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T.J. McFarland | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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T.J. McFarland could start for the Diamondbacks on Saturday versus the Nationals.
Kris Medlen struggled in his one shot to fill in for Robbie Ray (oblique) and was optioned. Manager Torey Lovullo seemed to indicate that it would be McFarland getting the ball Saturday as long as he's not needed in relief before then. All 11 of the left-hander's appearances this season have come in relief, but he's had three four-plus inning outings and came up through the minors as a starter. May 11 - 12:48 PM

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T.J. McFarland allowed just two hits with no walks and one strikeout in four scoreless relief innings on Saturday against the Dodgers.

McFarland did a tremendous job taking over after starter Taijuan Walker left with tightness in his forearm. He threw 35 of his 59 strikes. Despite the outstanding results on Saturday he is usually only worth a look in the deepest NL-only rotisserie leagues using true middle relievers.
Apr 15 - 3:47 AM

Diamondbacks signed LHP T.J. McFarland to a one-year, $850,000 contract.

McFarland was non-tendered earlier this month by Arizona, but he'll be back with the organization for the 2018 season. He probably would have made closer to $1 million through arbitration despite posting an underwhelming 5.33 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 29/17 K/BB ratio over 54 innings this past summer.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 03:31:00 PM

Diamondbacks non-tendered LHP T.J. McFarland.

McFarland is now a free agent. The southpaw struggled with a 5.33 ERA and 29/17 K/BB ratio over 54 innings with the Diamondbacks this past season.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:37:00 PM

T.J. McFarland retired just one batter in a disastrous start Sunday versus the Twins.

He was charged with seven earned runs on two walks and five hits. McFarland will presumably move back into a long-relief role for Arizona.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 05:53:00 PM

T.J. McFarland will start Sunday against the Twins.

It will be McFarland's first start of the season and only the third of his career. The most pitches he's thrown in a game this year is 58 and we wouldn't expect him to last much longer than that on Sunday. Essentially it will be a bullpen game with McFarland likely to be followed by long reliever Braden Shipley, who was just called up from Triple-A Reno. McFarland won't be a recommended streaming option on Sunday.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:20:00 PM

T.J. McFarland took the loss Friday against the Cardinals after allowing an unearned run over 3 2/3 innings of relief.

McFarland entered the game after Robbie Ray was hit in the head by a comebacker in the second inning. The southpaw did a nice job under the circumstances, allowing three hits while walking none and striking out one. He threw a season-high 58 pitches. There’s no fantasy relevance to be had here, but McFarland at least did a nice job saving the bullpen.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 01:16:00 AM

Diamondbacks activated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 10-day disabled list.

McFarland missed barely over the minimum amount of time with a bruised ankle. He'll return to a middle relief role.
Sun, May 21, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed LHP T.J. McFarland on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle contusion.

McFarland sustained the ankle contusion after taking a hard comebacker to the leg off the bat of James McCann. There is no current timetable for his return, but one should clarify as he becomes further removed from the initial injury.
Wed, May 10, 2017 06:10:00 PM

T.J. McFarland left his relief appearance Tuesday night against the Tigers after getting drilled on the leg by a James McCann comebacker.

The appearance lasted all of one pitch. McFarland, who's been sharp in middle relief for the Diamondbacks, is likely headed for X-rays on his left leg.
Tue, May 9, 2017 11:39:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Reno.

Shelby Miller (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL in the corresponding move. McFarland hasn't allowed a run over 11 innings for Reno this year. He'll work as a left-hander specialist.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 06:53:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed LHP T.J. McFarland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

McFarland was released by the Orioles last week in a cost-cutting move. The left-hander holds a 4.27 ERA over parts of four seasons in the majors and is merely a depth piece for the D'Backs.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 10:17:00 AM

Orioles released LHP T.J. McFarland.

The O's are trying to save some pennies here, as they want to re-sign McFarland but just didn't want to pay him the $685,000 that had been owed to him. However, the lefty is now free to negotiate with all teams.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 01:32:00 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have placed T.J. McFarland on release waivers.

He had already been removed from the 40-man roster. The Orioles avoided arbitration with McFarland on a $685,000 contract last month, but they won't have to pay that by putting him through waivers now. It's possible he'll be re-signed if he clears waivers, but the lefty would be able to negotiate with all teams.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 08:56:00 AM

Orioles sent LHP T.J. McFarland outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

McFarland cleared outright waivers, but must now either accept his outright assignment or can opt for free agency. The club hopes to keep him in camp to compete for a spot in their Opening Day bullpen.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado