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September 11, 2020 06:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel was optioned to Arizona's alternate training site Thursday.

Ginkel had seemingly taken over as the Diamondbacks' closer after Archie Bradley was traded to Cincinnati at the deadline, but he's now no longer even a low-leverage option. His 6.75 ERA and 2.12 WHIP on the season certainly aren't closer material. Travis Bergen picked up a save Thursday and is the only remaining pitcher on Arizona's roster with a save this season.

September 10, 2020 01:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Tagged with loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel (0-2) was tagged with the loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday, recording one out while giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and a walk with one strikeout.

Ginkel came into a tied 10th inning and immediately allowed the extra-innings baserunner (Corey Seager) to advance to third on a wild pitch. He then gave up an RBI single to Chris Taylor before striking out Cody Bellinger. After walking Max Muncy, Ginkel was replaced with Hector Rondon, who charged another run to Ginkel by surrendering an RBI single to AJ Pollock. Ginkel had blown his first opportunity at closer last week against the Dodgers but earned a win two days later against the Giants. He's not exactly off to a good start in a high-leverage role.

September 10, 2020 02:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Closer for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said he's likely to stick with Ginkel as the closer "for the time being," Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Ginkel blew his first chance at closing last week against the Dodgers but nailed down a win two days later against the Giants. "Even though he gave up the lead (against the Dodgers), I thought he threw the ball and was repeating his pitches very well," Lovullo said. Ginkel got the first chance to close games based on his performance and results during the second half of the 2019 season, when he posted a 1.48 ERA over 25 games in August and September.

September 5, 2020 06:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Converts save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel worked around a walk while striking out one in a scoreless inning to record the save in Friday's 6-5 win over the Giants.

Ginkel, who blew a save earlier this week against the Dodgers, was awarded a second opportunity and was much better the this time around. There have been two chances for Diamondback relievers to save games in the ninth inning since Archie Bradley was traded, and both times manager Torey Lovullo opted for Ginkel.

September 3, 2020 04:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Gets first shot at save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel allowed a run on two hits while striking out one and blew the save in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Dodgers.

This was the first save chance for the Diamondbacks since they traded closer Archie Bradley, and it did not go well for Ginkel, who entered with a 1-0 lead to start the ninth inning. He hung a 2-2 slider to Mookie Betts, who wiped out the slim lead and sent the game into extras. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he plans to use a committee of relievers to close games: Ginkel, Stefan Crichton, Junior Guerra, Yoan Lopez and Hector Rondon. All five of them are controllable beyond this season, so it's logical to assume Lovullo is using the month of September as an audition for the team's closer in 2021.

August 12, 2020 05:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Takes loss in meltdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel (0-1) failed to record an out Tuesday, allowing four runs on three hits and a walk and taking the loss versus the Rockies.

Ginkel was responsible for four of the Rockies' six runs in the eighth inning Tuesday. It's the second time he's allowed four runs in an appearance, after doing the same over two-thirds of an inning Opening Day. The 26-year-old Ginkel has an unsightly 16.20 ERA with six strikeouts in five innings across seven appearances.

August 6, 2020 04:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Chips away at high ERA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel struck out two over one scoreless inning in Wednesday's 14-7 win over the Astros.

Ginkel has been slowly chipping away at a monstrous 54.00 ERA, which was the result of a four-run outing in two-thirds of an inning on Opening Day. He was a valued setup man over the second half of 2019 and opened the year in that role, but Ginkel has not been used as such since Opening Day. Since then, he's allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings. As the right-hander adds more positive results, manager Torey Lovullo may eventually return Ginkel to a setup role.

July 26, 2020 08:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Lets game get away
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Padres.

It was a 3-2 game when Ginkel entered in the seventh inning, but he allowed a three-run double to Eric Hosmer. "I just think there were too many yanked pitches and too many pitches that were out of the zone from start to finish," manager Torey Lovullo told Steve Gilbert of This is the type of situation -- close game, late innings -- that the Diamondbacks envision for Ginkel, who served this role well during the second half of 2019.

July 13, 2020 02:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Participates in game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel made his first summer camp appearance Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Ginkel was a late arrival to camp due to a cold, which required the Diamondbacks to test him twice for COVID-19. "The cold went away, everything felt good," Ginkel said. "Normal illness, set me back a few days, nothing too extreme though." Ginkel was one of the Diamondbacks' best relievers over the second half of last season and enters 2020 in a setup role.

July 6, 2020 07:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Joins camp Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel arrived at the Diamondbacks' summer camp workouts on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Ginkel and David Peralta both made their first appearance at summer camp in time for Arizona's intrasquad game Monday. The 26-year-old pitcher is expected to serve as one of the primary setup men for closer Archie Bradley this season. During his rookie campaign in 2019, Ginkel recorded an impressive 1.48 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and a 28:9 K:BB across 24.1 innings.

