The Miami Marlins acquired left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations Monday afternoon.
Joseph will report to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Marlins designated outfielder Brent Keys for assignment to make room for Joseph on the 40-man roster.
The 26-year-old has just seven big-league appearances, posting an 8.53 ERA in brief stints the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a flurry of moves involving left-handers, the Royals activated Bruce Chen, demoted Tim Collins and designated for assignment Donnie Joseph.
None of the moves were particularly surprising.
Chen was eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, and the Royals did so promptly. Chen will be used in long relief, manager Ned Yost said.
Collins, like Louis Coleman...
According to Andy McCullough on his Twitter account, the Royals have activated Bruce Chen from the 60 day DL, sent Tim Collins to AAA Omaha and have designated Donnie Joseph for assignment.
Bruce Chen has been rehabbing in AAA Omaha, and thus far as struggled this season posting a 7.45 ERA for the big league club and a 8.22 ERA for Omaha.
Donnie Joseph and Tim Collins...
You can’t take too much stock in Spring Training performances. For instance, there’s left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph. In two one-inning relief appearances, Joseph faced and struck out six batters, which is impressive. Of course the batters he faced were AAA level players and five of them were left-handed. But if a pitcher is going to make a good impression in Spring Training...
Rumor has it that JC Sulbaran was traded for Jonathan Broxton.
I just don’t get it. Broxton has a nice ERA, but he walks 3.5 guys per 9 innings (below average) and strikes out hardly anyone with his 6.3 strikeouts per 9 innings (below average). Those aren’t the types of guys you give up actual talent for. He isn’t an upgrade over JJ Hoover, who you already have. In fact, I...
Keep an eye on Joseph.
Louisville 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4
Bats (21-44), Last place International League West, 16.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson (W 1-1, 6.00) gave up three earned runs, four total, in five innings for the win. Wirfin Obispo tossed two scoreless. Donnie Joseph struck out two in two perfect innings for his first Triple-A save.
-CF Joey Gathright was 2-5, with...
Billy Hamilton has cooled off a bit, but he still has 40 stolen bases and 37 runs in 41 games. Tony Cingrani and Donnie Joseph are throwing the baseball very well. Joseph looks like a guy who could see a little time in Cincinnati later this year, as he is looking nearly unhittable so far. Other than that there's not a whole lot about which to write home. An honorable mention...
Donnie Joseph leads the way with this group of players now that Brad Boxberger is with a new team. Joseph has some of the best stuff of the relievers with an above-average fastball and a plus slider from the left side. He had put up dominating numbers coming up until the 2011 season when his inability to control his slider finally caught up with him. The pitch has very good movement...
Phoenix lost 9-2 to Scottsdale. There wasn't much of anything going on in the game for Phoenix.
-Donnie Joseph threw two innings, allowing two hits and one unearned run, with a strikeout.
Joseph lowered his ERA to 2.57.
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Phoenix scored in every inning except the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th as they routed Surprise 11-5 on Friday.
-Brodie Greene started at SS and went 1-4 with a double, a run scored, and a walk.
-Donnie Joseph (1-1) pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts to pick up the win.
Joseph's ERA is 3.38.