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Top Joey Krehbiel News

  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Opening year at Triple-A

    The Orioles optioned Krehbiel to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

    Krehbiel narrowly missed out on making the Orioles' Opening Day roster, with Baltimore instead opting to go with Logan Gillaspie and Mike Baumann as its final two bullpen arms. The 30-year-old right-hander previously appeared in 56 games with the big club in 2022, logging a 3.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 45:18 K:BB in 57.2 innings while collecting five wins, 10 holds and one save.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Gets back on track

    Krehbiel has pitched 4.2 scoreless innings over his last five Grapefruit League outings.

    Krehbiel also has a 6:1 K:BB in that span. The right-hander was a solid part of the Orioles' strong bullpen last season, but he was torched for eight runs over his first two appearances this spring. Now that he's back on track, he should remain in contention for the Opening Day roster, though the Orioles still have a lot of trimming to do to their pitching staff.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Shaky early in spring

    Krehbiel has given up eight runs over 1.2 innings across his first two Grapefruit League appearances.

    Krehbiel's place in the Orioles' bullpen can't be considered safe, as the team has a high number of candidates for the rotation that could begin the year as relievers. The shaky start to the spring is a concern, but Krehbiel did fairly well in a setup role last season with a 3.90 GAA, 1.23 WHIP, five wins, one save and 10 holds across 57.2 innings. With Dillon Tate (elbow) out for the first month of the season, that could give Krehbiel a chance to make the roster anyway if he can improve over the rest of spring training.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Handed loss versus Boston

    Krehbiel (5-5) took the loss Tuesday versus the Red Sox, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

    Krehbiel was charged with a run in the third inning as the Red Sox put together a six-run rally. The Orioles tied the game with five runs of their own in the fourth, but Krehbiel was charged with a run as the Red Sox shot back in the same frame and took the lead for good. An effective reliever for much of the season, the 29-year-old right-hander has hit a rough stretch of late. He's allowed nine runs on 10 hits and three walks over his last 5.2 innings spanning six appearances. Krehbiel is at a 3.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 45:18 K:BB through 57.2 innings overall, and he's added a save and 10 holds.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Demoted after rough outing

    The Orioles optioned Krehbiel to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

    With Baltimore needing relievers to cover 12.2 innings over the first two games of its series in Boston, the club will bring aboard a pair of fresh arms for the bullpen in Keegan Akin and Beau Sulser while sending out Krehbiel and Jake Reed. Krehbiel was handed the loss Tuesday after failing to retire a batter while getting charged with two earned runs on two hits and two walks.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Collects win Sunday

    Krehbiel (5-4) pitched a perfect inning and struck out one to earn the win Sunday over the Blue Jays.

    Krehbiel worked the eighth inning and ended up in line for the win when the Orioles rallied ahead in the ninth. Through six outings spanning 6.1 innings in September, Krehbiel has given up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven. The 29-year-old righty has maintained a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 43:15 K:BB while adding a save and 10 holds through 54 innings this year. He remains in a mid-leverage role, though he's unlikely to be in the mix for ancillary save chances when regular closer Felix Bautista is unavailable.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Takes fourth loss

    Krehbiel (4-4) allowed two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

    Austin Voth pitched six innings of two-hit ball as the starter, but Krehbiel was the first of a trio of relievers that made the seventh frame a mess. He allowed two of the three batters he faced to get aboard, and Cionel Perez couldn't stop the bleeding after that. Since the All-Star break, Krehbiel has a 5.19 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and two holds through nine appearances. He's at a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 34:14 K:BB, nine holds and a save through 41.2 innings overall, but he's not in contention for late-inning usage on a regular basis.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Notches first career save

    Krehbiel earned a save against the Rays on Saturday, retiring the only batter he faced in the 11th inning.

    Regular closer Jorge Lopez covered the ninth and 10th innings, so the Orioles had to turn elsewhere after they took a two-run lead in the top of the 11th. Cionel Perez opened the frame and worked two outs around a walk, and Krehbiel was then brought in to face Luke Raley. The reliever retired Raley on five pitches to secure the first save of his big-league career. Krehbiel isn't likely to earn many more save chances given Lopez's effectiveness this season, but the former has been an important part of Baltimore's bullpen with a 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB over 32 innings. He has seven holds and four wins to go along with the one save.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Escapes jam, earns win

    Krehbiel (4-3) earned the extra-inning win Tuesday. He allowed a hit and a walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning versus the Rangers.

    Krehbiel allowed a single and a walk to load the bases in the with one out in the 10th inning, but he escaped the jam and became the winning pitcher when Cedric Mullins hit a walkoff double. This was Krehbiel's fifth outing since returning from a shoulder injury, and he's allowed one run, two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings in that span. The reliever has a steady 2.48 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 23:10 K:BB with six holds in 29 innings overall.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Earns win Friday

    Krehbiel (3-3) threw 2.1 perfect innings and struck out three to earn the win Friday over the White Sox.

    Krehbiel followed starter Austin Voth, who lasted three innings. Krehbiel was at the front end of six perfect relief innings from the Orioles' bullpen. This was the right-hander's second appearance since he was activated from the injured list, and he's not allowed a baserunner in three innings in that span. For the season, he has a 2.42 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 20:8 K:BB in 26 innings. He's added five holds and could see some mid-to-high-leverage work going forward.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Expected to return Saturday

    Krehbiel (shoulder) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day injured list Saturday, Rich Dubroff of reports.

    Krehbiel was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation June 3. The right-hander made 22 relief appearances prior to sustaining his injury, and he picked up five holds while posting a 2.74 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 23 innings.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Reinstated from 15-day IL

    Krehbiel (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Saturday.

    Krehbiel dealt with right shoulder inflammation over the last few weeks but will rejoin the Orioles' bullpen after missing the minimum of 15 days. Over his last 10 relief appearances, he picked up three holds while posting a 2.31 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 11.2 innings.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Turns in another side session

    Krehbiel (shoulder) threw his second bullpen session of the week Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of reports.

    After tossing a 15-pitch side session Monday that consisted entirely of fastballs, Krehbiel will incorporate his full arsenal into Wednesday's workout. The right-handed reliever believes he'll be ready to return from the 15-day injured list Saturday when first eligible.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Throws off mound Monday

    Krehbiel (shoulder) threw off a mound Monday, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Krehbiel began his throwing progression last week, and he's advanced to mound work. He threw 15 pitches, all fastballs, during the session. The 29-year-old will likely get another couple of sessions in to mix in his breaking balls. He's first eligible to come off the injured list Saturday.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Begins throwing

    Krehbiel (shoulder) started throwing Thursday, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Krehbiel said he felt good after throwing for the first time since he landed on the injured list with shoulder inflammation last Friday. The reliever doesn't have a specific timeline to return yet, and he's expected to take it slow initially in his recovery.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Placed on injured list

    Krehbiel was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Friday.

    Krehbiel was removed from Thursday's game against the Mariners due to a shoulder issue, and he'll miss at least two weeks after being diagnosed with inflammation. Nick Vespi was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to provide additional depth in Baltimore's bullpen.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Exits with shoulder injury

    Krehbiel exited Thursday's game against the Mariners with right shoulder discomfort, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

    Krehbiel entered the game in the seventh inning but was only able to face two batters before exiting. It's unclear how serious the issue is, though there should be some level of concern given that the injury is to his throwing arm. Krehbiel had maintained a 2.74 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and a 16:7 K:BB across 23 frames prior to this appearance.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Collects win in Game 2

    Krehbiel (2-3) earned the win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Red Sox. He allowed one hit and struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings.

    Saturday was his second scoreless appearance in a row, the first time he's achieved that feat since May 9-10. The right-hander followed spot starter Denyi Reyes, who was effective with just one run allowed in 3.2 innings. Krehbiel has worked well in a versatile role this season, posting a 2.86 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 16:7 K:BB across 22 innings in 20 appearances. He's added five holds, and he's earned trust with manager Brandon Hyde to deliver quality pitching in a variety of situations.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Throws three relief innings Sunday

    Krehbiel allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out two in three innings during Sunday's win over the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.

    The right-hander was called upon to serve as a bulk reliever Sunday after Spenser Watkins (forearm) was hit by a comebacker in the top of the first inning. Krehbiel responded with his longest outing of the season while throwing 42 pitches. The 29-year-old has been used mainly as a setup man recently, and he's picked up four holds in his last seven appearances.

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  • Orioles' Joey Krehbiel: Picks up fifth hold

    Krehbiel allowed a walk and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning to earn a hold in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees.

    Krehbiel is up to five holds in 17 appearances this year after protecting a one-run lead Thursday. While he's started to work in high-leverage spots, he's allowed five runs across 7.1 innings in May after a solid April. Overall, the 29-year-old right-hander has a 3.24 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 11:7 K:BB across 16.2 innings. His five holds put him behind only Dillon Tate (six) among Orioles relievers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 252 lbs
Birthplace: Seminole, FL
Age: 30
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R