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Josh Collmenter | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Chicago Cubs
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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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

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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.
Source: dbacks.com
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

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