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Top Kent Emanuel News

  • Kent Emanuel: Released by Pittsburgh

    Emanuel was released by the Pirates on Thursday.

    Emanuel posted a 6.19 ERA over 20 appearances -- 13 starts -- with Triple-A Indianapolis. The 31-year-old did pitch well in the minors when healthy last season, but he's dealt with shoulder and elbow problems off and on for the last two years.

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  • Pirates' Kent Emanuel: Returns from IL

    Emanuel (shoulder) returned from Triple-A Indianapolis' 7-day injured list Friday and struck out three while allowing two hits and no walks over three scoreless innings in a 4-2 loss to St. Paul.

    Emanuel opened the season on the shelf due to the left shoulder injury that sidelined him for much of the 2022 campaign, but the southpaw was cleared to rejoin Indianapolis after completing a rehab assignment at Single-A Bradenton earlier in the month. He should continue to make regular starts for Indianapolis, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot may work against him in his hopes of earning a call-up to the Pirates at some point.

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  • Pirates' Kent Emanuel: Signs MiLB deal with Pittsburgh

    Emanuel (shoulder) signed a minor-league contract with the Pirates on Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of reports.

    Emanuel spent the vast majority of 2022 with the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, posting a 2.37 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through 49.1 innings. He spent a total of nearly three months on the IL due to issues with his elbow and shoulder. If he can remain healthy, there is a good chance the 30-year-old southpaw sees some action in the majors this season.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Emanuel (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

    Emanuel dealt with a shoulder injury for most of the 2022 season and will be outrighted to the minors now that the offseason is underway. It's unclear whether he's expected to be healthy for spring training in 2023.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Called up, moved to IL

    The Phillies recalled Emanuel from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and placed him on the 60-day injured list Wednesday with a left shoulder strain.

    The transaction officially ends Emanuel's season while simultaneously opening up a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Tayler Scott, whom the Phillies claimed off waivers from the Padres. Emanuel opened the campaign on the IL while recovering from the internal bracing surgical procedure on his left elbow he underwent last June. He was cleared to begin a rehab assignment June 9 and had been pitching exclusively in the minors before being shut down with the shoulder injury. In his 10 starts at Triple-A, Emanuel posted a 2.37 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 44:6 K:BB in 49.1 innings.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Reinstated, sent down

    Emanuel (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

    Emanuel was sidelined for over a year due to an internal bracing procedure that he underwent last June, but he began a rehab assignment last month and posted a 2.96 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 24.1 innings over six appearances. Although he's now back to full health, he'll remain in Lehigh Valley since the Phillies don't currently have room for him in their bullpen.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Rehab moves to Triple-A

    Emanuel (elbow) will shift his rehab assignment from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

    Lehigh Valley should mark the final stop of the rehab assignment for Emanuel, who has given up four earned runs on 12 hits and two walks while striking out eight in 8.2 innings between stops at Double-A and Single-A Clearwater. Emanuel is building back up from the internal bracing procedure he underwent last June, and it's unlikely the Phillies will have a spot in the bullpen available for him once his 30-day rehab window comes to a close and the team has to activate him from the 60-day injured list.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Shifts rehab to Double-A

    Emanuel (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred from Single-A Clearwater to Double-A Reading on Friday.

    Emanuel made two rehab appearances in Clearwater over the last week and tossed six scoreless frames. He's progressing in his recovery, but it's possible that he'll require several more rehab outings as he hasn't pitched in the majors since June of 2021.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Lands on 60-day IL

    Emanuel was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday with a left elbow impingement, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Emanuel avoided Tommy John surgery but still missed the second half of last season after undergoing an internal bracing procedure, and the impingement has him back on the 60-day IL to open 2022. The 29-year-old made his big-league debut for Houston last year and had a 2.55 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB over 17.2 innings before going down with the injury, and he was claimed off waivers by Philadelphia in November.

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  • Phillies' Kent Emanuel: Claimed by Phillies

    Emanuel (elbow) was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Friday.

    Emanuel made his big-league debut at age 28 last season, posting a 2.55 ERA despite a low 19.1 percent strikeout rate in 17.2 innings of relief. He suffered an elbow injury in late May and was shut down for season-ending surgery, though he at least avoided Tommy John in favor of an internal bracing procedure, which gives him a shot to be ready to pitch at some point during spring training. If healthy and effective, he'll serve as a fine left-handed relief option for the Phillies, but nothing in his track record suggests he's about to make a push to close games.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Transferred to 60-day injured list

    Emanuel (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Emanuel's shift to the 60-day injured list is simply procedural since he's slated to miss the rest of the season after he underwent an internal bracing surgical procedure on his left elbow in early June. The surgery carries a nine-month recovery timetable, so the southpaw could be ready to return to game action during spring training. Kyle Tucker (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list as part of a corresponding move.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Avoids Tommy John surgery

    Emanuel underwent an internal bracing surgical procedure on his left elbow Thursday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Previous reports indicated that Emanuel would be shut down for the year following elbow surgery, but he didn't know exactly which surgery would be required until he went under the knife. As it turns out, he was able to avoid his second career Tommy John surgery, but he will indeed still be out for the remainder of the year. The procedure he ended up undergoing carries a nine-month recovery timeline, meaning he'll be ready for game action during spring training next season and could have a chance to be ready by Opening Day, barring setbacks.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Set for season-ending surgery

    Emanuel will undergo season-ending elbow surgery Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Emanuel has already undergone Tommy John surgery once in his career back in 2015. Elbow troubles (as well as a positive PED test) derailed his entire 2020 season, but he was able to make his big-league debut in late April and produced a 2.55 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 17.2 innings of relief before his elbow flared up again. It's not yet clear whether the procedure he'll undergo this time around will be a second Tommy John or merely a cleanup, but either procedure is expected to wipe out the remainder of his season. If Tommy John surgery is required, he'd be on track to lose the majority of next year as well.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Getting second opinion

    Emanuel will receive a second opinion on his left elbow in the coming days, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Emanuel has been dealing with left elbow soreness since Tuesday, and his second opinion could help determine the severity of the injury. A better idea of his return timetable could come into focus once the results of his second examination are known.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Lands on injured list

    Emanuel was placed on the injured list with elbow soreness Friday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Emanuel exited Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with the injury. He'll now miss at least 10 days, though it's not yet clear exactly how long the Astros expect he'll be out.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Evaluation on tap

    Astros manager Dusty Baker said that Emanuel will be examined Wednesday after experiencing left elbow discomfort in his relief appearance during Tuesday's 9-2 loss to the Dodgers, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Emanuel walked the only batter he faced on four pitchers before exiting the contest. The Astros are viewing Emanuel as day-to-day until the results of his examinations are known, so he presumably won't be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Leaves with elbow discomfort

    Emanuel was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers with left elbow discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 28-year-old entered with the bases loaded during the eighth inning and issued a four-pitch walk, and he then exited the contest with the athletic trainer. Emanuel should be considered day-to-day since the severity of the injury remains unclear.

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  • Astros' Kent Emanuel: Saves bullpen in big-league debut

    Emanuel (1-0) picked up the win in Saturday's 16-2 rout of the Angels, giving up two runs on five hits over 8.2 innings of relief. He struck out five without walking a batter.

    Jake Odorizzi left the game after only five pitches due to forearm tightness, forcing Emanuel into action for his big-league debut under less-than-ideal circumstances. The 28-year-old rose to the occasion, however, with only solo homers by Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani marring his performance. Emanuel tossed an efficient 90 pitches (65 strikes), and while the Astros' offensive eruption certainly took the pressure off the lefty, he still made a strong case to fill any rotation vacancy that Odorizzi's injury might create. Of course, as he'll be unavailable for a number of days after this performance, he could also be optioned right back to the alternate site to make way for a fresh bullpen arm. Emanuel doesn't have elite raw stuff, working in the low 90s with a sinker and mixing in a slider and changeup, but he opened a lot of eyes with this outing.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Woodstock, GA
Age: 31
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L