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Brandon Maurer | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 23 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Monday that Brandon Maurer will come to spring training as a starter.
"One of the things is he wants to do it," said Preller. "You put a lot of stock in that." Maurer really looked good in relief for the Padres last season, putting up a 3.00 ERA, including a 1.86 mark over the final three months. He came up through the minors as a starter but made 21 unsuccessful starts for the Mariners (6.62 ERA). Ultimately, there's a good chance Maurer winds up back in the bullpen, and he could even win the Padres' closer job. Jan 11 - 8:50 PM

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According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune, the Padres could be leaning toward giving Brandon Maurer a shot in the starting rotation in 2016.

Though he came up as a starter, the move seems a bit curious after the departures of Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit seemingly opened up the closer's role for the right-hander. The 25-year-old posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 39/15 K/BB ratio over 51 innings out of the Padres bullpen in 2015.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Brandon Maurer could be an option for the Padres in the ninth inning following some of their recent trades.

With Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit both gone, the Padres are painfully short on late-inning arms. Of course, the Padres are also thin on starting pitching and Maurer could find his way into the starting rotation. Maurer has made 21 career starts, though he was used exclusively out of the pen in 2015. Lin said the Padres plan to add a middle reliever this offseason.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Brandon Maurer (shoulder) didn't feel 100 percent while playing catch last week.

He's been shut down again for now and is undergoing treatment. Maurer hasn't given up hope at a return before the end of the season, but it's looking like a longshot at this point. He's been out since mid-August with right shoulder inflammation.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Brandon Maurer (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing in 4-5 days and remains hopeful that he'll return during the 2015 season.

The 25-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since August 11 due to inflammation in his right shoulder. Prior to landing on the shelf, he registered a 3.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 39/15 K/BB ratio over 51 innings with the Padres.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Brandon Maurer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 10, with right shoulder inflammation.

The belief is that Maurer doesn't have any structural issues, so it appears the reliever might not be out long. Maurer holds a 3.00 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 51 innings this season.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 07:32:00 PM

Brandon Maurer pitched two hitless innings for his fifth victory as the Padres edged the Giants 3-2 in 11 innings Tuesday.

The Padres went ahead in the 11th when Alexi Amarista's grounder up the middle deflected off Hunter Strickland's glove for an RBI single. Had it gone through, it likely would have been an inning-ending double play. Craig Kimbrel held on to the lead from there, giving Maurer his fifth win in as many decisions. The former Mariners reliever has a 1.50 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in 36 innings since being called up on April 10.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 02:30:00 AM

Padres recalled RHP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A El Paso.

It was shocking to see the Padres option Maurer to Triple-A to begin the season, and now with Odrisamer Despaigne sliding into the rotation a spot has opened up again for the talented right-hander. He'll work in middle relief for the Padres.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 08:20:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Brandon Maurer to Triple-A El Paso.

An already extremely talented and crowded bullpen got even deeper with Saturday's addition of Craig Kimbrel. Maurer will function as organizational depth at Triple-A but should land in the Padres bullpen in short order.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Brandon Maurer (back) is expected to return to game action Wednesday.

Maurer has been nursing back soreness recently, but he came out of a side session Monday feeling fine. The 24-year-old had a 4.65 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings with the Mariners last season and should play an important role in San Diego's bullpen in 2015.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday that the club is not ruling out Brandon Maurer being a starter over the long-term.

"He's got the ability to start," Black said. "We're not ruling that out long-term." Maurer has a career 6.62 ERA as a starter and 3.75 ERA as a reliever, though it should be noted that he's just 24. While it's possible he could be a starter again at some point, he has the potential to be a dominant reliever.
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Padres acquired RHP Brandon Maurer from the Mariners in exchange for OF Seth Smith.

General manager A.J. Preller said Tuesday that he's not sure yet whether Maurer will be used as a starter or reliever. Maurer has a career 6.62 ERA as a starter and 3.75 ERA (and 8.7 K/9 ratio) as a reliever, so it certainly appears at this point that his future is in the bullpen. While that's likely where he ends up, Maurer is just 24, so it's not a surprise San Diego isn't completely closing the door on him starting.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:58:00 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Padres are interested in acquiring reliever Brandon Maurer from the Mariners in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith.

Maurer pitched 69-plus innings in 2014 and posted a 4.65 ERA and 1.335 WHIP. While those numbers aren't horribly impressive, it should be noted that Maurer was converted from starter to reliever mid-season and put up markedly better numbers coming out of the bullpen. In 37-plus relief innings, he had a 2.17 ERA and 0.964 WHIP, compared to a 7.52 ERA and 1.763 WHIP in 32-plus innings starting. Maurer averaged over 95 mph on his fastball and would probably be in the mix for a setup or closing role with the Padres, who currently have the aged Joaquin Benoit slotted in as their ninth-inning man.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Brandon Maurer has tossed 15 scoreless relief innings since being recalled on June 25, allowing just six hits while posting a 17/2 K/BB ratio.

Maurer held a 7.52 ERA while allowing 43 hits and 14 walks in 32 1/3 innings as a starter, but it appears that he's found a home in the bullpen. "I’m having fun," he said. "Earlier in the season, I wasn’t having fun." The 24-year-old has worked his way into a late-inning role and looks to be a key piece of the Mariners' bullpen down the stretch. "He has less to think about as a reliever," manager Lloyd McClendon suggested. "He just goes after guys. His stuff is plenty good enough. His stuff has never been an issue."
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Mariners recalled RHP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma.

Maurer was demoted to convert to a relief role, and he allowed five runs -- four earned -- in 11 innings since switching to the bullpen. He'll be used in a similar role in Seattle.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 06:26:00 PM

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