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Top Braden Shipley News

  • Mariners' Braden Shipley: Back in Seattle organization

    Shipley signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Jan. 14, Baseball America reports.

    Shipley has been in the Mariners organization the last two seasons but didn't make an appearance in 2023, most recently posting a 3.79 ERA and 58:36 K:BB over 54.2 relief innings at Double-A Arkansas in 2022. Slated to turn 32 later this month, Shipley hasn't reached the big leagues since 2018.

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  • Mariners' Braden Shipley: Back with Seattle

    Shipley re-signed April 6 with the Mariners on a minor-league contract.

    Shipley has yet to report to an affiliate, as he's likely building up at the Mariners' facility in Arizona after he had remained unsigned throughout spring training. Once he's deemed ready for game action, Shipley could settle at Double-A Arkansas, where he spent his entire first season in the Seattle organization and pitched to a 3.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 54.2 innings. The 31-year-old right-hander has previously seen action in the majors in parts of three seasons, though he hasn't made an appearance at baseball's top level since 2018.

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  • Reds' Braden Shipley: Dispatched to minor-league camp

    The Reds reassigned Shipley to their minor-league camp Monday.

    Shipley, a 2013 first-round pick of the Diamondbacks, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2018. He'll likely report to Triple-A Louisville when the minor-league season begins in May.

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  • Reds' Braden Shipley: Invited to spring training

    Shipley signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee.

    Shipley will get the chance to compete for a major-league roster spot during spring training after being let go by the Royals at the beginning of September. The right-handed swingman hasn't appeared in the big leagues in either of the past two seasons but posted a 5.95 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 95.1 innings with Triple-A Reno in 2019.

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  • Braden Shipley: Cut loose by KC

    The Royals released Shipley on Monday.

    Shipley's release will open up a spot in the Royals' 60-man roster pool. The right-hander had been working out at the Royals' alternate training site since the conclusion of summer camp.

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  • Royals' Braden Shipley: Added to 60-man pool

    Shipley will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

    Shipley was in camp on a minor-league deal prior to the shutdown. He was once a top prospect in the Diamondbacks' system, but he has been languishing with earned run averages north of 5.00 at Triple-A over the last few seasons.

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  • Royals' Braden Shipley: Gets minor-league deal with Royals

    Shipley agreed to a minor-league contract with the Royals on Tuesday.

    Shipley has thrown 100 innings in the majors, all for the Diamondbacks. The 2013 first-round pick hasn't shown much in those innings, posting a 5.49 ERA and a 14.3 percent strikeout rate. He spent all of 2019 with Triple-A Reno, struggling to a 5.95 ERA in 95.1 innings of work. He'll make $600,000 if he makes the big-league roster, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Sent outright to Triple-A

    Shipley was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

    The 26-year-old, formerly a top pitching prospect, has fallen off the map due to poor command and control (4.1 career BB/9) and an inability to keep the ball in the yard (1.7 career HR/9). Shipley's pitch repertoire is decent, but the Diamondbacks ultimately decided he wasn't worth keeping on the 40-man roster over other prospects in the organization. He figures to act as an organizational depth piece in 2019.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Sent back to Triple-A

    Shipley was optioned to Triple-A Reno prior to the Diamondbacks' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Shipley's latest stint in the majors lasted just two games, with the right-hander receiving the demotion after giving up four runs on four hits and two walks over two innings Monday in Arizona's loss in the series opener. The Diamondbacks had been developing Shipley as a starter since selecting him in the first round of the 2013 first-year player draft, but after finding limited success in that capacity in recent seasons, it appears he has transitioned to a full-time bullpen role.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Called up to majors

    Shipley was called up to the majors Sunday.

    Shipley tossed three scoreless innings for Arizona earlier in the month. He's up to replace Jake Barrett, who was optioned to Triple-A Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Optioned to minors

    Shipley was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.

    In a corresponding move, the club reinstated Jeff Mathis from the paternity list. Shipley appeared in two games over the past couple days, tossing a pair of scoreless outings against Pittsburgh while striking out one across three combined innings of relief. Look for Shipley to rejoin the bullpen later on this year.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Joins big club

    Shipley was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday.

    Shipley compiled a 6.48 ERA across 41.2 innings (split between starting and relieving) with Triple-A Reno prior to earning a promotion to the majors. The 26-year-old was recently shifted to a relief role and figures to work in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen during his time with the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker was sent to the minors in a corresponding roster move.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Working out of bullpen at Triple-A

    Shipley has made all five of his appearances with Triple-A Reno out of the bullpen since being activated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to the minors May 18.

    Per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the success Matt Koch and Clay Buchholz have enjoyed at the back end of the rotation in recent weeks coupled with the impending returns of Shelby Miller (elbow) and Robbie Ray (oblique) from the DL convinced the Diamondbacks they had sufficient organizational starting pitching depth. With that in mind, Shipley has been transitioned to a relief role, which Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen believes will increase the right-hander's chances of making an impact with the big club later this season. Before he gets another call to the majors, however, Shipley will probably have to deliver far better results out of the bullpen. In those five relief outings with Reno, Shipley has given up eight runs (seven earned) on 16 hits and five walks over eight frames.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Returns from DL, option to Triple-A

    Shipley (elbow) was reinstated from he 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Shipley was expected to pitch in an extended spring training game Friday following his successful bullpen session Tuesday, but the Diamondbacks opted to send him straight the the minors instead. Arizona's plans in the starting rotation remain unclear with Robbie Ray (oblique) still on the disabled list, so it could turn out to be a short stay at Reno for Shipley.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Will pitch simulated game Friday

    Shipley (elbow) is scheduled to pitch an extended spring training game Friday, Justin Toscano of MLB.com reports.

    Shipley came out of his bullpen session Tuesday without any issue, so he'll take another step forward in the rehab process by facing hitters in a controlled setting Friday. Assuming the extend spring training game goes well, Shipley could head out on a minor-league rehab assignment at some point next week. Once he's activated from the 10-day disabled list, Shipley could be an option for the Arizona rotation if Robbie Ray hasn't made a full recovery from a strained oblique by that point.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: To throw bullpen session Tuesday

    Shipley (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.

    Shipley has been out since May 8 with elbow inflammation, so that bullpen session will come exactly a week after he hit the disabled list. The 26-year-old hasn't pitched in the big leagues yet this season and owns an ugly 6.40 ERA through six starts for Triple-A Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Scheduled to throw Friday

    Shipley (elbow) is expected to start a throwing program Friday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

    Shipley was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to right elbow inflammation, so it's encouraging that he's already going to get back to throwing. It's unclear how long he'll be out, but he's eligible to return May 15.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Lands on disabled list

    Shipley was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with right elbow inflammation.

    The move is retroactive to May 5, so he'll be eligible to return May 15. Shipley has yet to throw for the big club this season and owns a subpar 6.40 ERA and 1.53 WHIP after making six starts (32.1 innings) at Triple-A Reno. In a corresponding move, Silvino Bracho was recalled from Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley: Called up to majors

    Shipley was called up to the big leagues Saturday.

    The Diamondbacks have three starters on the disabled list, so they'll turn to Shipley for at least one start. The 26-year-old has a 5.40 ERA in 95 career big-league innings, and his underlying numbers back up his ERA, with a 14.3 percent strikeout rate and a 10.1 percent walk rate. He hasn't looked any better through six starts for Triple-A Reno this season, as his ERA there sits at 6.40.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Medford, OR
Age: 32
School: Nevada
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R