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C.J. Riefenhauser | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Chipola JC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 20 (0) / TB
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Cubs sent LHP C.J. Riefenhauser outright to Triple-A Iowa.
He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. The Cubs' 40-man roster is now down to 37. The 26-year-old owns a 7.30 ERA over 15 outings for Iowa this year. May 26 - 6:35 PM

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Cubs optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Iowa.

He held a 7.36 ERA over four appearances this spring. Riefenhauser could wind up shuttling back and forth between the majors and minors this season.
Mar 18 - 3:57 PM

Cubs claimed LHP C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles.

Riefenhauser had been designated for assignment last week after the O's acquired Odrisamer Despaigne. The left-hander posted a 5.52 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 17 relief appearances last season for the Rays.
Feb 12 - 2:39 PM

Orioles designated LHP C.J. Riefenhauser for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Odrisamer Despaigne, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday afternoon for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme. Reifenhauser, 26, posted a 5.52 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 17 relief appearances last season for the Rays. Baltimore acquired Riefenhauser in the Mark Trumbo and Steve Clevenger trade, after the Mariners had acquired Riefenhauser from Tampa Bay in November.
Feb 4 - 1:49 PM

Orioles acquired LHP C.J. Riefenhauser and 1B/OF Mark Trumbo from the Mariners for 1B/C Steve Clevenger.

Seattle acquired Riefenhauser from Tampa Bay in early November as part of the Nate Karns trade. The 25-year-old southpaw struggled this summer in the Rays' bullpen, but he has some rather intriguing minor league numbers. It could be a nice throw-in for the O's.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles will acquire left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser along with Mark Trumbo for catcher Steve Clevenger.

The trade is still pending, but is expected to be completed. Riefenhauser was just acquired last month in the deal that sent Danny Farquhar, Logan Morrison and Brad Miller to the Rays. The 25-year-old southpaw posted a 5.52 ERA over 17 appearances in the majors this past season.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Mariners acquired LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, RHP Nate Karns and OF Boog Powell from the Rays for RHP Danny Farquhar, OF/1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller.

Riefenhauser posted an unimpressive 5.52 ERA over 17 appearances with the Rays last season but owned a 2.78 ERA and 35/9 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings in the minors. He'll be a consideration for a Mariners bullpen that didn't receive much from its left-handed relievers in 2015.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser has allowed eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits and four walks over 6 1/3 inning with the Rays this season. The 25-year-old southpaw will give the Rays an extra bullpen arm for the final month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.

The 25-year-old southpaw has really struggled in his limited time with the Rays this season, posting a 9.95 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 2/4 K/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings of work. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth in the minor leagues.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 09:02:00 AM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser has allowed five runs over 5 2/3 innings this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 11:39:00 PM

Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.

The Rays need a fresh arm after Tuesday's 16-4 blowout loss to the Nationals. Riefenhauser has allowed five runs over 5 2/3 relief innings this season.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

He'll provide a fresh arm in what has been an overused bullpen. The 25-year-old has allowed three runs in his 1 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He'll function in a middle relief role for Kevin Cash.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Rays activated LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

Riefenhauser was sidelined for a month with inflammation in his left shoulder. The 25-year-old left-hander has thrown just 6 2/3 career innings in the major leagues.
Sat, May 30, 2015 12:12:00 PM

C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Riefenhauser has been out the last month with a shoulder injury. He could be optioned to Triple-A once ready.
Fri, May 22, 2015 04:43:00 PM

C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) threw 21 pitches in a simulated appearance on Monday morning.

Riefenhauser has been on the disabled list since April 23 because of inflammation in his left shoulder. He should be back in the Rays' bullpen by the end of May.
Mon, May 18, 2015 01:02:00 PM

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SS1Addison Russell
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3B1Kris Bryant
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3Christian Villanueva
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