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Robb Nen | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (48) / 11/28/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Although he says he'll consider a comeback if his shoulder starts to feel better, Robb Nen has decided to retire.
This doesn't really change things at all, but assuming that he is done, he finishes his career with 314 saves and a 2.98 ERA in 643 appearances -- all but four of them coming in relief. He never blew fewer than five save chances in his years as a full-time closer, but he was almost always very good. In 1998, he had a 1.52 ERA, 40 saves and 110 strikeouts in 88 2/3 IP. In 2000, he had a 1.50 ERA and 41 saves. He led the NL in saves with 45 in 2001. Sun, Feb 20, 2005 02:07:00 PM
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Free agent Robb Nen, who hoped to pitch this year after missing two seasons with a torn rotator cuff, has had to stop throwing because of a sore shoulder.

''He's had some setbacks. He's just shut it down, pretty much,'' said Rockies special assistant Marcel Lachemann. ''He's just going to shut it down, let his arm see how it feels. He's tried everything. He's rested, done everything else. He was going along pretty good, then it started bothering him again.'' Nen is probably done, but there is the chance he could join a team during the season if his shoulder feels any better.
Sat, Feb 19, 2005 02:45:00 PM

The Cubs are talking to Robb Nen about a contract even though they don't expect him to be ready for the start of the season.

The Rockies are also interested. Nen is in no hurry to pick a team after missing two years with shoulder problems.
Sat, Jan 22, 2005 02:24:00 PM

Free agent Robb Nen (shoulder) recently threw off the mound back-to-back days without discomfort.

We suppose that's a good sign. The Rockies are trying to sign Nen and give him a chance to compete for the closer's role. However, Nen may wait until next month before making any decisions.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Jan 8, 2005 02:17:00 PM

The Rockies are still talking to Robb Nen about coming to Colorado on a minor league contract.

The Angels are also interested and the Giants still could re-sign him even though he wasn't offered arbitration, but the Rockies can offer Nen a chance to close, which he may appreciate. Nen will keep rehabbing for now and could wait a few more weeks to pick a team.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Jan 1, 2005 04:56:00 AM

Robb Nen has yet to throw from a mound, but he is encouraged by the progress he's made this winter.

"This is the best I've felt in two years, as far as playing catch and playing long toss every day," Nen said. "There is no soreness, no pain. Before, there was always a little crankiness." Nen plans to attempt to pitch with a torn rotator cuff next season. It remains likely that he'll sign a minor league deal to stay with the Giants, even if he's no longer a candidate to close for the team.
Thu, Dec 2, 2004 01:33:00 PM

The Rockies, looking for high-upside relievers, have been in contact with the agents for Robb Nen, Matt Mantei, Bob Wickman and Billy Koch.

Nen is rather likely to stay with the Giants if he opts to sign a contract for 2005. It will probably be quite some time before he makes a decision.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 18, 2004 01:35:00 PM

Robb Nen will begin throwing next month with an eye on a 2005 comeback.

''There are no assurances that he'll ever pitch again'' after three shoulder operations, trainer Stan Conte said. ''We've talked about the fact that we're gearing things toward next year. It seems like he hasn't lost his desire to play. He's going to keep trying.''
Tue, Jul 27, 2004 08:08:00 AM

Robb Nen has officially ruled himself out for the season.

Nen plans to begin tossing in September and would like to return with the Giants next season rather than retire. Those who own Matt Herges or would consider trading for him can now do so with confidence.
Fri, Jul 2, 2004 09:35:00 AM

Robb Nen was sent home for another month to rest his injured right shoulder.

Nen rejoined the Giants this week and had another MRI, the results of which seemed encouraging. "We wanted to check and make sure it's healing the way we wanted it to, and the answer is yes," trainer Stan Conte said. "But it wasn't completely pain-free." Nen might return for the final month of the season, but it's not likely at all.
Sat, Jun 19, 2004 07:24:00 PM

Robb Nen's shoulder has responded well to rest, so the Giants plan to let him rest some more.

''We'll have a better determination in a couple days, but generally the plan is to continue with no throwing; just more of the whole Mother Nature healing aspect,'' trainer Stan Conte said. ''Since we put this much time in the bank, we're going to put more time. How much? I'm not sure.'' Although he said he'd definitely like to return this season, Nen acknowledged that might not happen.
Thu, Jun 17, 2004 07:41:00 AM

Trainer Stan Conte said the Giants will evaluate Robb Nen today.

Based on the results, Nen could either begin his next comeback attempt or be shut down for the season.
Wed, Jun 16, 2004 07:48:00 AM

Robb Nen is headed home to Southern California for a month off from throwing and rehabilitation. He will be re-evaluated after that.

Nen will make another comeback attempt after the month off. If that doesn't work, he might be shut down for the year.
Sat, May 15, 2004 04:04:00 PM

Robb Nen still has pain in the back of his shoulder after playing catch three times in 10 days. The Giants are exploring options about what to do next.

Trainer Stan Conte spoke with injured closer Robb Nen about going out on the mound and making what could be one final attempt to pitch. "He doesn't want to do that," Conte said. "If he can't go out there every day, he doesn't want to do that." The Giants might shut down Nen for a week or two and have him try it again, but there's no longer any real reason for optimism here.
Sat, May 15, 2004 12:19:00 AM

Robb Nen, on the 60-day DL with a sore shoulder, started a new rehab program by playing catch today.

This might be it for Nen. If he feels OK, then he could be back on the mound for the Giants in as little as three weeks. If not, then a return this season could be ruled out.
Tue, May 11, 2004 10:34:00 PM

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