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Kansas City Royals Release Pitcher Dan Wheeler

The Kansas City Royals have released right-handed pitcher Dan Wheeler of his obligations to their organization. Struggling for their Triple-A minor league affiliate, he will provide bullpen depth for any team that takes him on, but nothing more. But to do that, he needs to latch on somewhere else, which isn’t a guarantee. The post Kansas City Royals Release Pitcher Dan Wheeler...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians designate Wheeler for assignment

The Cleveland Indians have designated struggling reliever Dan Wheeler for assignment. The Indians made the move on Monday, one day after Wheeler gave up six runs on five hits in one inning of a loss to the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander didn't allow a run in seven of his first eight appearances for the Indians, but gave up nine runs in his last four outings. Wheeler had an...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Promote Jeremy Accardo To Take Dan Wheeler’s Spot In Bullpen

After an ugly Sunday blowout loss, their third straight, the Indians promptly made a series of roster moves. One of those moves included designating Dan Wheeler for assignment seemingly before the team was on the MassPike and headed to Logan Airport. Wheeler gave up five runs in the 7th inning on Sunday as the Red Sox blew it open in the series finale at Fenway. It was the last straw...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Wheeler Designated for Assignment

After today’s 12-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Dan Wheeler was designated for assignment, clearing a spot on the club’s 25-man roster. Wheeler entered today’s game in the seventh inning, trailing 6-1.  He proceeded to allow six runs in just one inning , cementing the loss for the Tribe. When asked if the Indians had given him a reason for the move, Wheeler replied, “Did...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Sign Reliever Dan Wheeler

Dan Wheeler (Photo: MLB)The Cleveland Indians announced yesterday afternoon that they signed reliever Dan Wheeler to a minor league deal. The 34-year old Wheeler is a 12-year veteran right-hander who has spent most of his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. He spent last season with the Boston Red Sox, going 2-2, with a 4.38 ERA, while striking out 39 batters and walking only eight...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians add RHP Wheeler

The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with free agent reliever Dan Wheeler on a minor league contract., Wheeler, who pitched in 37 games for Boston last season, will be in training camp with a chance to win a spot in the Indians bullpen. The 34-year-old has a 3.88 ERA and 43 career saves in 577 major league games. He has also pitched for Tampa Bay, the New York Mets, Houston and...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Wheeler Declines Salary Arbitration, Red Sox Will 'Keep the Door Open' With Reliever

DALLAS –– Dan Wheeler has declined salary arbitration, Red Sox general manger Ben Cherington confirmed Wednesday. In his first season with Boston, the right-handed hurler went 2-2 and recorded a 4.38 ERA. If he signs with another team, the Red Sox will receive a draft pick as compensation for Wheeler. The reliever could have received at least $2.5 million in 2012 if he accepted...
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Dan Wheeler to decline arbitration

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal has the scoop on reliever Dan Wheeler, a type B free agent.  Wheeler must be confident in his ability to get a better deal in free agency. He's coming off a decent year. His 4.38 ERA over 49 innings doesn't look good, but FanGraphs notes he had a 3.71 xFIP, so he pitched a little better than his ERA indicates. In that same page...
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December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Red Sox decline options on two relievers

The (not-so-) lucky guys? Dan Wheeler and Scott Atchison. But both could be back, says the Globe's Peter Abraham. Atchison's option was for the 2012 MLB minimum plus $200,000. He remains on the 40-man roster and is not eligible for arbitration. So the Sox could simply tender him an offer at the minimum or slightly above and retain him. Wheeler is a Type B free agent. So...
Via Ted's Army
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Red Sox Say No to Wheeler

The Red Sox have passed on picking up Dan Wheeler's $3 million option for the 2012 season.  Wheeler now becomes a Type B free agent. 
Via Fenway West
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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