Craig Stammen RP FA 2 months ago
Stammen worked around a single to complete a scoreless frame in Wednesday's 10-0 loss to the Dodgers.
On a night of few positives for the Padres, Stammen lowered his September ERA to 0.96 over 10 appearances. The 33-year-old was picked up off the scrap heap during spring training, but he worked his way into a late-inning role after posting a 3.06 ERA and 8.4 K/9 over 79.1 innings. It's unclear what role -- if any -- the veteran will play in San Diego's youth movement next season, but Stammen has certainly proved that he can still get the job done in the majors.
Craig Stammen RP FA 3 months ago
Stammen fired a pair of scoreless innings while striking out two in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.
The 33-year-old has been solid in a long relief role for the Friars this season after being plucked off the scrap heap during spring training. Stammen has posted a 3.68 ERA with an 8.2 K/9 over 63.2 innings.
Craig Stammen RP FA 4 months ago
Stammen is day-to-day with a hamstring strain, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Stammen looked fine in Friday night's contest with San Francisco, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and recording two strikeouts, but something appears to be bothering him nonetheless. The team may give him a couple days of rest prior to the beginning of next Monday's home stand, though he's mainly been used exclusively in low-leverage situations.
Craig Stammen RP FA 4 months ago
Stammen has recorded 47 strikeouts through 47.2 innings of relief this season for the Padres.
After spending all of last season in the minors combating an arm injury, Stammen's 4.53 ERA this year is the highest of his career ever since he was moved to the bullpen in 2010. He's pitched mostly in a long relief role for the Padres, which combined with his low strikeout numbers and high ERA leaves him lacking much of a fantasy value for owners.
Craig Stammen RP FA 5 months ago
Stammen gave up one run while striking out three over three innings of relief Saturday.
After a shaky start to the season, the 33-year-old appears to be settling in nicely as the Padres' long reliever. San Diego has experienced a lot of inconsistency in the rotation this season, so it wouldn't be unfathomable to see Stammen given a shot as a starter at some point this season. His current ratios of 4.37 ERA and 3.2 K/BB would put him in the conversation in deep and NL-only formats, but he needs to limit the long ball (2.1 HR/9) before the Padres realistically consider promoting him from the bullpen.
Craig Stammen RP FA 6 months ago
Stammen pitched his longest outing of the season Friday, giving up two runs and striking out seven over 3.1 innings against the Diamondbacks.
Padres starter Jered Weaver was unable to escape the first inning of Friday's blowout loss, so Stammen and the rest of the San Diego bullpen had to close out a 10-1 drubbing at the hands of their division rivals. Outside of an increased strikeout rate (9.3 K/9), the 33-year-old hasn't had much success on the mound this season (5.79 ERA and 1.50 WHIP).
Craig Stammen RP FA 7 months ago
Stammen has given up eight runs over eight innings to start the 2017 season.
Stammen's kryptonite so far has been the long ball, evidenced by his three home runs allowed so far. Forearm issues kept Stammen out of baseball all of last year and nearly the entirety of 2015. The Padres have lost every game the 33-year-old has appeared in, and all signs point toward the notion that he will continue occupy a middle-relief role for the team.
Craig Stammen RP FA 8 months ago
Stammen has made the Padres' Opening Day roster, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
After missing most of the past two years recovering from a forearm injury, Stammen is finally healthy and ready to return to the majors. The 33-year-old dominated this spring, pitching to a 0.77 ERA with 12 strikeouts across 11.2 innings. With the Padres rotation already set, Stammen will head to the bullpen to start the season.
Craig Stammen RP FA 9 months ago
Stammen has thrown three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks in three Cactus League appearances.
Stammen was signed to a minor league deal after a shoulder injury derailed his career in 2015. The 33-year-old said that feels healthy for the first time in a while, and his early spring training success speaks truth to that. The Padres' bullpen is already set at the top, but there is opportunity for a veteran pitcher like Stammen to earn a middle relief role.
Craig Stammen RP FA 11 months ago
Stammen signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Saturday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.
The veteran right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since tearing his flexor tendon early in the 2015 campaign. However, the Padres appear to be convinced that Stammen is healthy once again as they agreed to terms on a minor league deal with him. At this time, he's expected to report to the team's minor league spring training.