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Carlos Monasterios | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Tigers signed RHP Carlos Monasterios to a minor league contract.
Monasterios has appeared in just one game over the last two years due to elbow woes. He'll represent organizational depth. Mon, Nov 26, 2012 02:32:00 PM

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Dodgers released RHP Carlos Monasterios.

Monasterios posted a 4.38 ERA in 32 appearances for the Dodgers in 2010, but he had Tommy John surgery last year and needed surgery again last month to relocate the ulna nerve in his right elbow. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined, but he'll need to find a new organization when he's healthy.
Sun, Apr 8, 2012 01:01:00 PM

Dodgers sent RHP Carlos Monasterios outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Monasterios, 25, missed most of the season with an elbow injury and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in July. He will be sidelined until the middle of the 2012 season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 11:20:00 PM

The Dodgers have revealed that Carlos Monasterios underwent Tommy John surgery on July 15.

The right-hander will be sidelined until the second half of the 2012. Monasterios has pitched in just one game this season due to elbow trouble.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 03:32:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Carlos Monasterios to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Monasterios allowed 14 hits and six earned runs in eight innings of work this spring for the Dodgers. He could be one of the club's first call-ups if there's an injury in the big league bullpen.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 11:50:00 AM

Carlos Monasterios gave up four runs and five hits in his inning of relief against the Giants on Saturday.

Monasterios was a useful utility pitcher for the Dodgers last season, but since his status as a Rule 5 pick no longer protects him from getting sent down, he's expected to open 2011 in Triple-A.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 06:13:00 PM

Carlos Monasterios yielded five runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

Monasterios, a Rule 5 pick out of the Phillies organization, wilted as a starter, going 2-5 with a 5.91 ERA in 13 outings. However, he did have a 2.06 ERA in 35 innings out of the pen. The Dodgers figure to keep him on the 40-man and let him compete for a spot in middle relief next spring.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 06:29:00 PM

Carlos Monasterios was pulled after allowing five runs in two-plus innings Tuesday against the Phillies.

Perhaps we've seen the last as Monasterios as a starter this season. He's done nice work for the Dodgers overall, but he belongs in middle relief. The Dodgers will have other rotation candidates with September here and Vicente Padilla on the way back.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 01:28:00 AM

Carlos Monasterios doesn't have concussion symptoms after being hit in the head by a Carlos Beltran foul ball while he sat in the dugout during Sunday's game.

"He's all right," manager Joe Torre said. "That was scary. I don't think he saw it. [Ronnie] Belliard saw it, but he's fine." Monasterios should be able to make his start against the Giants next week.
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 08:39:00 PM

Carlos Monasterios hurled five shutout innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday.

Monasterios was far from perfect, allowing baserunners in every inning by virtue of six hits and a walk, but was able to keep the Mets off the board. It was his first start back out of the bullpen, so he was pulled after throwing 81 pitches. James McDonald, who was yanked from the rotation, gave up the lead once Monasterios left the game. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti will continue to look for a reasonable alternative before the deadline, but Monasterios should remain in the rotation to start against the Giants next week.
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 07:58:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Carlos Monasterios from the 15-day disabled list.

The right-hander hit the disabled list on June 19 due to a blister on his right index finger. He allowed 10 earned runs in his last 6 2/3 innings before the injury and should probably be limited to mop-up duty.
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 06:08:00 PM

Carlos Monasterios (finger) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

Monasterios tossed three shutout innings for Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday and completed a successful bullpen session on Tuesday. The Rule-5 pick has been sidelined since June 19 due to a blister on his right index finger.
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 02:16:00 PM

Dodgers pitcher Carlos Monasterios (finger) should be ready to return mid-week according to manager Joe Torre.

Monasterios didn't pitch that well on his rehab stint, and with Vincente Padilla now healthy, he will return to a sixth-starter/long-man role in the bullpen. The bullpen is where he belongs, as his minor league history as a starter is nondescript.
Sun, Jul 4, 2010 04:03:00 PM

Carlos Monasterios (finger) allowed five runs -- four earned -- over 3 2/3 innings in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday night.

Monasterios downplayed the severity of the blister on his index finger when he was placed on the disabled list earlier this month, but Monday's outing at least suggests that he is not quite ready to return. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out four and walked three and threw 52 out of 82 pitches for strikes. As a Rule-5 pick, Monasterios can't be sent to the minor leagues without first clearing waivers.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 09:23:00 AM

Carlos Monasterios said Sunday that the blister that landed him on the 15-day disabled list is not a problem at all.

Yeah, sounds about right. Monasterios, a Rule 5 Draft pick, was placed on the disabled list this weekend essentially so that the Dodgers would not be forced to return him to the Phillies. "It doesn't affect me," the righty said of the blister. He allowed 10 earned runs in his last 6 2/3 innings before hitting the DL, but the Dodgers believe he has some talent.
Mon, Jun 21, 2010 09:08:00 AM

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