OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
7 months ago

Withrow (undisclosed) will open the year on the minor-league DL with Triple-A Omaha.

EDGE Analysis

He allowed four earned runs with a 5:1 K:BB in 4.1 spring innings, and it is unclear if he aggravated the elbow injury he returned from late last season.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
8 months ago

Withrow was reassigned to the Royals' minor-league camp Monday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Withrow has showed some promise in the past during his time with the Dodgers earlier in his career, but he was let go by the Braves in the offseason after wayward command limited his effectiveness in 2016. He was forced to settle for a minor-league deal with the Royals, and was unable to overcome a rough spring training in his bid for a roster spot. He'll slot in as organizational bullpen depth for the Royals, presumably at Triple-A Omaha.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
10 months ago

Withrow received a spring training invite from the Royals on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Control issues and Tommy John surgery in 2014 have plagued Withrow throughout his career, but the Royals are making a minimal investment in the hope he can find both health and the strike zone in 2017. The 27-year-old posted a 3.58 ERA and 4.1 BB/9 in 37.2 innings for the Braves during 2016.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
12 months ago

Withrow was non-tendered by the Braves on Friday, making him a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Withrow lost a good chunk of his second half in 2016 to elbow inflammation and didn't put up great results when he was healthy, posting a 3.58 ERA and 4.90 FIP in 37.2 innings. It was his first season back from Tommy John surgery in 2014, but he seemed to show the same control woes that plagued him earlier in his career, now possessing a career 4.6 BB/9.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
1 year ago

Withrow (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elbow inflammation landed Withrow on the DL midway through August, but an MRI cleared him of any structural damage. The right-hander, who holds a 1.19 WHIP and 3.31 ERA across 32.2 innings, will provide bullpen depth over the final month of the season.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
1 year ago

Withrow (elbow) played catch Tuesday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Withrow is optimistic that he'll be off the DL shortly after he's eligible, although more information regarding his return will likely be known soon as he increases his baseball activities in the coming days. Before being placed on the DL, Withrow had posted a 3.31 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 40 games (32.7 innings).

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
1 year ago

Withrow (elbow) will resume throwing Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Withrow received a clean bill of health after undergoing an MRI on his elbow Saturday, so he'll rest for a couple more days before working his way back from the DL. The right-hander has already undergone Tommy John surgery in his career, but with the MRI showing no ligament or structural damage to his elbow, it looks like he's avoided a major setback. The 27-year-old, who owns a 3.31 ERA over 40 appearances this season, is expected to return to the Braves by the end of August.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
1 year ago

Withrow (elbow) will likely only need 15 days on the DL before returning after he received a clean MRI Saturday, 680 The Fan's Kevin McAlpin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was placed on the DL on Aug. 8 with elbow inflammation and it now looks like Withrow will be back next weekend, as his DL stint is backdated to Aug. 4. Withrow has shown glimpses of late-inning upside in recent years, but injuries and issues with control have limited his fantasy utility.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
1 year ago

Withrow has been placed on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation.

EDGE Analysis

Considering that he had Tommy John surgery in June of 2014, elbow inflammation is a significant concern for Withrow. Chaz Roe, who was claimed off waivers Sunday from the Orioles, will replace Withrow on the Braves' 25-man roster beginning Monday in Milwaukee.

OUTChris Withrow
RP KC
1 year ago

Withrow (1-0) tossed a perfect inning with two strikeouts to get the win in the 11th episode against the Giants on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Withrow has bounced between Triple-A and the majors this season, and he's been lights out on both level. The 27-year-old righty has a 2.53 ERA in 14 appearances, and he hasn't allowed a run since April 29. He has enough stuff to hold down a bullpen spot for the foreseeable future.