OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
3 months ago

Harrell was placed on the minor-league disabled list Wednesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear what forced Harrell onto the shelf, but the move is retroactive to Aug. 7, making him eligible to return this Monday should he be ready. While the 32-year-old struggled during his brief stint in the majors this season, he owns an impressive 2.08 ERA through 30.1 innings with Triple-A Buffalo. He'll continue to serve as organizational pitching depth once he is activated.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
4 months ago

Harrell has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was nothing in Harrell's 7.11 ERA nor 2.21 WHIP to entice a team to snag him off waivers. Harrell was sharp in four starts for Buffalo (2.11 ERA in 21.1 innings), so he may be called upon again should Toronto find themselves needing an innings eater down the stretch.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
4 months ago

The Blue Jays designated Harrell for assignment Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dominic Leone will assume Harrell's spot in the bullpen after the 32-year-old scuffled in his four relief appearances, giving up five runs on 10 hits and four walks in 6.1 innings. Harrell is expected to pass through waivers unclaimed, and if that's the case, he'll likely accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo and work as a swingman.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
5 months ago

Harrell's contract was purchased from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays need bullpen reinforcements, so Harrell was summoned prior to the matinee game against the Red Sox. He logged a 2.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 15:8 K:BB in 21.1 innings at Triple-A working as a starter, but will likely serve as a long reliever in the big leagues.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
10 months ago

Harrell agreed to a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old posted a 4.21 ERA across 47 innings with the Braves and Rangers last season, starting all nine games he appeared in. He has primarily featured as a starter in his six-year career, but could see a move to the bullpen in an attempt to make the Blue Jays' roster.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
1 year ago

Harrell declined his outright assignment and was granted free agency Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Harrell had the choice to stick with the Rangers organization and act as organizational depth, but he'll instead look to land with another organization with the hope of landing some sort of major league job. That being said, it'll be tough for him to garner a spot on a big league roster given his significant struggles after being traded to the Rangers last season, where he posted a 5.60 ERA over four starts with Texas.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
1 year ago

Harrell (groin) cleared outright waivers and has the option to decline an assignment to Triple-A and become a free agent, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was on the 60-day DL at the end of the season with a right groin strain, but the injury is not expected to linger long into the offseason. Harrell was dreadful after being traded from Atlanta to Texas, posting a 5.60 ERA and 15:13 K:BB in 17.2 innings. Even his success with the Braves seemed dubious, as his 5.18 xFIP and 21:12 K:BB in 29.1 innings did not signify continued success. He should serve as a organizational depth piece, whether he accepts his assignment to Triple-A or goes elsewhere.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
1 year ago

Harrell (right groin strain) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's game with a groin strain, and will unsurprisingly head to the DL. Harrell had been predictably awful since coming over from Atlanta earlier this season, notching a 5.60 ERA and 15:13 K:BB in 17.2 innings with the Rangers. He was simply a placeholder while the likes of Derek Holland and Colby Lewis got healthy, so Harrell may not have a spot in the rotation waiting for him when he comes off the DL. Nick Martinez was recalled from Triple-A as a corresponding move to serve as a long reliever and spot starter.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
1 year ago

Harrell left Tuesday's game with a right groin strain, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the strain is uncertain but the Rangers have a ready alternative for this weekend in Derek Holland (shoulder), who threw 75 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Harrell was on thin ice to begin with and may have been replaced in the rotation regardless, having walked four in his two innings Tuesday on the heels of a six-run blowup last week.

OUTLucas Harrell
SP FA
1 year ago

Harrell gave up six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It was a slugfest in Arlington as the two teams combined to score 21 runs, with the two starters (Harrell and Chad Bettis) giving up 11 of them. Harrell did fan a season-high eight batters -- he hadn't struck out more than five in any of his previous six starts -- and also cut back on the walks, but he's having trouble putting it all together and the Rangers may be forced to re-evaluate Harrell's standing in the rotation if he can't turn it around in the near future.