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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 4-6 L1
86-76 4-6 L1
74-88 8-2 W1
62-100 6-4 W1
62-100 3-7 L1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 6 3 2.64 59 30 1.14

Top Chase De Jong News

  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Blows save chance

    De Jong allowed three earned runs on four hits to blow the save Wednesday against the Reds.

    De Jong entered the game with a three-run lead, but he served up back-to-back homers to blow the save chance. He's been effective for long stretches of the season but has a 5.27 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 13.2 innings in September. He isn't likely to see save additional save chances with David Bednar back from the injured list.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: First career save

    De Jong allowed two hits with no strikeouts or walks across 1.2 innings to earn the save Tuesday against the Brewers.

    De Jong was shaky in the final frame, allowing a double and a single to the first two batters he faced. However, he induced a double play to escape the jam, end the game and tally his first career save. Wil Crowe is still the likeliest reliever to pick up save chances while David Bednar (back) is sidelined, but Crowe took the loss after serving up two homers Monday so was likely unavailable. De Jong has only a 46:20 K:BB across 55.1 innings for the season, but he has maintained a 1.95 ERA and 0.96 WHIP.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Four hitless innings in relief

    De Jong allowed just one walk while striking out one over four hitless, scoreless innings in Tuesday's 5-3 loss against the Red Sox.

    De Jong entered Tuesday's game after Mitch Keller left after the second inning due to shoulder fatigue. The 28-year-old held Boston hitless through four innings and only surrendered one free pass. The strong effort is in line with his season-long performance as he maintains a 2.33 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 46.1 innings. It is unlikely Pittsburgh moves him back into the rotation given his success thus far in the bullpen, but the situation is worth monitoring if Keller is forced to the IL.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Activated from injured list

    De Jong (knee) was activated from the injured list Tuesday.

    De Jong wound up missing only one more day than the minimum 15 days he was required to sit out, and he will be available moving forward. De Jong is having easily the best season of his career, posting a 2.06 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 35.0 innings over 21 appearances out of Pittsburgh's bullpen.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Could return after minimal IL stint

    Pirates director of sports medicine said Thursday that De Jong (knee) could return following a minimal stay on the 15-day IL, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    De Jong landed on the injured list with left knee tendinitis July 17 but is slated to throw live BP in the coming days. Assuming he feels good after facing hitters, the Pirates hope the right-hander will be able to return to action early next week.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Sidelined with knee tendinitis

    The Pirates placed De Jong on the 15-day injured list Sunday with left knee tendinitis, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    De Jong is experiencing discomfort in the same knee that he had surgically repaired last July, so he could be at risk of spending more than the minimum amount of time on the IL. The Pirates called up their starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Bryse Wilson, from Triple-A Indianapolis to take over the active roster spot of De Jong, who has submitted a 2.06 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 28:12 K:BB across 35 innings out of the Pittsburgh bullpen this season.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Contract selected by Pirates

    De Jong's contract was selected by the Pirates on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    De Jong missed the end of the 2021 season after undergoing knee surgery, but he was healthy for most of spring training. He's made three appearances (two starts) at Triple-A Indianapolis this year and has posted a 2.08 ERA, 19:5 K:BB and 0.92 WHIP in 13 innings and will be rewarded with a major-league roster spot after Roansy Contreras was sent down Thursday.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Cleared for spring debut

    De Jong (knee) is scheduled to pitch in relief in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    De Jong, who elected free agency in the offseason only to re-sign with the Pirates on a minor-league deal last week, appears to be back to full health at spring training after finishing the 2021 campaign on the 60-day injured list after undergoing left knee surgery in July. He'll be attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee and will get the chance to compete for a rotation spot or long-relief role with the big club, though it's more likely he opens the campaign at Triple-A Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Outrighted off 40-man roster

    De Jong (knee) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

    De Jong struggled to a 5.77 ERA in nine starts this season, striking out just 19.9 percent of opposing batters while keeping the ball on the ground at a very low 30.1 percent clip. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in July and eventually underwent surgery. Whether or not he'll be up to full speed by the start of spring training is not yet clear, but he'll face an uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster regardless of his health now that he's off the 40-man roster.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Transferred to 60-day IL

    De Jong (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Jake Crouse of reports.

