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Lucas Harrell | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (0) / CWS
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Blue Jays sent RHP Lucas Harrell outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Harrell passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as depth for the Blue Jays. He posted a 7.11 ERA over four appearances with the big league club. Jul 21 - 7:59 PM

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Blue Jays designated RHP Lucas Harrell for assignment.

Harrell posted a 7.11 ERA over four relief appearances. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Dominic Leone.
Jul 17 - 4:24 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Lucas Harrell from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 32-year-old hurler owns a stellar 2.28 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings between Triple-A Buffalo and High-A Dunedin this season. He'll work out of the bullpen for the Jays.
Jul 1 - 1:14 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Lucas Harrell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Harrell put up a 4.21 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and 36/25 K/BB ratio in 47 innings (nine starts) last season between the Braves and Rangers. The right-hander has worked primarily as a starter in his six-year MLB career, but his best shot at making the Blue Jays' roster will probably be in long relief.
Jan 30 - 12:30 PM

Lucas Harrell has elected free agency.

He was removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster earlier this week and has exercised his ability to test the open market. Harrell posted a 4.21 ERA and 36/25 K/BB ratio in 47 innings between the Braves and Rangers in 2016 and will probably have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Rangers sent RHP Lucas Harrell outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Harrell's season came to an abbreviated end due to a right groin strain suffered in mid-August. Prior to being waylaid by injury, the 31-year-old reliever held a 4.21 ERA and 36/25 K/BB ratio in 47 innings between the Braves and Rangers.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Rangers transferred RHP Lucas Harrell from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for waiver claim R.J. Alvarez. Harrell is now effectively ruled out for the season with a groin injury.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 08:22:00 AM

Lucas Harrell (groin) hopes to resume playing catch soon.

"Last few days I’ve made great strides," he said Saturday. "Once I start getting my range of motion back I should be ready to go." Harrell is expected to rejoin the Rangers as a reliever when he's ready.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Lucas Harrell on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Harrell was pulled after two innings after feeling tightness in the right groin against the A's on Tuesday. He was subsequently diagnosed with a strain. After undergoing an MRI on Wednesday, the Rangers determined that it would be best to shut down the veteran right-hander. There is no current timetable for his return. Derek Holland (shoulder) could replace him in the rotation come this weekend.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Lucas Harrell (groin) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Harrell felt tightness in his right groin early in the second inning of Tuesday's start against the A's. He did not come out for the third inning and has been diagnosed with a strain. Thursday's MRI figures to shine more light on whether Harrell can expect to spend time on the disabled list.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 12:58:00 AM

Lucas Harrell was diagnosed with a right groin strain after leaving his start Tuesday night against the A's.

Harrell had surrendered one run on four walks and three hits over the first two innings of the game. He could be headed to the 15-day disabled list, with Derek Holland (shoulder) likely to replace him in the Rangers' rotation this Saturday.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 08:58:00 PM

Lucas Harrell was lifted with an apparent injury before the third inning of his start Tuesday versus the Athletics.

Harrell had given up four walks and three hits in two innings, though the A's were only able to turn that into a single run. There should be an update soon.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 08:49:00 PM

Lucas Harrell surrendered six runs in six innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

After a solid first start for Texas, Harrell has faltered his last two times out. His hold on a rotation spot isn't secure at all.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Lucas Harrell wasn't able to go deep into Saturday's matchup with his former team, allowing one run over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Astros.

Harrell managed to avoid any major damage, but he flirted with danger all night. The right-hander gave up five hits and walked five, needing 92 pitches to get those 11 outs. He's got a 3.72 ERA in a pair of starts since coming over from the Braves ahead of the trade deadline, and Harrell will draw a familiar foe on Thursday when a National League club, the Rockies, visits.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 11:50:00 PM

Lucas Harrell won his first start with the Rangers on Sunday, holding the Royals to three runs in six innings.

It looked like things might get ugly for Harrell when Eric Hosmer homered in the top of the first inning, but the Royals didn't get to him again until the fifth. Harrell yielded just four hits in all, though he did walk three. He carries an impressive 3.57 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 35 1/3 innings (six starts) this season between the Rangers and Braves.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 05:35:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos