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Jimmy Gobble | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / KC

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Jimmy Gobble left Thursday's spring game with an apparent oblique injury.
Gobble called for a trainer shortly after firing a two-out pitch in the ninth inning. It's not clear if the injury is serious, but Gobble, 28, is a longshot to make Colorado's final roster anyway. He owns a 5.29 career ERA. Thu, Mar 11, 2010 06:31:00 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Rockies signed LHP Jimmy Gobble to a minor league contract.

He'll receive an invite to Spring Training. Gobble, 28, has a 5.29 ERA over seven big league seasons, including a 7.50 ERA in 12 appearances with the White Sox last season. His 3.02 ERA from 2007 is beginning to look like a true outlier.
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 03:42:00 PM

The Indians are interested in signing LHP Jimmy Gobble, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Gobble was designated for assignment by the White Sox earlier this week. Interestingly, the paper notes that it is "doubtful" that the Indians will try to sign B.J. Ryan, even for the prorated minimum. If Cleveland signs Gobble, it would be to a minor league deal, according to the paper.
Thu, Jul 9, 2009 07:26:00 PM

White Sox designated LHP Jimmy Gobble for assignment.

The White Sox needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired reliever Tony Pena. With a 7.50 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP in 12 innings this season for Chicago, Gobble was the clear choice.
Wed, Jul 8, 2009 09:03:00 AM

White Sox recalled LHP Jimmy Gobble from Triple-A Charlotte.

Gobble gives Chicago's 'pen another lefty after Clayton Richard moved into the rotation to take the spot of Jose Contreras.
Mon, May 11, 2009 03:04:00 PM

Jimmy Gobble struck out all three hitters he faced Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte.

We may see Gobble in the White Sox pen before long. Since giving up four runs in his first appearance for Charlotte, he's allowed one hit, walked one and struck out 12 in seven scoreless innings. Lefties are 1-for-10 against him.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 04:04:00 AM

White Sox signed LHP Jimmy Gobble to a minor league contract.

Gobble gave up three runs and 10 hits in six innings for the Royals and Rangers this spring. He'll be part of Triple-A Charlotte's bullpen.
Sun, Apr 5, 2009 12:18:00 PM

Rangers released LHP Jimmy Gobble.

Gobble was signed to a minor league contract last week after being released by the Royals. Texas will go with Eddie Guardado and C.J. Wilson as left-handers in the bullpen, while Gobble will try to find a spot at Triple-A somewhere.
Mon, Mar 30, 2009 01:52:00 PM

Rangers signed LHP Jimmy Gobble to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Texas already has lefties C.J. Wilson and Eddie Guardado for the pen, so Gobble, who was cut by the Royals this week after posting an 8.81 ERA in 31 2/3 innings last season, will probably head to Triple-A for the start of the season.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 12:43:00 AM

Royals requested unconditional release waivers on LHP Jimmy Gobble.

Another $225,000 wasted by the Royals. It was a surprise when Gobble wasn't non-tendered in December after posting an 8.81 ERA in 31 2/3 innings last season. Even for a Kansas City pitcher, that's not good. The Royals re-signed him for $1.35 million, but since it wasn't guaranteed, they'll owe him just one-sixth of it after releasing him now. His departure could mean that the Royals will go with just one left-handed reliever until John Bale is healthy. Maybe they'll reconsider putting Horacio Ramirez back in the pen.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 03:34:00 PM

Royals agreed to terms with LHP Jimmy Gobble on a one-year, $1.35 million contract.

Gobble was arbitration eligible for the second time and earned $1.3 million last season, but had to settle for a minuscule bump in salary after posting an 8.81 ERA in 31 2/3 innings. Much of that damage was done in one ghastly 10-run appearance against the Tigers that led to a six-week stay on the disabled list and Gobble should be a solid situation left-hander out of the Royals' bullpen.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 09:04:00 AM

Royals activated LHP Jimmy Gobble from the 15-day disabled list.

Gobble, who was originally expected back in mid-August, finally put together four straight good appearances at the end of his rehab assignment. Overall, he had a 5.65 ERA in 14 1/3 innings, which is a huge improvement over his major league ERA (11.31). The Royals will watch him closely this month before deciding whether to non-tender him in December.
Tue, Sep 2, 2008 06:44:00 PM

Jimmy Gobble threw a mildly successful bullpen session on Friday afternoon.

Gobble tossed between 20 and 25 pitches, all fastballs. "I felt all right, obviously there is still a little stiffness and soreness," he said. "I will try to work through it. I’m going to try and throw again on Sunday." Gobble was placed on the disabled list last Tuesday because of a sore back. He should return the day he's eligible.
Sat, Jul 26, 2008 10:25:00 AM

Royals placed LHP Jimmy Gobble on the 15-day disabled list with a stiff lower back.

One day after he gave up 10 runs to take his ERA from 7.99 to 11.31. Lefties are still hitting just .200 against him, but right-handers are threatening to kill his career.
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 06:40:00 PM

Jimmy Gobble had a cactus thorn removed from one of his big toes on Sunday morning.

Gobble got the thorn stuck in his foot after accidentally kicking a cactus while playing golf early in spring training. Gobble apparently felt the pain, but continued with normal spring activities. "They said it was almost an inch, three-quarters of an inch long," pitching coach Bob McClure said Sunday. "How he was pitching with that, I'll never know." Gobble had a 3.02 ERA in 53 2/3 innings last year out of the bullpen and he will act as the Royals' primary left-handed specialist this season.
Sun, Mar 9, 2008 09:46:00 PM

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