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Josh Collmenter | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Collmenter allowed four runs, all in the sixth innings, over six innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Collmenter threw five shutout innings before the four-run sixth marred the outing. It was two big hits in that inning -- a Carl Crawford triple and three-run homer by Yasiel Puig -- that did Collmenter in, and he finished with five hits and two walks allowed on the day. He should get better as he builds stamina. That process will continue Friday against the Phillies. Apr 20 - 8:27 PM

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In his first start since 2012, Josh Collmenter surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings of a loss on Monday against the Mets.

He whiffed three and walked one. Collmenter replaced Randall Delgado in the rotation, but he didn't fare much better than the struggling right-hander in this one. He threw only 73 pitches, but you can expect Kirk Gibson to ramp up his limit going forward. Collmenter gets the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Apr 15 - 12:58 AM

Josh Collmenter will make his first start of the season on Monday against the Mets.

He's replacing Randall Delgado, who will slide into Collmenter's vacated long relief role. All 49 of Collmenter's appearances last season came in relief, but he made 35 starts at the big league level from 2011-12. "It's not a big deal. The preparation is pretty much the exact same (as long relief out of the bullpen)," he said. "Anytime I go out there, usually I get to throw multiple innings. Now I just know the exact day I pitch. That's really the only thing that changes."
Apr 13 - 8:58 AM

According to the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro, the Diamondbacks are preparing Josh Collmenter to shift into the starting rotation.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson mentioned Trevor Cahill and Randall Delgado as options to move to the bullpen. Collmenter makes for a nice NL-only pickup after he posted a 3.13 ERA and 85/33 K/BB ratio over 92 innings last season.
Apr 9 - 8:28 PM

Diamondbacks and RHP Josh Collmenter avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2.425 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The deal also includes one club option and a mutual option that could bring the total value to $6.5 million. Collmenter found his calling in long relief last season with the Diamondbacks, putting up an impressive 3.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 85/33 K/BB ratio over 92 innings.
Jan 15 - 7:54 PM

Josh Collmenter allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings and struck out seven in relief of an injured Trevor Cahill against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Collmenter missed out on a start Tuesday, as the Diamondbacks picked Randall Delgado instead. He got what essentially was a start today anyway and was outstanding, though he didn't get a win out of it. He's 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA in 40 2/3 innings out of the pen this season.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Josh Collmenter is the most likely candidate to start for the Diamondbacks on June 18.

The D'Backs demoted Tyler Skaggs on Monday, but because of an off day Thursday, they won't need a fifth starter until next Tuesday. In addition to Collmenter, Charles Brewer and Randall Delgado will also receive consideration. Collmenter boasts a 3.03 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with a strikeout per inning out of the bullpen this season.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 09:23:00 PM

Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, Josh Collmenter is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over 22 innings.

Last year's horrific April that cost him a rotation spot seems like a distant memory. Collmenter finished with a 2.13 ERA in 72 innings (seven starts, 17 relief appearances) over the final five months in 2012 and has carried that success into a new season. Of particular interest is his strikeout and K/BB rate, both improved over last year, which were both improvements over 2010's fifth-place-ROY-voting campaign.
Tue, May 21, 2013 02:23:00 AM

Josh Collmenter surrendered one run in five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Cubs.

Collmenter pitched well in both of his spot starts down the stretch here. After an awful April cost him his rotation spot, he ended up with a 2.13 ERA in 72 innings (seven starts, 17 relief appearances) over the final five months. While he never figured to duplicate his successful rookie season, he may have some staying power as a middle reliever/spot starter.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 07:25:00 PM

Josh Collmenter did nice work in a spot start against the Giants on Tuesday, earning a victory while allowing just one run on two hits over his five frames.

Collmenter struck out four. He got word that he would be starting late in the day after Tyler Skaggs was scratched and performed admirably. The right-hander now owns a 5-3 record, 3.80 ERA and 78/22 K/BB ratio through 85 1/3 innings between the rotation and the bullpen this season.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 01:09:00 AM

Josh Collmenter will start Tuesday against the Giants.

He'll make the start in place of Tyler Skaggs, who was scratched for undisclosed reasons. Collmenter has a 3.92 ERA and 74/20 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings in nine starts and 17 relief appearances this year and could be worth using in NL-only leagues.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 11:44:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Josh Collmenter from the 15-day disabled list.

Collmenter, out since August 9, returns after pitching four scoreless rehab innings for the Diamondbacks' rookie league affiliate. Arizona will also activate Willie Bloomquist (lower back) and injury prone Takashi Saito (hamstring) for Saturday's callups.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 09:15:00 AM

Josh Collmenter (ulcers) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

Collmenter has pitched four scoreless rehab innings for the Diamondbacks' rookie-level Arizona League club. He was scheduled to appear in another game Tuesday. The right-hander has been out since August 9 while dealing with ulcers.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 10:44:00 PM

Josh Collmenter (ulcers) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

It's his second throwing session since landing on the DL. The Diamondbacks aren't setting a timetable for his return, but Collmenter is hoping to be activated Friday when first eligible and seems to have a good shot at accomplishing that goal.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 07:09:00 PM

Josh Collmenter (ulcers) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session on Saturday.

Collmenter has been on the disabled list since August 9. He is aiming to return when first eligible on August 24 and would appear to be right on track at the moment.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 07:41:00 PM

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C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Tony Campana
Starting Pitcher
S1Brandon McCarthy
2Wade Miley
3Trevor Cahill
4Bronson Arroyo
5Josh Collmenter
6Daniel Hudson
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
R1Addison Reed
2J.J. Putz
3Brad Ziegler
4Oliver Perez
5Mike Bolsinger
6Joe Thatcher
7Randall Delgado
8Matt Reynolds
9Ryan Rowland-Smith
10David Hernandez