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Tony Armas Jr. | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/29/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tony Armas Jr. pitched five shutout innings in his first start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
He previously pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings in a game for Double-A Mississippi. It seems unlikely that Armas will pitch his way into the Atlanta rotation, but if he remains effective, another team could give him a shot. Wed, May 13, 2009 03:29:00 AM

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Mets released RHP Tony Armas Jr. and INF Junior Spivey.

Armas was terrific in Triple-A New Orleans last season, but his chances of getting his major league career on track ended with a late-season hernia. He pitched just one inning this spring. Spivey, who hasn't played in the majors since 2005, may have to hang up the cleats.
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 07:49:00 PM

Free agent Tony Armas Jr. made his first start in the VWL on Saturday and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in four innings.

Armas is coming back from hernia surgery that cost him the second half of the season. He'll probably sign a minor league deal with some team later this winter. It's possible the Mets will have interest in bringing him back.
Sun, Nov 9, 2008 03:31:00 PM

Tony Armas Jr. underwent hernia surgery on Friday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

A healthy Armas would have been a candidate for more spot starts this season, but the Mets never wanted to rely on him anyway. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Sat, Aug 2, 2008 01:57:00 PM

Mets placed RHP Tony Armas Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a strained abdominal muscle.

Armas gave up seven runs in 8 1/3 innings after joining the Mets on July 1.
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 12:12:00 PM

SNY.tv's MetsBlog.com reports that Tony Armas Jr. will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled abdominal muscle.

Armas has allowed seven runs in 8 1/3 innings since joining the Mets this month. Carlos Muniz is expected to be recalled to take his spot on the 25-man roster.
Wed, Jul 9, 2008 05:34:00 PM

Tony Armas Jr. picked up a win in his first start of the season for the Mets on Tuesday night, yielding four runs on eight hits over six innings of work in a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals.

Armas Jr. was pitching pretty well in Triple-A, but he hasn't been an effective major-league pitcher in several years. To his credit, he kept the ball in the zone tonight, throwing twice as many strikes as balls and issuing only one walk. He got the win tonight thanks to a strong night from the Mets offense, which scored seven times in the first six innings.
Tue, Jul 1, 2008 11:07:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of RHP Tony Armas Jr. from Triple-A New Orleans.

The Mets needed an extra starter after Friday's doubleheader, so Armas will pitch Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Tue, Jul 1, 2008 01:23:00 AM

Tony Armas Jr. will be promoted Tuesday for a start against the Cardinals.

After the start, the Mets will throw him into the bullpen mix. He'll probably work long relief. There's no reason to consider picking him up in any fantasy league.
Sun, Jun 29, 2008 08:52:00 AM

Tony Armas Jr. allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings and struck out nine Friday for Triple-A New Orleans.

The Mets have little reason to turn to him, but Armas is going to earn a shot somewhere sometime soon. He has a 2.34 ERA and a 50/14 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings for New Orleans.
Sat, May 24, 2008 08:39:00 AM

Mets reassigned RHP Tony Armas Jr., RHP Nate Field, RHP Joselo Diaz and OF Fernando Martinez to minor league camp.

Armas had visa troubles and arrived at camp only a couple of days ago, so he'll hang back and get some work at extended spring training. Martinez was very impressive for a 19-year-old this spring, hitting .340 with three doubles. He'll begin the year back at Double-A Binghamton.
Wed, Mar 19, 2008 11:10:00 PM

Tony Armas Jr. has finally cleared up his visa troubles and reported to Mets camp.

It's far too late for him to capitalize on Orlando Hernandez's absence. He'll likely remain in Florida when the Mets break camp and then eventually report to Triple-A.
Source: Newsday
Sun, Mar 16, 2008 01:49:00 PM

Mets signed RHP Tony Armas Jr. to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Not that he had much chance anyway after posting a 6.03 ERA last season, but Armas picked the wrong place to win a rotation spot given the Mets' pitching depth following the deal for Johan Santana. Barring an injury, his best chance to win a spot on the Opening Day roster will likely come as a long reliever.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 07:04:00 PM

Free agent Tony Armas Jr. allowed one run over three innings Monday in his debut for Caracas of the VWL.

He allowed three hits, walked four and struck out one. Armas also pitched in winter ball two years ago as he tried to prove to major league teams that he was recovered from shoulder surgery. Now he's trying to show that he still has enough left to be worth a major league contract.
Tue, Nov 20, 2007 02:50:00 PM

Tony Armas Jr. will pitch out of the pen so that John Van Benschoten can get a start Monday.

There's little harm in taking another look at Van Benschoten, though this doesn't figure to be an upgrade. Armas could spend the rest of the year in the pen.
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 09:19:00 PM

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