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Brad Penny | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/24/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox have reached an agreement with right-hander Brad Penny on a minor league deal.
After sitting out the 2013 season, the 36-year-old Penny made it back to the majors this year with the Marlins and struggled to the tune of a 6.58 ERA over eight appearances. He'll provide some rotation depth in the spring. Dec 16 - 1:07 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Brad Penny has narrowed his choices to three teams and will make a decision later this week.

That he has three options to choose from is a feat in and of itself. Penny made it back to the majors in 2014 after sitting out the 2013 season but posted an ugly 6.58 ERA over eight appearances. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal.
Dec 15 - 8:19 PM

Brad Penny surrendered two runs and four hits in six innings Monday in a victory over the Brewers.

Penny entered tonight with a 9/10 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings and finished it with a 10/13 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings, but he was good enough to beat the beleaguered Brew Crew. Unfortunately, his next opponent, the Nationals, probably won't sleepwalk through the game.
Sep 8 - 11:14 PM

Brad Penny lasted only three innings, surrendering four runs, as the Marlins suffered an 8-6 loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

Penny was given another shot to prove himself as a starter but the Mets made short work of him. The right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out two in his first start since August 14. Now with a 6.61 ERA, a 1.96 WHIP, and a 9/10 K/BB ratio, Penny will look for improvement in his next start -- if he is given the opportunity -- on the road against the Brewers.
Sep 2 - 10:47 PM

Brad Penny will start on Tuesday versus the Mets.

The Marlins opted to keep Brad Hand in their rotation over Penny earlier this month, but now they'll give the veteran another shot. Manager Mike Redmond plans to keep the No. 5 spot a revolving door for the rest of the season. Penny holds a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings for the Fish.
Source: Miami Herald
Aug 31 - 12:28 PM

Brad Penny, making his second start of the season, wasn't at his sharpest in a no-decision against the D'Backs on Thursday, allowing four runs over five innings.

Penny made his first start since 2011 on Saturday, showing good form. He was comparatively worse on Thursday, yielding five hits and three walks while striking out three. Now with a pair of starts under his belt, Penny has a 4.50 ERA with a 6/7 K/BB ratio in 10 innings. He'll match up against the Rangers to finish up a homestand on Wednesday.
Aug 14 - 11:07 PM

Brad Penny limited the Reds to two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Saturday in a 4-3 Marlins victory.

It was an impressive return to the majors for Penny, who walked four but held the Cincinnati offense to four hits. He struck out three. The veteran right-hander was pitching well at Triple-A New Orleans prior to his demotion but should probably be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Penny gets the Diamondbacks at home next.
Aug 9 - 10:51 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of RHP Brad Penny from Triple-A New Orleans.

The veteran right-hander will occupy the open spot in the rotation vacated by Jacob Turner. In five starts at New Orleans, he posted a 2.28 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 26/9 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings, but should be avoided in mixed leagues.
Aug 8 - 11:11 PM

Brad Penny will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start for the Marlins on Saturday against the Reds.

The 36-year-old hurler hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2012 season, but will be given a shot to lock down the rotation spot vacated by Jacob Turner. He shouldn't be trusted in any fantasy format.
Aug 8 - 10:28 PM

John Perrotto of the Miami Herald writes that Brad Penny is a "strong possibility" to be called up to start on Saturday in Cincinnati.

It's the rotation spot left vacated by Jacob Turner, who was designated for assignment. Penny hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but he holds a 2.28 ERA in five starts for Triple-A New Orleans and tossed six shutout innings in his last outing. The 36-year-old has an opt-out clause in his contract and figures to utilize it if he's passed over.
Source: Miami Herald
Aug 6 - 10:49 AM

Brad Penny will make at least two starts for Triple-A New Orleans before the Marlins consider promoting him.

Penny allowed two runs over six innings in his last start for High-A Jupiter, though that was after he yielded four runs over 4 2/3 frames in his first outing. The veteran righty has an opt-out date of July 31 in his contract, so he'll likely try to catch on with another organization if the Fish don't promote him by then.
Source: Miami Herald
Jul 9 - 1:25 PM

Marlins signed RHP Brad Penny to a minor league contract.

Penny will receive a prorated $800,000 if he makes the big league roster with a chance for more in incentives. 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 posted a 6.11 ERA over 28 relief innings for the Giants in 2012 before sitting out the 2013 season.
Jun 18 - 2:24 PM

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

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 MLBDailyDish.com 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 MLBDailyDish.com 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Martin Prado
2Scott Sizemore
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey