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Josh Collmenter | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Atlanta Braves
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 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. Sep 29 - 11:35 PM

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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.
Sep 22 - 10:43 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.
Sep 17 - 4:36 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.
Sep 16 - 7:11 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.
Sep 16 - 4:49 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.
Sep 14 - 6:24 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.
Aug 9 - 9:28 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.
Aug 7 - 2:09 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.
Jul 30 - 6:28 PM

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

Collmenter has been out all season with a shoulder injury. It's possible he'll be needed to make some starts with both Shelby Miller (finger) and Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) on the disabled list.
May 27 - 5:41 PM

Josh Collmenter (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

He's scheduled for one more minor league rehab start on Tuesday night. Collmenter has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with tightness in his right shoulder. He owns an uninspiring 6.43 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 14 minor league innings so far.
May 24 - 5:20 PM

Josh Collmenter (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Reno.

Collmenter, who began the year on the DL with shoulder tightness, owns a rough 10.57 ERA over his first three rehab outings. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that the club wants to see positive results before bringing him back.
May 16 - 6:17 PM

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

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

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