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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
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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

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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

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.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 04:37:00 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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 10:27:00 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.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 02:21:00 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.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 02:02:00 PM

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3David Phelps
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8Shawn Armstrong
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