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Charlie Furbush | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: LSU
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw for a third straight day Monday.
Furbush, who began the year on the DL with left shoulder tightness, has been throwing from a distance of 135 feet. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action, but he's getting closer. Apr 25 - 7:43 PM

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Mariners placed LHP Charlie Furbush on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tightness.

Furbush had shoulder issues at the end of last season and has battled more problems this spring. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Apr 3 - 11:13 AM

Charlie Furbush is still feeling tightness in his shoulder.

He said he hasn't played catch in two days. "I just think they’re trying to make sure," said Furbush. "Once we get this game plan and start moving forward, we’ll have more of a timeline." Furbush hasn't had an MRI yet but that's probably next on the docket. Obviously he won't be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 26 - 4:20 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais admitted Sunday that Charlie Furbush (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

Furbush resumed throwing a few days ago and hopes to throw off a mound again on Monday or Tuesday. However, he hasn't pitched in any games this spring and it doesn't look like he will relatively soon, so the lefty is simply running out of time. Mike Montgomery was recently moved to the bullpen as protection for Furbush.
Mar 20 - 2:56 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw again on Thursday.

Furbush is coming off a great session Wednesday after being shut down earlier this week with shoulder discomfort. The Mariners are taking it "day-by-day" with Furbush but there's at least some hope he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 11:58 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) said he felt "great" after throwing Wednesday.

Furbush played long toss from a distance of 130 feet before throwing 5-6 fastballs in a flat ground session. He has been bothered by some discomfort in his shoulder of late and his status for the start of the season is in question, but he's making some good progress.
Mar 16 - 2:57 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will play catch again Wednesday.

Furbush experienced some discomfort in his shoulder over the weekend, but he felt good playing catch on Tuesday and will continue to ramp things up as tolerated. The 29-year-old was shut down early last season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff, so the Mariners will take it easy with him. It will likely be a stretch for him to be ready for the season at this point.
Mar 16 - 12:17 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will be shut down for a few days after feeling more discomfort when he played catch.

Furbush ended last season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff and hasn't been able to get on track this spring. He'll attempt to play catch again later in the week, but at this point the left-hander's availability for Opening Day is looking doubtful. The Mariners will look at Mike Montgomery exclusively as a reliever now with Furbush's status up in the air.
Mar 13 - 1:52 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw one more live batting practice session before getting into a Cactus League game.

That final simulated workout should take place by the end of this week, and Furbush will likely make his Cactus League debut a couple days later. The left-handed reliever has been eased into action this spring after ending the 2015 season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff. He is expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 10 - 10:24 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) threw a successful round of live batting practice on Monday.

Furbush tossed about 25 pitches at around 90 percent effort. He's been eased into action this spring in Mariners camp after finishing the 2015 regular season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff. The left-handed reliever should be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 7 - 1:33 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday in Mariners camp.

Furbush has been taking it slowly this spring after battling biceps tendinitis and a slight tear in his rotator cuff toward the end of the 2015 regular season. He should be ready to rock by Opening Day. It doesn't take relievers more than a couple of spring appearances to get properly conditioned for meaningful games and Furbush is a veteran at this by now.
Mar 7 - 9:44 AM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Charlie Furbush (shoulder) threw 20 pitches from a mound recently and came away from the session feeling great.

Furbush is battling back from biceps tendinitis and a slight tear in his rotator cuff, but has been making good progress in his recovery. It sounds as though he's on track to be ready for Opening Day, where he's slated to be the top left-handed reliever in the M's bullpen.
Feb 20 - 11:14 AM

According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, Charlie Furbush is doing well in his recovery from a torn rotator cuff.

The Mariners plan to "go slow" with him in spring training. Furbush should be fine for Opening Day as long as he can avoid setbacks. The 29-year-old left-hander delivered a stellar 2.08 ERA in 33 outings last season.
Jan 28 - 2:07 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Charlie Furbush's one-year deal with the Mariners is worth $1.6 million.

It's a nice raise for the 29-year-old southpaw who took home just $300,000 in 2015. He's coming off a terrific season in which he registered a 2.08 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings out of the Mariners' bullpen.
Jan 16 - 10:51 AM

Mariners and LHP Charlie Furbush avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The terms of the deal are unclear. Furbush, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time, held a 2.08 ERA over 33 appearances last season.
Jan 15 - 2:14 PM

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2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
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