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Brandon Maurer | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 21 - 8:00 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 7:32 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.
Jun 24 - 2:30 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.
Apr 10 - 8:20 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.
Apr 5 - 7:17 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.
Mar 17 - 1:09 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.
Mar 1 - 12:27 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

Brandon Maurer will be used as a reliever at Triple-A Tacoma.

Many have felt that Maurer would ultimately be a better fit as a reliever, and the Mariners have decided to make the move with the right-hander. The 23-year-old holds a career 6.62 ERA across 122 1/3 innings but could wind up being a weapon out of the bullpen.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Brandon Maurer to Triple-A Tacoma.

The struggling right-hander is heading for an MRI exam on his back and could be looking at a trip to the disabled list as well. No word yet as to who will replace him in the Mariners rotation, but Erasmo Ramirez is a strong candidate.
Fri, May 30, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed Friday that Brandon Maurer was heading for an MRI exam on his ailing back.

The back has been a nagging issue for the young right-hander since early in spring training, and he has posted a troublesome 7.52 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 32 1/3 innings on the season. He shouldn't be trusted in any fantasy format at this point.
Fri, May 30, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Brandon Maurer was roughed up to the tune of five runs in four innings in Thursday night's game against the Angels.

Eric Aybar's three-run homer in the fourth was the big blow. It's been a rough season for Maurer, whose ERA now sits at an unsightly 7.52. He's gone fewer than five innings in all but one of his starts, and in that 7.1 inning start against the Royals he gave up 14 hits and six runs.
Fri, May 30, 2014 01:34:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris