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Matt Palmer | Relief Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Matt Palmer will be sidelined for the next 3-4 days with a strained right elbow.
It won't help Palmer's already long shot chances at cracking the Opening Day roster. The 34-year-old held a 3.84 ERA and 131/56 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 innings this past season with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:29:00 AM

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Mariners signed RHP Matt Palmer to a minor league contract.

He'll receive a spring training invite. Palmer, who turns 35 in March, has previously pitched in the majors with the Giants, Angels and Padres. He had a 3.84 ERA and 131/56 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 innings this past season with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 05:45:00 PM

Matt Palmer will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday to repair medial meniscal tear.

A non-roster invitee, Palmer has already been reassigned and will rehab in minor league camp. He'll eventually settle in at Triple-A Albuquerque when healthy.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 11:45:00 PM

Matt Palmer will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

Palmer was a longshot to win a bullpen spot as a non-roster invitee, and the slim chance he had is obviously out the window now. The Dodgers didn't reveal a timetable for his return, but he shouldn't miss much of the start of the minor league season.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Matt Palmer to a minor league contract.

He'll receive and invitation to spring training but is a longshot to win an Opening Day roster spot. Palmer appeared in just three games for the Padres this past season and posted an ugly 5.66 ERA at Triple-A.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 07:45:00 PM

Matt Palmer has elected free agency.

Palmer, 33, appeared in three games for the Padres this season and posted an ugly 5.66 ERA at Triple-A. He'll look to latch on elsewhere.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 01:11:00 PM

Padres sent RHP Matt Palmer outright to Triple-A Tucson.

Palmer was designated for assignment last week after allowing two runs in two innings with the big-league Friars. He'll continue acting as organizational relief depth.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Padres designated RHP Matt Palmer for assignment.

The bigger news is that this is essentially confirmation that Huston Street will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Palmer, 33, allowed a pair of runs over two innings in three appearances with the Friars since he was promoted on May 20. He simply isn't a big league caliber pitcher. He'll clear waivers and return to Triple-A Tucson.
Sun, Jun 3, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Matt Palmer from Triple-A Tucson.

The Padres needed someone to eat up innings out of the pen if need be, and Palmer can at least do that even though he's an unexciting talent. He posted a 4.64 ERA over seven starts with Tucson.
Sun, May 20, 2012 02:34:00 PM

Matt Palmer is expected to miss a few days with a mild left hamstring strain.

Palmer, a non-roster invitee, has allowed one run over two innings of work this spring. The 32-year-old right-hander owns a 4.52 ERA in the big leagues and is likely to open the season in the minors.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 12:52:00 PM

Padres signed RHP Matt Palmer to a minor league contract.

Palmer, 32, posted an uninspiring 5.74 ERA in 15 2/3 major league innings this past year for the Angels and didn't fare much better at Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll serve as organizational relief depth for the Pads in 2012.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 05:20:00 PM

Angels sent RHP Matt Palmer outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The move clears a spot on the Angels' 40-man roster. Palmer was highly ineffective in 15 2/3 major-league innings this season, posting a 5.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7/4 K/BB ratio. Set to turn 33 during the offseason, Palmer could be at the end of the line.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 01:42:00 PM

Angels optioned RHP Matt Palmer to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Palmer posted a 5.74 ERA in three starts, mixing in one nice outing with a couple poor ones. Joel Pineiro will come off the DL to start on Saturday, so Palmer was no longer needed.
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 10:55:00 PM

Matt Palmer was knocked around for four earned runs over five innings in a loss to the Red Sox Sunday.

Palmer yielded six hits while walking two and striking out two. Now sporting a 5.17 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, it's clear Palmer isn't a fantasy option. He'll be replaced by Joel Pinero (shoulder) in the rotation shortly.
Sun, Apr 24, 2011 08:07:00 PM

Matt Palmer held the Rangers to just one run over six innings on Tuesday night in a 15-4 win.

The old stop-gap Palmer was superb against a vaunted Rangers lineup, allowing just three hits and one walk. He's now 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA while filling in for Joel Pineiro after posting a 4.54 ERA and 17/20 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings for the Angels last season. Palmer still isn't much of a fantasy option outside of very deep AL-only leagues.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 11:34:00 PM

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