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Jake Diekman | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Cloud County (KS) CC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 30 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details
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Rangers and LHP Jake Diekman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.
The deal also includes incentives which could push the total even higher. The figure is closer to the $975,000 that the Rangers filed at than it is to the $1.55 that the southpaw was seeking. He'll again function in a setup capacity in front of closer Shawn Tolleson for the Rangers Jan 29 - 8:20 PM

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Jake Diekman requested $1.55 million and was offered $975,000 by the Rangers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

MLBTradeRumors.com is more in line with the club with their $1 million projection. Diekman is arbitration-eligible for the first time.
Jan 15 - 5:42 PM

Left-hander Jake Diekman was traded from the Phillies to the Rangers in an eight-player deal.

Diekman has had a rough year, with his always shaky control going from bad to worse. Still, he has one of the best arms of any left-handed reliever in the game, which explains how he's struck out 225 batters in 173 1/3 innings as a major leaguer. The Rangers will ask for less and potentially get more out of him than the Phillies did. Plus, he's under control through 2018.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Phillies recalled LHP Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Diekman has registered a 6.75 ERA and 2.01 WHIP in 21 1/3 innings this season for the Phillies. The 28-year-old southpaw will pitch in low-leverage relief situations.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Phillies optioned LHP Jake Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 28-year-old has been an atrocity in the Phillies bullpen this season, posting a 6.75 ERA with a 29/17 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track in the minor leagues before hopefully rejoining the bullpen later in the year.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 10:39:00 PM

Jake Diekman was lit up for seven runs in one-third of an inning by the Yankees on Friday.

Yikes. Diekman 100-strikeout season out of the pen went mostly unnoticed last year, but it was a pretty impressive accomplishment for a lefty. He's being counted on as a big part of the Phillies pen again, but he does have options left if the Phillies want to send him down. He entered the day with a 3.86 ERA and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in seven innings this spring, so we're probably not at that point yet.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Jake Diekman was ejected from Saturday night's game against the Nationals.

Diekman pitched one inning, allowing two runs on one hit and one strikeout before being ejected. He has 61 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings this season but a 4.53 ERA.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 11:17:00 PM

With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable after pitching three straight days, Jake Diekman got the save chance for the Phillies on Monday and gave up a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the ninth.

Needless to say, he took the blown save, as well as his first loss. Diekman is a talented left-hander, but he was nervous tonight, as evidenced by his four-pitch walk to B.J. Upton to start the ninth. The Phillies would have preferred to go to Antonio Bastardo in Paplebon's place, but he needed the day off, too.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Phillies recalled LHP Jacob Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Tyler Cloyd was sent down in a corresponding roster move. Diekman had a 5.70 ERA and 37/24 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season in Triple-A and will pitch in middle relief.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman and RHP Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley; reassigned INF Josh Fields and LHP Cesar Jimenez to minor league camp.

Diekman has plenty of upside as a situational lefty, but his control is still a work in progress. He and De Fratus will be up at some point this season.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Phillies recalled LHP Jacob Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Diekman appeared in 23 games with Philadelphia earlier this season, compiling a 4.64 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 21 1/3 innings. He'll likely serve as a long man and situational left-hander in the Phillies' bullpen for the remainder of the season.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 07:57:00 PM

Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Diekman holds a 4.64 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 23 appearances with the Phils this season. He and Joe Savery are making room for the arrival of new acquisitions Nate Schierholtz and Josh Lindblom.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 10:24:00 PM

Phillies recalled LHP Jacob Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Diekman, 25, has an 0.59 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season. He'll give manager Charlie Manuel another left-handed option in the bullpen alongside Antonio Bastardo and Raul Valdes.
Fri, May 11, 2012 01:35:00 PM

The Phillies are expected to recall left-hander Jacob Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

The Phillies' bullpen has a major league worst 5.59 ERA, so general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. is attempting an overall. Diekman, 25, has an 0.59 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Thu, May 10, 2012 06:33:00 PM

Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Diekman, 25, registered a cool 3.05 ERA and 11.5 K/9 in 65 innings for Double-A Reading last year. He should be allowed to make his MLB debut at some point this season.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 08:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Hanser Alberto
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
3Jared Hoying
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Luke Jackson
9Tanner Scheppers