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Brian Shouse | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (49) / 9/26/1968
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Bradley
Drafted: 1990 / Rd. 13 (0) / PIT

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According to Jon Paul Morosi of, left-handed reliever Brian Shouse has decided to retire.
"It has been a long and fun career," said Shouse. "It lasted much longer than I anticipated." The 42-year-old signed a minor league contract with the Rays in July, but didn't pitch above the Triple-A level this past season. He calls it a career with a 3.72 ERA over 467 major league appearances. Wed, Dec 1, 2010 08:10:00 PM

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Rays placed LHP Brian Shouse on the 15-day disabled list.

Shouse was inked to a minor league contract on Monday, but has not finished rehabbing a knee sprain and will continue to do just that in the Gulf Coast League. The 42-year-old southpaw had a 4.50 ERA, a 17/7 K/BB ratio and a 1.36 WHIP in 45 relief appearances for Tampa Bay last season.
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 08:20:00 AM

Rays signed LHP Brian Shouse to a minor league contract.

He'll start by rehabbing a knee sprain with the organization's GCL team, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. The 42-year-old left-hander compiled a 4.50 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 45 relief appearances with the Rays last season. He was released by the Red Sox after posting an 0.96 ERA and 6/1 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings this spring.
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 11:38:00 PM

Red Sox released LHP Brian Shouse.

Shouse compiled an 0.96 ERA and 6/1 K/BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings this spring. They were excellent numbers on paper, however the Red Sox reportedly didn't like some of the swings opposing batters were getting. Also, the 42-year-old left-hander became expendable after the recent addition of Alan Embree.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 10:02:00 AM

According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, it appears the Red Sox have cut left-hander Brian Shouse.

There hasn't been an official announcement by the team yet, but Shouse was making the rounds in the clubhouse this morning and shaking hands with teammates, a clear indication that something is about to go down. Shouse, who was signed to a minor league contract in January, allowed just one run in 9 1/3 innings (0.96 ERA) this spring.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 09:23:00 AM

Red Sox signed LHP Brian Shouse to a minor league contract.

Given it was a minor league deal, the Rays will not receive compensation for the Type-B free agent. The 41-year-old had a 4.50 ERA in 28 innings in 2009 for Tampa. He'll add nice organizational depth for Boston and should get a couple innings in the bullpen over the course of the year.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 08:40:00 PM

Free agent left-hander Brian Shouse is likely to reject the Rays' offer of arbitration, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Shouse has until Monday at midnight to officially make up his mind. The 41-year-old threw just 28 innings in 2009 and posted a 4.50 ERA.
Sun, Dec 6, 2009 11:46:00 PM

Rays declined LHP Brian Shouse's $2 million option for 2010.

Last winter Tampa Bay signed Shouse to a one-year, $1.55 million deal with a second-year team option, but the 40-year-old logged just 28 innings with a 4.50 ERA.
Mon, Nov 9, 2009 03:51:00 PM

Rays activated LHP Brian Shouse from the 15-day disabled list.

Shouse had been sidelined since May due to a left elbow strain. He returns to a 3.77 ERA and 1.40 WHIP and should be of use this week against the lefty-heavy Red Sox and Yankees.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 04:09:00 PM

Rays reliever Brian Shouse (elbow) is slated to rejoin the team Monday.

Shouse is coming off back-to-back appearances in his rehab assignment, so he's ready to go. The addition, likely at the expense of Dale Thayer, will leave the Rays with three lefties in the bullpen -- just in time for the Red Sox and Yankees series.
Sat, Jul 25, 2009 08:39:00 AM

Rays reliever Brian Shouse (elbow) tossed a 32-pitch bullpen session Friday and appears to be getting closer to a return.

Shouse is scheduled to throw a simulated game Monday in Port Charlotte and could start a minor-league rehab stint soon after. The Rays are looking for 2-4 more mound appearances and want to see him throw on consecutive nights.
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 11:17:00 AM

Brian Shouse (left elbow strain) has been given permission to start playing catch.

He still has a way to go in his rehab, but at least it's a start. He was diagnosed with a slight tear of the left flexor muscle in late May.
Sat, Jun 13, 2009 10:52:00 AM

Brian Shouse has been diagnosed with a slight tear of the left flexor muscle.

He's expected to miss a significant amount of time, but the good news is that the injury isn't expected to require surgery. "Could have been worse," Shouse said. "Could have been a little better. But not worse case scenario."
Tue, May 26, 2009 05:56:00 PM

Rays placed LHP Brian Shouse on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain.

Shouse made an appearance in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Marlins, allowing three baserunners without getting an out. He has a 3.77 ERA in 19 games this season.
Mon, May 25, 2009 03:41:00 PM

Rays signed LHP Brian Shouse, who had been with the Brewers, to a one-year, $1.55 million contract with an option for 2010.

Shouse will get $1.35 million this year and either $1.9 million or a $200,000 buyout in 2010. He's a modest upgrade over the departed Trever Miller in a specialist's role, but it's not one that's going to make a difference in the standings.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 06:51:00 PM

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