David Phelps P MIA 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

David Phelps P MIA 2 months ago

Phelps allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings in a win over the Yankees on Tuesday. He struck out five and improved to 4-3 on the season.

Phelps has gone seven innings in consecutive quality starts and has dropped his ERA from 4.68 to 3.96 in the process. He has looked much more comfortable at spacious Marlins Park this season (3.54 ERA, 3.4 K/BB) than on the road (4.31 ERA, 2.1 K/BB).

David Phelps P MIA 3 months ago

Phelps (3-3) struck out six, walked one, and gave up four hits in eight scoreless innings Thursday to pick up the win over the Rockies.

Phelps, who was rocked by the Rockies for nine runs at Coors Field last week, responded in a big way and pitched a career-high eight innings to pick up his third win of the season. Thursday's performance improved Phelps's chances of staying in the rotation and he'll get another start Tuesday against the Yankees.

David Phelps P MIA 3 months ago

Phelps was clobbered for nine runs on 11 hits -- including two home runs -- over 3.2 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday. He struck out three without walking a batter.

With two home runs allowed Saturday at Coors Field, Phelps has now given up five homers in his last three starts after not allowing one in his first nine appearances of the season. The right-hander has recorded more than four strikeouts on just two occasions, and hasn't won a game in close to a month. He will look to avenge this loss to Colorado and reverse his fortunes at home his next time out -- Phelps has struggled to a 5.50 ERA at Marlins Park so far this season.

David Phelps P MIA 3 months ago

Phelps was quality during a no-decision Sunday agains the Mets, yielding three runs (two earned) over six innings as the Marlins dropped the game 4-3.

Phelps allowed four hits and struck out two without walking a batter. He continues to pitch well as a member of the Marlins' rotation and now owns a 3.74 ERA and 1.28 WHIP to go along with 36 strikeouts and 16 walks in 54 innings pitched. Next, he'll be faced with the unenviable task of taking on the Rockies in Colorado on Saturday.

David Phelps P MIA 3 months ago

Phelps allowed four runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out four over six innings of a 4-2 loss against the Pirates on Monday night.

Phelps (2-2, 3.56 ERA) didn't pitch badly, but was hurt by the long ball, allowing two home runs including a three-run shot by Francisco Cervelli in the second inning. He won his first couple of decisions to win a spot in the rotation, but has now dropped two in a row with pedestrian performances. He's probably better suited to a long relief/swingman role, but with the Marlins' shorthanded due to injuries, he will likely take a regular turn as long as he stays reasonably competent.