July 5, 2020 11:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Not seen at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel has not been spotted during the first two days of summer camp, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Add Ginkel to the list of players that have yet to report to summer camp. He's expected to serve as one of the primary setup men for closer Archie Bradley. David Peralta and Kole Calhoun were among the missing Friday, but apparently GInkel's absence went undetected until Saturday. Regarding the missing players, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said the same thing Saturday that he said Friday: Guys are completing their intake testing. "I think Major League Baseball has set forth a certain protocol that you've got to arrive, you've got to quarantine, you've got to test, you've got to pass the test. I think it's a small window for very rigorous protocols," said the manager. At this time, teams are not allowed to state whether players have contracted COVID-19 because it is considered a "non-employment-related" issue, though a player may authorize a team to do so.

March 11, 2020 07:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Throws one inning Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel (arm) allowed one hit in a shutout inning of a controlled game on the back fields Tuesday, Jesse Sanchez of reports.

Ginkel, who had been experiencing arm fatigue, threw for the first time in a week. After a successful introduction to MLB in 2019, a season in which he had a 1.48 ERA and two saves over 25 appearances, Ginkel is expected to serve in a setup role in 2020.

March 8, 2020 10:24 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Scheduled for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel (arm) said he is scheduled to pitch Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Ginkel has been shut down for a number of days with arm fatigue, something he first experienced following last Tuesday's outing against the Royals. "It was kind of barking a couple of days ago," Ginkel said. "I just needed to get it tended to a little bit. So I've been in the training room the past couple of days just trying to get it right, get it back to 100 percent. It's not a big concern."

March 8, 2020 06:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Experiencing arm fatigue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Diamondbacks will hold back on using Ginkel for a stretch after the right-hander reported arm fatigue, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday that Ginkel's next appearance has been pushed to next week. "We're just backing off him a little bit with a little bit of arm fatigue," Lovullo said. "It's kind of the normal time for things like that to pop up from time to time. He spoke up, which we want our guys to do. Nothing has been diagnosed. It's just a matter of us pulling back a little bit at this time when we can." Ginkel is seen as a key component of the bullpen and as a potential closer candidate if Archie Bradley falters.

September 29, 2019 12:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Notches second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel allowed only one hit in one inning pitched to earn his second save of the year in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Padres.

Ginkel was called upon since regular closer Archie Bradley had appeared three times over the last four games. Ginkel didn't disappoint, retiring the first two batters he faced before a Francisco Mejia double. He then got Wil Myers to fly out to end the threat. Ginkel has two saves and nine holds with a 1.48 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 25 appearances this year.

September 17, 2019 02:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Records first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel closed out Monday's 7-5 win over the Marlins to pick up his first save of the season. He struck out one and retired the side in order.

The Diamondbacks' closer, Archie Bradley, was unavailable Monday due to back spasms, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, so manager Torey Lovullo turned to Ginkel, who has pitched well in a setup role the last couple of weeks. Ginkel has allowed just one run over his last 10 appearances, spanning 10 innings. Lovullo believes Bradley will be ready to go Tuesday.

September 15, 2019 09:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Sets up for Bradley
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel retired the side in order, striking out one to earn a hold in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Reds.

Ginkel needed just seven pitches to dispatch the Reds in the eighth inning to earn his seventh hold in the last 12 outings. During that stretch, the rookie right-hander has allowed two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 10 over 11.2 innings. Ginkel has been given a steady stream of high-leverage work recently, and he was used Saturday instead of Yoan Lopez, who has been the primary setup man and was available.

September 9, 2019 07:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Was unavailable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel was not used during Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Reds because he was unavailable due to recent usage, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Ginkel had not pitched too much recently -- just twice in the previous five days -- but manager Torey Lovullo was being extra cautious with the rookie. "I want people to understand, the fans to understand," Lovullo said, "when a player like that, a youthful player, comes up and plays September baseball, it's the first extra month of baseball they've ever experienced." Ginkel has also experienced arm issues during his career, including earlier this season when he dealt with elbow inflammation that sidelined him for the month June. The right-hander has become an effective weapon out of the bullpen, allowing one run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine over the last 10.1 innings (0.87 ERA) while recording six holds.

August 5, 2019 05:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Officially promoted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno on Monday.

As expected, Ginkel will join the Diamondbacks ahead of Monday's series opener against the Phillies, replacing Zack Godley -- who was designated for assignment -- on the roster and in the bullpen. The 25-year-old has been working as the closer at Reno, converting 11 of his 12 save chances while posting a shiny 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 63:14 K:BB in 35.1 innings. If Ginkel is able to carry his success to the majors, he could quickly settle into a setup role in front of Archie Bradley, who appears to be Arizona's top options for saves after Greg Holland was removed as closer.

August 5, 2019 12:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: First callup on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ginkel will be called up from Triple-A Reno ahead of Monday's game against the Phillies, Steve Gilbert of reports.

The Diamondbacks already cleared a spot for Ginkel on the 40-man and active rosters by designating reliever Zack Godley for assignment following Sunday's 7-5 win over the Nationals. Ginkel had been working as the closer at Reno, posting a 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 63:14 K:BB in 35.1 innings while converting 11 of 12 save chances and holding opponents to a .157 batting average. The right-hander could claim a setup gig in front of Archie Bradley, who appears to have emerged as the Diamondbacks' leading candidate to close after Greg Holland was recently pulled from the role.

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