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Sean West | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 258
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nationals signed LHP Sean West to a minor league contract.
West hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010. He had a 5.59 ERA in 87 innings last year at the Triple-A level. Thu, Jan 10, 2013 02:03:00 PM

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Marlins sent LHP Sean West outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

West is off the 40-man roster after clearing waivers, which speaks volumes about how much his stock as dropped since being selected as a supplemental first-round pick in 2005. The 25-year-old southpaw posted an ugly 5.59 ERA and 56/46 K/BB ratio over 87 innings at the Triple-A level last year and underwent offseason elbow surgery.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 01:34:00 PM

Sean West yielded three runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

2011 was a lost year for West, as he missed time with elbow problems and posted a 5.59 ERA and a 56/46 K/BB ratio in his 17 starts for New Orleans. He's now out of options, so the Marlins will try to find room for him if he has a good spring. A few more outings like today's and he probably won't have much trouble clearing waivers.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Marlins optioned LHPs Sean West and Dustin Richardson, RHPs Steve Cishek and Alex Sanabia and OF Bryan Petersen to Triple-A to Triple-A New Orleans; optioned RHP Sandy Rosario to Double-A Jacksonville.

West is coming off an injury-plagued season that saw him eventually get shut down from pitching in the Arizona Fall League due to discomfort in his left elbow. The Marlins would likely pluck West or Sanabia from the minors should injuries befall their starting rotation. In addition to the names mentioned above, catchers Kyle Skipworth, and Vinny Rottino and right-handers Tom Koehler and Shawn Hill were reassigned to minor league camp.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 09:07:00 AM

Sean West got battered by the Rays on Tuesday, allowing six hits and seven runs (two earned) in only two innings.

He allowed a two-run homer to Manny Ramirez in the first inning. His spring ERA now rests at 9.00, and that's despite the fact that only two of the seven runs he allowed today were earned. West will be lucky if he makes even five major-league starts this season.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 04:38:00 PM

Sean West, who was shut down in the Arizona Fall League with an elbow strain, has yet to throw this spring because of soreness in the area.

West is no higher than seventh on the Marlins' SP depth chart at the moment, but he still has a fair amount of promise if he can stay healthy. The 24-year-old had a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts for Triple-A New Orleans last season.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 06:37:00 PM

Sean West has been shut down from the Arizona Fall League due to an elbow strain.

The Marlins don't believe the injury is serious, but have chosen to play it safe. West gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in his lone start with Phoenix Desert Dogs. The 24-year-old right-hander only made two starts in the big leagues this season, but remains an intriguing talent.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 03:10:00 PM

An MRI on Sean West's right knee revealed no structural damage.

West, who was placed on the DL Thursday, might need only the minimum 15 days. However, it's not clear if he'll immediately regain his spot in the rotation given how Alex Sanabia pitched Thursday. That said, West is likely to be back in September either way.
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 10:22:00 AM

Marlins placed LHP Sean West on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with inflammation in his right knee.

West is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday evening that should give us all a better idea of how long he might be out. The lefty has allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- in two starts this year.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 05:26:00 PM

According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the Marlins may scratch Sean West from his Thursday start due to a knee injury.

If the Fish go through with that plan, Alex Sanabia is likely to be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to start in West's place. The 24-year-old West has allowed eight earned runs in two starts (9 1/3 innings) this season and probably doesn't belong in the big league rotation anyway.
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 06:32:00 PM

Sean West allowed five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in a loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night.

The Marlins recalled West from Triple-A Jacksonville earlier in the day. He posted a 3.12 ERA over 11 starts on the farm, but reverted to his struggles from last season in his first major league start of the year. West allowed nine hits, striking out four and walking one. He's a risky play in NL-only formats.
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 09:55:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Sean West from Triple-A Jacksonville.

As expected, West will make the start against Roy Halladay and the Phillies on Tuesday night. The 23-year-old right-hander failed to make the team last season, but posted a 4.79 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 20 starts with the big club last season. He posted a 3.12 ERA over 11 starts with Triple-A New Orleans this season, averaging 7.2 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9. He's worth picking up in NL-only formats.
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 04:48:00 PM

Marlins optioned LHP Sean West to Triple-A New Orleans.

West, 23, was 8-6 with a 4.79 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 20 starts last season. The Marlins want the young southpaw to refine his command in the minors. With West eliminated from the competition, that leaves Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad, Andrew Miller, Rick VandenHurk, Hayden Penn and possibly Clay Hensley jockeying for the final three spots in the rotation. Sanchez appears to have a leg up on all of them.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:00:00 AM

Sean West was reportedly involved in a fight and nearly got into another fight on Saturday night.

This info comes courtesy of a limo driver by the name of Big Penny, who provided details of West's alleged scuffles outside a club and adventures in a limousine with five women. It's doubtful that the incident was serious enough for the Marlins to consider discipline, but if nothing else it's an entertaining non-playoff story on the first day of the postseason.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009 03:35:00 PM

Sean West hurled six innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Not many people can say they have outdueled Adam Wainwright this season, but that's exactly what West did. He held the first-place Cardinals to six hits while striking out a career-high nine and walking three. The rookie southpaw is 7-5 with a 4.60 ERA in 18 starts this season. He has the lowly Reds up next on the docket.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 11:36:00 PM

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Batters
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2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Zach Walters
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Aaron Barrett
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis