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Andy Sonnanstine | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Cubs released RHP Andy Sonnanstine.
Sonnanstine refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa and was granted his freedom. It doesn't appear to be in the hurler's best interest, as there are few organizations with an easier path to major league inning as the Cubs at this point. Sonnanstine gave up eight runs on 13 hits over five innings this spring. He'll receive a minor league pact elsewhere, but has no chance at a big league job out of the gate. Sun, Mar 25, 2012 04:36:00 PM

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Cubs sent RHP Andy Sonnanstine outright to Triple-A Iowa.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Sonnanstine has given up eight runs on 13 hits over five innings this spring and will function as rotation depth in the minors.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 02:09:00 PM

Andy Sonnanstine allowed five runs in two innings of relief against the White Sox on Sunday.

He was officially credited with a blown save. Sonnanstine signed a non-guarnteed contract with the Cubs this offseason and will have to improve on his numbers if he plans to make their Opening Day roster.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 07:52:00 PM

Cubs signed RHP Andy Sonnanstine.

Terms aren't yet known, but it's a non-guaranteed split contract. Sonnanstine, 28, was non-tendered by the Rays in December after posting an ugly 5.55 ERA and 12/12 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings at the major-league level this past season. The soft-tossing right-hander will serve as insurance for the bullpen and starting rotation.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 05:06:00 PM

Rays non-tendered RHP Andy Sonnanstine.

Sonnanstine was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 28-year-old right-hander earned $912,500 in 2011 while posting an ugly 5.55 ERA and 12/12 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings at the major-league level. Some team may give him a chance to start again, but he'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal this offseason.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 11:52:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Andy Sonnanstine from Triple-A Durham.

Sonnanstine has posted a 5.71 ERA over a34 2/3 innings for the Rays this season. He'll be used in long relief.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 07:40:00 PM

The Rays will recall Andy Sonnanstine from Triple-A Durham Friday.

He'll provide the team with a long relief option. Sonnanstine has posted a 5.71 ERA over a34 2/3 innings for the Rays this season.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 10:59:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Andy Sonnanstine to Triple-A Durham.

Sonnanstine has allowed 22 earned runs in just 34 2/3 innings this season for a 5.71 ERA. The right-hander should be back up at some point later this summer.
Sat, Jul 9, 2011 04:42:00 PM

Andy Sonnanstine was pounded for seven runs in five innings by the Mariners on Friday.

Jeff Niemann is still a couple of weeks away, but we'd be surprised if the Rays gave Sonnanstine another start anytime soon. With more homers allowed than strikeouts (10 to 9) through 31 2/3 innings, his roster spot should be in serious jeopardy.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 01:01:00 AM

Andy Sonnanstine will start Friday against the Mariners.

Everyone else in the rotation will be pushed back one day. The decision comes as somewhat of a surprise, but it puts the Rays in position to use James Shields and David Price for an upcoming series against the Red Sox from June 14-16.
Tue, May 31, 2011 05:51:00 PM

Andy Sonnanstine had his start cut short Wednesday after allowing two runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings against the Tigers.

The game was postponed, so the stats won't count. Sonnanstine threw just 36 pitches, so he might be available out of the bullpen this weekend before making his next start.
Wed, May 25, 2011 04:47:00 PM

Andy Sonnanstine allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out one over five innings in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

Sonnanstine was staked to a 2-0 lead before he took the mound, but he was underwhelming again for the third straight start, as he's now posted a 6.08 ERA over those three outings. It remains to be seen if he'll get another one. If he does, it will come against the Tigers.
Fri, May 20, 2011 10:11:00 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed Tuesday that Andy Sonnanstine will start Friday's game against the Marlins.

That was the assumption, but Maddon finally made the assignment official. Sonnanstine allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings Sunday against the Orioles and is nothing more than a desperation play in AL-only leagues.
Tue, May 17, 2011 05:03:00 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said that "as of right now" Andy Sonnanstine will get the call to start Friday against the Marlins.

Sonnanstine wasn't great Sunday against the Orioles, allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings, but he at least kept the Rays in the game. While he'll likely get another chance, he can be avoided in most fantasy formats.
Mon, May 16, 2011 04:38:00 PM

Andy Sonnanstine allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings on Sunday, taking the loss in Tampa's 9-3 setback against the Orioles.

He struck out two while walking none. Not a horrible day for Jeff Nieman's fill-in, but certainly not one that is going to change his status as a fantasy no-go.
Sun, May 15, 2011 05:01:00 PM