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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher | #32

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
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Jeremy Jeffress allowed two runs in two innings in his start against the Marlins on Friday.
It was Jeffress' first career start following 263 relief appearances. It was a "bullpen day" for the Brewers. He made it through the first inning unscathed before giving up four hits and two runs in the second frame. Jeffress will likely return to the bullpen for the last couple weeks of the season. He has a 4.70 ERA in 59 1/3 innings combined with the Rangers and Brewers this year. Sep 16 - 1:03 AM

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Jeremy Jeffress will start Friday against the Marlins.

It's the first major league start for Jeffress in what will obviously be a "bullpen game" for the Brewers. Jeffress has posted a 2.70 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings since rejoining Milwaukee. It will be a "road" start that's played at Miller Park, as the game had to be moved from Miami following Hurricane Irma.
Sep 15 - 10:45 AM

Brewers acquired RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the Rangers for RHP Tayler Scott.

The deal is now official. Jeffress' tenure with the Rangers didn't go according to plan, as he posted a 4.67 ERA in 51 appearances and was also arrested for a DWI, but the Brewers are hoping that the reunion can get him back on track as a late-inning option.
Jul 31 - 4:17 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Brewers have acquired Jeremy Jeffress from the Rangers.

Or, we should say reacquire. Of course, the Brewers flipped Jeffress to the Rangers in the Jonathan Lucroy trade just one year ago. The 29-year-old has scuffled with a 5.31 ERA over 39 appearances this season, but the Brewers are hoping for a return to form. He's just a year removed from a 2.33 ERA and still carries two more years of team control. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Rangers will acquire right-hander Tayler Scott in return.
Jul 31 - 1:58 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rangers are shopping reliever Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress has struggled to a 5.21 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 38 innings this season, but he was excellent from 2014-2016 and the 29-year-old right-hander carries two more years of arbitration eligibility. Some team might take a shot.
Jul 27 - 2:26 PM

Rangers activated RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the 10-day disabled list.

Jeffress wound up missing just under two weeks with a lower back strain. He has posted an ugly 5.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 31 appearances this season out of the Rangers' bullpen, but there's hope for a much better second half.
Jul 4 - 7:19 PM

Rangers placed RHP Jeremy Jeffress on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Preston Claiborne will take his spot in the bullpen. Jeffress, 29, owns a rough 5.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 31 appearances this season for Texas.
Jun 22 - 11:21 AM

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

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 MLBTradeRumors.com 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

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Relief Pitcher
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R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Josh Hader
7Jared Hughes
8Wei-Chung Wang
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