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Scott Downs | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/17/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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Royals activated LHP Scott Downs from the 15-day disabled list.
Downs has been sidelined for most of the month with a stiff neck. The veteran reliever owns a 5.29 ERA and 25/19 K/BB ratio over 34 innings of work this season. Aug 28 - 4:03 PM

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Scott Downs (neck) will throw live batting practice with the Royals return home from a road trip on Tuesday.

Downs is eligible to return from the DL now, but the Royals will likely wait until rosters expand to activate him. He's been out with a stiff neck.
Aug 22 - 5:59 PM

Royals placed LHP Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with a stiff neck.

The Royals waited it out for as long as they could but eventually relented. Downs should be ready for activation when first eligible on August 18 or shortly after.
Aug 13 - 8:50 AM

Royals signed LHP Scott Downs to a one-year contract.

Downs was released by the White Sox earlier this month after posting a 6.08 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 22/15 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings. However, the 38-year-old has obviously had plenty of success in the past and is worth a shot at the veteran minimum.
Jul 6 - 10:03 AM

White Sox released LHP Scott Downs.

Downs was designated for assignment on June 26 and made it through waivers unclaimed. The left-hander is now a free agent. He had a rough 6.08 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 22/15 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings this year for Chicago.
Jul 3 - 12:29 PM

White Sox designated LHP Scott Downs for assignment.

Downs had a 6.08 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 22/15 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings this season for Chicago. He's a left-hander with a good track record, so the 38-year-old will likely draw interest from multiple teams on waivers.
Jun 26 - 10:24 AM

Scott Downs notched a four-out save Monday against the Indians.

Downs came on to strike out David Murphy with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning and worked around a two-out walk in the ninth to lock down the victory. It was his first save since July 23, 2012. He could continue to get more chances if Robin Ventura decides to go with a committee in the late innings.
May 26 - 5:42 PM

White Sox signed LHP Scott Downs to a one-year, $4 million contract with a $4.25 million club option for 2015.

The deal was agreed to in December and then made official Thursday after Downs passed his physical. The veteran southpaw posted a cool 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of work last season between the Angels and Braves. He'll serve as a lefty specialist and middle reliever for Chicago.
Jan 2 - 2:06 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that free agent reliever Scott Downs is close to an agreement with the White Sox.

Morosi's colleague at FOX Sports, Ken Rosenthal, reports that the deal is for one year and around $4 million with a vesting option that could make it a two-year, $8 million deal. Downs will be 38 when the 2014 regular season begins but he has showed no signs of slowing down. With the Angels and Braves last season, the lefty posted a combined 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of work, striking out 37 and unintentionally walking 17.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:35:00 AM

The Padres are interested in free agent left-hander Scott Downs, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

Downs posted a solid 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings this past season between the Angels and Braves. He's among the game's best at strangling left-handed batters, holding them to a .259/.333/.296 slash line in 2013. The veteran southpaw is also known to have drawn Washington's admiration.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 06:47:00 PM

According to's Bill Ladson, the Nationals are interested in free agent left-hander Scott Downs.

Downs posted a solid 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings this past season between the Angels and Braves, holding left-handed batters to a .259/.333/.296 slash line. The veteran southpaw is likely generating interest from multiple teams this winter. Washington is also said to be eyeing free agent lefties Oliver Perez and J.P. Howell.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Scott Downs (finger) returned to action on Friday, allowing a go-ahead single to Logan Forsythe, the only hitter he faced.

It was the first appearance for Downs since fracturing his finger on September 7. He came on with a man at second and two outs in the eighth inning, and the score tied at 3-3, before allowing the go-ahead single to the pinch-hitting Forsythe.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Scott Downs (finger) will see hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie on Friday.

Downs hasn't pitched since he fractured the tip of the ring finger of his non-pitching hand while attempting to field a comebacker last Saturday. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that the southpaw was optimistic about pitching at some point this weekend, but we should have a better idea about his status after his checkup.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 04:52:00 PM

Braves acquired LHP Scott Downs from the Angels for RHP Cory Rasmus.

Downs has registered an exceptional 1.84 ERA in 29 1/3 innings this season for Anaheim while holding left-handed batters to a .196/.255/.216 slash line. The veteran southpaw is a great addition to the Atlanta bullpen. He'll be eligible for free agency in November.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 12:25:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Angels are willing to trade Scott Downs.

The Halos are out of the playoff hunt and Downs is one of their best trade chips. The southpaw boasts a 1.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 43 appearances this season and will be a free agent over the winter. It's not clear which teams are interested, but the Braves are known to be in the market for left-handed relief.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 12:53:00 PM

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