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David Phelps | Relief Pitcher | #35

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 14 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Mariners placed RHP David Phelps on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to March 26 with a torn right UCL.
Phelps underwent Tommy John surgery on Monday, and will miss the entire 2018 season. The move adds a 40-man roster spot for the Mariners. Mar 28 - 9:24 PM

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David Phelps (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday.

The operation will be performed by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Surgery became inevitable for Phelps after he tore his UCL in a Cactus League appearance last week. The right-hander will miss the remainder of the 2018 season and could miss a chunk of next year as well.
Mar 22 - 5:11 PM

David Phelps was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

The injury reportedly happened on his last pitch Saturday against the Angels. Phelps battled elbow issues earlier in the spring after having bone spurs removed, but he was still expected to be a significant part of the Mariners bullpen in 2018. Instead, he'll miss the entire season after undergoing the surgery at some point this month. It's just another in a long line of injuries to Seattle hurlers. The club may need to make another move for a reliever at some point before the season starts.
Mar 21 - 10:59 PM

David Phelps (elbow) is expected to make his Cactus League debut this weekend.

Phelps has been easing into action this spring in Mariners camp after having a bone spur removed from his right elbow last September. He threw a 28-pitch live batting practice session on Tuesday and reported feeling strong when he reported back to the Mariners' facilities on Wednesday morning. The 31-year-old right-hander projects to serve in a setup role for Seattle this season.
Feb 28 - 10:22 AM

Mariners and RHP David Phelps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.55 million contract.

Phelps was in his final year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander posted a 3.40 ERA over 54 relief appearances last season.
Jan 12 - 1:00 PM

David Phelps (elbow) will begin his throwing program next week, according to Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Dipoto says that Phelps is "progressing well" after having a bone spur removed from his right elbow in September. Phelps pitched just under nine innings with Seattle in 2017 due to injuries, but if he's able to show he's healthy, the 31-year-old reliever will likely get a chance to pitch in high-leverage situations for the Mariners in 2018.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 07:42:00 PM

Mariners activated RHP David Phelps from the 60-day disabled list.

Phelps, acquired from the Marlins on July 20, pitched just 8 2/3 innings out of the Mariners' bullpen in the second half and needed surgery in September to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The hope is he'll be ready for the start of spring training next February.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:26:00 PM

David Phelps underwent surgery Monday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Phelps logged just 8 2/3 innings this season for the Mariners, who acquired the 30-year-old right-hander from the Marlins on July 20. The hope is he'll be 100 percent healthy for the beginning of spring training next February. Phelps is arbitration-eligible this winter for the final time.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Mariners transferred RHP David Phelps from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Phelps returned to the disabled list on Friday with a right elbow posterior impingement and has been officially shut down for the year.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Mariners placed RHP David Phelps on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow posterior impingement.

He's been on the DL twice now the last couple months with the same injury. It's unclear whether Phelps might need surgery, but it seems likely that his season is over.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:10:00 PM

David Phelps left Wednesday's game against the Orioles due to discomfort in his right elbow.

Phelps felt something in his elbow after issuing a walk to load the bases in the sixth inning. This bout of discomfort is potentially concerning, as Phelps missed time this month due to a right elbow impingement before being activated from the disabled list last week. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 06:50:00 PM

David Phelps was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Orioles due to an apparent injury.

Phelps received a visit from the trainer and was subsequently pulled from the game after loading the bases on a walk in the sixth inning. He was just activated from the 10-day disabled list last week after working his way through a right elbow impingement. The Mariners will provide an update on his status later on Wednesday.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Mariners activated RHP David Phelps from the 10-day disabled list.

Phelps made it through a 20-pitch simulated inning Monday without issue and will be available out of the Mariners' bullpen on Wednesday night in Atlanta. The setup man missed a little over two weeks with a right elbow impingement.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 01:32:00 PM

David Phelps (elbow) was scheduled to throw a 20-pitch simulated inning on Monday.

Assuming all went well, Phelps could be activated as soon as Wednesday. The recently-acquired right-hander has been out for a couple of weeks with an elbow impingement.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:23:00 AM

David Phelps (elbow) will throw a simulated game early next week.

Phelps threw a successful bullpen session Friday and is ready to take the next step. If the simulated game goes well, he could rejoin the Mariners' bullpen without going on a rehab assignment.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 04:06:00 PM

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