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David Phelps | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
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David Phelps is done for the season after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the radius bone in his right forearm.
Phelps felt the injury while delivering a pitch during Sunday's start. It's unclear at this point whether he'll need surgery for the injury or whether it will heal on his own. Either way, he's not pitching again this season. The right-hander held a 4.50 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 23 appearances -- 19 starts -- in his first year in Miami. Aug 18 - 6:30 PM

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Marlins placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow discomfort.

Phelps was forced to leave Sunday's start when he felt something after delivering a pitch in the third inning. It's not clear at the moment how much time he may stand to miss, but his prospects for the remainder of the 2015 season don't sound good. More should be known after undergoing an MRI.
Aug 16 - 5:47 PM

David Phelps left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with right elbow discomfort.

Phelps delivered a pitch in the third inning and then asked for the Marlins' trainer, eventually walking off after a brief conversation. The club is listing him as day-to-day for now, but that's likely irrelevant. He'll be re-evaluated and likely sent for an MRI before more is known.
Aug 16 - 3:50 PM

David Phelps left Sunday's start versus the Cardinals with an undisclosed injury.

Phelps delivered a pitch to Randal Grichuk with one out in the third inning and then summoned the Marlins' trainer from the dugout. He then walked off the field after a brief conversation. Miami should have more on the righty shortly.
Aug 16 - 3:15 PM

David Phelps was hammered for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

Phelps allowed a four-spot in the third inning when the Mets used two singles, a walk, and a double. In the fifth, Juan Uribe smoked a three-run home run to chase the right-hander from the game. Overall he gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out three. Phelps now carries a 4.35 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 73/32 K/BB ratio over 109 2/3 innings. He'll match up with the Red Sox at home next week.
Aug 5 - 10:23 PM

David Phelps struggled in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday, surrendering three runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.

The right-hander struck out a pair and walked one on the evening. He would have been on the hook for his eighth loss of the season, had the Marlins not rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning. He'll look to improve upon his 3.93 ERA and 1.29 WHIP when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.
Jul 31 - 11:25 PM

David Phelps lost to the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Phelps allowed a two-run single to David Peralta in the third and an RBI fielder's choice to opposing starter Rubby De La Rosa in the sixth. The right-hander, overall, served up seven hits and four walks while striking out three. Phelps will bring a 3.86 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 68/28 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings into a weekend start in San Diego against the Padres.
Jul 21 - 12:43 AM

David Phelps pitched well in a losing effort against the Reds on Friday, surrendering just one run on five hits over his six innings.

The right-hander punched out four on the night while walking one. The only damage against him came on a solo home run off the bat of Jay Bruce in the second inning. Phelps has been a nice surprise for the Marlins in the first half of the season, registering a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 60/23 K/BB ratio over 88 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 9:55 PM

David Phelps was hurt by the long ball in Sunday's loss to the Marlins, yielding five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Phelps allowed a two-run home run to Todd Frazier in the bottom of the first to give the Reds a 2-1 lead. In the sixth, he served up another two-run blast, this time to Jay Bruce, to break a 2-2 tie. He allowed eight hits overall along with two walks and three strikeouts. Despite a mediocre 4.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 53/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings, Phelps has done a solid job since joining the Marlins' rotation in mid-April. However, a pedestrian strikeout rate renders him more or less useless outside of NL-only leagues. He'll take on the Dodgers at home in his next outing.
Jun 21 - 4:16 PM

David Phelps held the Yankees to two runs over seven innings in Tuesday's win.

Facing his former team, the right-hander allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five in the outing. The win was his second straight. Phelps now owns a 4-3 record, 3.96 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the year. He'll square off with the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Jun 16 - 10:22 PM

David Phelps shut out the Rockies for eight innings, allowing just four hits, in a victory Thursday.

The Marlins had lost five straight starts from Phelps, with the right-hander giving up 20 earned runs over 26 2/3 innings during the span. Obviously, this was a whole lot better; Phelps struck out six and walked just one. Next up for him is a date with his former team, the Yankees, in Miami.
Jun 11 - 11:11 PM

David Phelps was blasted for nine earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rockies.

Colorado put up a four-spot in the first inning and a five-spot in the third. Phelps allowed 11 hits in all -- two of which were home runs -- as his ERA jumped from 3.50 to 4.68. Phelps will face these same Rockies next week.
Jun 6 - 8:38 PM

David Phelps surrendered three runs (two earned) over six innings, picking up a no-decision as the Marlins fell to the Mets on Sunday.

Phelps allowed single runs in each of his first three innings, the third of which came on a Wilmer Flores home run. It was one of only four hits the right-hander allowed, however, along with a hit batsman, no walks, and two strikeouts. He's been solid for the Marlins despite not being much of an innings-eater, carrying a 3.50 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 36/16 K/BB ratio in 54 innings. Phelps will look to win his first game since May 9 in his next start at Coors Field against the Rockies.
May 31 - 4:07 PM

David Phelps gave up four runs in six innings, taking the loss in Monday's start against the Pirates.

Three of the runs came on a Francisco Cervelli home run in the second inning. The other came on a Pedro Alvarez homer in the sixth. They were two of eight hits Phelps allowed in the outing along with two walks and four strikeouts. The right-hander has allowed four-plus runs only three times in 10 starts, but two have come in his most recent two starts. He still maintains a solid 3.56 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 34/16 K/BB ratio over 48 innings. Phelps makes a road start against the Mets next.
May 25 - 9:36 PM

David Phelps was issued a loss after the Diamondbacks scored four times in five innings against him on Wednesday.

Along with the five hits and three walks Phelps allowed, he also uncorked a wild pitch and watched the Diamondbacks steal three bases off of him and his batterymate Jhonatan Solano. It was Phelps' worst performance in seven starts this year for the Marlins. He's carrying a 3.21 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 30/14 K/BB ratio over 42 innings. He'll look for redemption in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
May 20 - 10:28 PM

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2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
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LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
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Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jarred Cosart
6Henderson Alvarez
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8Adam Conley
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6Brian Ellington
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