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Top Brooks Kriske News

  • Reds' Brooks Kriske: Lands NRI from Reds

    Kriske signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday that includes and invitation to spring training.

    Kriske allowed three runs over 6.2 innings with the Royals last season before finishing the year in Japan with the Seibu Lions. The 29-year-old holds an ugly 11.22 ERA over 21.2 frames at the major-league level, although he has struck out 25. Kriske will compete for a middle relief role this spring but will likely begin 2024 at Triple-A Louisville.

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  • Brooks Kriske: Set for release

    The Royals requested for Kriske to go on unconditional release waivers Friday.

    Kriske is expected to continue his career in Japan. The 29-year-old got into four games with the Royals this season, posting a 4.05 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB over 6.2 innings. He also carried a 5.52 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 49:16 K:BB through 29.1 innings with Triple-A Omaha. Kriske previously played in Nippon Professional Baseball during the 2022 campaign with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

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  • Royals' Brooks Kriske: Demoted to minors

    The Royals optioned Kriske to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Kriske pitched two hitless innings Friday against the Dodgers, but he will return to Omaha after making four appearances in his latest MLB stint. Kriske holds a 4.05 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through 6.2 frames with Kansas City and could return to the majors if the Royals' bullpen depth gets tested later this year. Collin Snider was recalled from Omaha in a corresponding move.

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  • Royals' Brooks Kriske: Promoted from Omaha

    Kansas City selected Kriske's contract from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

    Kriske will join the Royals' 40-man roster and 26-man active roster as a replacement for Mike Mayers, who was designated for assignment Sunday. Signed to a minor-league contract over the winter, Kriske has made 25 appearances with Omaha, pitching to a 6.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts over 27 innings. He'll likely be a middle-innings option out of the bullpen while he's up with Kansas City.

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  • Royals' Brooks Kriske: Reassigned to minors camp

    Kriske was reassigned Tuesday to the minor-league side of Royals camp.

    Kriske joined the Royals on a minor-league contract this winter after a solid showing in Japan in 2022. The 29-year-old right-hander will open the 2023 campaign in the bullpen at Triple-A Omaha.

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  • Royals' Brooks Kriske: Joins Royals organization

    The Royals signed Kriske to a minor-league contract Thursday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Kriske pitched 36 moderately effective innings with Japan's Yokohama DeNa BayStars in 2022. The year before, he had a 14.29 ERA in 12 MLB appearances with New York and Baltimore, so he has more work to do to prove he's worthy of a 40-man roster spot.

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  • Brooks Kriske: Continuing career overseas

    Kriske signed a contract Tuesday with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.

    Kriske split the 2021 campaign between the Yankees and Orioles, and he had a 14.29 ERA, 2.03 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB over 11.1 innings. He'll now head to Japan to continue his career with MLB players currently locked out.

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  • Brooks Kriske: Released by Orioles

    Kriske was released by the Orioles on Tuesday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

    Kriske has struggled mightily in 15 career MLB innings. He's allowed 25 runs (24 earned), thanks in part to a 16.7 percent walk rate. He'll presumably be stuck looking for a minor-league contract this winter.

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  • Orioles' Brooks Kriske: Picks up win

    Kriske (2-1) allowed one run on one hit with one strikeout over an inning of work, picking up the win in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Rangers.

    In just his second appearance since being claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Sept. 16, Kriske was made a winner thanks to a three-run outburst by Baltimore in the seventh. Though the right-hander did give up a solo homer to Jose Trevino, winning heals all wounds. He'll try to stick around on the big-league roster until the end of the season.

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  • Orioles' Brooks Kriske: Joins big-league roster

    Kriske was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

    Kriske was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Thursday and pitched Friday for Norfolk, and he'll now make his way to the majors for his new organization. The 27-year-old appeared in eight games for the Yankees this season before being designated for assignment and allowed 13 runs on five homers over 7.2 innings.

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  • Orioles' Brooks Kriske: Claimed by Orioles

    Kriske was claimed off waivers by the Orioles and optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

    Kriske was designated for assignment Tuesday, but he'll now head to Norfolk as part of Baltimore's 40-man roster. The right-hander made 24 appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year and recorded a 3.81 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 28.1 innings.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Loses 40-man spot

    The Yankees designated Kriske for assignment Tuesday, Max Goodman of SI.com reports.

    He'll give up his spot on the 40-man roster to reliever Sal Romano, who re-signed with the Yankees on a one-year MLB deal. Before he was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last week, Kriske made eight appearances out of the New York bullpen, giving up 13 earned runs over 7.2 innings.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Returns to Triple-A

    Kriske was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

    The right-hander last pitched Monday and surrendered five runs during one frame, and he'll head back to the minors to make room on the roster for the promotion of Wednesday's starter, Luis Gil. Kriske has given up 13 earned runs with a 7:6 K:BB over 7.2 big-league innings this season.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Lit up in relief outing

    Kriske allowed five runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one over one inning against Toronto on Monday.

    The right-hander entered in the ninth inning with the Yankees trailing by three, and by the time he retired three batters, Toronto had turned the contest into an 8-0 rout. Kriske opened the frame by serving up a homer to Teoscar Hernandez, then walked three of the next five batters before Marcus Semien belted a grand slam. With the disastrous outing, Kriske's ERA ballooned to 15.26 across 7.2 innings this season. He's been up and down between the minors and the big club throughout the campaign.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Called up Wednesday

    Kriske was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

    Kriske saw plenty of work in the minors after he was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 16, and he struck out five in 5.1 scoreless innings across five relief appearances since his demotion. He's given up nine runs (eight earned) in 6.2 innings across seven outings with the Yankees in 2021 and will serve mainly as a low-leverage reliever.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Optioned to Triple-A

    Kriske was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

    Kriske joined the Yankees' bullpen Wednesday, but he didn't make an appearance during his stint on the major-league roster. The right-hander has recorded a 3.86 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 21 innings across 17 relief appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Called up Wednesday

    Kriske was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Kriske was on the Yankees' practice squad recently, and he'll provide an extra arm in the bullpen after Clay Holmes was placed on the COVID-19 injured list while awaiting a test result. The right-handed Kriske has recorded a 10.80 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 6.2 innings across seven relief appearances this year.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Sent to Triple-A

    Kriske was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Kriske took the mound in the 10th inning Tuesday with the Yankees leading 4-3, but he allowed two runs to score, including the unearned runner on second to start extra innings, thanks to a walk and four wild pitches. The right-hander received a rare high-leverage opportunity but squandered that chance with his control issues. Kriske has given up eight earned runs on nine hits over 6.2 frames for the Yankees this season.

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  • Yankees' Brooks Kriske: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Yankees recalled Kriske from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

    Along with Albert Abreu, Kriske will be called upon this weekend to fill the void left by Jonathan Loaisiga (COVID-19). Kriske has pitched 3.2 scoreless innings and struck out seven batters since being optioned June 28.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Palm Desert, CA
Age: 30
School: USC
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R