60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
3 weeks ago

Phelps was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps was moved after the Mariners needed room for both Denard Span and Alex Colome following a trade with the Rays. He's expected to be on the shelf for the rest of the 2018 season and possibly a part of the 2019 campaign following Tommy John surgery in mid-March.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
3 months ago

Phelps (elbow) was placed on the disabled list Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps is set to miss the entire 2018 season and potentially the start of the 2019 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier in the week.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
3 months ago

Phelps (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Monday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery. Phelps was diagnosed with a torn UCL on Wednesday, which will cause him to miss the next 12-to-18 months following Monday's procedure.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
3 months ago

Phelps was diagnosed with a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a tough blow for the Mariners and Phelps, as the veteran reliever was expected to play a key role in the team's bullpen this season. The 31-year-old apparently suffered the injury during his outing against the Angels last week. Given Tommy John surgeries typically carry a 12-to-18 month recovery timeline, Phelps will likely open the 2019 season on the disabled list. This comes after he missed the final month of the 2017 season after undergoing elbow surgery to remove a bone spur. With Phelps unavailable, Juan Nicasio, Nick Vincent and James Pazos will likely be tasked with getting the ball to Edwin Diaz.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
3 months ago

Phelps (elbow) threw one shutout inning and recorded one strikeout Saturday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Phelps made his Cactus League debut Saturday. He was efficient during his brief appearance, as he needed just five pitches to get through the inning. This marked the first live game for Phelps since having a bone spur removed from his elbow in September, so the Mariners will likely be cautious with how they increase his level of activity.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
4 months ago

Phelps (elbow) will make his Cactus League debut against the Angels on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps said that his elbow is "feeling great" as he continues to work his way back from a procedure to remove a bone spur in his elbow in mid-September. He was able to toss a live bullpen session Tuesday without any issue and will likely be eased into game action throughout the spring.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
4 months ago

Phelps (elbow) is threw a live bullpen session Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps got through his live bullpen session with no issues, clearing the way for him to make his Cactus League debut later in the week. The Mariners are slow playing the 31-year-old reliever early on in camp after he missed the final month of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury that eventually required surgery, but he's nearly back to full health and should be ready to go by Opening Day barring any setbacks for the remainder of spring training.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
5 months ago

Phelps continues to progress from elbow surgery he underwent in September and should be fully healthy by the time spring training begins, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps came to the Mariners just before the trade deadline, but only managed to appear in a few games before going down with an elbow injury. Although he was able to return to the mound after a couple weeks, the right-hander re-injured the elbow and eventually required a procedure to remove a bone spur in mid-September. Looking ahead, Phelps should be a full participant at spring training, which means that there should be little concern over his availability when Opening Day arrives.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
5 months ago

Phelps (elbow) agreed to a one-year, $5.55 million deal with the Mariners on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps received a $950,000 raise during his final year as an arbitration-eligible player. The 31-year-old was dealt to the Mariners via Miami in July, but suffered a right elbow injury weeks later that only allowed him to pitch in two more games before being shutdown in early September. Phelps underwent surgery on the elbow in mid-September, but began throwing last month, and should be good to go for the 2018 campaign barring any setbacks.

60DDavid Phelps
RP SEA
6 months ago

Phelps (elbow) is scheduled to begin his throwing program within the next week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps is apparently progressing well in his rehab after undergoing elbow surgery to remove a bone spur in mid-September. Barring any setbacks, the right-handed reliever should be good to go well before the start of spring training. After compiling a 3.40 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 55.2 innings between the Marlins and Mariners last season, a healthy Phelps is poised return to a high-leverage role in Seattle's bullpen next season.