David Phelps P MIA 14 Days

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 19 Days

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.

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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.

David Phelps P MIA 1 Month

Phelps has lost his arbitration case with the Marlins and will receive a one-year, $1.4 million deal for 2015, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.Phelps was a below average reliever for the Yankees in the last two years, but should benefit from the lower scoring NL East and spacious Marlins Park. He's got a good shot at replicating his 2012 season under those conditions.

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Phelps was traded to the Marlins on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Phelps hasn't been able to recapture the magic from his 2012 season in either 2013 or 2014. Last year he finished with a 4.38 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 92 strikeouts in 113 innings. His role with the Marlins is unclear at this point, with the rotation and the bullpen both being options heading in to spring training.

David Phelps P MIA 7 Months

Phelps (elbow) has been activated from the DL and will be available for Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Phelps has been out more than a month with an elbow injury, last taking the mound against the Red Sox on August 3. He threw a simulated game over the weekend and tossed a successful bullpen session Wednesday. Phelps is 5-5 on the season with a 4.24 ERA, but he'll likely work out of the bullpen going forward.

David Phelps P MIA 7 Months

Phelps (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday, the NY Post reports.

Phelps is hopeful that this will be the final step in his recovery, and that he'll be able to be activated off the disabled list after the bullpen session. With the season winding down, he's probably in line to return soon anyway, and will rejoin the team as a reliever.

David Phelps P MIA 7 Months

Phelps (elbow) threw a 31-pitch simulated game Sunday, the YES Network reports.

Phelps said he felt good after the session, throwing two innings of relief work. The team is waiting to see how he responds a day after throwing to decide on the next step, but it seems as though Phelps is not too far off from a return at this point.

David Phelps P MIA 7 Months

Phelps (elbow) will pitch a simulated game Sunday, the NY Post reports.

Phelps threw another bullpen session Friday, so it's an encouraging sign that he's moving on to pitching a simulated game. He'll throw around 35 pitches, after feeling good throwing that amount Friday. Phelps is hopeful he can return in about a week, though the team has yet to give their timetable.

David Phelps P MIA 7 Months

Phelps (elbow) will throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, mixing in all pitches, MLB.com reports.

The next step, if all goes well Friday, will likely be pitching in a simulated game over the weekend. Phelps is working to come back to the team as a reliever, so he should be able to return quicker than if he was starting, but there's no exact timetable at this point for a return.