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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
Contract: view contract details

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David Phelps is preparing as a starting pitcher this spring.
Phelps will likely end up in the bullpen, as the Marlins currently have their starting rotation set, but he'll be ready to step in if a pitcher goes down with an injury. It's a role Phelps is familiar with, as he made 17 starts with the Yankees last season. In total, the 28-year-old posted a 4.38 ERA over 113 innings of work in 2014. Feb 21 - 4:38 PM

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Marlins RHP David Phelps has been awarded $1.4 million through arbitration.

Phelps requested $1.875 million when figures were exchanged last month, but the arbiter ruled in favor of the team. The right-hander is slated to serve in a swingman role for the Marlins in 2015.
Feb 13 - 12:07 PM

David Phelps requested $1.875 million and was offered $1.4 million from the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged.

With such a small spread, it seems likely that the two sides will be able to work out a deal somewhere in the middle. The 28-year-old is expected to open the 2015 season with a spot in the Marlins starting rotation.
Jan 16 - 10:24 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:37:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:22:00 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.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 04:30:00 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."
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:13:00 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.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:05:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 03:56:00 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.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 10:56:00 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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 09:18:00 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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 03:55:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:39:00 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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:43:00 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.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:01:00 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
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3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
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