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Kris Honel | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Free agent Kris Honel threw for the Cardinals on Monday.
Honel retired at the end of July, but obviously that didn't take. The 2001 first-round pick has battled arm problems for three years and is a long shot to make it as a major league reliever. Mon, Feb 25, 2008 08:56:00 PM

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Former first-round pick Kris Honel has told the White Sox that he is retiring.

A first rounder in 2001 who developed into one of the game's better pitching prospects, Honel began having arm problems in 2004 and missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery. He was 2-2 with a 5.79 ERA at Double-A.
Wed, Aug 1, 2007 09:12:00 AM

Double-A Birmingham's Kris Honel pitched six scoreless innings Monday in his return from Tommy John surgery.

Honel, a 2001 first-round pick, initially injured his elbow in early 2004 and hadn't been the same sense. He eventually underwent surgery at the end of 2005. Time will tell if he can reemerge as a prospect at age 24, but Monday's performance was a good start.
Tue, Apr 10, 2007 02:30:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Kris Honel outright to Double-A Birmingham.

Honel, the team's top pitching prospect a year ago, had had elbow problems and is now throwing in just the mid-80s. It's still mildly surprising some team didn't take a chance on him. The Royals have worse bets on their 40-man roster, and the Indians would have been better off taking a chance on his velocity coming back than on Jose Diaz ever finding home plate.
Fri, Jun 10, 2005 04:48:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contracts of RHP Kris Honel, RHP Matt Smith, RHP Sean Tracey, INF Pedro Lopez, 1B Casey Rogowski and LHP Paulino Reynoso.

The White Sox should have kept Ryan Wing over Smith, Lopez and Reynoso, but he's gone to the Rangers now. Honel had to be kept even though he pitched just 6 1/3 IP last season due to elbow problems.
Fri, Nov 19, 2004 05:16:00 PM

Pitching for the first time in two months, Kris Honel allowed four runs in one-third of an inning for Rookie Bristol last night.

It's been a lost year for Honel, who has been troubled by a sore elbow. If he had stayed healthy, he probably would have gotten to Chicago by now.
Tue, Aug 24, 2004 04:41:00 PM

Double-A Birmingham's Kris Honel pitched a scoreless inning of relief yesterday in his return from a sore elbow.

Honel hadn't pitched since the Barons' season opener. Once he's stretched out, he'll rejoin Birmingham's rotation.
Mon, Jun 21, 2004 04:59:00 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Kris Honel showed no structual damage or bone spurs in a MRI taken on his sore elbow.

Honel left a start last week at Double-A. He's been cleared to begin throwing again.
Wed, Apr 14, 2004 10:43:00 AM

Kris Honel left his start for Double-A Birmingham last night with a sore elbow.

Honel, a 2001 first-round pick and the White Sox's top pitching prospect, will undergo an MRI today. "The last three fastballs I threw I felt a sharp pain in the back of my elbow," Honel said. "I called the trainer out and told him it was hurting."
Fri, Apr 9, 2004 03:35:00 PM

Kris Honel, the White Sox' first-round pick in 2001, pitched a two-hit shutout Tuesday for Single-A Winston-Salem.

Honel is now 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA, and leads the Carolina League with 37 strikeouts.
Thu, May 8, 2003 10:26:00 AM

White Sox reassigned pitchers Kris Honel, Wyatt Allen, Byeong Hak An, Brian Cooper and Neal Cotts and catcher Jonathan Acevas to minor league camp.

Cooper is the only player here with any major league experience. Honel, a 2001 first-round pick, likely will begin the year at Single-A Winston-Salem.
Sat, Mar 8, 2003 03:16:00 AM

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1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
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SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
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4Joe Kelly
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6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Carlos Martinez