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David Phelps | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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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. Sep 19 - 7:13 PM

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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.
Sep 4 - 3:47 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.
Sep 1 - 6:10 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.
Aug 30 - 6:50 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.
Aug 30 - 5:34 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.
Aug 23 - 1:32 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.
Aug 22 - 10:23 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.
Aug 18 - 4:06 PM

David Phelps (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

If that goes well, Phelps will advance to a simulated setting before hopefully joining the Mariners midway through their upcoming road trip. When healthy, Phelps will occupy a setup role ahead of closer Edwin Diaz.
Aug 16 - 4:37 PM

David Phelps (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

Phelps is expected to throw from a mound in the next day or so. If all goes well, he'll progress to a simulated game before potentially being activated for a critical series against the Rays this weekend. Phelps was originally expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a right elbow impingement, but he's poised to beat that timetable.
Aug 14 - 10:27 AM

David Phelps (elbow) played catch on Sunday.

And he's hoping to resume throwing off a mound within the next couple of days. Phelps landed on the 10-day disabled list August 7 with a right elbow impingement. He should be ready to return to the Mariners' bullpen around the end of the month.
Aug 13 - 2:21 PM

Mariners placed RHP David Phelps on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 7, with a right elbow impingement.

The injury being classified as an impingement isn't the best-case scenario, but it's certainly not the worse, either. He's expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks. The righty was making his seventh appearance for the M's on Sunday when he injured his elbow.
Aug 8 - 2:02 PM

David Phelps was forced to leave the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with an apparent elbow injury.

Phelps is expected to head back to Seattle to undergo further evaluation to determine the severity of the injury. Look for an update from the Mariners on his status on Monday.
Aug 6 - 8:59 PM

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said the team could use David Phelps in the starting rotation in the future, but not this season.

The Mariners acquired Phelps Thursday in a deal that sent four prospects to Miami. Phelps has made 64 big league starts and could return to that role at some point but for now, the Mariners are content using him out of the pen. The 30-year-old right-hander has contributed a 3.45 ERA with 18 holds this season.
Jul 20 - 7:54 PM

Mariners acquired RHP David Phelps from the Marlins for OF Brayan Hernandez, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Pablo Lopez, and RHP Lukas Schiraldi.

Word of the deal was first reported late Wednesday night by's Mark Feinsand. It just took a little while longer for the Marlins to pick through the Mariners' minor league system. Phelps will work as a setup man in Seattle for young closer Edwin Diaz, and it should be a good fit. The 30-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.69 ERA and 11.1 K/9 in 133 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2016 season and he's averaging a career-best 94.4 mph on his fastball this summer. Phelps will be arbitration-eligible in 2018 with free agency coming in 2019.
Jul 20 - 11:51 AM

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