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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher | #23

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Jeremy Jeffress gave up three runs and walked three while getting just one out Tuesday against the Red Sox.
If Jeffress had been throwing like he was last year, he probably would have been the choice to step in as the Rangers' closer when Sam Dyson lost the job. However, he has a 6.75 ERA and an ugly 9/11 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings to date. Much like they did with Dyson, the Rangers might need to stick Jeffress on the DL for a spell. May 23 - 11:11 PM

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Jeremy Jeffress took a loss in the 10th after giving up a run to the Angels on Tuesday.

Obviously, Sam Dyson has been the Rangers bullpen's biggest problem to date. Jeffress, though, has been very disappointing himself in failing to assert himself this spring and giving up three runs in 2 2/3 innings over five regular-season appearances to date. Jeffress's struggles would seem to leave little doubt that Matt Bush is next in line for the closer gig in Texas.
Apr 12 - 2:13 AM

Rangers and RHP Jeremy Jeffress avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

Jeffress started the 2016 season as the Brewers' closer, racking up 27 saves before a deadline deal sent him to the Rangers to work in a setup capacity. He had been projected by to earn $2.9 million in arbitration, so he may have done better for himself had he taken his chances. He'll enter the 2017 season in a setup role in front of closer Sam Dyson.
Jan 13 - 7:10 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that he would like to get Jeremy Jeffress into Monday's game.

Jeffress returned to the Rangers on Friday after a stint in rehab following an arrest for suspicion of DWI last month, but he has yet to appear in a game. He's likely to be eased back into high-leverage situations.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 06:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jeremy Jeffress is expected to rejoin the Rangers in Oakland on Friday.

Jeffress was arrested on suspicion of DWI last month and chose a stay in rehab over a suspension. He should officially be activated later Friday and may be eased back into high-leverage situations initially.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:26:00 AM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Jeremy Jeffress will not be suspended following his arrest on suspicion of DWI over the weekend.

Per Passan, Jeffress has entered into an inpatient rehabilitation clinic and is expected to remain there for around a month. MLB reportedly offered the reliever a choice between a suspension and the rehab stay. With him out of the picture for (essentially) the remainder of the regular season, Jake Diekman should handle the bulk of the setup duties for the Rangers moving forward. Passan hears that Jeffress has not been ruled out for a potential postseason return.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Jeremy Jeffress will remain on the restricted list while Major League Baseball investigates his recent arrest.

Jeffress was arrested on suspicion of DWI early Friday morning. The Rangers were expected to activate him on Saturday but the league has intervened and now it looks like he'll be out until further notice. In the meantime, Jake Diekman will handle setup work ahead of closer Sam Dyson.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Jeremy Jeffress on the restricted list.

Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DWI. He's expected to be removed from the restricted list and be available on Saturday.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Rebecca Lopez of WFAA-TV in Dallas reports that Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DWI.

No further details are available at this time, but more information should come out later Friday. Worth noting is that Jeffress has been suspended twice in the past for testing positive for marijuana.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Rangers acquired RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers in the Jonathan Lucroy trade.

Jeffress has emerged as a quality closer this season, posting a 2.22 ERA and 35/11 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings while going 27-for-28 in save chances. The Rangers have yet to reveal how he'll be used, but it seems likely that he'll slide into a setup role ahead of Sam Dyson.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will acquire Jeremy Jeffress along with Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers.

It's a legitimate blockbuster deal, as prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz are expected to be sent back to Milwaukee. Jeffress has emerged as a quality closer this season, posting a 2.22 ERA and 35/11 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings while going 27-for-28 in save chances. It's unclear how he'll be used with his new club. Jeffress is under team control through 2019.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Rangers are targeting Jeremy Jeffress in addition to Jonathan Lucroy in any potential deal with the Brewers.

The negotiations are ongoing and constantly changing, but it looks as though the Rangers could look to upgrade their catcher position and bullpen in one fell swoop. Jeffress has recorded 25 saves in 26 chances on the season, registering a 2.11 ERA in the process.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Jeremy Jeffress needed just one pitch to secure his 25th save of the season Friday against the Pirates.

Junior Guerra ran into some trouble in his bid for a shutout, so Jeffress got the call with the tying run on first. However, he quickly sent Brewers fans home happy by inducing a grounder from Jung Ho Kang. Jeffress is now 25-for-26 in save opportunities this season to go along with a 2.11 ERA. He’s been a popular name in trade rumors this month, but the Brewers understandably want a nice haul for him. It’s worth stashing Will Smith just in case someone meets their asking price. Of course, Smith is also a trade candidate.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 01:06:00 AM

Jeremy Jeffress recorded his 24th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Thursday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Jeffress had to go through a 10-pitch battle with Jake Lamb with one out but eventually got him to ground out in a perfect frame. He's been good all year but has really turned it on of late, as the closer has allowed just one earned run over his last 16 appearances. He'll be a sought after commodity leading up to the trade deadline.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have talked to the Brewers about Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.

The Mets have ridden Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed hard this season and are looking to supplement their bullpen. Both Jeffress and Smith are under team control for a few more seasons and would likely cost a pretty good prospect or two.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez