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Bryan Shaw | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirms that the Rockies have signed reliever Bryan Shaw.
ESPN's Buster Olney says it's a three-year deal worth "something in the range of $9 million annually." Shaw has never held a closer job, but he has tallied at least one save in each of the last six seasons and the Rockies could try him in that role in 2018 with Greg Holland departing as a free agent. Shaw, 30, boasts a 3.13 career ERA in 446 1/3 major league innings and he led all MLB pitchers in appearances in 2017. It's a nice addition for the Colorado bullpen. Dec 12 - 8:00 PM

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Rockies are "moving to try and finalize" an agreement with free agent reliever Bryan Shaw.

ESPN's Buster Olney has reported that other teams involved in the Shaw sweepstakes believe the 30-year-old right-hander already has an agreement in place, so this could reach the finish line rather quickly. Shaw is arguably the most durable and reliable relief pitcher on the free agent market this winter. He owns a 3.13 career ERA in parts of seven major league seasons.
Dec 12 - 7:45 PM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, free agent reliever Bryan Shaw has an agreement in place with an undisclosed team.

That indication comes from other clubs who were in pursuit of Shaw. Olney adds that Tommy Hunter is also close to signing somewhere. The relief dominos are starting to fall. Shaw, 30, boasts a career 3.13 ERA in 446 1/3 major league innings and he's been incredibly durable, leading American League bullpen arms in appearances three of the last four seasons.
Dec 12 - 7:13 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Bryan Shaw remains high on the Mets' wish list.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson expressed some hesitation about the market on Sunday, but Heyman hears that they expect to leave the Winter Meetings with a reliever. It was reported last month that Shaw already had at least two multi-year offers in hand. It's not surprising, as the 30-year-old owns a strong 3.13 ERA over 475 appearances in the majors. He has appeared in at least 70 games over the past five seasons.
Dec 11 - 10:58 AM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets made a multi-year contract offer to Bryan Shaw around Thanksgiving.

There have been reports that Shaw already has a pair of multi-year deals in hand, but is waiting for the relief pitching market to settle first before accepting an offer. That would require established closers like Wade Davis and Greg Holland to secure new homes first before Shaw chooses his destination.
Dec 9 - 12:20 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins are not one of the two teams that have made multi-year contract offers to Bryan Shaw.

Despite his connection with Twins' Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, the Twins are focused on upgrading their rotation this winter, rather than exhausting resources on improving the bullpen. Shaw remains one of the top right-handed relievers available on the open market.
Nov 25 - 1:21 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that reliever Bryan Shaw has received multi-year contract offers from two teams.

Hoynes doesn't specify the two teams, but speculates that the Mets are likely one of them, adding weight to the reporting of Mike Puma of the New York Post, who has heard similar rumblings from the Mets' front office in recent days. Shaw's former pitching coach in Cleveland, Mickey Callaway, is now the manager of the Mets. The 30-year-old Shaw has an excellent 3.13 ERA in his career with 398 strikeouts in 446 1/3 innings. His 378 appearances in the last five years led all major league pitchers over that span. He made $4.6 million in his last year of arbitration in 2017 with the Indians. It is possible the Indians could be the second team to offer him a long-term contract as they have said they would love to have him back if he doesn't price himself out of town.
Nov 24 - 9:22 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post hears the Mets are making a play for free agent reliever Bryan Shaw.

Puma adds that "it wouldn't be surprising if the Mets moved soon" on adding a new bullpen piece. Shaw boasts a career 3.13 ERA over 475 major league appearances and has been among the most durable and reliable relievers in baseball over the last four seasons. The 30-year-old right-hander would make sense for just about any club seeking relief help.
Nov 22 - 3:39 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Bryan Shaw "is not expected to be back with the Indians next year."

It's not that they don't want to bring Shaw back, it's that they expect his market this winter to go beyond what they're comfortable paying. A big factor is that the Indians are already going to be paying Andrew Miller and Cody Allen about $20 million combined in 2018. Shaw has made the most appearances (378) of any pitcher in baseball over the last five seasons and boasts a 3.11 ERA over that time.
Nov 5 - 1:55 PM

Bryan Shaw struck out three in two perfect innings to get the save in a 6-5 game against the Angels on Wednesday.

Terry Francona could have brought Doug Jones out of retirement to work the ninth tonight and had it turn out just fine; there's just no stopping the Indians. Shaw was asked to throw two innings even though he struggled in a 24-pitch inning against the Angels on Tuesday. Francona wanted to stay away from both Cody Allen and Andrew Miller in this one.
Sep 21 - 2:11 AM

With Cody Allen and Andrew Miller getting the night off, Bryan Shaw pitched a scoreless ninth Wednesday for a save against the Rangers.

Of course, Miller is the primary alternative to Allen in the closer's role now, but Shaw is more than capable when needed. Both Miller and Allen had worked Monday and Tuesday, so manager Terry Francona didn't want to use either in this one.
Apr 5 - 11:59 PM

Indians and RHP Bryan Shaw avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.6 million contract.

It was Shaw's final year of arbitration eligibility. He earned the pay bump after putting up a 3.00 ERA with 260 strikeouts across 282 relief innings for the Indians over the last four seasons.
Jan 13 - 1:12 PM

Brian Shaw was charged with four runs, a blown save and a loss as part of the Royals' seven-run eighth-inning on Monday.

Terry Francona used just two relievers during the implosion, as Jeff Manship came on after Shaw retired two of the six hitters he faced. Manship was charged with three additional runs before finally escaping the inning. The poor outing snapped a streak of 13 straight scoreless appearances for Shaw. He had just dragged his ERA under 4.00 for the first time as he worked to recover from a horrendous start (he gave up nine runs in his first four appearances this year and just seven more in the 39 appearances prior to tonight).
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said late Tuesday that he's going to stick with Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning.

Shaw gave up a two-run homer to Salvador Perez in Tuesday's loss to the Royals and has now been scored upon in three straight appearances. But the right-hander had been on a pretty good roll before that and Francona sees his luck swinging back around. "He's been a good pitcher for us," said the Cleveland skipper. "His stuff is good. We can't run away from guys when they have a tough week. That doesn't make sense to me."
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 10:49:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 06:34:00 PM

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