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Steve Geltz | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 was suspended for 100 games due to a third positive test for a drug of abuse.
The right-hander signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in early January and was expected to provide bullpen depth. The 30-year-old owns a 4.23 ERA in 104 1/3 innings at the big league level in his career. Feb 10 - 3:46 PM

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Phillies signed RHP Steve Geltz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring trainng.

Geltz spent the 2017 season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers. The 30-year-old right-hander holds a 4.23 ERA in 104 1/3 career innings at the major league level. He'll function as organizational relief depth for Philly.
Jan 2 - 6:42 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Steve Geltz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The veteran right-hander elected free agency last month after the Rockies sent him outright to Triple-A. Geltz appeared in 27 games for the Rays in 2016, compiling a 5.74 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 02:23:00 PM

Steve Geltz has elected free agency.

Geltz was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs over the weekend. While he has elected to become a free agent rather than accept that assignment, the possibility remains that he could re-up with the Brewers prior to spring training. The club initially picked the 29-year-old right-hander up off waivers from the Rays at the end of November. He pitched to a rough 5.74 ERA in 26 2/3 frames with Tampa Bay last season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Steve Geltz outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The veteran right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Rays last week. This move temporarily removes him from the club's 40-man roster, though he's still expected to secure an invitation to spring training where he will compete for a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Brewers claimed RHP Steve Geltz off waivers from the Rays.

Geltz was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay earlier this month. He posted an underwhelming 5.74 ERA in 26 2/3 innings of relief this past season for the Rays, but his peripheral numbers have always been decent and the 29-year-old right-hander figures to be in the running for an Opening Day bullpen job next spring with the Brewers.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 02:57:00 PM

Rays designated RHP Steve Geltz for assignment.

The Rays needed to clear a few spots on the 40-man roster after Friday's trade with the Mariners and Geltz looks to be the odd-man out. The 29-year-old hurler registered a 5.74 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio across 26 2/3 innings out of the Rays' bullpen in 2016.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 07:15:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 05:36:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 05:53:00 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.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 08:25:00 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.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 09:58:00 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.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 03:30:00 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.
Sun, May 22, 2016 06:23:00 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.
Mon, May 16, 2016 05:12:00 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

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