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Josh Collmenter | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Central Michigan
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 15 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Collmenter (shoulder) is on track to begin a rehab assignment at High-A Visalia on May 2.
That's assuming he gets through a couple appearances in extended spring training with no issues. Collmenter has been dealing with a tight shoulder since spring training but should be ready to serve as the Diamondbacks' long reliever in a couple weeks. Apr 24 - 3:43 PM

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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Josh Collmenter (shoulder) will begin pitching in games next week.

Hale expects Collmenter's rehab to last about 10 days with the goal of eventually pitching three innings. Collmenter's velocity dipped this spring while dealing with shoulder tightness. He's expected to return to the big leagues sometime in early May, at which point he'll assume a mop-up/long relief role.
Apr 21 - 7:11 PM

Josh Collmenter (shoulder) is expected to resume a throwing program this week.

Collmenter began the season on the disabled list with tightness in his pitching shoulder, but Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said the righty is feeling "much better." It's unclear when he might be ready for a rehab assignment.
Apr 10 - 8:43 AM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Josh Collmenter on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tightness.

Collmenter suffered the injury Sunday against Texas. All his tests came back clean so it looks like the Diamondbacks are just playing it safe. Collmenter will slide into a long relief role when he returns.
Apr 2 - 9:36 PM

Josh Collmenter (shoulder) is likely to begin the season on the disabled list.

Collmenter is dealing with some right shoulder tightness and will remain shut down for a few more days. He'll have to ramp up a throwing program after that, so it remains to be seen how long he'll be sidelined. He had been slated to serve as the Diamondbacks' long reliever.
Mar 31 - 5:22 PM

Josh Collmenter (shoulder) could begin the season on the disabled list.

Collmenter came down with some shoulder tightness after his last outing. Tests came back clean, but the Diamondbacks might decide to play things safe to start the year.
Mar 30 - 2:21 PM

Diamondbacks exercised RHP Josh Collmenter's $1.825 million option for 2016.

Collmenter, who was the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter this year, posted a 3.79 ERA and 63/24 K/BB ratio over 121 innings between the bullpen and the rotation. He had more success as a reliever and will likely stick there in 2016.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 01:23:00 PM

The Diamondbacks are expected to pick up Josh Collmenter's $1.825 million option for 2016.

Collmenter served as the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter this past season, but soon found himself in the bullpen, where he had much better results. The 29-year-old finished with a 3.79 ERA and 63/24 K/BB ratio over 121 innings. He would still be under team control for two more seasons if the Diamondbacks decline the option, but they would likely have to pay more in arbitration. Collmenter's contract includes a $2 million mutual option for 2017.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 08:42:00 AM

Josh Collmenter is expected to start on Thursday against the Brewers.

That's assuming he's not needed in relief before then. Collmenter held a 5.24 ERA in 12 starts for the D'Backs earlier this season but has put up a 1.54 ERA in seven relief appearances since then. It's been over a month since he's thrown more than two innings, so he would figure to be pretty limited from a pitch count perspective on Thursday. Collmenter would be taking Chase Anderson's (triceps) spot in the rotation.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 07:33:00 PM

Josh Collmenter is expected to start on Saturday against the Rockies.

The Diamondbacks need a fill-in after sending Allen Webster to the minors. It will just be a spot start for Collmenter, as Patrick Corbin (elbow) is due back next week. Collmenter was demoted from the rotation earlier this month and holds a 5.09 ERA over 15 appearances -- 12 starts -- this season.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 06:36:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have decided to send Josh Collmenter to the pen rather than start him Saturday.

This comes as quite a surprise, even with Collmenter sporting a 5.24 ERA through 12 starts. He just hasn't been able to keep the ball in the park like he did last year, giving up homers at almost twice the rate that he did in 2014.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:38:00 AM

Josh Collmenter could not keep the ball in the park during Sunday's loss to the Mets, surrendering four home runs and five runs total over six innings.

Collmenter set the tone early when he allowed a lead-off homer to Curtis Granderson in the first inning. He then allowed a two-run bomb to Eric Campbell in the second, yet another solo homer to Curtis Granderson in the fifth, and a finishing solo shot to Wilmer Flores in the sixth. When the dust settled, Collmenter had allowed five runs on nine hits. He simply wasn't fooling the Mets to the slightest and struck out only one in the game. With the homer-fest in the books, Collmenter holds a bloated 5.24 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 33/10 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings. A road outing against the Giants is up next.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Josh Collmenter just missed out on a quality start, yielding three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves on Tuesday.

Collmenter was strong through five innings, but faltered in the sixth. He left with two on and two outs, and reliever J.C. Ramirez allowed both inherited runners to score along with three more of his own. Collmenter gave up six hits but walked none and struck out three. He's been solid more often than not despite an unsightly 5.03 ERA. He has a 1.36 WHIP and a 32/9 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings as well, which he'll take into Sunday's home start against the Mets.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 01:13:00 AM

Josh Collmenter gave up four runs in six innings, taking the loss as the Diamondbacks fell to the Phillies on Sunday.

Collmenter wasn't being hit particularly hard until the fourth inning, when Darin Ruf clubbed a solo home run to make it a 2-0 game. In the sixth, Collmenter allowed a triple and a double as the Phillies pushed it to 4-0. Collmenter overall served up six hits and a pair of walks while recording only one strikeout. It was, at least, an improvement over his previous start when he allowed nine runs to the Nationals. He'll take his 5.36 ERA into a home start against the Cubs next.
Sun, May 17, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Josh Collmenter was trounced in a loss to the Nationals on Monday as he gave up nine runs in only 1 1/3 innings of work.

The Nats put a four-spot up in the first inning with a Denard Span solo home run and a Ryan Zimmerman three-run homer. They'd tack on six more in the second, five of which were charged to Collmenter. He allowed eight hits and a walk without recording a strikeout. The right-hander had otherwise pitched well for the most part coming into the start, but the outing sent his ERA rocketing up to 5.27 with a 1.37 WHIP and a 21/4 K/BB ratio in 41 innings. Collmenter will face baseball's worst offense in the Phillies on the road next, which could set him up for a nice bounce-back effort.
Tue, May 12, 2015 12:32:00 AM

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