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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, $2.55 million contract.
As anticipated, the deal was right around the $2.5 million midpoint between the figures that each side filed at on Friday. The 29-year-old southpaw registered a 3.40 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 59/26 K/BB ratio across 53 innings in 2016. Jan 13 - 11:00 PM

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Jake Diekman requested $3.1 million and was offered $1.9 million by the Rangers when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It's unusual to see a player and club so far apart when submitting their figures for arbitration. It does leave a lot of room in the middle to negotiate a deal though, rather than heading to a hearing. He was projected by to earn $2.6 million through arbitration, which is right around the $2.5 million midpoint.
Jan 13 - 9:31 PM

Jake Diekman pitched a scoreless ninth against the Rockies for his third save Monday.

Sam Dyson had the night off after working the previous two days. Diekman has a 2.25 ERA in his setup role this year. He'll be a big weapon for the Rangers if they make it back to the postseason.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 12:07:00 AM

Rangers activated LHP Jake Diekman from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed the last couple weeks with a lacerated left index finger. Diekman holds a 2.73 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 36/13 K/BB ratio in 33 innings of relief this season.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Rangers placed LHP Jake Diekman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a lacerated left index finger.

Diekman figures to return when first eligible, unless it's a really nasty cut. The 29-year-old southpaw holds a cool 2.73 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 36/13 K/BB ratio in 33 innings of relief this season for Texas.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:18:00 AM

With Sam Dyson needing another day off, Jake Diekman preserved a two-run lead in the ninth for his first career save Thursday against the Astros.

The Rangers wanted to stay away from Dyson for two days after he pitched three straight days earlier in the week (including a 30-pitch outing on Tuesday). Diekman's first save came in his 245th career relief appearance. He has a 1.83 ERA in 44 1/3 innings since arriving from the Phillies with Cole Hamels last summer.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 05:39:00 PM

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
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Jake Diekman requested $1.55 million and was offered $975,000 by the Rangers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday. is more in line with the club with their $1 million projection. Diekman is arbitration-eligible for the first time.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 05:42:00 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