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Danys Baez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/10/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Danys Baez has retired from baseball.
Baez was released by the Phillies last August after posting a 6.29 ERA over 36 innings. The 34-year-old calls it a career with a 4.25 ERA and 114 saves over 10 major-league seasons between the Indians, Rays, Phillies, Orioles, Braves and Dodgers. Mon, Feb 27, 2012 05:02:00 PM

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Phillies released RHP Danys Baez.

Baez was designated for assignment on July 22 after allowing 28 runs in 36 innings of work. The 33-year-old right-hander will seek a contract with another organization.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 01:05:00 PM

Phillies designated RHP Danys Baez for assignment.

The move was made to clear space on the 25-man roster for Brad Lidge. Baez was abysmal in 36 innings of work this season, allowing 28 runs (25 earned) while striking out just 18 and walking 13. It's quite possible he's made his final major-league appearance of 2011, or perhaps even his career.
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 02:20:00 PM

Danys Baez was rocked by Cardinals hitters on Thursday, surrendering six earned runs on four hits and two walks in only one inning of work.

After serving up a one-out double, Baez hit a batter, walked a batter, then walked in a run. After a two-run single, Lance Berkman completed the scoring with a three-run homer. Since throwing an unusually high 73 pitches over five scoreless innings on May 25th, Baez has been torched for 11 earned runs on 14 hits in 8 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 01:43:00 AM

Danys Baez is hoping to find success this season by adjusting his mechanics to more closely align with Brad Lidge's.

Lidge rebounded dramatically last year, in part due to pitching on a downward plane. Regarding Baez, pitching coach Rich Dubee said, "He's got to get consistency in pitching down in the zone. When he's down in the zone, you see him getting a lot of balls chopped back to him." Baez finished 2010 with a 5.48 ERA and 1.64 WHIP. If he can mirror Lidge's downward approach and locate his pitches down in the strike zone, he could give the Phillies some solid bullpen innings.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 05:34:00 AM

Phillies activated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day disabled list.

He was cleared to return after completing a 21-pitch simulated game before batting practice Wednesday. Baez has been sidelined for a little over two weeks due to back spasms. He returns to a 5.14 ERA and 23/21 K/BB ratio over 42 innings this season.
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 12:32:00 PM

Danys Baez (back) will arrive at Single-A Clearwater on Monday but is not expected to begin a rehab assignment immediately.

Baez needs to throw off a bullpen mound a few times before taking the hill in a live game. He was placed on the disabled list Friday with back spasms and will try to return to the Phillies in mid-September.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 09:22:00 AM

Danys Baez (back) is unlikely to need all 15 days on the disabled list, but the Phillies just didn't want to be short a man in the bullpen.

The move will also give the team more flexibility when they decide on a postseason roster. Since you are allowed to be on the postseason roster if you're on the DL on September 1, Baez, as well as Ross Gload and a player of Phillies' choice that would replace Jamie Moyer, are among 28 players the team can choose from.
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 11:10:00 AM

Phillies placed RHP Danys Baez on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms.

Baez has been a free agent bust for the Phillies, going 3-3 with a 5.27 ERA in 42 innings after signing a two-year, $5.25 million contract in the offseason. He should return in September.
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 01:39:00 PM

Danys Baez got the save Saturday by pitching a scoreless ninth in a one-run game against the Twins.

The guess is that Brad Lidge will miss the first week or so of the season, and Baez could be the favorite for saves while he's out. He's struck out four in four scoreless innings so far.
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 03:51:00 PM

Phillies signed RHP Danys Baez to a two-year, $5.25 million contract.

The two sides came to an agreement in late December, but it took several days for Baez to take a physical and have everything cleared. The 32-year-old righty posted a 4.02 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 59 appearances with Baltimore last season and will serve as Brad Lidge insurance for the Phils in 2010.
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 12:03:00 PM

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies have come to terms on a two-year contract with free agent reliever Danys Baez.

The agreement is pending a physical. Baez just finished a three-year, $19 million contract with the Orioles and you can bet he'll never see that type of money again. The 32-year-old Baez posted a 4.02 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 59 appearances with Baltimore this season after missing the entire 2008 season following Tommy John surgery.
Thu, Dec 31, 2009 02:53:00 PM

The Phillies will sign reliever Danys Baez, reports Jon Heyman of SI.com.

The Phillies were rumored to sign a mystery reliever last week and though Mike MacDougal was also floated as a possibility, it appears Baez was their preference. Baez, who missed the entire 2008 season following Tommy John surgery, tallied a 4.02 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 71 2/3 innings with the Orioles last season. Though his strikeout rate tumbled to a career-low 5.02 K/9, a career-high 60.9% groundball rate kept him afloat. He's a likely candidate for some regression, even with a solid defense.
Thu, Dec 31, 2009 01:37:00 PM

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Danys Baez is open to returning to the Orioles next season.

Baez's agent says his client "would certainly entertain the prospect of returning," but don't expect the Orioles to be silly enough to give him another $19 million contract this time around. After missing all of 2008 following Tommy John surgery, Baez posted a 4.02 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 59 appearances this season. While his strikeout rate fell to a career-low of 5.02 K/9, his career-high 60.9% groundball rate was among the league-leaders.
Wed, Nov 4, 2009 07:49:00 PM

Impending free agent Danys Baez said Wednesday that he'd like to remain in the AL East next season, but not necessarily with the Orioles.

"I'd like to stay in the East. I like pitching [in the division], and the East is more convenient for me and my family," said Baez, whose family lives in Miami. "I would love to be on a contending team and get into the playoffs." With a 4.24 ERA and an uninspiring 39/22 K/BB ratio through 68 innings this season, he's not going to be in high demand among potential contenders.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 11:00:00 AM

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