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Steve Geltz | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Buffalo
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Rays recalled RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Durham.
Geltz, 28, owns an ugly 6.86 ERA over 22 relief appearances at the major league level this season. He'll pitch in middle relief down the stretch. Sep 5 - 5:36 PM

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Rays optioned RHP Steve Geltz to Triple-A Durham.

Geltz was just with the club for one day as an extra bullpen arm and will head back down to make room on the roster for Alex Cobb who is set to be activated on Monday. Expect to see Geltz back with the big league club when rosters expand later this week.
Aug 28 - 5:53 PM

Rays recalled RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Durham.

He's posted a 6.75 ERA in his time with the Rays this season. Geltz will provide a fresh relief arm.
Aug 28 - 8:25 AM

Rays optioned RHP Steve Geltz to Triple-A Durham.

The move clears a spot for newly-acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia. Geltz gave up his 10th homer of the season on Friday against the Indians and owns an ugly 6.75 ERA over 20 innings on the year.
Jun 25 - 9:58 AM

Rays recalled RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Durham.

Geltz holds a 6.06 ERA over 17 relief appearances in the majors this season. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Jun 17 - 3:30 PM

Rays optioned RHP Steve Geltz to Triple-A Durham.

Geltz allowed a pair of runs on two hits in his inning of work against the Tigers on Sunday, bringing him to a 6.06 ERA in 16 1/3 innings with the Rays this season. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A.
May 22 - 6:23 PM

Steve Geltz is dealing with a swollen right eye following an allergic reaction.

It's been a rough week for Geltz, who has allowed three go-ahead homers in his last four appearances. He's experiencing some improvement, so consider him day-to-day.
May 16 - 5:12 PM

Steve Geltz, making a spot start, threw two perfect innings to help the Rays blank the Nationals by a 5-0 score on Wednesday.

Geltz has contributed almost entirely as a reliever this season, so that's why he didn't stay in longer. He threw 19 pitches, retiring all six batters he faced with one strikeout. Matt Andriese took over for Geltz in the third and threw four scoreless innings. Geltz had started and went two innings in one start back in April.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Steve Geltz will start on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Previously scheduled starter Matt Andriese will still pitch, but he'll come out of the bullpen. The Rays did something similar in a road interleague series with Geltz back on April 10, as he went two innings then before being followed by Erasmo Ramirez.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Steve Geltz notched his first major league save by pitching a scoreless ninth Wednesday against the Red Sox.

This comes 12 days after he made his first big-league start. Geltz probably won't be a threat for more saves with Jake McGee out. His stuff is fine, but his control leaves quite a bit to be desired.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Steve Geltz allowed one run over two innings in a start against the Marlins on Friday.

The Rays tried to get creative playing under National League rules, as Geltz was only slated to go a couple of innings before being pulled as a pinch-hitter. The strategy didn't really pay off, as Erasmo Ramirez entered the game in the third and was knocked around for seven runs on six hits and three walks over two innings of work. This was the first start of Geltz's pro career and he's unlikely to get another one. The Rays' rotation should be back to full strength soon.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Steve Geltz will make his first major league start against the Marlins on Friday.

The Rays had planned to start Erasmo Ramirez originally in this spot, and no reason has yet to be given for the switch. Geltz, a 27-year-old right-hander, has posted a 4/1 K/BB ratio over 2 1/3 innings of relief for the Rays this season. It's hard to imagine him lasting more than five innings in this outing.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Durham.

Geltz was suspended for 50 games in early May after a second positive test for a drug of abuse, but he posted a 1.42 ERA and 41/9 K/BB ratio across 25 1/3 innings after returning to Durham in late June and should be a nice addition to the Rays' middle relief corps.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Rays pitching prospect Steve Geltz has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Geltz made it up to the majors briefly with the Angles in 2012 before being traded to the Rays in the Dane De La Rosa deal. He's posted a 3.86 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 16 1/3 innings for Triple-A Durham this season. The 26-year-old will return to Durham once his suspension is up.
Mon, May 5, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Rays acquired RHP Steve Geltz from the Angels for RHP Dane De La Rosa.

Geltz, 25, appeared in two games with the Angels last season. He posted a 3.05 ERA and 70 strikeouts over 59 innings between the Double-A and Triple-A levels, and will begin the 2013 regular season at Triple-A Durham.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Luke Maile
2Bobby Wilson
3Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Alexei Ramirez
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Jepsen
7Danny Farquhar
8Ryan Garton
9Eddie Gamboa
10Steve Geltz