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Jesse Biddle | Starting Pitcher | #81

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (27) / PHI
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Braves transferred LHP Jesse Biddle from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move opens up a spot for Jhoulys Chacin on the 40-man roster. Biddle had Tommy John surgery last October and will miss the season while rehabbing. Apr 12 - 3:02 PM

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Braves placed LHP Jesse Biddle on the 15-day disabled list.

Biddle is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss most of the 2016 season. He'll be shifted to the 60-day disabled list at some point to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Apr 2 - 1:46 PM

Braves claimed LHP Jesse Biddle off waivers from the Pirates.

Pittsburgh waived him earlier this week to clear a roster spot for David Freese. Biddle is five months removed from Tommy John surgery. He'll return sometime in 2017.
Mar 19 - 4:58 PM

Pirates released LHP Jesse Biddle.

He was designated for assignment last week to make room on the roster for David Freese. Tim Williams of PiratesProspects.com says the Pirates are "working" to re-sign him. Biddle will miss all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.
Mar 17 - 8:35 AM

Pirates designated LHP Jesse Biddle for assignment.

The 24-year-old southpaw was acquired in early February and will miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Pirates would like to keep him around as a reclamation project, but needed the roster spot after Friday's signing of David Freese.
Mar 11 - 6:34 PM

Pirates acquired LHP Jesse Biddle from the Phillies for RHP Yoervis Medina.

This confirms reports from Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Once a mainstay on top 100 prospect lists, Biddle had Tommy John surgery back in October and was designated for assignment last week. The 24-year-old will miss the entire 2015 season, but Pittsburgh is known for revitalizing pitchers, so this is as good of a landing spot as he could have hoped for.
Feb 3 - 1:53 PM

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Pirates have acquired prospect left-hander Jesse Biddle from the Phillies.

It's unclear what the Phillies will receive in return. Biddle had Tommy John surgery in October, so he'll be in rehab mode for all of 2016, but Pittsburgh is a nice landing spot for him given their penchant for turning pitchers around. While Biddle's career has veered off track, he's still just 24 years old.
Feb 3 - 11:33 AM

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies have traded prospect left-hander Jesse Biddle.

No word yet on the acquiring team, but he was expected to land elsewhere after being designated for assignment last week. The 24-year-old Biddle was once a top pitching prospect, but his star has faded in a big way over the past couple of seasons due to injury and he required Tommy John surgery in October.
Feb 3 - 11:23 AM

Phillies designated LHP Jesse Biddle for assignment.

Biddle was the Phillies' top pitching prospect a couple years ago, but he's had two straight disappointing campaigns and underwent Tommy John surgery back in October. It seems likely that he'll clear waivers.
Jan 29 - 2:50 PM

Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle will undergo Tommy John surgery on October 14.

Biddle looked like a top-100 prospect after the 2013 season, but he's had two straight disappointing campaigns since and is now heading for major surgery. The soon-to-be 24-year-old will be out until 2017.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle will seek a second opinion on his left elbow.

"There’s some concern about his elbow," Phillies interim general manager Scott Proefrock said. Biddle had a 4.95 ERA through 24 minor league starts this year before being shut down with arm soreness. Biddle was once a top prospect for the team, but now it's a question when -- or if -- he'll ascend to the big club.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:06:00 PM

Phillies optioned LHP Jesse Biddle to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Biddle had surrendered five hits and two earned runs in three Grapefruit League innings. The 23-year-old lefty can get more work on the minor league side of camp. He was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster in November so they could protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Jesse Biddle from Double-A Reading.

Biddle had a rough 2014, holding a 5.03 ERA over 16 Double-A outings. He remains one of the Phillies' best pitching prospects, however, and is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 09:37:00 PM

Phillies prospect left-hander Jesse Biddle is headed home from Puerto Rico in order to have his elbow checked out.

The Phillies are being cautious, but it's another bad break in a tough year for Biddle. The 23-year-old had a rough 5.03 ERA and 80/44 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings over 16 starts this season in Double-A.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle has been placed on Double-A Reading's disabled list due to a strained right quad.

He suffered the injury in his first start for Reading -- and fourth start overall -- since returning from a month-long "mental break." The injury effectively ends a disappointing season for Biddle, who has posted a 4.58 ERA and 92/51 K/BB ratio over 94 1/3 innings. He could pitch in the Arizona Fall League or winter ball.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:13:00 AM

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