Matt Maloney RP BOS Jul 16 '12
Matt Maloney (shoulder) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
His season is obviously over, and he'll struggle to make it back to full health before the All-Star break next year. Maloney made nine appearances (11 innings) with the Twins before being designated for assignment. The 28-year-old right-hander will continue to serve as organizational depth when healthy.
Matt Maloney RP BOS Jul 09 '12
Matt Maloney will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Maloney revealed the news himself on Twitter. "My season is officially over," he tweeted. "Gotta have tommy john surgery. Gonna be a lengthy recovery, but I'll be back stronger then ever." Maloney, who allowed 10 runs over 11 innings earlier this season for the Twins, will be sidelined until around midseason next year.
Matt Maloney RP BOS May 09 '12
Twins designated LHP Matt Maloney for assignment.
Maloney posted a brutal 8.18 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 11 innings out of the Twins bullpen. The 28-year-old left-hander seems likely to pass through waivers and accept an organizational depth role at Triple-A Rochester.
Matt Maloney RP BOS Mar 21 '12
Matt Maloney struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief Wednesday against the Tigers.
Having thrown 9 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out 13 batters, Maloney has made a strong bid for a spot in Minnesota's bullpen. Keep an eye on him; he's not nearly this much of a strikeout pitcher, but his major weakness -- a tendency to give up long flies -- won't hurt him nearly as much in Target Field as it used to in Cincinnati.
Matt Maloney RP BOS Oct 31 '11
Twins claimed LHP Matt Maloney off waivers from the Reds.
This confirms what Maloney tweeted earlier in the day Monday. The 27-year-old left-hander posted a 2.99 ERA in 81 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season, but has a 5.40 career ERA in 80 major league innings and isn't exactly a swing-and-miss type. He'll try to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster during spring training.
Matt Maloney RP BOS Sep 18 '11
Making a spot start in place of the injured Dontrelle Willis, Matt Maloney was blasted for seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits over just 1 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Maloney had been slated to start Monday, so he shouldn't have been totally unprepared. He was certainly totally worthless, though. The left-hander served up a pair of homers in the first inning and also gave up two doubles before getting yanked. We'll have to see if this showing changes Reds manager Dusty Baker's mind about Maloney replacing Johnny Cueto in the rotation or if he'll give someone like Travis Wood a shot.