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Brandon Medders | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 191
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giants activated RHP Brandon Medders from the 15-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Fresno.
Medders had a 3.01 ERA in 61 appearances last season, but he struggled coming out of the gate this year (7.20 ERA in 15 IP) and was placed on the DL last month with what was termed right knee inflammation. He'll probably be back at some point later this season. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 04:26:00 PM

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Giants placed RHP Brandon Medders on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.

Medders was knocked around for six runs, including two homers on Wednesday, so perhaps it was injury-related. The 30-year-old right-hander has a newly-inflated 7.20 ERA over 14 appearances this season.
Fri, May 21, 2010 06:43:00 PM

The Giants and RHP Brandon Medders avoided arbitration on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year, $820,000 contract.

Medders, who turns 30 later this month, posted a 3.01 ERA in 61 appearances with the Giants last season after making the team out of Spring Training. Pitching mostly in low-leverage situations, Medders thrived in spite of averaging a lousy 4.19 BB/9.
Sat, Jan 16, 2010 03:40:00 PM

Giants purchased the contracts of RHP Brandon Medders, INF Rich Aurilia and INF Juan Uribe and OF Andres Torres from Triple-A Fresno.

Recent indications were that Medders wouldn't have a spot, but he was picked over Luis Perdomo. The addition or Torres means there will be six outfielders on the team, even though there's really only four worthy of starts.
Sun, Apr 5, 2009 12:01:00 AM

Brandon Medders pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings out of the pen Friday against the Angels.

In the wake of Keiichi Yabu's demotion, Medders suddenly looks like a pretty good bet to win a spot in San Francisco's pen. The former Diamondback has allowed one hit in 5 1/3 scoreless innings this spring.
Fri, Mar 6, 2009 06:03:00 PM

Brandon Medders cleared waivers and will head to Triple-A Tuscon.

It's a bit of a surprise no team tried to claim Medders. He was 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in 18 appearances with the Diamondbacks. He'll be the first reliever called up if something goes wrong with the big club.
Sat, May 31, 2008 09:11:00 AM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Brandon Medders for assignment.

With Doug Davis returning from the disabled list Friday, the Diamondacks chose to part with Medders rather than option Max Scherzer back to Triple-A. Scherzer will now move back to the bullpen, while the Diamondbacks hope that Medders clears waivers despite a 3.52 career ERA in 151 innings.
Fri, May 23, 2008 09:10:00 AM

Brandon Medders was lit up in relief on Thursday, allowing five runs in an inning against the Brewers.

Medders and Dustin Nippert, both out of options, are competing for what appears to be one spot in Arizona's pen. Medders had allowed just one run in four innings coming into the day, but he was the undergo entering camp. The Diamondbacks might end up trading him for a prospect late in the spring.
Thu, Mar 13, 2008 07:26:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Brandon Medders from Triple-A Tucson.

Medders had a 4.84 ERA for the Diamondbacks before being sent down in June. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 05:09:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Brandon Medders to Triple-A Tucson.

Medders had pitched just twice in two weeks, giving up runs each time to raise his ERA to 4.84. Regular work in Triple-A will do him some good, and he'll probably reemerge as a reliable middle reliever in a month or so.
Fri, Jun 8, 2007 08:33:00 PM

In just his third appearance of the spring, Brandon Medders pitched two hitless innings Thursday against the Rangers.

Medders has been held back by some elbow tendinitis, but he's been effective when he's gotten on the mound. He struck out three today.
Thu, Mar 15, 2007 08:04:00 PM

Despite allowing two hits, Brandon Medders was able to pitch a scoreless inning Saturday in his first appearance of the spring.

Medders has been bothered by elbow tenderness in camp, but it's a good sign that he was able to get into a game today. Barring any additional problems, he should be a key part of the Arizona bullpen.
Sat, Mar 3, 2007 06:31:00 PM

Brandon Medders has been experiencing some tenderness in his right elbow, but said that during his throwing session on Monday, he felt the best he has all spring.

"I don't know what changed, but I felt really good today," Medders said. "The guys in the training room have worked hard on me. I haven't missed a throwing session yet. [The doctors] said it's in an area [of the elbow] that's less serious, so that's a good thing." Still, if Medders continues to experience soreness, the Diamondbacks probably won't be able to make Jorge Julio available in trade talks.
Mon, Feb 26, 2007 09:57:00 PM

Brandon Medders returned to action on Friday and pitched two scoreless innings against the Dodgers.

Medders had pitched since Sunday because of sore shoulder soreness.
Sat, Aug 26, 2006 04:22:00 AM

Brandon Medders won't pitch until at least Friday due to a sore right shoulder.

"I'm a little tight in there and the back of the shoulder is kind of weak," Medders said. "Since that night [in Colorado], both times I've pitched, I've been struggling to keep the ball down." Medders threw 39 pitches in the 18 inning game against Colorado and hasn't felt good since.
Wed, Aug 23, 2006 11:32:00 AM

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