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Donn Roach | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Donn Roach got roughed up in his Cubs debut, allowing eight hits and four run in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
He only lasted 3 1/3 innings. With Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) only expected to miss one start), Roach is probably headed back to Triple-A. Saturday marked Roach's first loss in 17 big league appearances. Jun 27 - 11:05 PM

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Cubs recalled RHP Donn Roach from Triple-A Iowa.

Roach is getting the start Saturday in place of Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder). The right-hander went 1-0 with a 4.75 ERA in 16 appearances for the Padres last season. Chicago sent Yoervis Medina to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move.
Jun 27 - 4:13 PM

Donn Roach will be called up to start on Saturday against the Cardinals.

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) isn't feeling quite ready, so the Cubs need a spot starter. Roach has put up a 2.29 ERA over 14 starts for Triple-A Iowa this season, although he's managed only 33 strikeouts over 82 2/3 innings. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jun 26 - 5:00 PM

Cubs reassigned RHP Donn Roach, RHP Pierce Johnson, RHP Corey Black, LHP Hunter Cervenka, and RHP Armando Rivero to minor league camp.

No big surprises among this round of cuts. Roach was claimed off waivers from the Padres in November after posting a 4.75 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 17/15 K/BB ratio across 30 1/3 innings last summer for San Diego.
Mar 16 - 3:43 PM

Cubs sent RHP Donn Roach outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Chicago claimed Roach off waivers from the Padres in mid-November, but he was then removed from the Cubs' 40-man roster this past weekend to clear space for some newer acquisitions. The 25-year-old righty posted a 4.75 ERA across 30 1/3 innings in 2014 for San Diego.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Donn Roach for assignment.

Roach was claimed off waivers by the Cubs last month. The 24-year-old right-hander had a 4.75 ERA and 17/15 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings in the majors last season.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Donn Roach off waivers from the Padres.

Roach was designated for assignment by the Padres earlier this month. The 24-year-old right-hander had a shaky 4.75 ERA and 17/15 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings in the majors this season.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Padres designated RHP Donn Roach for assignment.

Roach was acquired from the Angels in May 2012 as part of a package for reliever Ernesto Frieri but never quite met the hype in the Padres' organization. The 24-year-old right-hander registered a 5.24 ERA in 77 1/3 innings this past season at Triple-A El Paso.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Donn Roach to Triple-A El Paso.

Roach has a 4.75 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 15 relief appearances and one spot start this season for San Diego. The 24-year-old could get another look later this summer.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Donn Roach allowed four runs in three innings, picking up the no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

As Roach was spot starting, manager Bud Black took him out after throwing 46 pitches. Overall, he allowed four hits and two walks without recording a strikeout in his first major league start. Despite contributing out of the Padres' bullpen, Roach has plenty of minor league experience as a starter. It remains to be seen if he'll be the Padres' go-to option again with Andrew Cashner on the disabled list.
Sun, May 18, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Donn Roach will make a spot start for the Padres on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies.

Roach has been pitching out of the San Diego bullpen all year and so he'll be limited to a pitch count of 60 in his first-ever major league start on Sunday in Colorado. The 24-year-old right-hander is not a good fantasy streamer against the Rockies. He is filling in for Andrew Cashner, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday with soreness in his throwing elbow.
Sat, May 17, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Donn Roach from Double-A San Antonio.

Roach made 28 starts for San Antonio this season, posting a 3.53 ERA over 142 2/3 innings of work. The move was made to protect the 23-year-old from December's Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:20:00 PM

Padres reassigned RHPs Brandon Kloess and Donn Roach to minor league camp.

Neither were real candidates for the Opening Day roster. Roach could make his major league debut at some point this season, though, after posting a 2.70 over four spring appearances.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Padres acquired RHP Donn Roach and INF-OF Alexi Amarista from the Angels for RHP Ernesto Frieri.

Roach, a 2010 third-round pick, has a 3.97 ERA over his first 165 2/3 innings of pro ball. The 22-year-old right-hander has logged time as both a starter and reliever, but he had an impressive 2.16 ERA and 29/3 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings over his first five starts with High-A Inland Empire this season. He's expected to report to High-A Lake Elsinore.
Thu, May 3, 2012 09:12:00 PM

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Donn Roach
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood