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Jeff Locke | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL

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Jeff Locke has elected free agency.
The 29-year-old left-hander was an unmitigated disaster in seven starts for the Marlins, going 0-5 with a horrifying 8.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 32 innings. Surely someplace, there's a team that's starving for rotation depth that will be willing to take a flier on a minor league deal. Sat, Oct 21, 2017 01:36:00 PM

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Marlins sent LHP Jeff Locke outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Locke cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. The lefty will represent rotation depth in the minors.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 02:27:00 PM

Marlins designated LHP Jeff Locke for assignment.

The Marlins signed Locke to a one-year, $3 million deal over the winter, but they decided to turn the page on him after he put up a miserable 8.16 ERA through seven starts. Drew Steckenrider will take his place on the active roster, but it's unclear who will replace him in the starting rotation.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Jeff Locke was absolutely obliterated in Monday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

The left-hander walked four and struck out two in the abbreviated outing. The Cardinals were all over him from the get-go in this one, pushing across four runs in the first inning and another seven in the third, without the benefit of a home run. He'll now bring a horrifying 8.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP into his first half finale against the Giants in San Francisco on Saturday.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Jeff Locke surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings and took a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

All three runs came in the first inning with an Asdrubal Cabrera two-run bomb doing most of the damage. Locke settled down to come within an out of a quality start. Locke falls to 0-4 with a 5.52 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in six starts. He lines up for starts against the Cardinals and Giants next week.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 12:06:00 AM

Jeff Locke once again failed to record an out in the fifth inning, allowing five runs on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

It's the third time in five starts this year that the southpaw has fallen short of even qualifying for a win. Not that he'd have earned one anyway Thursday, as the Cubs pounded out 11 runs against Locke and company. In five starts, Locke is now 0-3 with a 5.70 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. He'll keep searching for that elusive first win Wednesday against the Mets.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Jeff Locke lasted just four innings Saturday, allowing three runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Braves.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly has had an exceedingly quick hook for Locke since the southpaw was activated from the disabled list earlier this month, and again Saturday he was removed after throwing just 70 pitches. There was some strategy to it on Mattingly's part -- Locke was pinch-hit for in the middle of a five-run inning that gave the Marlins a lead, if only a fleeting one -- but it doesn't do much for Locke's line. Through four starts, the 29-year-old is 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Life doesn't get any easier for Locke when he takes on the Cubs on Thursday.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 10:40:00 PM

Jeff Locke allowed three runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Locke surrendered a two-run double to Elias Diaz in the first inning. He would allow one more in the sixth inning before exiting stage left. The 29-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.02 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into a road start against the Braves next time he takes to the mound.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Jeff Locke yielded four runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Cubs.

Locke pitched well in his first start of the year Thursday, but he'd be a better bet in middle relief than in the rotation going forward. The Marlins, with few alternatives, will stick with him as a starter for now.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Jeff Locke struck out seven Diamondbacks while allowing one earned run over 5 2/3 innings in his Marlins debut Thursday.

Locke gave up just three hits and was working on a shutout until the D'backs pushed across a run in the sixth inning, spelling the end of the southpaw's night. Unfortunately for him, the Marlins bullpen couldn't hold the lead, leaving Locke with a no-decision. Nevertheless, it was a good debut for the 29-year-old, who missed the first two months of the season with biceps tendinitis. Another test will come Tuesday when Locke faces the Cubs in Chicago.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 11:21:00 PM

Marlins activated LHP Jeff Locke from the 10-day disabled list.

Locke will make his Marlins debut on Thursday night against the Diamondbacks after missing the first two months of the season with biceps tendinitis. The left-hander registered a promising 1.77 ERA and 22/2 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings on his four-game minor league rehab assignment. Locke may carry some fantasy streaming appeal in the right matchups, but Arizona is a pretty good team.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 02:55:00 PM

Jeff Locke is scheduled to make his Marlins debut on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

Vance Worley will head to the Marlins' bullpen. Locke got a late start to the season due to biceps tendinitis, but he's posted a 1.77 ERA and 22/2 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 frames across four rehab starts. The veteran left-hander holds a 4.90 ERA over his last two seasons in the majors and isn't a very appealing fantasy option.
Mon, May 29, 2017 04:20:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 23, 2017 10:03:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 15, 2017 10:05:00 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.
Mon, May 8, 2017 06:51:00 PM

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