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Mike Pelfrey | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wichita State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (9) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Pelfrey lost 25 pounds during the offseason.
Pelfrey wants to regain flexibility, so he's hoping to lose even more weight this spring. He's doing what he can, but his role is in question right now. The veteran right-hander posted a rough 5.07 ERA in his first season with Detroit. He's owed $8 million this year. Feb 15 - 10:11 AM

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Making his return from the disabled list, Mike Pelfrey lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up four runs Thursday in a loss to the Twins.

Pelfrey has been about as effective as expected this year, going 4-10 with a 5.00 ERA. The Tigers are wishing they weren't on the hook for another $8 million here in 2017.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey (back) will be on a 60-pitch limit when he starts against the Twins on Thursday.

Pelfrey was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain at the beginning of August. His start on Thursday figures to be a short one unless he is incredibly efficient with his 60 pitches. Given that he held a 4.76 ERA and 1.72 WHIP prior to the back woes, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey (back) will start Thursday against the Twins.

Pelfrey was activated from the disabled list last week after missing a month with a lower back strain, but he has yet to make an appearance. This is strictly a spot-start and he can be safely avoided for fantasy purposes. The veteran right-hander owns a 4.76 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 115 1/3 innings this season.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey (back) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday.

He'll throw another one Sunday and then progress to a simulated game early next week. Pelfrey isn't far off from a rehab assignment.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey (back) hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment in 7-10 days.

Pelfrey had been shut down for two weeks due to a lower back strain, but he's feeling better now and will aim to return to the Tigers before the end of August. The veteran right-hander has registered a 4.76 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 115 1/3 innings this season with Detroit.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Mike Pelfrey's back "remain[ed] locked up" as of Wednesday.

Pelfrey was just placed on the disabled list on Tuesday with a lower back strain, so it isn't a huge surprise that he has yet to loosen up. Until the veteran right-hander's strain has subsided by degrees, he won't be taking part in baseball activities.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Tigers placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Pelfrey left his last start Sunday against the Astros after experiencing discomfort in his back and an MRI taken this week showed the strain. The right-hander hits the disabled list with a 4.76 ERA and 1.72 WHIP.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey is set to undergo an MRI exam after leaving Sunday's game due to his back tightening up.

Pelfrey was lifted after five scoreless innings on Sunday due to the back issue. The Tigers have dealt with a wide array of injuries in their rotation this season, and even though Pelfrey is terrible, his loss for any length of time would be difficult to absorb at the moment.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey kept the Astros off the scoreboard in Sunday's blowout victory, tossing five innings of shutout ball.

Pelfrey would have had to try hard to lose this one, as the Tigers jumped on Dallas Keuchel for a six-run first inning. Pitching with that massive lead for the rest of the contest, he finished out having allowed just four hits over his five shutout frames. Despite this fine work, he holds a dreadful 4.76 ERA and 1.72 WHIP for the season as a whole. He can be safely avoided in most fantasy formats. A home start against the Mets awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey allowed five runs over 1 2/3 innings against the Royals before being removed Saturday.

Pelfrey actually retired the first batter he faced before the next six reached. The Royals scored four runs in the first inning and added another in the second before Pelfrey exited. He'd actually pitched pretty well in two previous starts, but Pelfrey now owns a 4.95 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 19 appearances. The White Sox will get the next shot at Pelfrey on Thursday.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 11:26:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey pitched well in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing one run on six hits over his six innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out two on the night. The only damage against him came on a run-scoring double play ball in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for him, the Tigers weren't able to provide any offense. He finishes the first half of the season with an underwhelming 4.94 ERA.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey pitched well in Sunday's win over the Rays, allowing just one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The only run to score on Pelfrey's watch came when Curt Casali notched an RBI double in the fifth inning. He entered Sunday's contest having surrendered 10 runs on 24 hits over 10 1/3 innings in his last two starts combined. Despite his fine work against the Rays, he still holds an uncomfortable 4.78 ERA and 1.72 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will finish out his first-half schedule with a road start against the Blue Jays next time he takes the mound.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey struggled again but managed to pick up a win Tuesday, allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-4 victory over the Marlins.

Pelfrey gave up a whopping 12 hits and walked a batter, striking out only one. But, the Tigers came through with a seven-run fifth inning to put the righty on the positive side of the decision. Pelfrey will carry a predictably awful 5.02 ERA and 1.74 WHIP into Tampa this weekend.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey allowed six runs on 12 hits over five innings in a no-decision Monday against the Mariners.

Pelfrey somehow escaped taking the loss, but it continues to amaze that the Tigers trot out a batting practice pitcher every fifth day in one of the most competitive divisions in baseball. The right-hander now has a 5.19 ERA and 1.76 WHIP through 14 starts, and he's just 1-7 on the year. He'll take on the Indians on Saturday.
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 11:46:00 PM

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