Lopez. The 24-year-old right-hander could find himself on a restricted pitch count, however, as Mattingly suggested the team is considering a "piggyback" arrangement at the back of the rotation -- a move that would limit Yamamoto's already questionable fantasy value.
Yamamoto posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 7:0 K:BB through eight innings before spring training was suspended.
The 23-year-old headed into camp looking to win a spot in the Miami rotation, and Yamamoto seemed to do just that, out-pitching competitors like Pablo Lopez and Elieser Hernandez. His role likely won't become clear until MLB gets closer to resuming play, but Yamamoto appears ready to build on the flashes of promise he showed as a rookie in 2019.
Yamamoto allowed three runs (two earned) in two innings during Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
He was victimized by some shaky outfield defense in the first inning -- Monte Harrison lost a Pete Alonso flyball in the sun, and JJ Bleday followed by misplaying a Wilson Ramos fly after the wind pushed it into the corner for a bases-loaded ground-rule double -- but Yamamoto rebounded in the second. He threw 38 pitches in total (22 strikes) and at least showed he can handle some adversity. The right-hander, who posted a 4.46 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 82:36 K:BB in 78.2 big-league innings last year, is fighting for a spot in the Marlins' rotation this spring.
Yamamoto is scheduled to start the Marlins' Grapefruit League opener Saturday versus the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 23-year-old will get an early opportunity to secure a back-end spot in Miami's Opening Day rotation after a generally solid rookie season in which he struck out more than a batter per inning while posting a 4.46 ERA across 78.2 frames. Yamamoto's main focus this spring will likely be in showing improved control, an area where he struggled mightily down the stretch last season. He issued at least three walks in his final three starts of 2019, ending the campaign with a bloated 11.1 percent walk rate.
Yamamoto threw six scoreless innings in no-decision against the Mets on Thursday, giving up just one hit, striking out 10 and walking three as the Marlins won 4-2.
Yamamoto saved his best for last, dominating the Mets in turning his first double-digit-strikeout performance of the season, while yielding just one hit and finding himself unfortunate not to pick up his fifth win. The 23-year-old's 4.46 ERA isn't spectacular, but his 1.14 WHIP is a solid number. Opponents hit just .191 off him in his 15 starts, leaving hope that he has more upside to be found looking ahead to next season.
Yamamoto allowed two earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three across 4.1 innings against the Marlins on Saturday.
Yamamoto made his first start since Aug. 24. Though he allowed nine baserunners, he only gave up two extra-base hits, both of which were doubles. That's notable progress for Yamamoto, as he had allowed a home run in seven consecutive starts prior to hitting the injured list. It's unclear how the Marlins plan to deploy him to close the season, though he's currently projected to start Thursday against the Mets.
Yamamoto (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday against the Nationals.
At one point, Yamamoto's chances of returning this season were considered slim, but he made it through an instructional league outing Monday and received clearance to toe the rubber Saturday opposite Stephen Strasburg. Yamamoto got off to a great start with the Marlins, but things unraveled in a hurry, with the righty struggling to an 8.13 ERA over seven starts before landing on the IL. He projects for another start next week, on the road against the Mets.
The Marlins plan to activate Yamamoto (forearm) from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday's game against the Nationals.
Yamamoto has been on the shelf for just under a month with a right forearm strain and didn't have a proper rehab assignment before being activated, so he'll likely be on some sort of workload restriction in his return to the active roster. The Marlins bumped Elieser Hernandez off his scheduled start to clear room in the rotation for Yamamoto.
Yamamoto (forearm) is scheduled to make an outing in the instructional league Monday and could rejoin the Marlins as early as next weekend, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Yamamoto was given a slight chance to return this season just last week, but his prospects appear to have improved significantly over the last few days. Manager Don Mattingly indicated the young right-hander may not be used as a traditional starter upon his return in an effort to limit his innings with the season in its closing stages.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/09||@ ATL||L 9-29||2.2||11||12||2||3|
|08/17||vs NYM||L 4-11||1||1.1||3||3||3||1|
|08/12||@ TOR||W 14-11||3.1||7||4||2||5|
|08/06||vs BAL||W 8-7||4.0||6||4||0||4|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||134.1||27||18||0||7||8||0||152||31||130||3.83||1.201|
|2018||AAX-Jacksonville Jumbo S||17.0||3||3||0||1||0||0||23||4||12||2.12||0.941|
|2019||AAX-Jacksonville Jumbo S||65.1||12||12||0||3||5||0||64||25||53||3.59||1.198|