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Bryan Shaw | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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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

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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

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

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong