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Joey Devine | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: N.C. State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (27) / ATL

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Joey Devine has opted to become a free agent.
The 29-year-old reliever has undergone two Tommy John surgeries in the past three years and isn't sure to be ready for the beginning of 2013. Devine will likely have to accept a minor league contract this offseason. Tue, Oct 30, 2012 04:57:00 PM

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Joey Devine (elbow) will begin a throwing program on September 10.

Devine is working his way back from his second Tommy John surgery in three years, and won't be ready to return until the early part of the 2013 season. Arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, he remains a candidate to be released.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 08:48:00 AM

Joey Devine (elbow) is on track to begin a throwing program at some point in August.

Devine underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in April and won't be ready to return to the major leagues until the early part of the 2013 season. He has thrown only 23 innings for Oakland since 2008.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 05:43:00 PM

Athletics transferred RHP Joey Devine from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Travis Blackley on the active roster. Devine underwent Tommy John surgery last month and will miss the entire 2012 season.
Tue, May 15, 2012 03:12:00 PM

Joey Devine will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

It's what we were worried about after it was revealed that the oft-injured right-hander would need some sort of procedure. It will be the second Tommy John surgery for Devine, who has pitched just 23 innings in the big leagues since 2008 and will likely be sidelined into the start of the 2013 season. You have to wonder if the A's will just cut him loose.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 07:26:00 PM

Joey Devine is scheduled to undergo elbow surgery on Tuesday.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery. No word on the exact nature of the procedure, but Devine is currently sidelined with flexor tendon tendinitis. The oft-injured right-hander has pitched just 23 innings in the big leagues since 2008 and is likely headed for another lengthy absence.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 12:47:00 AM

Joey Devine (flexor tendon tendinitis) is scheduled to visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that his understanding is that Devine's MRI didn't show any significant damage. Still, the 28-year-old right-hander can't seem to shake the flexor tendon tendinitis which has hampered him for the past couple seasons. We should know more about his status at some point next week.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 06:19:00 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that his understanding is that an MRI on Joey Devine (biceps) showed no significant damage.

Devine is currently dealing with right biceps tendinitis, an issue which has lingered for the past few seasons. Trainers and doctors are currently trying to figure out the best way to treat the tendinitis, so it's not clear when the oft-injured right-hander will pick up a baseball again.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 04:58:00 PM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the biceps tendinitis that has bothered Joey Devine for the past several years hasn't been resolved.

Devine says that Dr. James Andrews is looking at his MRI, with the best case scenario simply being more tendinitis. The worst case scenario however, is flexor-tendon surgery. What was once a very promising young career has been derailed by repetitive injuries.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 07:11:00 PM

Joey Devine (biceps) has been shut down indefinitely.

Devine was placed on the disabled list prior to last week's Opening Series due to right biceps tendinitis. He is eligible to return on April 8, but that obviously won't happen now. We should know more about his status after he visits a doctor in the next day or two.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 08:41:00 PM

Athletics placed RHP Joey Devine on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps soreness.

The oft-injured right-hander has been dealing with right biceps soreness for over a week. He's still scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, but the A's don't want to push him with the games in Japan just 10 days away. He'll be eligible to return on April 8, though it's not clear if he'll be activated then.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 12:44:00 PM

Joey Devine (biceps) is scheduled to throw off flat ground Friday.

Devine has been sidelined for a week while dealing with right biceps soreness. Barring any setbacks, he hopes to get back on a mound on Saturday. The A's are scheduled to leave for Japan in six days, so he's running out of time to get ramped up for the start of the season. Chances are they play it safe and put him on the disabled list.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 07:09:00 PM

Joey Devine was knocked around in a relief appearance Thursday, allowing four runs on one hit and three walks over just 1/3 of an inning in a loss to the Dodgers.

Devine has been mentioned as a possible closer candidate by the coaching staff, but he'd have to be considered a longshot candidate, so he can't afford outings like this. The injury-prone reliever will likely be utilized in a setup role in 2012.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 06:38:00 PM

Athletics and RHP Joey Devine avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $737,500 contract.

The deal includes some incentives. The oft-injured Devine finally made his way back to the majors last season, posting a 3.52 ERA and 20/11 K/BB ratio over 23 innings. He's one of a few options (Fautino De Los Santos and Grant Balfour, included) who could close games for the A's this season.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 02:27:00 PM

Athletics activated RHP Joey Devine from the 60-day disabled list.

Devine was diagnosed with a right rhomboid strain near the end of the 2011 regular season and did not return. He had a 3.52 ERA in 23 innings before the injury.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 10:36:00 PM

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