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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher | #23

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
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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. Aug 26 - 4:20 PM

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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.
Aug 26 - 9:24 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.
Aug 1 - 5:28 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.
Aug 1 - 3:58 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.
Jul 31 - 4:07 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.
Jul 30 - 1:06 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.
Jul 28 - 5:22 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.
Jul 17 - 11:15 AM

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress is "very much available."

Cotillo says the Marlins heavily pursued Jeffress last month before acquiring Fernando Rodney from the Padres. Jeffress would make sense for just about any contending team, and some non-contenders may even take a look. He carried a 2.35 ERA and 23 saves into the All-Star break and is under contractual control through the 2019 season.
Jul 11 - 8:23 AM

Jeremy Jeffress allowed a couple hits but pitched a scoreless frame against the Nationals Tuesday to record his 23rd save of the season.

He gave up a couple singles to start the ninth but quickly snuffed out the rally with a double-play ball and groundout. Jeffress has converted 23-of-24 save chances and now sports a 2.45 ERA>
Jul 5 - 10:28 PM

Jeremy Jeffress converted his 22nd save of the season Monday afternoon against the Nationals.

Jeffress gave up a full-count walk to Wilson Ramos with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but he induced a groundout from Ryan Zimmerman to end the game and cap off the Brewers' 1-0 win. Jeffress is 22-for-23 in save opportunities this season and he has a 2.52 ERA in 35 2/3 total innings. Pretty good.
Jul 4 - 2:09 PM

Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Saturday to earn his 21st save.

Jeffress gave up a hit but no further damage, securing his 21st save in 22 chances this year. The 28-year-old potential trade candidate now owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the season.
Jun 25 - 9:37 PM

Jeremy Jeffress worked around some trouble against the Nationals on Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Jeffress hit Ben Revere with a pitch to begin the inning and gave up a two-out single to Daniel Murphy, but he struck out Wilson Ramos swinging to end it. The 28-year-old was unavailable earlier this week due to an eye infection, but he’s feeling better now. Jeffress is 20-for-21 in save chances this season while posting a 2.76 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 11:47 PM

Following Wednesday's win over the A's, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Jeremy Jeffress was not available due to an eye infection.

Jeffress normally would have seen a save opportunity, as the A's were working with a 4-2 lead. Because of the eye infection, though, Counsell instead opted to turn to Tyler Thornburg, who earned the save. There is little reason to believe that Jeffress' eye issue will be on that lingers.
Jun 22 - 7:26 PM

Jeremy Jeffress took a loss after giving up a run in the 10th Friday against the Dodgers.

It's the first real misstep for Jeffress since Will Smith came off the DL and threw his hat into the ring for save chances. Smith, though, doesn't have his velocity all of the way back, and while his ERA stands at 0.96, he's coming off a loss and a blown save in his two outings before throwing a scoreless inning in a tie game tonight. Jeffress should be safe.
Jun 18 - 2:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Lucas Harrell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez