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Scott Elarton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/23/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Scott Elarton has signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League
The Skeeters have also signed right-hander Sean Gallagher and left-hander Bobby Livingston. Elarton, 37, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008 as a member of the Indians. He had a 5.41 ERA in 26 starts last season with the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate. Wed, Apr 3, 2013 01:06:00 PM

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Twins signed RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract.

Elarton hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008 and posted a 5.41 ERA in 26 starts at Triple-A for the Phillies in 2012. He's merely organizational depth.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 06:08:00 PM

Phillies reassigned RHPs Scott Elarton and Brian Sanches to minor league camp.

Elarton surrendered 10 hits and eight earned runs in 14 1/3 innings of work this spring. He will function as organizational relief depth in 2012 for the Phils.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 08:40:00 AM

Scott Elarton allowed just one hit -- a Chris Davis homer -- over four innings in relief against the Orioles on Saturday.

Elarton struck out four and walked none in another fine outing. Coming back after a year off in 2011, he's retired 18 of the 19 hitters he's faced to date.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 04:35:00 PM

Scott Elarton, who last pitched in the majors in 2008, retired all six Yankees he faced on Monday.

A successful Elarton comeback would be a nice story, and he looked pretty good today. It's hard to imagine him winning a spot on the crowded Phillies staff, but if he proves himself in Triple-A in April and May, someone may give him a shot.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 04:31:00 PM

Phillies signed RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract.

The contract includes an invite to spring training. Elarton, who turns 36 in February, hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008 as a member of the Indians. He last pitched professionally in 2010 when he posted an 8.24 ERA and 13/8 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings with Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox organization. He's a longshot to make a major impact.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 11:00:00 AM

White Sox signed RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract.

The 34-year-old right-hander has not pitched in a major league game since 2008, when he rattled off a 3.52 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 15 1/3 innings with Cleveland. He's not likely to have an impact this season.
Thu, Mar 25, 2010 12:18:00 PM

Indians placed RHP Scott Elarton on the 15-day disabled list with a non-baseball medical condition.

Elarton had been on the restricted list with personal issues that the team hasn't disclosed, and manager Eric Wedge says that Elarton is out "indefinitely."
Tue, Jul 8, 2008 07:43:00 PM

Indians placed RHP Scott Elarton on the restricted list.

Elarton is out for an undisclosed personal reason. He has a 3.86 ERA in 15 1/3 innings while working a mop-up man for the Indians.
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 06:41:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of RHP Scott Elarton from Triple-A Buffalo.

Elarton was looked at only as a reliever this spring, and he had remained in the pen in Triple-A, compiling a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 innings. If he can keep it up in middle relief in the majors, he could yet salvage his career.
Sat, May 24, 2008 04:27:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Elarton posted a hideous 10.46 ERA in 37 innings with the Royals last season and hasn't been effective since 2005. He's a long shot to make the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Feb 8, 2008 05:05:00 PM

Free agent Scott Elarton has been throwing in Colorado and could re-sign with the Indians.

Elarton signed a minor league deal with Cleveland in August, but he didn't make it back to the majors after being released by the Royals. He'd be better off taking his chances in the National League.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jan 20, 2008 01:50:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Elarton is nothing more than minor league filler at this point.
Fri, Aug 3, 2007 01:25:00 PM

Royals released RHP Scott Elarton.

The Royals couldn't have handled this any worse. They knew exactly what would happen when they threw Elarton to the wolves last night. The right move would have been to release him six weeks ago when it was obvious that he had nothing left. He ended up with a 10.46 ERA in his nine starts for the club. John Thomson might be an option to take his place in the rotation next week. If he's not ready, they could go back to Leo Nunez.
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 06:46:00 PM

Scott Elarton was pounded by the Yankees for six hits and seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings Tuesday in his first start since coming off the DL.

That's about what we expected considering how poorly Elarton looked during his rehab assignment. He walked two, struck out none, hit one batter and saw his ERA soar to 10.46 as he absorbed his fourth loss of the season. How long can the Royals keep trotting Elarton out there?
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 12:19:00 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Eric Fryer
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Sam Fuld
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kendrys Morales
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PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Kris Johnson
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Matt Guerrier
8Samuel Deduno