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Seth Maness | Relief Pitcher | #43

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 11 (0) / STL
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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. Sep 4 - 10:27 AM

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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.
Aug 16 - 4:39 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Seth Maness on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 14, with a right elbow strain.

This is his second stint on the disabled list this year due to elbow issues. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Sam Tuivailala will take his place in the Cardinals' bullpen.
Aug 16 - 11:24 AM

Cardinals activated RHP Seth Maness from the 15-day disabled list.

Maness missed just over a month of action with inflammation in his pitching elbow. He'll return to a middle relief role.
Jun 19 - 12:42 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday that the club will likely make a decision on Seth Maness (elbow) "in the next few days."

Maness has allowed one run over five rehab innings. He posted a 6.39 ERA and 1.97 WHIP for the Cards before going down with an elbow injury and it's possible the team could send him to the minors rather than return him to the big league bullpen.
Jun 19 - 10:11 AM

Seth Maness (elbow) has shifted his minor league rehab assignment from Double-A Springfield to Triple-A Memphis.

Maness pitched three innings at the Double-A level, yielding one hit -- a home run -- and one walk. He also plunked two batters. The right-handed reliever has been on the disabled list since May 14 because of a right elbow injury. He was sporting a 6.39 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings before going down.
Jun 15 - 11:03 AM

Cardinals placed RHP Seth Maness on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

This comes one day after Maness was optioned to Triple-A Memphis. Because Maness is still on the major league roster, he'll be allowed to go on a rehab assignment when he's ready to pitch again. Maness was diagnosed after meeting with team doctors on Friday. The 27-year-old has had a nightmare season so far. In 13 appearances, he holds a miserable 6.39 ERA to go with an equally disappointing 1.97 WHIP.
May 14 - 8:40 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Seth Maness to Triple-A Memphis.

Maness had a disappointing 6.39 ERA in 12 2/3 innings this year and experienced a drop in both his fastball velocity and his strikeout rate. The ground-ball specialist had extended success in 2013 and 2014, so there's a solid chance that he irons things out in Memphis and returns to the majors in 2016.
May 13 - 7:42 PM

Cardinals and RHP Seth Maness avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

It was Maness' first year of arbitration eligibility. A groundball machine, Maness posted a disappointing 4.26 ERA in 2015.
Jan 15 - 2:25 PM

Seth Maness slammed the door on the Reds in the 13th inning as the Cardinals eked out a 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

Regular closer Trevor Rosenthal had pitched in the ninth and 10th innings, explaining why Maness was called on for the save. He induced three ground outs from Brayan Pena, Eugenio Suarez, and Ivan De Jesus, Jr. to end the game. Maness has four saves and a 3.65 ERA on the year, but Rosenthal will handle saves the rest of the way barring unique circumstances such as Wednesday's ballgame.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Seth Maness allowed a run but still managed to grab his second save of the season in Monday's victory versus the Cubs.

Maness allowed a two-out solo home run to Addison Russell to cut the Cardinals' lead in half, but he got Dexter Fowler to line out to end the game. As regular closer Trevor Rosenthal had pitched in three consecutive games to open up the month of May, and blew a save on the 3rd, Maness got a rare save chance. The right-hander, with a 3.27 ERA and a 6/0 K/BB ratio in 11 innings, shouldn't see many more save situations the rest of the way.
Tue, May 5, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Seth Maness notched his second big-league save by getting four outs against the Mets on Monday.

Maness entered a 6-2 game in the eighth, but since the tying run was on deck, it was a save situation. As a result, the Cardinals left him in and he was able to get his first save of the year. The sinkerballer has a 2.45 ERA in 29 1/3 innings.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Seth Maness from Triple-A Memphis.

Maness will try to provide some reliable depth for the Cardinals' battered bullpen. The 24-year-old has walked only 18 batters in 247-plus minor league innings.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Seth Maness will be promoted from Triple-A Memphis before Monday's series-opener against the Reds.

Maness has posted an uninspiring 4.32 ERA in 25 innings this season at the Triple-A level, but he throws strikes and should do fine in a middle relief role. The 24-year-old righty had a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 112/10 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings (27 starts) last summer between High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:04:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
4Carson Kelly
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Jose Martinez
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Mike Leake
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Jonathan Broxton
8Seth Maness
9Jaime Garcia
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Sam Tuivailala
13Mike Mayers
14Dean Kiekhefer