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T.J. McFarland | Relief Pitcher | #77

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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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. Mar 3 - 10:17 AM

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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.
Feb 26 - 1:32 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.
Feb 26 - 8:56 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.
Feb 25 - 12:03 PM

Orioles designated LHP T.J. McFarland for assignment.

The move creates a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Vidal Nuno. According to reports, the O's are hopeful that McFarland will pass through waivers unclaimed and could still fight for a spot in the club's bullpen.
Feb 19 - 6:16 PM

T.J. McFarland dealt with some left shoulder soreness on Saturday.

He reported feeling better on Sunday, so it sounds like the southpaw should resume throwing shortly. McFarland is trying to win a bullpen job with the Orioles this spring.
Feb 19 - 1:42 PM

Orioles and LHP T.J. McFarland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $685,000 contract.

This was his first chance at arbitration-eligibility. McFarland appeared in 16 games with the Orioles last season and yielded a disappointing 6.93 ERA and 7/10 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He's likely to bounce back and forth from the majors to the minors again in 2017.
Jan 12 - 8:58 PM

Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

It was announced on Sunday that McFarland was designated for assignment, so this presumably means that he passed through optional waivers. The southpaw owns an ugly 6.93 ERA and 7/10 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings in the majors this season.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Orioles designated LHP T.J. McFarland for assignment.

McFarland was pummeled for four runs over two-thirds of an inning Saturday in his lone appearance after returning from the disabled list. He stands a good chance at clearing waivers.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Orioles activated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list.

McFarland has been out for the last two months with left knee tendinitis. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 03:42:00 PM

T.J. McFarland (knee) will pitch on Thursday as he continues his rehab assignment with High-A Frederick.

McFarland has been sidelined by left knee tendinitis for over a month. He continues to move along in his recovery and could return to the major league mound before the start of September.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 06:09:00 PM

T.J. McFarland (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Frederick on Monday.

McFarland is expected to toss three innings in the first outing of his assignment. Left knee tendinitis has kept him out of action since late June, but he could return to the O's in the two weeks assuming his rehab work goes smoothly.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:57:00 PM

T.J. McFarland (knee) will pitch for the Orioles' Gulf Coast League affiliate on Tuesday.

McFarland will be reevaluated from there about the next step. The lefty has been out of action for over a month due to left knee tendinitis.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 08:50:00 PM

T.J. McFarland (knee) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

It's the first time he's thrown off the bump since going down with left knee tendinitis a month ago. A timetable for McFarland isn't known, but it appears he's making progress.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 09:29:00 AM

T.J. McFarland (knee) is close to getting back to throwing off a mound.

McFarland landed on the disabled list at the end of June with left knee inflammation and even paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier this month, but he's slowly working his way back to action. The southpaw had a 5.63 ERA over 15 appearances before hitting the DL.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 04:57:00 PM

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4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
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PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Archie Bradley
9Jorge De La Rosa
10Tom Wilhelmsen
11T.J. McFarland
12JJ Hoover