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Esmailin Caridad | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Cubs sent RHP Esmailin Caridad outright to Triple-A Iowa.
The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Caridad, 28, posted an obscene 8.02 ERA and 40/29 K/BB ratio over 46 innings this season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:36:00 PM

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Cubs optioned RHP Esmailin Caridad and LHP John Gaub to Triple-A Iowa.

Caridad was only barely in the running for a major league bullpen gig. He allowed seven runs in four innings last year for the Cubs and posted a 5.11 ERA in the minors.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 12:04:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Esmailin Caridad from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Tennessee.

Caridad effectively takes the place of Mitch Atkins on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old right-hander has been sidelined for most of the season due to elbow problems, posing an 11.25 ERA over just eight appearances.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 09:42:00 PM

Cubs transferred RHP Esmailin Caridad from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

The paper move allows the Cubs to add another player to their 40-man roster. Limited to just eight appearances with the Cubs this season due to elbow problems, Caridad posted an 11.25 ERA and 4/5 K/BB ratio.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 08:39:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Esmailin Caridad on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

Caridad was activated from the disabled list just 11 days ago but can't seem to stay healthy. The 26-year-old right-handed reliever has allowed seven runs -- five earned -- in four innings of relief this year.
Wed, May 19, 2010 04:52:00 PM

Cubs activated Esmailin Caridad from the 15-day disabled list.

Caridad has looked solid enough in a handful of rehab outings and will bring a little more consistency to the Cubs' lackluster bullpen. He missed about three weeks with a mild right forearm strain.
Sat, May 8, 2010 04:14:00 PM

Esmailin Caridad (forearm) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Sunday.

Caridad has allowed one run over two minor league rehab appearances with Triple-A Iowa this week. The 26-year-old right-hander was excellent before he went down with a forearm strain, posting a 1.40 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings, so his return will be a nice shot in the arm to a bullpen looking for some consistency.
Fri, May 7, 2010 09:14:00 PM

Esmailin Caridad is expected to continue his rehab this week with Triple-A Iowa, and could rejoin the team when the head to Cincinnati next weekend.

Caridad's return would be a big boost for a bullpen that has struggled in recent games. They have the sixth worst bullpen ERA in the majors right now and have blown four saves in seven chances. Caridad may not be the magic cure, but anything that involves less Jeff Gray is a good thing.
Sat, May 1, 2010 02:55:00 PM

Esmailin Caridad (forearm) is expected to throw one rehab inning in extended spring training on Saturday.

Caridad was placed on the disabled list on April 14 due to a right forearm strain. He's still about a week and a half away from returning.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 02:49:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Esmailin Caridad on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

The good news is that it's not believed to be a serious injury. Caridad has struggled out of the gate, most notably allowing a go-ahead grand slam to Drew Stubbs last Friday night. As a result, he has a 13.50 ERA and 3/3 K/BB ratio in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 11:22:00 AM

Esmailin Caridad pitched a scoreless inning Sunday and has yet to allow an earned run in 8 1/3 innings this spring.

Caridad did allow three unearned runs in a game 10 days ago, but he's been strong, posting a 7/1 K/BB ratio to date. He's expected to move into a setup role in the Cubs pen with Angel Guzman down.
Sun, Mar 21, 2010 09:07:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Esmailin Caridad from Triple-A Iowa.

Caridad was up last month and allowed three earned runs in 7 1/3 innings. He'll be in the pen for now, but the Cubs may give him a spot start or two later this month.
Sun, Sep 6, 2009 02:17:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Esmailin Caridad to Triple-A Iowa.

He was cleared in order to make room for Tuesday's starter Carlos Zambrano. Caridad had a 3.71 ERA in three appearances for the Cubs since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa on August 10.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 05:27:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Esmailin Caridad from Triple-A Iowa.

Caridad is 5-10 with a 4.15 ERA and a 105/45 K/BB ratio in 23 starts with Iowa this season. The Cubs may give him a spot start in the near future, but we probably wouldn't recommend him for fantasy use. He'll work as a long reliever initially.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 06:19:00 PM

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