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Matt Maloney | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Reds released LHP Matt Maloney.
Maloney had just been signed from the independent leagues barely over a week ago, but he's given his walking papers after putting up a 16.20 ERA in two appearances with Triple-A Louisville. The lefty will attempt to catch on elsewhere. Jun 3 - 10:01 PM

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Reds signed LHP Matt Maloney to a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old hurler had been pitching for Somerset in the Independent Atlantic League, posting a 2.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 19/7 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. He'll function as bullpen depth in the minor leagues for the Reds.
May 24 - 9:22 AM

Red Sox signed LHP Matt Maloney to a minor league contract.

Maloney had Tommy John surgery last July, so he won't appear in any games until the second half. The southpaw allowed 10 runs over 11 innings for the Twins last season.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Matt Maloney (shoulder) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

His season is obviously over, and he'll struggle to make it back to full health before the All-Star break next year. Maloney made nine appearances (11 innings) with the Twins before being designated for assignment. The 28-year-old right-hander will continue to serve as organizational depth when healthy.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 08:05:00 AM

Matt Maloney will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Maloney revealed the news himself on Twitter. "My season is officially over," he tweeted. "Gotta have tommy john surgery. Gonna be a lengthy recovery, but I'll be back stronger then ever." Maloney, who allowed 10 runs over 11 innings earlier this season for the Twins, will be sidelined until around midseason next year.
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 09:45:00 PM

Twins sent Matt Maloney outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Maloney cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. He posted a 8.18 ERA in nine appearances with the Twins and will accept a role as organizational depth.
Sat, May 12, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Twins designated LHP Matt Maloney for assignment.

Maloney posted a brutal 8.18 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 11 innings out of the Twins bullpen. The 28-year-old left-hander seems likely to pass through waivers and accept an organizational depth role at Triple-A Rochester.
Wed, May 9, 2012 11:22:00 PM

Matt Maloney allowed a triple to the only batter he faced in his return to game action Saturday.

Ichiro tripled in a pair of runs off Maloney in the Mariners' five-run seventh inning. The southpaw had left his last appearance with a minor calf ailment, but it appears that he's over it.
Sun, May 6, 2012 03:40:00 AM

Matt Maloney was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Angels with a bruised left calf.

Maloney should be fine after a day or two of rest. He has an ugly 7.59 ERA in 10 2/3 innings this season.
Thu, May 3, 2012 12:14:00 AM

Matt Maloney struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief Wednesday against the Tigers.

Having thrown 9 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out 13 batters, Maloney has made a strong bid for a spot in Minnesota's bullpen. Keep an eye on him; he's not nearly this much of a strikeout pitcher, but his major weakness -- a tendency to give up long flies -- won't hurt him nearly as much in Target Field as it used to in Cincinnati.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Twins claimed LHP Matt Maloney off waivers from the Reds.

This confirms what Maloney tweeted earlier in the day Monday. The 27-year-old left-hander posted a 2.99 ERA in 81 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season, but has a 5.40 career ERA in 80 major league innings and isn't exactly a swing-and-miss type. He'll try to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster during spring training.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 04:59:00 PM

The Twins have acquired starter Matt Maloney from the Reds, according to Maloney's Twitter feed.

We haven't heard confirmation from either organization, but Maloney tweeted: "Thanks for everything reds.....but i am now a Minnesota Twin!!! Looking forward to a great new opportunity!!" The 27-year-old southpaw pitched well in the minors this season, posting a 2.99 ERA in 81 1/3 innings at Triple-A, but has a dubious 5.40 career ERA in 80 major league innings. He has a decent shot to crack Minnesota's Opening Day roster as a swingman.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 02:14:00 PM

Making a spot start in place of the injured Dontrelle Willis, Matt Maloney was blasted for seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits over just 1 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Maloney had been slated to start Monday, so he shouldn't have been totally unprepared. He was certainly totally worthless, though. The left-hander served up a pair of homers in the first inning and also gave up two doubles before getting yanked. We'll have to see if this showing changes Reds manager Dusty Baker's mind about Maloney replacing Johnny Cueto in the rotation or if he'll give someone like Travis Wood a shot.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 04:26:00 PM

Matt Maloney will replace the injured Johnny Cueto (strained lat) in the starting rotation next Monday against the Astros.

Maloney, one of the Reds' September call-ups, allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over two innings in a relief appearance against the Rockies on Saturday. The 27-year-old southpaw pitched well in the minors this season, but he doesn't come recommended in fantasy leagues, even with the favorable matchup.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 04:06:00 PM

Reds recalled LHP Matt Maloney from Triple-A Louisville.

Maloney made six appearances with the Reds before landing on the disabled list with an oblique injury in late-May. The 27-year-old left-hander has pitched well since returning from the injury, posting a 2.12 ERA and 32/6 K/BB ratio over 51 innings with the Bats. He figures to pitch in long relief down the stretch.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 01:09:00 PM

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1B1Joey Votto
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SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
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LF1Ryan Ludwick
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6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
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9Carlos Contreras
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