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Dan Straily | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs acquired RHP Dan Straily from the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade.
While the Cubs now have two vacancies to fill in their rotation, reports indicate that Straily will begin his Cubs tenure at Triple-A Iowa. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a career 4.11 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 190/88 K/BB ratio over 230 innings in three seasons with the A’s. Jul 5 - 12:04 PM

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ESPN's Keith Law reports that the Cubs will also receive Dan Straily and prospect outfielder Billy McKinney from the Athletics for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Per FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, no third team is involved in the trade, so the full deal is Samardzija and Hammel for Addison Russell, Straily and McKinney. With a new pair of vacancies to fill, Straily should stick around in the Cubs rotation and will carry a fair amount of fantasy value with his ability to miss bats. McKinney, a 19-year-old outfielder and the A's top outfield prospect, was hitting .241/.330/.400 with 10 homers and 33 RBI at High-A Stockton.
Jul 4 - 11:12 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento.

Straily entered the season with some breakout potential, but he's been booted from the rotation after posting a 4.93 ERA over his first seven starts. Drew Pomeranz will take over Straily's spot. The righty certainly figures to get another shot later this season.
May 9 - 4:57 PM

Dan Straily allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Batters went big or went home against Straily on Wednesday, as two of the Mariners' three hits left the yard. Straily also walked four while striking out three. It isn't always pretty, but it's been effective of late -- the right-hander hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since April 15. He'll look to keep that streak going Monday against the White Sox.
May 7 - 7:15 PM

Dan Straily gave up two runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox.

Straily was fortunate that things weren't much worse, as he gave up four hits and three walks while throwing just 40 out of 82 pitches for strikes. He threw first-pitch strikes to just three out of the 20 batters he faced. On the bright side, this was the first start this season that he didn't give up a home run. Straily will bring a 5.01 ERA into a favorable matchup against the Mariners at home next week.
May 2 - 11:34 PM

Dan Straily allowed three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Saturday as the A's lost to the Astros.

Houston got to Straily for one run in the first inning and two runs in the second. He settled in after that and wound up striking out seven batters, but the damage was already done. Straily will carry an ugly 5.14 ERA into his next scheduled start at Fenway Park.
Apr 26 - 10:40 PM

Dan Straily was blasted for six runs on seven hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

He whiffed three and coughed up a two-run fourth inning homer to Kole Calhoun. Straily (1-2, 5.40 ERA) was coming off back-to-back quality outings to begin the campaign, so one off night can be forgiven. Something to keep an eye on, however: Despite pitching in three pitcher's parks (and against a manageable slate in the Mariners, Twins and Angels), he's given up at least one homer in each start and four total. That better change quickly with the Rangers coming to town on Monday.
Apr 16 - 2:25 AM

Dan Straily tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 win over the Twins on Thursday.

His only mistake was a first-inning solo homer by Brian Dozier. Otherwise, he was excellent. Straily gave up just three hits and two walks on the afternoon while notching five strikeouts. His fly ball tendencies could make him a risky start in some ballparks, but he should be relevant in mixed leagues all year long.
Apr 10 - 4:25 PM

Dan Straily surrendered three earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Mariners.

Straily was cruising until the fifth inning, when the Mariners tacked on all three of their runs courtesy of a two-run homer by Dustin Ackley and a solo shot from Abraham Almonte. Straily finished with seven strikeouts and walked only one, but the Oakland offense provided him little help. He'll hope for better next time out when he faces this same M's team in Seattle.
Apr 5 - 6:49 PM

Friday's game between the Athletics and Mariners has been postponed due to rain.

Shocking, due to the fact that it isn't expected to rain for the remainder of the evening in Oakland. The problem appears to be with the condition of the infield from the rain they've had, with the tarp being left off the field overnight. No makeup date has been announced as of yet, but a Saturday doubleheader is a possibility.
Apr 4 - 10:33 PM

Dan Straily allowed three runs in four innings of work during Wednesday's start against the Indians.

Straily allowed five hits and walked three while striking out three. The right-hander has struggled with his control in the Cactus League as he now has 10 walks in 13 1/3 innings.
Mar 19 - 5:49 PM

Dan Straily pitched well against the Royals on Friday, allowing one run on three hits over four innings.

Straily walked a pair and fanned two on the day. The only damage against him came on a solo homer from Alex Gordon. After a rough debut to the Cactus League season, he's gotten on track in each of his last two outings. His high strikeout potential makes him a nice late-round target in mixed league drafts.
Mar 14 - 10:34 PM

Dan Straily looked good in his second Cactus League start, tossing three scoreless innings against the White Sox on Sunday.

The young right-hander walked three and allowed a pair of hits while striking out two. It was a much better effort than his debut where he was knocked around by the Brewers on Tuesday. His underlying strikeout potential makes him a solid target in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 9 - 7:17 PM

Dan Straily surrendered three runs in two innings against the Brewers in Tuesday's start.

Straily's Cactus League debut was a bumpy ride. The right-hander allowed the two runs on four hits and two walks. He left in the third inning without recording an out after loading the bases on two singles and a walk. Considering his track record, the one start shouldn't be any cause for alarm.
Mar 4 - 5:33 PM

Dan Straily struck out eight while allowing three runs over six frames in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

One bad inning and one really bad pitch did Straily in. The right-hander had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning when Prince Fielder led off with a bloop single. A Victor Martinez single and then a home run by Jhonny Peralta -- which came on a fastball up and over the plate -- followed. Straily retired the next three batters and had a scoreless sixth but was then pulled despite having thrown only 76 pitches. The A's bullpen then proceeded to allow five runs over the next two frames.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 09:13:00 PM

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