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Stephen Fife | Starting Pitcher | #69

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Utah
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / BOS
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Stephen Fife struck out six, allowing two runs, over four innings in a win against the Cubs on Sunday.
The six punchouts came out of nowhere after Fife had struck out just one in his first six innings of work this spring. The 31-year-old is in camp as a non-roster invitee after signing a minor league contract with the club last month. Mar 18 - 7:38 PM

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Indians signed RHP Stephen Fife to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Fife, 31, has not appeared in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery back in 2014. He split his 2017 between the Marlins organization and the Seibu Lions in Japan, making 12 starts with Triple-A New Orleans before moving to Asia and struggling to a 6.86 ERA in 21 innings. It's unlikely he'll spend significant time with the Indians' major league club in 2018.
Feb 7 - 11:21 PM

Making his first start of the spring, Stephen Fife shut out the Braves for four innings to earn a win on Monday.

Fife hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014, but with a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings, he's making a strong bid for a spot on Miami's roster, presumably as a middle reliever. He's on a minor league deal and not on the 40-man, so it's still more likely that he'll go to Triple-A and await an opportunity.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Marlins signed RHP Stephen Fife to a minor league contract.

Fife last appeared in the majors in 2014, when he yielded four earned runs on seven hits in a six-inning spot start with the Cubs. The 30-year-old right-hander will function as organizational depth for Miami in 2017.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Cubs signed RHP Stephen Fife to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Fife missed last season while working his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old is unlikely to crack the Cubs' Opening Day roster but could provide them with a solid depth arm.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Dodgers reinstated RHP Stephen Fife from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Fife had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in August and won't be back until late 2015, so the Dodgers wanted to make room on their 40-man roster. Fife allowed four earned runs in six innings of work with the Dodgers in 2014.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 08:20:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque; placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

Fife underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-August and won't return until late 2015.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Stephen Fife will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

Fife last pitched for Triple-A Albuquerque on July 18 and tests apparently revealed that he has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He'll be sideline at least until late in the 2015 season.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Fife gave up four earned runs in six innings Sunday in a spot start against the Marlins. The Dodgers have called up right-hander Pedro Baez to serve as a fresh arm out of the bullpen.
Mon, May 5, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Stephen Fife gave up four earned runs in six innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins.

Giancarlo Stanton took him deep twice and Christian Yelich also went yard. Fife was making a spot start and will probably be sent back to Triple-A early this week.
Sun, May 4, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Fife will make a spot start for Los Angeles on Sunday against the Marlins. Hyun-Jin Ryu was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with shoulder inflammation.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Stephen Fife was scratched from a scheduled Cactus League start against the Angels on Friday due to an illness.

Fife threw just two official innings this spring and will serve as organizational depth this season. Zach Lee will start in his place Friday.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 06:24:00 PM

Stephen Fife was rocked for four runs on six hits over just 2 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Fife was making his 10th spot start. He may have ensured that it will be his last. The right-hander from Boise has a decent 3.86 ERA in 58 1/3 innings, but his good fortune in achieving that number becomes apparent when considering Fife's 1.53 WHIP and 45/20 K/BB ratio. Fife has coughed up 11 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings since the Dodgers recalled him from the minors earlier this month.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 01:45:00 AM

Dodgers recalled RHP Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Fife holds a 2.47 ERA over nine starts for the Dodgers this season. It appears he'll work in relief initially, but it's possible he'll get a look as the No. 5 starter eventually.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Fife gets the boot one day after he tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Cubs in his return from the disabled list. Dee Gordon will replace him on the active roster.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 04:05:00 PM

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