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Zach McAllister | Relief Pitcher | #34

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Zach McAllister (flu) is scheduled to pitch Wednesday.
McAllister had been limited to just one appearance this spring due to the flu, but he's feeling much better now. The 28-year-old shouldn't need many outings to get ready for the season, where he figures to operate as a potential set-up man. Mar 16 - 11:42 AM

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Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Zach McAllister would be stretched out this spring as insurance for the starting rotation.

It's still likely that he'll wind up in the bullpen, where he flourished during the 2015 campaign, but it makes sense to keep him stretched out should injury strike in the rotation during the spring.
Feb 20 - 2:48 PM

Indians and RHP Zach McAllister avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

McAllister transitioned to the bullpen early on in the 2015 season, finishing the year with a 3.00 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 84/23 K/BB ratio across 69 innings. He earns a nice raise over the $520,400 that he took home in 2015.
Jan 8 - 7:01 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Friday that Zach McAllister will remain in the Indians' bullpen.

Danny Salazar will start Saturday in his stead and remain in the rotation. Francona believes that McAllister can be a weapon out of the bullpen with his ability to work multiple innings, though his fantasy value takes a massive hit with the move. He can safely be dropped in mixed leagues.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Zach McAllister pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief Tuesday, allowing four hits and one run against the White Sox.

McAllister was pressed into duty after Indians starter Carlos Carrasco took a scary line drive off his face two batters into the game. McAllister allowed two inherited runs to score in the tough spot, and he gave up one of his own in the fourth before being removed. It messes with his pitching schedule, so it's unclear when -- or in what role -- we'll see McAllister next.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Zach McAllister was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Tigers, giving up five runs on 13 hits over his four-plus innings.

On the positive side he managed to record five strikeouts while walking just one, but he clearly didn't have the Tigers hitters fooled at all in this one. A two-run blast by Nick Castellanos in the fifth inning was the nail in the coffin that finally chased him from the game. He'll attempt to put this one behind him when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Friday.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 08:07:00 PM

Zach McAllister yielded two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings as the Indians defeated the Reds 4-3 on Thursday.

The Reds racked up nine hits but couldn't do much with them against McAllister. He also walked none and struck out four, lowering his Cactus League ERA to 2.84 in the process. Now in the No. 4 spot in the Indians rotation, McAllister will be looking to improve on last season's 5.23 ERA in 86 innings.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Zach McAllister has been named the Indians' No. 4 starter.

McAllister essentially had a spot in the rotation wrapped up Friday when Danny Salazar was optioned and then went out Saturday and struck out nine over five frames. We would've liked to have seen Salazar get a shot, but McAllister is a perfectly capable back-end starter with a career 3.93 FIP and 299/122 K/BB ratio over 363 1/3 innings.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Zach McAllister struck out nine Brewers batters over five innings, allowing two runs Saturday.

McAllister allowed six hits and didn't walk a batter, posting an impressive 9/0 K/BB ratio in the game. With Danny Salazar in Triple-A, McAllister has a good shot at winning a rotation spot with the Indians. Saturday's effort certainly helps that cause.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Zach McAllister limited the Athletics to one unearned run over four innings in Monday's Cactus League start.

McAllister held the A's to two hits and two walks while striking out four on the afternoon. He lowered his spring ERA to 3.21 in the process, helping his bid to make the back of the Indians' starting rotation. He still ranks behind Danny Salazar and T.J. House, but he still has some time to pad his case.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Zach McAllister was hit hard by the Dodgers on Saturday, responsible for four runs in three innings of work.

McAllister relieved Corey Kluber and gave up a run in each of his three frames. Overall, he allowed six hits and a walk while striking out three. The right-hander is on the outside looking in when it comes to the Indians' starting rotation, but should still find himself on the 25-man roster as a part of the bullpen when the club breaks camp.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Zach McAllister allowed one run in two innings Tuesday in the Indians' Cactus League opener against the Reds.

He gave up three hits, but walked none and struck out three. McAllister is currently fighting for one of the final spots in the Indians' rotation, but he also has experience as a reliever so he should be on the Opening day roster no matter what.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Due to his ability to start and pitch out of the bullpen, Zach McAllister is expected to earn a spot on the Indians' Opening Day roster.

While the 27-year-old is vying for the fifth and final spot in the Tribe's starting rotation, he demonstrated the ability to pitch well out of the bullpen in September and opened a few eyes in the organization. As he's out of options, he would have to be exposed to waivers if he doesn't earn a spot on the 25-man roster, which gives the team additional motivation to find a spot where he'll fit.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 09:30:00 PM

Zach McAllister yielded two runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Astros.

McAllister was making his first major league start since July 31; his previous two appearances this month came out of the pen. He struck out six and walked none in a solid effort, but he still fell to 3-7.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Indians recalled RHP Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus.

He's likely to function as a long reliever out of the Tribe's bullpen for the remainder of the season. In 14 starts with the Indians this season, he owns a 5.91 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 54/26 K/BB ratio over 67 frames.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:16:00 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Tom Gorzelanny