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Manny Banuelos | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers signed LHP Manny Banuelos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
A former top prospect with the Yankees before injuries took him off the map, Banuelos posted a 4.93 ERA over 95 innings with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate last season while mostly pitching in relief. He turns 27 in March and will likely serve as relief depth in the minors. Jan 30 - 3:10 PM

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Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers are close to signing Manny Banuelos to a minor league contract.

A former top prospect with the Yankees a few years ago, Banuelos' stuff has ticked down considerably in recent seasons following a string of arm injuries. He held a 4.93 ERA over 95 innings while being used mostly as a reliever at Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization this past season.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Angels reassigned LHP Manny Banuelos to minor league camp.

Banuelos was a non-roster invitee in Angels' camp and allowed three runs (two earned) with a 5/7 K/BB ratio over 8 2/3 innings during Cactus League action. It wasn't quite good enough for the former top Yankees prospect to win a roster spot. He's likely to begin the season in the rotation with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 02:04:00 PM

Manny Banuelos walked three batters but delivered two scoreless innings Tuesday in his Cactus League debut against the Cubs.

It could have been really ugly for the former Yankees prospect, who signed a minor league contract with the Angels last August after getting released by the Braves. He's ticketed for the starting rotation at Triple-A Salt Lake to open the 2017 season.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 05:23:00 PM

Angels signed LHP Manny Banuelos to a minor league contract.

Banuelos was released by the Braves earlier this month after posting a 4.75 ERA and 21/22 K/BB over 30 Triple-A innings this season. The left-hander is still just 25 and is worth a shot for an organization desperately in need of quality arms.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Braves activated LHP Manny Banuelos from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Banuelos had some flashes with the Braves last season but overall has just never been the same since his elbow issues. He's still only 25, so some team will take a gamble on the former top prospect.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) is expected to make his next rehab appearance Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Banuelos got shelled for five runs -- three earned -- over two innings Sunday with Low-A Rome. That was the first live appearance of the season for the 25-year-old former top prospect, who has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a left elbow injury. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Tue, May 24, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Braves placed LHP Many Banuelos on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow soreness.

The 25-year-old southpaw was terrible in Grapefruit League action before being shut down with the sore elbow. While a recent MRI showed no structural damage, there's no clear timetable for his return to the Braves rotation.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Manny Banuelos is dealing with left elbow soreness.

Banuelos has pitched since he gave up five runs over 1 1/3 innings against the Astros on Tuesday. An MRI showed no structural damage, but it sounds like he's going to get a late start on the season.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Manny Banuelos was yanked after giving up five runs in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Astros.

Banuelos hasn't demonstrated great velocity this spring, and though he might be capable of succeeding in the high-80s, it definitely cuts down on his margin for error. With his ERA up to 12.15, his rotation hopes are hanging by a thread. It certainly didn't help matters that Mike Foltynewicz pitched well in front of him.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Manny Banuelos pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Thursday against an Astros split-squad.

Benuelos hasn't impressed in the velocity department as he works his way back from last year's elbow woes, but then, his velocity has been up and down frequently since he came back from Tommy John surgery and he has the secondary pitches to get outs while working in the high-80s. We're still at least another week away from knowing whether he'll have a spot in Atlanta's rotation.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) is aiming to make his season debut on April 12.

That's the first day the Braves will need a fifth starter. Banuelos had arthroscopic elbow surgery last September to remove bone spurs and is behind other Braves pitchers in camp. He's been throwing off a mound for a few weeks, but there's no timetable for when he'll be cleared to appear in Grapefruit League action. The Braves believe Banuelos is finally pain-free after years of elbow issues.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Manny Banuelos (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday without any issues.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez termed it, "about as good a bullpen I've seen him throw." The once highly-touted Yankees prospect has a good chance of securing a spot in the Braves' rotation as long as he remains healthy. He's coming off a disappointing 2015 season though in which he posted a troublesome 5.13 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 26 1/3 innings at the big league level.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 01:00:00 PM

Manny Banuelos had a bone spur removed from his left elbow on Thursday.

Banuelos went for a visit to Dr. James Andrews after being scratched from a start last Friday due to a lingering elbow issue. Fortunately, it wasn't a major surgery and he's expected to be ready for spring training next year. While the southpaw posted an underwhelming 5.13 ERA and 19/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings as a rookie this season, he figures to be in the mix for a rotation spot in 2016.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Manny Banuelos has been scratched from his start Friday versus the Mets due to lingering elbow trouble.

Banuelos missed all of August with discomfort in his left elbow and is now off to visit Dr. James Andrews again. The 24-year-old southpaw is probably done for the season, no matter what Dr. Andrews finds. He's sitting on a 5.13 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 19/12 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 04:57:00 PM

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