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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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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

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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

Angels sent RHP Steve Geltz outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Geltz made two appearances with the Angels last season and posted a 3.05 ERA with 70 strikeouts over 59 innings between Double- and Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 03:14:00 PM

Angels optioned RHP Steve Geltz to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Geltz made only two appearances in 2012 for the Halos. He will serve as organizational bullpen depth this year.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Angels recalled RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Geltz made it up for a cup of coffee with the Halos this season after putting up a 3.05 ERA and striking out 70 over 59 innings between Double- and Triple-A. He'll be in the mix for a bullpen spot next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 02:19:00 PM

Angels optioned RHP Steven Geltz to Triple-A Salt-Lake.

Geltz was the odd man out with Scott Downs returning from the disabled list. He'll return to a 3.76 ERA in 19 appearances in the minors.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 08:30:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Geltz, 24, was sporting a respectable 3.76 ERA in 19 appearances in the Pacific Coast League. He's taking David Carpenter's place on the Angels' active roster.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 08:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2Steve Pearce
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Steve Geltz
7Dana Eveland
8Jhan Marinez