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Chad Qualls | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 237
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Chad Qualls (back) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Qualls fired off around 25 pitches in the bullpen. The veteran reliever said he felt good after the session. He could potentially rejoin the team when first eligible to be activated from the disabled list on June 26. He was initially sent to the disabled list due to back spasms which he felt while pitching against the Giants last Thursday. Jun 21 - 9:55 PM

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Rockies placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 16, with lower back spasms.

It's the second trip Qualls has made to the DL this season, as he also missed time with a forearm injury. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
Jun 18 - 1:16 PM

Rockies activated RHP Chad Qualls from the 10-day disabled list.

Qualls is back after sitting out the first few weeks with inflammation in his right forearm. The 38-year-old pitched well during a minor league rehab assignment, logging a 1.80 ERA over six outings for Triple-A Albuquerque. He'll work in middle relief for the Rockies.
Apr 26 - 4:38 PM

Chad Qualls (forearm) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Qualls missed much of spring training with inflammation in his right forearm, but he could be ready to join the Rockies' bullpen sometime next week if everything goes smoothly on the farm. The veteran right-hander posted a 5.23 ERA in 44 appearances last season for Colorado.
Apr 11 - 6:05 PM

Chad Qualls (forearm) threw in a simulated game on Saturday.

Manager Bud Black described the session as "Chad Qualls-like." Qualls landed on the DL with right forearm inflammation but seems to be on the mend. Barring a setback, it's safe to assume he'll be back in the Rockies' pen later this month.
Apr 8 - 9:13 PM

Rockies placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 10-day disabled list with right forearm inflammation.

Qualls missed most of spring with the injury, but he's throwing again and might not miss a ton of time.
Apr 2 - 1:57 PM

Chad Qualls (forearm) was expected to resume throwing Monday.

Qualls hasn't pitched since March 1 due to soreness in his right forearm. While he's making progress, he's likely to begin the season on the disabled list. The veteran reliever posted a 5.23 ERA over 44 appearances last season.
Mar 21 - 10:05 AM

Chad Qualls is shut down due to discomfort in his right elbow.

Qualls has been nursing soreness in his forearm but had been hoping to resume throwing off a mound on Monday. That won't happen, though, and there is no timeline for when he'll throw his next bullpen session. Qualls hasn't pitched in a game since March 1 and it sounds like a disabled list stint to start the season is likely.
Mar 12 - 12:42 PM

Rockies activated RHP Chad Qualls from the 15-day disabled list.

Qualls is active and available out of the Rockies bullpen for Friday's game against the Cubs. He missed over three weeks of action due to a stomach illness but is now healthy and ready to go. He owns a troublesome 5.61 ERA and 1.68 WHIP out of the Rockies bullpen this season.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Chad Qualls (illness) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Qualls missed three weeks with a nasty stomach ailment. He dropped 16 pounds and will probably need several appearances on the farm to get back up to full speed. The 37-year-old right-hander holds a disappointing 5.61 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings this season out of the Colorado bullpen.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Rockies placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list with an illness.

There aren't any details available yet, but it's obviously more than just a cold or flu. Qualls, 37, holds a 5.61 ERA in 36 appearances this season with Colorado.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Rockies signed RHP Chad Qualls to a two-year, $6 million contract.

There was some confusion about the contract, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports passed along the final details. Qualls, 37, is coming off a 4.38 ERA and 46/9 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings this past season. The Astros declined a $3.5 million club option on him last month, but he ended up doing pretty well for himself here. He has some closing experience, but figures to serve in a set-up role.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Astros declined RHP Chad Qualls' $3.5 million club option for 2016.

Qualls will receive a $250,000 buyout and hit free agency. The veteran reliever posted a 4.38 ERA and 46/9 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings this season. He turned 37 in August.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Chad Qualls is not on the Astros' ALDS roster.

That is a mild surprise given that Qualls was included on the 25-man roster for Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game, but it's not like he had a deserving regular season. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.38 ERA in 49 1/3 innings this summer for Houston.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Astros activated RHP Chad Qualls from the 15-day disabled list.

Qualls was suffering from a pinched nerve in his neck, but he made rapid progress in his rehab. Prior to the injury, he held a tough 5.11 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 04:16:00 PM

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