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Jake Odorizzi | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jake Odorizzi was charged with three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Odorizzi wasn't hit hard, as the Orioles didn't have a single extra-base hit and scored their runs on a sac fly, a groundout and an infield single. However, the righty was a little wild and required 95 pitches to cover the five frames. Odorizzi, who holds a 5.63 ERA over his first three outings, will try to bounce back next week against the Twins. Apr 16 - 3:52 PM

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Jake Odorizzi was sent back to the team hotel Monday due to illness.

As of now, the Rays still expect him to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Orioles. The 24-year-old right-hander was hit hard for seven runs over five innings in his most recent start last Wednesday against the Royals.
Apr 14 - 5:30 PM

Jake Odorizzi was shelled for seven earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.

Odorizzi had a strong debut last week against the Rangers and looked good in the early going on Wednesday in Kansas City, but the Royals popped him for two runs in the fourth inning and a five-spot in the fifth inning. Odorizzi is now 1-1 on the year with a 5.73 ERA. More ups and downs should be expected.
Apr 9 - 5:05 PM

Jake Odorizzi was impressive in his season debut against the Rangers on Friday, tossing six scoreless innings in an 8-1 victory.

Fresh off winning the fifth starter job over Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos during Grapefruit League action, Odorizzi gave up just three hits (all of them singles) while striking out four and walking three. The 24-year-old worked on a changeup this spring and it was an effective weapon for him on Friday, getting a number of swings and misses. Odorizzi should be a solid starter in AL-only leagues while Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) is on the shelf and is worth a look in certain matchups in mixed formats.
Apr 4 - 11:18 PM

Jake Odorizzi gave up three runs in five-plus innings Tuesday versus the Red Sox in his first start since being named the Rays' fifth starter.

Odorizzi allowed four hits, walked two and struck out five. He should be a decent AL-only starter until Jeremy Hellickson rejoins the Rays.
Mar 25 - 4:23 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Jake Odorizzi will be the team's fifth starter.

Odorizzi battled Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos for the spot, and the right-hander won the job with a strong spring. Ramos will remain with the club as a reliever, while Bedard will be assigned to Triple-A. Despite his prospect status and the fact that he'll pitch for a good team, Odorizzi isn't much more than an AL-only option at this point.
Mar 22 - 4:50 PM

Jake Odorizzi was credited with a win after allowing one run in 3 2/3 innings in his start versus the Pirates on Saturday.

Odorizzi walked three in his longest appearance of the spring. The Rays have gone slower with him than with their other fifth starter candidates, but he still appears to have a legitimate chance at the job. He has a 2.25 ERA and a 5/5 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
Mar 15 - 5:07 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed one run and two hits in 2 1/3 innings against Red Sox regulars on Monday.

It was Odorizzi's first start after two one-inning relief appearances this spring. He seemed like the obvious choice to step into Tampa Bay's rotation after Jeremy Hellickson went down, but it's clear he still has a fight ahead of him for the spot. If he gets it, he'll be worth playing in AL-only leagues.
Mar 10 - 4:30 PM

Jake Odorizzi could start for the Rays in Friday night's series-opener at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The Rays are considering starting Odorizzi in place of Jeremy Hellickson, who has looked shaky in three straight outings. Odorizzi, 23, posted a 3.03 ERA and 135/50 K/BB ratio in 145 1/3 innings this year in the Rays' minor league system. He hasn't been as effective in the bigs.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.

Odorizzi was recalled on Friday and was put to use immediately in the Rays 18-inning affair against the Orioles. He worked 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out two. The 23-year-old right-hander now owns a 4.39 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 19/7 K/BB ratio through 26 2/3 innings on the season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 08:09:00 AM

The Rays will recall RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham Friday.

There's no word yet, but he could take the struggling Jeremy Hellickson's spot in the rotation. Odorizzi has put up a 5.09 ERA across 23 innings for the Rays this season.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:54:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Jake Odorizzi to Double-A Montgomery.

Odorizzi pitched well in a spot start Thursday, allowing one run over five innings. However, with Matt Moore (elbow) return on Tuesday, there was no need to keep him around. He'll be back next month, though.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Jake Odorizzi allowed just one run but last only five innings in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out three, requiring 83 pitches to cover the five frames. Odorizzi now holds a 5.09 ERA over 23 major league innings this season and will now likely slide into a long relief role with Matt Moore (elbow) due back next week.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Jake Odorizzi from Triple-A Durham.

Odorizzi will start for the Rays on Thursday afternoon against the Angels. It will probably be nothing more than a spot start because Matt Moore (elbow) is on track to return from the disabled list next week.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Jake Odorizzi will be called up to start on Thursday against the Angels.

The Rays will push back David Price to Friday. It should just be a spot start for Odorizzi, as Matt Moore is due to come off the disabled list next week. Odorizzi holds a 6.00 ERA in 18 innings for the Rays this season but boasts a 3.33 mark while striking out a batter per inning in 22 Triple-A starts.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 11:35:00 PM

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C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger