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Top Matt Dermody News

  • Matt Dermody: Released by Boston

    The Red Sox released Dermody on Friday, Sean McAdam of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Less than a week after being sent outright to Triple-A Worcester, Dermody will now look to latch on with a new organization. The 32-year-old lefty has been struggling of late, allowing three runs across four innings in his lone MLB start June 8 and 11 runs over 14 innings in his last three minor-league appearances. Dermody was having a decent season in Worcester before slumping, so it's very possible another organization signs him to a minor-league deal.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: Clears waivers

    The Red Sox outrighted Dermody to Triple-A Worcester on Sunday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    In an effort to afford the other members of the rotation an additional day of rest, the Red Sox summoned Dermody from Worcester to make a spot start in Thursday's series finale in Cleveland. The journeyman southpaw proceeded to throw four innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits and one walk in a losing effort, then was booted off the 40-man roster a day later when the Red Sox reinstated outfielder Adam Duvall from the injured list. As expected, Dermody passed through waivers unclaimed, so he'll stick around in the organization and will presumably settle back into a rotation spot for Worcester.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: DFA'd after taking loss

    Dermody (0-1) took the loss Thursday, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk over four innings in a 10-3 loss against Cleveland. He struck out one and was designated for assignment after the game, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

    Dermody was brought up from Triple-A Worcester to make his first big-league appearance of the year, and it didn't go very smoothly. He was pulled early after allowing two home runs to Jose Ramirez and won't stick around with the big club. Dermody has a 4.50 ERA across 44 innings for Worcester this year and is likely to return to the affiliate, assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: Loses roster spot

    Dermody was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

    Dermody drew a spot start Thursday against the Guardians and took the loss after allowing three earned runs across four innings. The move to promote the 32-year-old Dermody generated negative reaction and heavy criticism for the Red Sox, as it was learned he posted (and later deleted) a homophobic tweet in 2021, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. He's made 30 big-league appearances since 2016, so it's possible that he sees another chance in the majors this season, either with the Red Sox or another organization.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: Added to roster ahead of start

    The Red Sox selected Dermody's contract from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Dermody will make his first major-league start Thursday versus the Guardians after posting a 4.50 ERA and 47:9 K:BB over 44 innings with Worcester. He holds a career 5.60 ERA across 27.1 relief innings in the big leagues.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: Confirmed for start Thursday

    Dermody will be promoted from Triple-A Worcester ahead of his start Thursday against the Guardians, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    Dermody holds a 5.60 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 27.1 innings in his major-league career, and Thursday will mark his first MLB start. The 32-year-old lefty hasn't been anything special in the minors this season (4.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP through 44 innings), but his 47:9 K:BB is rather impressive.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: Sent to minors camp

    The Red Sox reassigned Dermody to minor-league camp Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The 32-year-old left-hander had previously seen big-league action in parts of four seasons from 2016 through 2022, logging a 5.60 ERA over 30 career relief appearances. He'll likely open the season at Triple-A Worcester and provide Boston's top minor-league affiliate with experienced depth out of the bullpen.

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  • Red Sox's Matt Dermody: Gets NRI deal from Red Sox

    Dermody agreed Tuesday with the Red Sox on a minor-league deal which includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Dermody has made 30 MLB appearances over his career with the Blue Jays and Cubs. The left-hander spent the end of 2022 with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization and registered a 4.54 ERA over 39.2 innings spanning eight starts with the club. He faces long odds on making the Red Sox roster out of the Grapefruit League.

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  • Matt Dermody: Moving to Korea

    Dermody confirmed Monday that he will be granted his release from the Cubs to sign with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization, Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register reports.

    Dermody was recently promoted to the majors and made a relief appearance during last Thursday's doubleheader with the Cardinals before being optioned back to Triple-A Iowa a day later. He had been serving as a member of Iowa's rotation for much of the season, compiling a 3.74 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 79.1 innings. As a 32-year-old who wasn't likely to get many opportunities down the stretch for a rebuilding team, the Cubs were presumably comfortable with letting Dermody make the jump overseas. His move to Korea creates an opening on the 40-man roster.

