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Seth Maness | Relief Pitcher | #63

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 11 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Royals re-signed RHP Seth Maness to a minor league contract.
Maness yielded five runs -- four earned -- on 16 hits and two walks over 9 2/3 innings this summer with Kansas City and also struggled at Triple-A Omaha. He should be better suited for success in 2018 as he moves further away from his alternative Tommy John elbow procedure. Wed, Nov 8, 2017 11:54:00 AM

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Seth Maness has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old right-hander appeared in eight games for the Royals in 2017, posting a 3.72 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and 4/2 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings. He's an intriguing talent and should have at least a few clubs interested in inking him to a minor league deal this off-season.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 01:00:00 PM

Cubs sent RHP Seth Maness outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Maness cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He allowed five runs -- four earned -- on 16 hits and two walks through his first 9 2/3 innings out of the Kansas City bullpen earlier this season.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 03:09:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Seth Maness for assignment.

Maness had been pitching at Triple-A Omaha, and still may if he passes through waivers unclaimed. This was done as a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Luke Farrell who is starting for the Royals on Saturday.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Royals optioned RHP Seth Maness to Triple-A Omaha.

Maness had allowed five runs -- four earned -- on 16 hits and two walks through his first 9 2/3 innings out of the Kansas City bullpen. The right-hander should get another try soon. He underwent primary repair surgery on his throwing elbow nine months ago, and it's being studied as a possible alternative to Tommy John.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 01:06:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Seth Maness from Triple-A Omaha.

Maness made it back in less than nine months from primary repair surgery on his right elbow. That procedure is being looked at as possible alternative to Tommy John surgery, which typically comes with 12-15 months of rehab. Maness will work in middle relief for Kansas City.
Wed, May 10, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Royals are calling up Seth Maness from Triple-A Omaha.

Maness underwent primary repair surgery -- a possible alternative to Tommy John surgery -- last August on his right elbow and has made it back to the major league level in less than nine months. The 28-year-old was sporting a promising 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and 5/1 K/BB ratio over six innings of relief this season with Omaha. Every medical staff in the majors will be tracking this story.
Wed, May 10, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Royals signed RHP Seth Maness to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Maness drew scouts from 16 different teams to a showcase last week in St. Louis but wasn't able to secure a guaranteed major league deal after requiring elbow surgery last August. That procedure was somewhat experimental -- a possible alternative to Tommy John surgery -- so there will be many around baseball tracking his progress. The 28-year-old reliever is hoping to be fully recovered by Opening Day. Obviously that's no sure thing.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 09:41:00 AM

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, scouts from 16 teams including the Cubs, Nationals and Royals attended Seth Maness' showcase Monday in St. Louis.

Maness resumed mound work last month after undergoing elbow surgery back in August. The procedure, performed by St. Louis-based Dr. George Paletta, was considered an alternative to Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old has been a reliable late-inning arm in the past, producing a 3.19 ERA over four major league seasons. He's a worthy flyer for bullpen-needy teams.
Mon, Feb 6, 2017 02:13:00 PM

Seth Maness (elbow) will have a showcase for interested teams on February 6.

Maness is coming back from a potentially game-changing alternative to Tommy John surgery that involved a much shorter rehab process, as he had the operation last August but it hoping to be ready for Opening Day. The sinkerballer held a sub-3.00 ERA in each of his first two big league seasons but held a 3.98 mark over his last two years.
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Seth Maness (elbow) is about a week away from returning to the mound.

It's a rapid turnaround. Maness underwent an alternative to Tommy John surgery last August called "primary repair," which involves "repair and buttressing" of the existing ligament at the bone, not reconstruction of the ligament. He's the first established major league pitcher to have the new procedure, which was performed by Dr. George Paletta. Tommy John surgery typically sidelines pitchers for at least one year, but Maness expects to be ready for Opening Day, which would leave him about seven and a half months removed from his surgery. He still has some hurdles to cross, but his success could have major ramifications within the game.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 09:10:00 AM

Cardinals non-tendered RHP Seth Maness.

Maness boasts a career 3.19 ERA out of the Cardinals' bullpen, but he had elbow surgery in August and could get a late start to next season. He's now a free agent.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Seth Maness from the 60-day disabled list.

He'll be heading right back to the 60-day disabled list once the 2017 season begins as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Maness is expected to miss the majority of the 2017 season.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Cardinals transferred RHP Seth Maness from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move frees up a 40-man roster spot. Maness had Tommy John surgery last month.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Seth Maness is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday.

Maness has been bothered by elbow problems all season, and now he can probably be ruled out through the entire 2017 campaign. The right-handed reliever owns a 3.19 ERA in 237 1/3 career major league innings. It's another big loss for this battered Cardinals club.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 04:39:00 PM

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