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Richie Shaffer | First Baseman | #4

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (25) / TB
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Indians designated INF Richie Shaffer for assignment.
Shaffer was just claimed off waivers from the Reds, but he's getting the boot now to clear a 40-man roster spot for right-hander Carlos Frias. Shaffer, 25, is a .213/.310/.410 career hitter at the major league level. Jan 30 - 3:43 PM

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Indians claimed INF Richie Shaffer off waivers from the Reds.

Shaffer was designated for assignment by Cincinnati on Thursday to clear a 40-man roster spot for new pitcher Scott Feldman. The 25-year-old corner infielder is a .213/.310/.410 career hitter in 142 plate appearances at the major league level and probably won't crack Cleveland's Opening Day roster.
Jan 26 - 2:36 PM

Reds claimed INF Richie Shaffer off waivers from the Phillies.

Shaffer has gone from the Rays to the Mariners in a trade and then from the Mariners to the Phillies and finally to the Reds on waivers over the last five weeks. He'll be a bat off the bench for Cincy.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Phillies designated INF Richie Shaffer for assignment.

The Phillies just claimed Shaffer off waivers from the Mariners last week, but he was cleared in order to make room for the newly-acquired Clay Buchholz on the 40-man roster. Shaffer, who went into the offseason as a member of the Rays, could soon be on the move again.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Phillies claimed INF Richie Shaffer off waivers from the Mariners.

The 25-year-old Shaffer was acquired from the Rays back in November, but the Mariners designated him for assignment last week after acquiring Chris Heston. The 2012 first-rounder produced a disappointing .695 OPS in Triple-A this year and owns a .213/.310/.410 batting line over 142 plate appearances in the majors, but he offers some corner infield depth.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Mariners designated INF Richie Shaffer for assignment.

Shaffer has been DFA'ed as the corresponding roster move following the Mariners' trade for Chris Heston. The 25-year-old first baseman has largely struggled at the major league level when given opportunities, slashing .213/.310/.410 with a quintet of homers and 10 RBI. He has whiffed 50 times in 142 plate appearances in the bigs. The Mariners initially acquired him in a mid-November trade with the Rays.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Mariners acquired INFs Richie Shaffer and Taylor Motter from the Rays for RHPs Andrew Kittredge and Dylan Thompson, and 1B Dalton Kelly.

The 25-year-old Shaffer has showed power potential in the minor leagues but has hit just .213/.310/.410 with five homers, 10 RBI and a 50/15 K/BB ratio in 142 plate appearances at the big league level. He'll have a chance to compete for a bench spot on the M's Opening Day roster.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer had two brief stints with the Rays last month and now he's back as a bench player for the stretch run. The 25-year-old batted just .226/.329/.365 with 11 homers over 118 games in Triple-A this season.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer has seen minimal work with the Rays this season, but he did record two hits -- including a double -- in seven at-bats. The 25-year-old infielder will return to Triple-A for the time being, but could return in a week when rosters expand.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer is taking the place of Ryan Garton on the active roster. He'll provide a useful right-handed bat off the bench for the Rays.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 02:36:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer has seen just three major league at-bats this season. He did not pick up a hit in that brief window. Now heading to Durham, the 25-year-old first baseman will return to a .227/.335/.351 Triple-A triple-slash (102 games).
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer had hit .227/.335/.351 in 102 games this season at Triple-A. He carries no fantasy relevance.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer was hitting .125/.250/.292 over 28 plate appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He will function as organizational corner infield depth.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Richie Shaffer went 0-for-3 on Friday, leaving him 2-for-15 this spring.

The Rays made it clear exactly what they think of Shaffer when they signed Steve Pearce to a one-year deal last month. Shaffer probably would have done just fine starting against left-handers as a part-time player, but there's no room for him now.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 04:33:00 PM

Richie Shaffer checked out okay on Friday after getting drilled by a pitch in his left knee during his final at-bat.

Shaffer wanted to stay in the game and indicated afterwards that the injury was no big deal. He faces an uphill battle this spring while competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster. His chances would improve significantly if the club is able to deal James Loney.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 08:10:00 AM

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2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
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2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
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3Abraham Almonte
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S1Corey Kluber
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3Danny Salazar
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3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
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8Shawn Armstrong
9Nick Goody
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