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  • Cubs' Matt Dermody: Returns to minors

    The Cubs optioned Dermody to Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

    Dermody was up with the Cubs for just one day, as the left-hander was deployed as the team's 27th man for Thursday's doubleheader with the Cardinals. The 32-year-old appeared out of the bullpen in the Cubs' 7-2 loss in the second game of the twin bill, working one inning and striking out one while allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks. Dermody had been serving in a starting role at Iowa, but his time with the affiliate -- and the Cubs organization -- could soon be coming to an end. Dermody is rumored to be nearing an agreement with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization, but no contract has been finalized at this time.

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  • Cubs' Matt Dermody: Joins North Siders for twin bill

    The Cubs selected Dermody's contract from Triple-A Iowa, optioned him and then recalled him to serve as the 27th man for the Thursday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.

    Chicago added Dermody to the 40-man roster and active roster in a roundabout way, but he'll be with the big club for the twin bill before likely heading back to Iowa. Though he'll work out of the bullpen Thursday, Dermody had been starting at Iowa and should be capable of handling multiple innings behind doubleheader starters Marcus Stroman and Sean Newcomb, if necessary.

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  • Cubs' Matt Dermody: Reaches deal with Cubs

    Dermody signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Feb. 8.

    Following a one-year stop in Japan with the Saitama Seibu Lions, Dermody will return to North America ahead of his age-31 season. The southpaw has previously appeared in the majors in the 2016, 2017 and 2020 seasons with the Blue Jays and Cubs, compiling a 5.13 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 29 career relief appearances. He'll likely open the 2022 campaign with Triple-A Iowa.

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  • Matt Dermody: Heads to open market

    Dermody elected free agency Monday.

    Chicago outrighted Dermody off the 40-man roster earlier in September, and since he wasn't a candidate to pitch for the Cubs in the postseason, he'll part ways with the organization entirely. Dermody made one appearance for the Cubs this season, tossing a scoreless frame in relief.

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  • Cubs' Matt Dermody: Clears waivers

    Dermody was outrighted to the Cubs' alternate training site Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    He passed through waivers and will remain in the organization after getting designated for assignment earlier this week.

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  • Cubs' Matt Dermody: Bounced from 40-man roster

    The Cubs designated Dermody for assignment Monday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Chicago selected Dermody's contract ahead of Sunday's game, and he ended up making his first big-league appearance since 2017 in the 7-3 loss, tossing a scoreless inning in relief. The Cubs apparently didn't view Dermody as part of their long-term plans, so he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster a day later with Chicago scooping speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton up off waivers from the Mets.

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  • Cubs' Matt Dermody: Signs with Cubs

    Dermody signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Dermody spent last season in the Toronto organization at Triple-A Buffalo, where he posted a 5.48 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 23 innings across 15 appearances. The southpaw will serve as organizational pitching depth for the Cubs during the 2020 campaign and should report to the team's alternate training site.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Dermody: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Dermody was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Dermody will stick with in Blue Jays' organization after passing through waivers untouched. The 27-year-old, who split time between Triple-A and the big club last season, will serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2018.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Dermody: Designated for assignment

    Dermody was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

    The Blue Jays needed to open up a spot on their 40-man roster following the acquisition of Sam Gaviglio, and Dermody was the odd man out. The 27-year-old has struggled so far in camp, allowing six runs on 11 hits across six frames. He'll take a spin through waivers to determine his landing spot for 2018, though he doesn't figure to serve as anything more than a mop-up man or lefty specialist wherever he lands.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Dermody: Called up for bullpen reinforcement

    Dermody was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    The left-hander will return to the big club to provide an extra arm out of the bullpen after Dominic Leone (personal) was placed on the bereavement list. Dermody has previously made five appearances with the Blue Jays on the season, yielding eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits and two walks over four innings. He'll likely be used as a mop-up man or situationally against left-handed hitters.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Norwalk, IA
Age: 33
School: Iowa
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, L