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Jeff Locke | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Locke (biceps) is scheduled to make a fourth minor league rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Jacksonville.
If it goes well, it should be his last. Locke has registered a promising 2.51 ERA with 17 strikeouts and zero walks through 14 1/3 innings (three starts) in the minor leagues. The left-hander has been on the disabled list all season because of biceps tendinitis. May 23 - 10:03 PM

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Jeff Locke (biceps) is expected to need at least two more rehab starts before being activated.

Locke has pitched well in his first two outings for High-A Jupiter, allowing just one run with a 10/0 K/BB ratio over nine innings. He still needs to build up his stamina, though, and will likely advance to Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans before being reinstated.
May 15 - 10:05 PM

Jeff Locke (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Monday.

Locke has been sidelined since the beginning of spring training with left biceps tendinitis. He figures to need a good number of rehab starts before being activated.
May 8 - 6:51 PM

Jeff Locke (biceps) has been pitching simulated games in Jupiter, Florida.

And if everything continues to go smoothly the left-hander should soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Locke has been out all season because of tendinitis in his left biceps. "I know he's feeling good," manager Don Mattingly told on Thursday. "Not one report I've read that he's had any negative effect to what he's doing. He's really getting closer."
Apr 27 - 2:00 PM

Marlins placed LHP Jeff Locke on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with left biceps tendinitis.

Locke missed all of spring training with the injury. He's on a throwing program but there's no timetable for his return.
Apr 2 - 11:45 AM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said there's no timetable for Jeff Locke's (biceps) return.

Locke recently threw a 15-pitch bullpen session and is due for another one in a few days. "Everything is progressing still," said Mattingly. "And that's our main thing with him, start building him up." After Locke gets a few bullpens under his belt, he'll likely advance to a minor league rehab assignment. The ex-Pirate is primed for a long relief role this season and could make a few starts here and there.
Mar 25 - 10:23 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly indicated Friday that Jeff Locke (biceps) will begin the season on the disabled list.

Locke has been dealing with biceps tendinitis for nearly three weeks, and although he's resumed throwing he's just not going to have enough time to get ready in time for the opener. The left-hander was pegged for a likely long relief role even if he was healthy.
Mar 10 - 10:13 AM

Jeff Locke (biceps) played catch on Saturday and Monday.

It went off without a hitch, and it sounds like Locke will probably resume throwing from a mound soon. "We’re hoping we’re over the hump and on a progression now," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Locke looks to be trending in the right direction now, but he would still appear to be a question mark for Opening Day.
Mar 6 - 4:59 PM

Jeff Locke (biceps) could resume a throwing program Saturday.

Locke has been shut down for the last week with biceps tendinitis. "I think definitely it puts him behind a little bit, for sure," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "We've talked about it. He's definitely behind. The one thing we don't want to do [is rush]. We've got a long season and we've still got a lot of time in camp. We don't want to force him into a 30-day window."
Mar 3 - 2:31 PM

Jeff Locke's recent MRI revealed no structural damage.

While that's encouraging news, the left-hander will be shut down from throwing for the next seven days. The more time that he misses this spring, the harder his chances will be of securing a spot in the club's Opening Day rotation.
Feb 25 - 11:50 AM

Jeff Locke (biceps) underwent an MRI on Thursday.

Locke first developed biceps tendinitis last weekend and was apparently still in some discomfort when he played catch on Thursday. The Marlins are optimistic that the left-hander isn't dealing with anything serious, but we'll have to see what the exam says. Locke is shut down for now.
Feb 24 - 10:30 AM

Jeff Locke (biceps) threw 15-20 light tosses from 60 feet on Thursday.

It was Locke's first time throwing since encountering biceps tendinitis over the weekend. Locke said he feels "a lot better" but still isn't 100 percent. It's unclear when he'll resume mound work or begin facing live hitters. The left-hander is looking for a fresh start in Miami after recording a disappointing 5.44 ERA with the Pirates in 2016.
Feb 23 - 5:18 PM

Jeff Locke has been shut down for a few days due to biceps tendinitis.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said it's not a big concern and that Locke should resume throwing sometime this week. The left-hander signed a one-year, $3.025 million free agent contract with Miami back in early December and is now trying to compete for a spot in the season-opening starting rotation. He can't afford to lose much time.
Feb 20 - 9:53 AM

Marlins signed LHP Jeff Locke to a one-year, $3.025 million contract.

"[Locke] gives us another starting option who we think is in line for a bounce-back year, and he has the ability to give us quality innings," said president of baseball operations Michael Hill at Wednesday's introductory press conference. The 29-year-old southpaw was non-tendered by the Pirates at the beginning of December after pitching to a 5.44 ERA across 127 1/3 frames in 2016. He will compete for a spot at the back of the rotation with the Marlins this spring.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:55:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins have a deal with left-hander Jeff Locke, pending a physical.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that it's a one-year deal worth around $3 million. Locke was non-tendered by the Pirates last week posting a 5.44 ERA over 127 1/3 innings in 2016, but he's had better results in the past and it's worth noting that he'll be reunited with Jim Benedict in Miami. It's a reasonable gamble in a weak market for starting pitching.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:52:00 AM

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