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Zeke Spruill | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Rangers signed RHP Zeke Spruill to a minor league contract.
One of five players the Diamondbacks acquired from the Braves for Justin Upton back in 2013, Spruill registered a 4.24 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 34 innings with Arizona before struggling with the Red Sox and then packing his bags for Asia. He pitched for the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization in 2016 and the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2017. This is mostly an organizational depth signing for Texas. Thu, Dec 14, 2017 05:31:00 AM

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Zeke Spruill signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the KIA Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Spruill pitched in the Red Sox organization this past season, going 5-10 with a 3.94 ERA in 114 1/3 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket. He last pitched in the majors with the Diamondbacks in 2014.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 09:13:00 PM

Red Sox sent RHP Zeke Spruill outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Spruill was put on waivers by the Red Sox on July 3. He's cleared them and has been sent outright to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he'll return to a tough 5.40 ERA over 53 1/3 innings.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 01:52:00 PM

Red Sox designated RHP Zeke Spruill for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Noe Ramirez. Spruill has put up a 5.40 ERA over 53 1/3 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket this season.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Zeke Spruill from the Diamondbacks for RHP Myles Smith.

Spruill was designated for assignment earlier in the week, so the Diamondbacks decided to flip him for whatever they could get before letting him walk. The 25-year-old posted a 3.57 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 14/4 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings with the D'Backs in 2014.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 08:16:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Zeke Spruill for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Yosmany Tomas. Spruill holds a 4.24 ERA over 34 career major league innings and posted a 6.04 mark last season at Triple-A.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno.

Spruill has allowed five earned runs on 13 hits in 9 1/3 innings this season at the major league level and his Triple-A numbers are also ugly. He'll be a mop-up man.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Reno.

Spruill was up for a day to help an overtaxed bullpen, allowing two runs over four relief innings in a loss to the Indians Wednesday. He returns to a 6.75 ERA in 57 1/3 innings at Reno.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno.

Spruill takes the roster spot of catcher Jordan Pacheco. He has a 6.75 ERA in 57 1/3 innings at Reno and will serve as a bullpen arm in Arizona.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Zeke Spruill struggled in a losing effort against the Mets in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, allowing three runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Friday’s rainout pressed Spruill into emergency duty, and at least did his job by keeping the Diamondbacks in the game. He’s likely to return to Triple-A Reno afterwards where he will continue to function as organizational rotation depth.
Sun, May 25, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced Saturday that Zeke Spruill will start the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets.

The 24-year-old owns a 2-1 record, 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 27/9 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings at Triple-A Reno. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, May 24, 2014 02:46:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Reno.

The 24-year-old hurler appeared in six games with the D'Backs in 2013, posting a 5.56 ERA, 1.94 WHIP and 9/5 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings. He's expected to stay stretched out as a starter in the minor leagues.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Reno.

Spruill allowed 10 runs (six earned) in seven innings over two starts during his most recent stint with the big club. He'll likely be back when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Zeke Spruill lasted just three innings in a loss Sunday to the Mets.

It was just his second start after making his rotation debut last week. He gave up one run on six hits and had two walks before exiting. Spruill will be moved back to bullpen once Trevor Cahill returns from the disabled list.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 07:48:00 PM

Zeke Spruill gave up five runs and three homers in four innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rangers.

Spruill was called up before the game, and he'll be sent back down to Triple-A now. If he sees action with the Diamondbacks again this season, it'll probably be as a reliever in September.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:47:00 PM

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