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Chris Withrow | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (20) / LA
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Royals signed RHP Chris Withrow to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Withrow, 27, was non-tendered by the Braves in December after registering a solid 3.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 28/17 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings in 2016. The Royals continue to stockpile bullpen depth, and with a strong showing in the spring he could crack the Opening Day roster. Jan 7 - 1:47 PM

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Braves non-tendered RHP Chris Withrow.

The 27-year-old hurler did a nice job out of the Braves' bullpen in 2016, registering a 3.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 28/17 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He becomes another interesting option in what looks to be a deep middle relief market in free agency.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Braves activated RHP Chris Withrow from the 15-day disabled list.

Withrow landed on the disabled list August 8 with right elbow inflammation, but an MRI taken a week later showed no structural damage and he'll be back in the Braves' bullpen on Thursday afternoon. The 27-year-old right-hander holds a decent 3.31 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 25/14 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings this season.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 10:24:00 AM

An MRI on Chris Withrow's ailing right elbow showed no structural damage.

It's especially a relief since he had Tommy John surgery two years ago. Withrow will resume playing catch on Tuesday and could be back in the Braves' bullpen before the end of the month if all goes well.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Braves placed RHP Chris Withrow on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Chaz Roe, claimed off waivers from the Orioles on Sunday, will take over the vacant bullpen spot. Withrow has posted a decent 3.31 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 25/14 K/BB ratio across 32 2/3 innings this season for the Braves. It's not clear when he might return.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Chris Withrow tossed a perfect 11th inning and picked up his first big-league win since 2013 in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

Withrow struck out two of the three batters he faced in the 11th inning, breezing through a perfect frame. He picked up the win once Freddie Freeman connected with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the same inning. The 27-year-old has been up and down from the minors twice already this year and has a 2.53 ERA in 10 2/3 innings.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Braves recalled RHP Chris Withrow from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll be taking Casey Kelly's spot on the active roster. Withrow has been lights out in the minors, allowing just one unearned run over 8 1/3 innings for Gwinnett. He produced a respectable 3.86 ERA over 10 appearances for the Braves earlier this year.
Thu, May 26, 2016 05:55:00 PM

Braves optioned RHP Chris Withrow to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Withrow posted a 3.86 ERA and 4/5 K/BB ratio over seven relief innings with the big club. He'll get another shot eventually.
Sun, May 1, 2016 09:36:00 AM

Braves recalled RHP Chris Withrow from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's taking John Gant's spot in the bullpen. Withrow missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Braves optioned RHP Chris Withrow to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move comes as a mild surprise. Clearly the Braves don't think the hard-throwing right-hander is fully recovered yet from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Withrow will be up in the Atlanta bullpen soon enough.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Braves and RHP Chris Withrow avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $610,000 contract.

Withrow was acquired from the Dodgers last May in a big six-player swap. He missed the entire 2015 season following Tommy John surgery, but the hard-throwing right-hander should carry a clean bill of health into 2016 and could become a prominent late-inning guy in Atlanta before the summer is through. Withrow, 26, owns a 2.73 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts in 56 career major league innings.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Braves activated RHP Chris Withrow from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Withrow missed 2015 following Tommy John surgery but should be ready for Opening Day next year and could be a factor in the Braves' bullpen.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Chris Withrow (elbow) is not expected to pitch this season.

Withrow, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Alberto Callaspo-Juan Uribe deal, had Tommy John surgery last June and back surgery over the winter. He's making progress, but won't be a factor for the Braves until 2016.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Braves acquired RHP Chris Withrow and 3B Juan Uribe from the Dodgers for INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime.

Withrow underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last June and probably won't become an option for the Braves' bullpen until after the All-Star break. The 26-year-old right-hander had posted a promising 2.73 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts in 56 career major league innings before tearing his right ulnar collateral ligament. He could be a nice find for Atlanta if he makes a full recovery.
Wed, May 27, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Withrow on the 60-day disabled list.

This is nothing more than a procedural move to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Beachy who was signed on Saturday. Withrow is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected back until around midseason.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 01:44:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Seth Maness
11Brian Flynn