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David Phelps | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Phelps (elbow) played catch again on Thursday.
It's not clear when he might be cleared for mound work, but Phelps' elbow has felt fine during flat-ground sessions. The Yankees are considering bringing the right-hander back as a reliever next month. Aug 22 - 10:05 AM

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that David Phelps (elbow) could return in a bullpen role.

Phelps was a starter prior to being placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation earlier this month, but shifting him to relief would enable him to return sooner. Still, he's not expected to contribute until September.
Aug 19 - 3:56 PM

David Phelps (elbow) could be cleared to resume throwing after being re-evaluated on Monday.

Phelps has been shut down for a couple weeks with inflammation in his pitching elbow. The Yankees figure to wait until September to activate him even if things go well from here on out.
Aug 17 - 10:56 AM

David Phelps (elbow) will be shut down for the next two weeks.

That means he'll need at least a week more than that to build his stamina back up, so it will certainly be a longer than minimum stay on the disabled list. "It's devastating," said Phelps. "Like I said last night, this is one of the best stretches I've had in my career. Hopefully rest it, have it calm down, and come back and help this team get to the playoffs." The Yankees haven't decided who will replace Phelps in the rotation.
Aug 4 - 9:18 PM

Yankees placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right elbow.

Phelps acknowledged after leaving his start Sunday against the Red Sox that he's been dealing with elbow discomfort for close to a month. It's not clear how long he will be out, or who will start in his place Friday.
Aug 4 - 3:55 PM

David Phelps was removed from Sunday's start against the Red Sox after two innings due to right elbow inflammation.

The hits just keep on coming for the Yankees rotation. Phelps was terribly ineffective in this one, allowing five runs on six hits and a pair of walks before departing, but perhaps the injury played a role. He will be reevaluated in New York later in the week, but a trip to the disabled list seems likely.
Aug 3 - 10:39 PM

David Phelps held the Rangers to one run over five innings and earned the win in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday.

The game was called with one out in the bottom of the fifth. The Yankees already had the lead, of course. Phelps allowed five hits -- the only extra-base hit was a triple to Leonys Martin -- without issuing a walk and striking out three. The right-hander hasn't lost since June 7. Now with a 3.77 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and a 86/37 K/BB ratio, Phelps will open up a road series against the Rangers on Monday.
Jul 23 - 10:43 PM

David Phelps yielded three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings Friday in a 4-3 win over the Reds.

Two of the three runs scored on solo homers from Brayan Pena. Otherwise, Phelps was very effective, allowing six hits and one walk while notching seven strikeouts. He now has a 3.87 ERA over 14 starts this season and should continue to have appeal as a matchup play as long as he sticks in the rotation.
Jul 18 - 10:01 PM

David Phelps was squeezed out of a win due to the Yankees' bullpen after holding the Indians to just two runs over six innings on Thursday.

Phelps has now put together three solid outings in a row but he has nary a win to show for it. On Thursday, he yielded seven hits, walked three, and struck out five. Once he left the game, Matt Thornton and Jim Miller combined to allow seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Phelps heads into the All-Star break with a 3.94 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 76/36 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 11:00 PM

David Phelps was handed a no-decision after tossing seven innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Twins.

Phelps held the Twins scoreless before giving up a long solo homer to Josh Willingham in his final inning of work. He gave up just three hits and two walks on the day to go along with three strikeouts. Phelps has a 4.03 ERA and 55/26 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings over 12 starts with the Yankees this season. He has appeal as a spot-start option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 5 - 5:28 PM

David Phelps got a no-decision, allowing six runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Phelps appeared to have turned the corner with back-to-back solid starts entering Tuesday's outing, and even tossed three scoreless frames to begin the evening, but the Jays quickly figured him out. Overall, Phelps allowed eight hits -- including a three-run homer to Dioner Navarro -- while walking one and striking out seven. He'll take a 4.35 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 64/28 K/BB ratio into his next outing against the Rays at home.
Jun 24 - 10:26 PM

David Phelps improved to 3-4, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday.

Phelps had hit the skids, but has now put together back-to-back solid outings. He held the Jays to six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He now owns a 4.13 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 57/27 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. Phelps will get the Jays again but on the road in his next start.
Jun 19 - 11:11 PM

David Phelps shut out the A's for 6 2/3 innings in the Yankees' 7-0 victory Friday.

Phelps was coming off four straight losses, each one worse than the last, so this was a big outing for him. He's now pitched 13 scoreless innings lifetime against the A's, allowing just three hits. He gets another tough matchup next week against the Blue Jays.
Jun 14 - 1:31 AM

David Phelps struggled through another start Saturday, giving up seven runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Royals.

The Royals might have knocked him out in the second, except Mike Moustakas decided to sac bunt after the first four batters got hits. It didn't even work, as Phelps got the lead runner at third. Another hit followed and then Norichika Aoki hit a liner to center that hung up long enough to be turned into the second out. The Royals settled for three runs then, but they came back with four in the sixth before Phelps was replaced. Phelps has now lost four straight starts, with each outing getting progressively worse. His rotation spot might come up for grabs.
Jun 7 - 11:59 PM

David Phelps was tagged for six runs in six innings by the Mariners on Monday.

It could have been worse had the Mariners not gone 0-for-2 stealing bases while he was in the game. Still, this is just his second poor outing in six starts since joining the rotation. He remains worth using in AL-only leagues.
Jun 2 - 10:18 PM

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