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Brad Penny | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/24/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Penny will throw for multiple teams on Thursday in Kansas City.
Penny was released by the Royals during spring training after he gave up seven runs on 13 hits and a walk over his first four innings. He also punched a wall with his left (non-throwing) hand, though it appears that he managed to avoid a serious injury. The veteran right-hander might land a minor league deal somewhere, but he's a long way from making it back to the majors. Apr 22 - 9:52 AM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Brad Penny injured his left (non-throwing) hand when he punched a wall following an appearance Thursday.

It appears that was the main reason he was released, though the fact that he gave up seven runs on thirteen hits and a walk over his first four Cactus League innings didn't help. It's not clear whether Penny's hand is injured enough to keep him from pitching. Chris Cotillo of reported previously that the righty was released so he'd have time to catch on with another club.
Mar 7 - 3:10 PM

Royals released RHP Brad Penny.

Penny was in camp on a minor league deal but receives his walking papers after allowing seven runs on thirteen hits and a walk over his first four Cactus League innings. Chris Cotillo of says the Royals informed the veteran that he was unlikely to make the team, so they released him now so he'd have time to catch on with another club. Penny is attempting a comeback this season after sitting out all of 2013.
Mar 7 - 1:04 PM

Brad Penny struggled against the White Sox on Thursday, allowing four runs in two innings.

Penny was shelled, giving up eight hits and a walk. He surrendered two singles and two doubles in the fourth inning, leading to one run. In the fifth, the White Sox hit two singles, a double, a home run, and drew a walk leading to a three-spot. The outing hurts Penny's already slim chances of making the rotation.
Mar 6 - 6:36 PM

A source tells MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent right-hander Brad Penny.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Penny, 35, didn't pitch at all in 2013 but has been throwing this offseason as he attempts a comeback. He'll be given a chance to win a job in the team's rotation this spring but can be considered a longshot for now.
Jan 15 - 6:51 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears Brad Penny "has thrown well this winter."

There hasn't been a lot of public interest expressed in Penny thus far this offseason, but Renck suggests he could be a very low-risk signing for a team in search of pitching. Renck clarified that the team he covers, the Rockies, haven't shown interest in the right-hander, just that Penny is working on a comeback. The 35-year-old didn't pitch in 2013 but he's not considering retirement yet. Penny is 119-100 with a 4.26 ERA in 13 major league seasons.
Jan 4 - 5:05 PM

Chris Cotillo of reports that teams have reached out to Brad Penny to express interest.

Cotilllo reported last month that Penny plans to make a comeback in 2014, and it sounds like there are clubs that will be willing to give him a shot. A showcase for interested parties "should be set soon," according to Cotillo. Penny, 35, took this past season off to recharge his batteries, but he's not ready to call it a career.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of reports that Brad Penny plans to make a comeback in 2014.

Penny, 35, took this past season off to recharge his batteries, but he's not ready to call it a career. The veteran right-hander last posted a 6.11 ERA over 22 relief appearances for the Giants in 2012. He's obviously going to have to settle for a non-guaranteed deal.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 08:46:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Brad Penny from the 15-day disabled list.

Penny, out since August 14 with a right shoulder impingement, tossed a scoreless inning in his lone rehab appearance on Wednesday. The 34-year-old right-hander returns to an ugly 6.86 ERA over 21 innings of relief this season.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 08:39:00 AM

Brad Penny (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday at High-A San Jose.

Penny has been on the disabled list since August 14 with a right shoulder impingement. He's likely to spend over a week making rehab appearances. The 34-year-old right-hander has posted a brutal 6.86 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 21 innings of relief this season for San Francisco.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 09:54:00 AM

Giants placed RHP Brad Penny on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

Penny dealt with shoulder issues back in June and has admitted to being sore in his last few appearances. He'll likely undergo an MRI, at which point the Giants will have a better idea how long he'll be out. Dan Otero takes his spot on the roster.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 07:20:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Brad Penny from Triple-A Fresno.

This move was made corresponding to Shane Loux heading to the DL. In seven games at Triple-A, Penny compiled a 5.40 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and unimpressive 3/3 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings. Penny will serve in a long-relief role with the Giants and has no value in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 07:09:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Brad Penny is an option to make a spot start at some point down the line.

Penny has been pitching in relief at Triple-A Fresno, so he'd need to be stretched out first. While Bochy didn't mention it specifically, he could have Penny take the struggling Tim Lincecum's spot in the rotation if the team decides they want Lincecum to work on things out of the bullpen. Penny has an opt-out clause in his minor league deal, and a decision will have to be made on him soon.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 08:07:00 PM

The Giants will soon face a decision on whether to promote Brad Penny or give him his release so he can seek an opportunity elsewhere.

Penny is over a shoulder issue and pitched in back-to-back games for Triple-A Fresno this past week for the first time. He has a loose "out" clause in his contract that he can exercise if he deems himself big league-ready but the Giants disagree. Penny holds a 10.38 ERA in five games for Fresno, but catcher Eli Whiteside said the righty looks "pretty good."
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 12:26:00 PM

Brad Penny remains shut down with a lingering shoulder issue.

Penny signed a minor league deal with the Giants last month and was scheduled to start Monday with Triple-A Fresno, but he was scratched with shoulder soreness. He could be an option for the major league bullpen if he eventually proves his health.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 04:07:00 PM

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