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Bryan Shaw | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Indians and RHP Bryan Shaw avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.75 million contract.
Shaw had another strong season last year, owning a 2.95 ERA and 54/19 K/BB ratio over 64 innings of relief. He'll once again be a key member of the Tribe's bullpen this season. Jan 14 - 6:34 PM

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Bryan Shaw pitched a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Rays to earn his second save.

Shaw struck out Colby Rasmus, then got consecutive ground outs from Hank Conger and Marwin Gonzalez to end the game. Regular closer Cody Allen hasn't pitched since July 3, but it's not clear why he wasn't used to close out Tuesday's game. Shaw has had a terrific season, sporting a 1.82 ERA with a 29/10 K/BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Bryan Shaw got four outs for his first save of the year Thursday against the Cubs.

Cody Allen pitched earlier in the game because of the rain, allowing Shaw to claim some glory for himself. One of the game's most underrated setup men, he has a 2.28 ERA in 23 2/3 innings this season.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 12:06:00 AM

Indians and RHP Bryan Shaw avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.

Shaw was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. The reliever holds a nifty 2.91 ERA while recording nearly a strikeout per inning over the last two year for the Indians.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Bryan Shaw was called on to save Sunday's game against the Rays, pitching a scoreless ninth to preserve the Indians' 6-5 win.

With John Axford scuffling, Shaw converted his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning. The right-hander owns a 1.45 ERA and 0.86 WHIP, and Axford's struggles have opened the door for him to receive more save chances going forward. Pay attention to who gets the call the next time the Indians have a save opportunity, but closer-needy owners should grab Shaw as a speculative add in all formats.
Sun, May 11, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Bryan Shaw picked up his first save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Twins, allowing one unearned run in one inning of work.

Shaw got the save opportunity as closer John Axford had pitched in three consecutive days with poor results. Axford doesn't appear to have job insecurity at the moment, but that could change with a couple more shaky outings. In that case, Shaw and Cody Allen would be the top candidates for save chances. Shaw allowed the one run as a result of Asdrubal Cabrera's fielding error with two outs in the ninth, prolonging the game. It was followed up by an Eduardo Escobar RBI double.
Tue, May 6, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Bryan Shaw retired four batters for his third career save in Friday's win over the Astros.

The game was called in the seventh inning following a delay of one hour and nine minutes. Shaw was credited with the save after striking out three of the four batters he faced.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:53:00 PM

Bryan Shaw boasts a 1.54 ERA over 18 appearances in his first season for the Indians.

Acquired from the Diamondbacks as a bit player in January's complicated three-team trade, Shaw has been a linchpin in Cleveland's bullpen, compiling a 1.07 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. He's only earned two holds, however, and they came in consecutive appearances earlier this month.
Fri, May 24, 2013 05:38:00 AM

Indians acquired RHP Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade.

Shaw pitched well for the D'Backs in 2011 but was up and down from the majors and minors this past season, posting a 3.49 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with the big club. He'll slide into a middle relief role in Cleveland.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 09:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Bryan Shaw from Triple-A Reno.

Shaw has struggled in his time with the D'Backs this season, posting a 4.26 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 43 appearances. He'll return to his familiar middle relief role.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 04:59:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Bryan Shaw to Triple-A Reno.

Shaw was a pretty big part of the D'Backs' bullpen down the stretch last season, but he's struggled to put it together this year, posting a 4.26 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 43 games. Brad Bergesen is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 01:33:00 PM

With J.J. Putz resting after two outings in two days, Bryan Shaw took care of business in the ninth inning of Sunday's 7-6 win over the Giants

It was the first save of Shaw's career, as he surrendered a hit and fanned one. The former second round pick is not expected to get many more save opportunities, but is off to a solid start after last year's breakthrough season.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 05:26:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Bryan Shaw from Triple-A Reno.

Shaw spent a few weeks with the Diamondbacks in June, allowing five hits and three runs in four-plus innings of relief. He'll return to the middle of the Arizona 'pen.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 06:04:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Bryan Shaw to Triple-A Reno.

Shaw allowed five hits and three runs in four-plus major league innings. He could be called back later this summer if the D'Backs need more bullpen depth.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 01:58:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Bryan Shaw from Triple-A Reno.

Shaw has posted a 2.37 ERA and 24/11 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He has not appeared in a big league game but hopes to help out the D'Backs in the middle innings.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 03:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Rajai Davis
3Shane Robinson
4Robbie Grossman
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Collin Cowgill
3Tyler Naquin
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Ross Detwiler
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Kyle Crockett
7Joe Thatcher
8Shawn Armstrong
9Giovanni Soto
10Dan Otero
11Joba Chamberlain
12Felipe Paulino
13Tom Gorzelanny
14Craig Stammen