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Josh Collmenter | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 244
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Central Michigan
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 15 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Josh Collmenter has elected free agency.
After pitching well in limited action for the D'Backs and Braves in 2016, Collmenter saw just 17 innings of action with the Braves in 2017, posting a 9.00 ERA and 2.06 WHIP. He'll explore his options on the free agent market this winter. Oct 21 - 11:50 AM

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Braves sent RHP Josh Collmenter outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Collmenter successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 31-year-old was roughed up for seven runs in one inning in his last appearance and owns an ugly 9.00 ERA and 2.06 WHIP in 11 games this year.
May 30 - 10:21 AM

Braves designated RHP Josh Collmenter for assignment.

Collmenter allowed seven runs on six hits, including three homers, in the 10th inning of Wednesday night's loss to the Pirates. That historically bad outing ballooned his season ERA from 5.63 to 9.00. Matt Wisler is taking his spot in the Braves' bullpen Thursday.
May 25 - 9:38 AM

Josh Collmenter was blasted for seven runs in the 10th to take a loss Wednesday against the Pirates.

The Braves decided not to further tax their bullpen tonight, so Collmenter was left in to finish the inning after giving up three homers. He had a 2.00 ERA in nine innings during April, but he's given up 15 earned runs in eight innings since. He's probably in danger of being DFA'd.
May 25 - 12:21 AM

Josh Collmenter allowed one run over five innings Wednesday as the Braves and Mets played to a 2-2 tie.

The Braves would prefer not to need Collmenter as a starter this year, but he'll be ready to step in if needed. In the meantime, he'll hope to vulture some wins in middle relief.
Mar 29 - 4:44 PM

Braves and RHP Josh Collmenter avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that Collmenter can earn an additional $1.2 million in incentives. Collmented posted a 2.37 ERA over three starts in September for the Braves and will likely serve in a swingman role in 2017.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Josh Collmenter was strong again Thursday, allowing one run over seven innings in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Collmenter scattered six hits without issuing a walk, recording four strikeouts in the process. The start was his third since joining the Braves and the third that was above average, giving him a 2.37 ERA in those three starts. The 30-year-old struggled as a reliever with the Diamondbacks prior to the trade, but his strong finish could lead some teams to view him as a viable starter or swingman this winter.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Josh Collmenter limited the Marlins to two runs over seven innings in a win Thursday.

Collmenter was deemed so worthless that the lowly Diamondbacks released him in August, but the right-hander is now 2-0 with 12 strikeouts in 12 innings over two starts with the Braves. On Thursday, he allowed five hits and walked two while striking out four over his seven innings. It's strange to say, but the 30-year-old could actually be a decent streaming option next week against the Phillies.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Josh Collmenter pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Nationals, racking up eight strikeouts over five innings of two-run baseball.

The right-hander scattered just four hits and walked three on the afternoon. Trea Turner did all of the damage against him, blasting a leadoff home run to start the game and adding another solo shot in the fifth. Collmenter has likely shown enough to win him another turn in the rotation, which could come on Thursday against the Marlins.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Josh Collmenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's expected to start for the Braves on Saturday against the Nationals. The 30-year-old hurler registered a 4.84 ERA in 15 relief appearances for the D'Backs earlier this season. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Josh Collmenter is likely to start on Saturday against the Nationals.

Acquired from the Cubs earlier this week, Collmenter hasn't officially been added to the roster yet but was taking batting practice with the other members of the Braves' rotation on Friday. The 30-year-old posted a 4.84 ERA in 15 relief appearances for the Diamondbacks and a 4.06 ERA over 10 appearances -- nine starts -- in the minors in 2016.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Braves acquired RHP Josh Collmenter from the Cubs for cash considerations.

Collmenter began the 2016 season with the Diamondbacks before being released on August 7. The Cubs signed him two days later. He did not see any major league time with Chicago. In 22 1/3 innings with the Diamondbacks prior to his release, he held a 4.84 ERA. There is no fantasy intrigue here for the stretch run, but the 30-year-old right-hander could see playing time with the Braves before the season is out.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Cubs signed RHP Josh Collmenter to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.

Collmenter was released by the Diamondbacks on Sunday after posting a 4.84 ERA in 22 1/3 innings of relief. He's had some shoulder troubles this year and will have to prove himself at Triple-A Iowa before possibly getting a shot with the first-place Cubs when rosters expand in September. The 30-year-old right-hander holds a respectable 3.54 ERA in 659 1/3 career major league innings.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 09:28:00 PM

Diamondbacks released RHP Josh Collmenter.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will now be on the lookout for another job. Collmenter pitched well for the D'Backs at times in the past but has posted a 4.84 ERA in 2016 while battling shoulder issues.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 02:09:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Josh Collmenter for assignment.

First baseman Mike Freeman has also been designated for assignment. Collmenter has pitched to a 4.84 ERA over 15 outings this year after missing the first two months with a shoulder injury. The 30-year-old carries a solid 3.54 ERA over 659 1/3 career innings and should resurface quickly.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 06:28:00 PM

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4Sam Freeman
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6Matt Wisler
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