David Phelps P MIA 5 days ago

Phelps (1-0) excelled Thursday in Philadelphia, tossing seven shutout innings while allowing just three hits and two walks. He struck out five while stretching his workload out to 95 pitches (61 strikes).

Phelps offered some promise in his first start of the season against the Mets last week, and now he should have fantasy owners' attention, although shutting down the struggling Philadelphia lineup certainly doesn't merit a badge of honor. NL-only leaguers should speculatively add him in advance of next week's rematch with the Mets; owners in mixed leagues should wait for him to show some more positive results before jumping in.

David Phelps P MIA 1 week ago

Phelps was solid in his first start of the season, despite being on a strict 75-pitch limit, allowing one run over 4.2 innings pitched in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Phelps got the ball in place of injured Henderson Alvarez (shoulder), just one day after returning to the team from paternity leave. Phelps held the Mets hitless through four innings before letting in a run, walked three and struck out two in the outing. After losing out on the fifth starter role out of camp, Phelps will likely be on a pitch count for his first couple of turns. He'll likely take the mound again Thursday against the Phillies.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps was officially activated from the paternity list Thursday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Carter Capps was sent down Wednesday to make room for Phelps, who will slot into the rotation Friday in place of Henderson Alvarez (shoulder). Phelps will oppose right-hander Bartolo Colon in his first start for the Marlins.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps will be activated from the paternity list Thursday.

The Marlins cleared room on the roster for Phelps after Wednesday's game, optioning Carter Capps down to Triple-A New Orleans. Phelps will be activated Thursday but return to action Friday, starting the second game of the series against the Mets in place of Henderson Alvarez (shoulder). Phelps allowed just two earned runs with 15 strikeouts and seven walks in 19 innings this spring.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps was placed on the paternity list Monday, but is scheduled to start Friday against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Phelps was the expected candidate to replace Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) in the rotation, and the paternity twist doesn't seem to hinder that plan. He had a rough start to the season out of the bullpen, allowing four runs in just 0.1 innings his second time out, but a strong spring training likely aided the decision to move him into the rotation.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps will likely move into the rotation after Henderson Alvarez was placed on the disabled list, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The team called up reliever Carter Capps to take Alvarez' spot on the active roster, signaling that the rotation replacement is already on Miami's 25-man roster. Phelps and Brad Hand each made a strong push for consideration as the fifth starter in camp, but the team stuck incumbent starter Tom Koehler. Phelps has had a rocky start to the season in the bullpen and allowed four earned runs while recording just one out in his second appearance of the season, but he was sharp all spring, posting a 0.95 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over 19 Grapefruit League innings.

David Phelps P MIA 3 weeks ago

Phelps will be used out of the bullpen as a swingman to start the season after losing out on the Marlins' fifth starter role.

Phelps put up a dominating spring performance, posting a 0.95 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over 19 Grapefruit League innings, but it was not enough to unseat incumbent Tom Koehler from the final rotation spot. Phelps and Brad Hand will both be used in long relief and remain the top two options to step into the rotation if any of the starting five are injured or unavailable.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps continued his push towards earning a spot in the Marlins rotation Saturday, hurling three scoreless innings against the Nationals.

Phelps allowed one hit and walked one while piling up four strikeouts as he continues to turn heads in Marlins camp. After entering spring training as a long-shot to unseat incumbent Tom Koehler for the fifth spot in Miami's rotation, Phelps is making a strong case for himself while throwing eight innings of one-run ball across three Grapefruit League appearances. At this point it is difficult to determine which way the team intends to go, but Phelps has certainly given the Marlins something to think about as they look to set the opening day roster.

David Phelps P MIA 2 months ago

Phelps tossed three strong innings Monday in a win over the Mets, allowing one runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts.

Phelps shined in his first taste of Grapefruit League action with Marlins as he looks to force his way into the conversation at the back end of the rotation. Phelps will continue to prepare as a starter in the spring, but will have to pitch his way past Brad Hand and unseat incumbent fifth starter Tom Koehler to grab a starting job out of camp.

David Phelps P MIA 2 months ago

Phelps will pitch as a starter in spring training but does not currently project to crack to opening day rotation, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Henderson Alvarez, Mat Latos, Jarred Cosart, Dan Haren and Tom Koehler project as the Marlins' top five starters so Phelps will compete with Brad Hand to claim a role as a swingman. Last year with the Yankees, Phelps made 17 starts and 15 relief appearances, compiling a 4.41 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 113 total innings pitched. Phelps seems likely to break camp with the club following his acquisition in the offseason, but will have to earn his role this spring.