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Mike Dunn | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Southern Nevada CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 33 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details
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Mike Dunn struck out all three batters he faced in his Cactus League appearance Tuesday versus the Rangers.
He got Joey Gallo looking and Jared Hoying and Ronald Guzman swinging in the bottom of the eighth inning. Dunn has now worked three scoreless frames this spring, with four total strikeouts. He signed a three-year, $19 million free agent contract with the Rockies in mid-December to operate as a shutdown left-handed setup man. Mar 7 - 5:56 PM

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Rockies signed LHP Mike Dunn to a three-year, $19 million contract with a $6 million vesting option for 2020.

Dunn will make $4 million in 2017 and then $7 million in 2018 and 2019. The option can become a $7 million club option if he reaches certain performance benchmarks. Dunn logged only 42 1/3 innings with the Marlins in 2016 and wasn't at his best, but he holds a .228/.309/.330 career slash line against left-handed batters. It's a definite upgrade to the Colorado bullpen, though at a pretty significant cost.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Mike Dunn's new three-year deal with the Rockies is worth $19 million, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

It will also include a $6 million vesting option (or $1 million buyout) for 2020. That's a rich payout for a guy who logged only 42 1/3 innings in 2016, but Dunn was one of the top remaining free agent relievers on this market and the Rockies' bullpen has badly needed upgrading. Dunn, 31, boasts a .228/.309/.330 career slash line against left-handed batters.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:35:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports the Rockies are closing in on a three-year deal worth at least $6 million per year with free agent reliever Mike Dunn.

A nice addition to a Colorado bullpen that has needed upgrading. Dunn registered a decent 3.40 ERA, 1.276 WHIP, and 38/11 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings this past season for the Marlins while holding left-handed batters to a .278/.310/.392 slash line. He's held lefties to a .228/.309/.330 slash line for his career. Dunn turns 32 years old next May.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich confirmed Tuesday that the club has interest in free agent reliever Mike Dunn.

Boone Logan is a free agent and figures to land a nice contract given the way Brett Cecil set the market, so Bridich is keeping his options open. "We first interacted with his agent at the (general managers) meetings," said Bridich. "That’s no surprise … We had conversation. After that I’m not sure what to say." Dunn posted a 3.40 ERA and 38/11 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings this past season and should be in line for a multi-year deal this winter. The Marlins remain interested in bringing him back.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins remain in the mix to re-sign reliever Mike Dunn.

Frisaro notes that Brett Cecil's four-year, $30.5 million contract with the Cardinals has reshaped the market for left-handed relievers and could have an impact on whether Dunn returns. The 31-year-old owns a 3.54 ERA (110 ERA+) in the majors and is coming off a 3.40 ERA and 38/11 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings this past season. Frisaro speculates that the market is trending for Dunn to make more than $5 million per season.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Marlins activated LHP Mike Dunn from the 15-day disabled list.

Dunn has been out all year with a forearm strain, but he's finally ready to make his season debut. The southpaw tossed three scoreless innings with a 5/0 K/BB ratio with High-A Jupiter during his minor league rehab assignment.
Tue, May 31, 2016 03:07:00 PM

Mike Dunn (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Jupiter.

Dunn, who is coming back from a forearm strain, is expected to throw around 20 pitches. The plan calls for him to get the day off Wednesday before pitching again on Thursday. The southpaw could be back with the Marlins next week if all goes well.
Tue, May 24, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Mike Dunn (forearm) pitched in a simulated game on Saturday.

He threw a total of 27 pitches—10 warmups and 17 against a live hitter. Dunn will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday and expects to return to the majors on June 1 or June 2. The left-hander is coming back from a forearm strain he suffered in spring training.
Source: marlins.com
Sat, May 21, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Mike Dunn (forearm) experienced a setback in his most recent bullpen session.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly told the media Tuesday that Dunn "felt it grab" while trying to throw off a mound -- "it" being his left forearm strain. The lefty reliever is without a timetable now. He was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 05:25:00 PM

An MRI on Mike Dunn's left forearm showed no structural damage.

Dunn was placed on the disabled list Sunday for the first time in his career. However, the Marlins are saying it's a precautionary move and they don't expect the southpaw to be out long.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Marlins placed LHP Mike Dunn on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a left forearm strain.

This one is a surprise, as there hadn't been any previous reports of the injury. It's unclear how long Dunn might be sidelined, but the Marlins will be without their top left-handed setup man for a while.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Mike Dunn is drawing trade interest, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Dunn's ERA ballooned to 4.50 year last year amid control issues but he's been a solid lefty specialist throughout his career. Now would be the ideal time to trade him as Dunn is entering the last year of his contract. It's possible Dunn's heavy workload could scare teams away. He's made 222 relief appearances over the last three seasons.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 08:43:00 PM

Marlin and LHP Mike Dunn avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.8 million contract.

Dunn will earn $2.35 million in 2015 and $3.45 million in 2016, plus has the potential to earn an additional $100,000 in incentives. The 29-year-old hurler excelled in a setup role for the Marlins in 2014, compiling a 3.16 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 67/22 K/BB ratio over 57 frames.
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Mike Dunn requested $2.6 million and was offered $2.355 million from the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com had projected Dunn to earn $2.3 million, so it appears as though he'll make out well either way. The 29-year-old southpaw posted a 3.16 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 67/22 K/BB ratio over 57 innings in 2014.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jeff Hoffman
6German Marquez
7Shane Carle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jason Motte
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Scott Oberg
11Jairo Diaz
12Matt Carasiti