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Yoervis Medina | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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Yoervis Medina exited Tuesday's game against the Rays after feeling a "pop" in his right elbow, according to Phillies manager Pete Mackanin.
Well, that's never good. Medina will surely be sent for tests, but this sounds like a long-term thing. The reliever was acquired from the Pirates last month for Jesse Biddle. Mar 15 - 6:41 PM

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Yoervis Medina has yet to arrive in Phillies' camp due to a visa issue.

It's unclear when he might be expected. Medina is in camp as a non-roster invitee, so a late arrival obviously doesn't help his chances of heading north with the big club.
Feb 22 - 4:24 PM

Phillies acquired RHP Yoervis Medina from the Pirates for LHP Jesse Biddle.

Medina was outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster last week, so he'll be a non-roster invitee with the Phillies in the spring. The 27-year-old owns a 3.08 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 over 146 appearances in the majors. He'll provide some bullpen depth for Philadelphia.
Feb 3 - 2:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Yoervis Medina outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 27-year-old right-hander, somewhat surprisingly, passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment last week. He'll still have a chance to compete for a spot in the Pirates bullpen during the spring.
Jan 30 - 8:34 AM

Pirates designated RHP Yoervis Medina for assignment.

Medina was just claimed off waivers from the Cubs less than a month ago. The 27-year-old owns a 3.08 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 over 146 appearances in the majors and could draw interest on waivers again.
Jan 19 - 5:03 PM

Pirates claimed RHP Yoervis Medina off waivers from the Cubs.

Medina was designated for assignment last week. The 27-year-old owns a 3.08 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 over 146 appearances in the majors and could compete for a bullpen spot in the spring.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Yoervis Medina for assignment.

The move was made to clear a 40-man roster spot for Brendan Ryan. It's the second time Medina has been DFA'd by the organization since August. Medina had a 4.71 ERA in 21 innings between the Mariners and Cubs in 2015.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa.

Medina was designated for assignment by the Cubs at the beginning of August, but he elected to remain with the organization and is now getting another crack. The 27-year-old righty owns a decent 3.08 career ERA in 146 relief appearances at the major league level.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Yoervis Medina for assignment.

Medina has struggled this season between the Mariners and Cubs, posting a 4.71 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 21 innings. However, he held a sub-3.00 ERA each of the last two seasons in Seattle and throws in the mid-90s, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he draws interest on waivers.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa.

He was with the club for a couple of days to provide emergency bullpen depth, but with Dan Haren joining the club on Saturday he was no longer needed. The right-hander will continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A and should get another shot with the big league club later in the summer.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa.

Medina was just sent down Tuesday, but he's now back to take Neil Ramirez's (abdomen) roster spot. He has allowed seven runs over his last two relief appearances.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa.

Medina gets the boot to open a roster spot for Dallas Beeler, who is starting for the Cubs on Tuesday against the Rockies. Medina should get another shot soon.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa.

Medina holds a 2.12 ERA over 15 relief appearances this season between the Mariners and Cubs. He'll be used in middle relief.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa.

Chicago needed to make room for today's starting pitcher, Donn Roach. Medina pitched well in his 15 outings with the Cubs, compiling a 2.12 ERA across 17 innings. Roach is only expected to make one start so Medina shouldn't be in Iowa for very long.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa.

Acquired from the Mariners last month in the Welington Castillo deal, Medina holds a 3.00 ERA but a 9/7 K/BB ratio over 12 major league innings this season. He has a nice arm, but walks have been an issue for the 26-year-old.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 03:37:00 PM

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1B1Tommy Joseph
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SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
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CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
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