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David Phelps | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marlins acquired RHP David Phelps from the Yankees in the Nathan Eovaldi trade.
Phelps posted a 4.38 ERA over 113 innings for the Yankees in 2014 while battling some elbow issues. He holds a career 4.21 ERA but has struck out 267 over 299 1/3 frames. The righty figures to have a good shot to take Eovaldi's spot in the Marlins' rotation. Dec 19 - 2:37 PM

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Yankees activated RHP David Phelps from the 15-day disabled list.

Phelps has been on the shelf since early August with tendinitis in his right elbow. The Yankees will use him in a relief role over the final weeks.
Sep 12 - 10:22 AM

David Phelps (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday.

Assuming all goes well, he'll advance to a simulated game on Sunday. Phelps has been out for a month with inflammation in his throwing elbow, but the Yankees are hopeful that he can return this month in a relief role.
Sep 4 - 4:30 PM

David Phelps (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

He threw fastballs and changeups in the session. Phelps will throw another 'pen session on Friday and will use all of his pitches that time. The Yankees will bring him back as a reliever. "It's not really in my control, as much as I would like it to be," Phelps said. "We have to take it a step at a time, just play it step by step and make sure everything goes well."
Sep 2 - 8:13 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Martin Prado
2Scott Sizemore
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey