David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps will be limited to single-inning outings in an effort to ease his transition to a high-leverage role in the Miami bullpen, according to MLB.com.

Competitive Edge Analysis

"We want to use Phelps later and ant to try and keep him at one [inning]... Trying to Keep him strong," Manager Don Mattingly said of his emerging bullpen weapon. Phelps has spent time as a starter and swing man during his previous four years in the majors, but given the Marlins' depth in the rotation, the team is committing to Phelps as a reliever full time. He has allowed two runs with 11 strikeouts over nine innings so far this year while establishing himself as the team's top setup option. Phelps is also now the likely next man up were A.J. Ramos to be unavailable in a save situation.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps (2-1) surrendered a hit and two earned runs over an inning in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Braves. He struck out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After securing two outs in relief of starter Wei-Yin Chen to close out the seventh, Phelps entered the eighth with a 3-2 lead. However, he was charged with two runs after yielding a single to Tyler Flowers to open the inning, and then hitting pinch-hitter A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch. Both mistakes were eventually converted into runs after Phelps exited in a disastrous frame for the Marlins bullpen. It was the first runs given up by the former starter in 2016, and as he'd proven highly effective otherwise in first three appearances prior to Friday.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps (2-1) surrendered a hit and two earned runs over an inning in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Braves. He struck out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After securing two outs in relief of starter Wei-Yin Chen to close out the seventh, Phelps entered the eighth with a 3-2 lead. However, he was charged with two runs after yielding a single to Tyler Flowers to open the inning, and then hitting pinch-hitter A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch. Both mistakes were eventually converted into runs after Phelps exited in a disastrous frame for the Marlins bullpen. It was the first runs given up by the former starter in 2016, and as he'd proven highly effective otherwise in first three appearances prior to Friday.

David Phelps P MIA 3 weeks ago

Phelps picked up his second relief win of the year Tuesday, tossing a pair of scoreless frames against the Mets, walking one and striking out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jose Fernandez got the start but departed a tie game in the fifth inning. Phelps followed Craig Breslow with scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth innings as the Marlins' offense took the lead. The veteran reliever has posted seven scoreless innings over three appearances to start the year with a strong 7:3 K:BB ratio. He'll continue to be a multiple-inning asset in the Marlins bullpen.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps pitched three perfect innings, not allowing a hit or a walk while striking out six in Wednesday's spring matchup against St. Louis.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Phelps' 2015 campaign was shortened by a stress fracture but he managed to rack up 112 innings with a 4.50 ERA along with 77 K's. He will look to return to his rookie-year form when he maintained a 3.34 ERA over 99.7 innings with 96 K's. If he can stay healthy, he could hold low-end fantasy value in mixed leagues given his presence on a Marlins team that will likely give him run support as well as his ability to limit runs and strike batters out.

David Phelps P MIA 8 months ago

Miami Marlins pitcher David Phelps was shut down for the rest of the season Tuesday due to a stress fracture in the radius bone in his right arm, according to the team's official website. Phelps, who had a 4.50 ERA in 112 innings this season, was placed on the disabled list Monday.

David Phelps P MIA 9 months ago

Miami Marlins pitcher David Phelps was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a forearm injury, according to the Palm Beach Post. Phelps lasted only 2.1 innings Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals before a right forearm strain forced him out.

David Phelps P MIA 10 months ago

Phelps logged a quality start, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out four over six innings, but came away with a tough-luck loss as Miami dropped a 1-0 decision to Cincinnati on Friday night.

Phelps (4-5, 3.86 ERA) is set to serve as Miami's swingman - primarily bullpen duty, with an occasional spot start if injuries dictate the need. That is a role he is well-suited for, but it reduces his overall fantasy value unless he works his way into the regular rotation.

David Phelps P MIA 10 months ago

Phelps, who tossed a scoreless inning in relief in his last appearance Sunday, is likely to remain in the bullpen indefinitely with the return of Jose Fernandez this week, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

If injuries deplete the team's depth again, or if a trade or two at the July 31 deadline sends some of Miami's starting pitching elsewhere, a role change could take place again. Most likely, Phelps will make the majority of his appearances as a reliever for the remainder of 2015.

David Phelps P MIA 10 months ago

Phelps struggled Sunday against the Reds, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks in just 5.2 innings.

The 28-year-old gave up four runs via the home run and could not escape the sixth inning after allowing three runs. Phelps, who now has a 4.25 ERA, had won his previous two outings and will look to get back in the win column Saturday against the Dodgers.