    De Jong underwent season-ending surgery on the cartilage in his left knee last week, so his move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural. The transaction will make room on the 40-man roster for Steven Brault (lat), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Undergoes season-ending surgery

    De Jong underwent surgery on the cartilage in his left knee Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    De Jong was sent for an MRI last week after he was placed on the 10-day IL with left knee inflammation, and he'll face a five-month recovery timetable following his procedure. The right-hander made a career-high nine starts in the majors this year and recorded a 5.77 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 43.2 innings. De Jong will now shift his attention toward getting ready for spring training in 2022.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Gets MRI on knee

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that De Jong (knee) underwent an MRI after being placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    Tomczyk didn't reveal the results of the MRI, but the fact that De Jong was sent in for further examinations implies that the Pirates had some level of concern he was dealing with something more significant than left knee inflammation. De Jong will be eligible to return from the IL before the end of the month, but the Pirates likely won't have a clear idea of when he might be ready for activation until he starts throwing again.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Moves to injured list

    De Jong was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with left knee inflammation, Jake Crouse of reports.

    The right-hander was struck on the knee by a liner during Monday's loss to Arizona, which figures to be how the issue arose. He'll be eligible to come off the injured list July 30, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time. The Pirates figure to provide an update on De Jong in the coming days.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Handed loss Monday

    De Jong (1-4) took the loss Monday against the Diamondbacks after allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings.

    Although he gave up seven hits, all four runs De Jong surrendered came via the long ball. He allowed Pavin Smith and Josh VanMeter to go back-to-back in the second, and Eduardo Escobar launched a two-run shot in the fifth to make it 4-0. The 27-year-old has now given up at least four runs in four of his last five starts, and he's allowed five homers across his last two outings. He did tie his season high in strikeouts, but that's not much consolation for those who rolled him out in fantasy. De Jong now sports a 5.77 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and a 39:19 K:BB over 43.2 innings. He's in line for a matchup against the Brewers next week.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Ugly first inning in no-decision

    De Jong allowed five runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings, taking a no-decision versus the Mets on Sunday.

    The right-hander allowed a two-run home run to Francisco Lindor and a three-run blast to Michael Conforto in the first inning. After the nightmarish start, De Jong was able to settle in, and the Pirates ultimately got him off the hook when they rallied ahead in the ninth. He's still struggled to an unimpressive 5.59 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 33:17 K:BB across 38.2 innings spanning eight starts this year.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Finally gets in win column

    De Jong (1-3) picked up the win in Monday's 11-1 rout of Atlanta, allowing one run on four hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four.

    The Pirates had scored only eight runs in total over the last four games De Jong started, but this time, they gave him more than enough run support to get into the win column. The right-hander threw 92 pitches (54 strikes) before exiting, and he has yet to pitch more than five innings in any of his seven trips to the mound. De Jong sports a 5.08 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 30:14 K:BB through 33.2 innings, and he's lined up to get one more start before the All-Star break, which will come on the road against the Mets this weekend.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Takes loss Tuesday

    De Jong (0-3) took the loss against Colorado on Tuesday, pitching five innings and allowing five runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three.

    Opposing starter German Marquez hurled a one-hit gem for Colorado, so De Jong never had much of a chance in his bid for his first big-league win since 2018. He fell behind 2-0 after two innings and was tagged for three more runs in the fifth en route to his third loss of the campaign. The right-hander did tie his season high with five innings, but that was accompanied by tying his season-worst mark by allowing five earned runs. De Jong will carry an unappealing 5.65 ERA into his next start, which is currently scheduled to come at home against Atlanta early next week.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Struggles in loss

    De Jong (0-2) took the loss Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking two in 4.2 innings.

    The righty was very inefficient, allowing traffic on the bases in all but one of his innings and requiring 95 pitches to get through 4.2 frames. Wednesday marked a step backwards for De Jong after he allowed one and two runs in his previous two starts, respectively. The six strikeouts were a season high, however, and he's expected to make his next start Monday at Coors Field.

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  • Pirates' Chase De Jong: Takes tough loss to Nats

    De Jong (0-1) took the loss Wednesday as the Pirates were downed 3-1 by the Nationals, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out five.

    The right-hander served up a solo shot to Yan Gomes in the second inning but was otherwise sharp, tossing 44 of 71 pitches for strikes. Unfortunately he exited in a 1-0 hole, and the Bucs weren't able to tie it up and get De Jong off the hook for the loss. He has yet to last more than five innings in any of his four starts, but De Jong will take a 4.26 ERA and 17:9 K:BB through 19 innings into his next outing.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Age: 29
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R