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Top Andrew Kittredge News

  • Cardinals' Andrew Kittredge: Healthy, steady in spring

    Kittredge has allowed one walk and struck out one over two scoreless and hitless innings in two Grapefruit League appearances.

    Kittredge is looking to put the last two years behind him, as injuries have limited him to 31.2 innings in that span. He has 15 saves and 12 holds to his name over parts of seven major-league campaigns, but he's topped 50 innings just once. Kittredge figures to be in the high-leverage mix this season, though Ryan Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos are the top incumbent closing options for the Cardinals.

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  • Cardinals' Andrew Kittredge: Agrees to terms

    Kittredge agreed to a one-year, $2.63 million deal with the Cardinals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    He was just traded to St. Louis from Tampa Bay last week in exchange for Richie Palacios, so naturally the two sides came to an agreement. Kittredge, who has been limited to 31.2 innings over the last two seasons due to injury, should work in a setup capacity for the Cardinals. He has 15 saves in 96 appearances over the past four seasons.

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  • Cardinals' Andrew Kittredge: Dealt to St. Louis

    The Rays traded Kittredge to the Cardinals on Friday in exchange for Richie Palacios, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.

    Kittredge missed the first half of the 2023 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2022. Upon returning, picked up where he left off, surrendering four earned runs in 11.2 innings while striking out 10 batters and walking just two. The 33-year-old righty recorded two wins, a save and a hold in 14 appearances and will maintain a high-leverage role in St. Louis, providing a much-needed boost to a Cardinals bullpen that finished 13th in the NL last season with a 4.47 ERA.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Notches first save

    Kittredge tossed a perfect 10th inning to earn a save in Friday's win over the Angels.

    Kittredge made his season debut Friday after returning from Tommy John rehab. He fired 12 of 15 pitches for strikes and touched 95 mph with his sinker. The 33-year-old is a better candidate for holds than saves at this point. Pete Fairbanks earned a win after pitching the ninth inning Friday.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Makes return from IL

    Kittredge (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Kittredge has finally completed the long road back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in June of 2022. The right-handed reliever's numbers during his rehab assignment weren't great, as he held a 5.40 ERA and 1.57 WHIP with a 9:3 K:BB over 13.1 innings. That means he'll likely be eased back into high-leverage spots, although his track record suggests he's certainly capable of being a big asset for the Rays' bullpen eventually if he can knock off the rust and regain his pre-surgery form.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Returning during weekend

    Kittredge (elbow) will rejoin the Rays during their upcoming series against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Kittredge has been out all season while recovering from a Tommy John procedure he underwent in June 2022. He's played in 12 rehab games with Triple-A Durham, putting up a 5.40 ERA and 1.57 WHIP with nine strikeouts and three walks through 13.1 frames. The 33-year-old righty has collected 13 saves and seven holds since 2021, though he will likely have to be eased back into high-leverage situations as he gets reacclimated to the majors.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Aiming for mid-August return

    Kittredge (elbow) has thrown 8.2 innings on his rehab assignment and is hoping to return in mid-to-late August, MLB.com reports.

    Kittredge has been with Triple-A Durham for each of his last six appearances. He allowed six earned runs across just one-third of an inning in an outing July 23 but has otherwise been effective. Even so, the Rays will continue to take a patient approach as Kittredge returns from Tommy John surgery.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Moves rehab to Triple-A

    Kittredge (elbow) shifted his rehab assignment Tuesday to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Kittredge is moving right along in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, having tallied six strikeouts -- with no walks -- over three scoreless innings in the Florida Complex League to begin his minor-league rehab stint. He's now just one step away from becoming a bullpen option for the first-place Rays, though the 33-year-old figures to spend at least a week making appearances at Triple-A.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Facing hitters again

    Kittredge (elbow) threw a live batting practice session Friday, MLB.com reports.

    The activity marked the first time that Kittredge had faced hitters since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June. The 2021 All-Star reliever will likely spend the next few weeks ramping up in controlled settings before likely heading out on an extended minor-league rehab assignment at some point shortly after the All-Star break. Kittredge remains on track to return from the 60-day injured list before the season comes to a close.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Resumes mound work

    Kittredge (elbow) has been throwing off a mound for a few weeks and is expected to face hitters soon, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Kittredge's rehab from Tommy John surgery appears to have gone swimmingly to this point. The reliever's goal is to return in late July/early August, and he could provide a real boost to the Rays' bullpen after the All-Star break.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Placed on 60-day IL

    Kittredge was placed on the 60-day injured list by the Rays on Tuesday as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Trevor Kelley. Kittredge will miss at least the first half of the season following last June's Tommy John surgery.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Placed on 60-day IL

    Kittredge was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Kittredge underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure last June and will miss at least the first half of the 2023 season. This is a paperwork move to get Trevor Kelley on Tampa Bay's 40-man roster.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Transaction rescinded

    Kittredge (elbow) being placed on the 60-day injured list has been rescinded, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    It had been the corresponding move to Trevor Kelley having his contract selected, but that transaction isn't allowed until March 15. Kittredge will officially be put on the 60-day IL next month.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Throwing from 105 feet

    Kittredge (elbow) expanded his throwing program to 105 feet Thursday, RaysRadio.mlb.com reports.

    Kittredge started playing catch several months ago as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, and he's been going through pitchers' fielding practice with his teammates at the start of camp. He hopes to be ready to rejoin the Rays' bullpen at some point after the All-Star break.

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  • Rays' Andrew Kittredge: Avoids arbitration

    Kittredge (elbow) and the Rays agreed on a one-year, $2.075 million contract Friday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Kittredge and the team will avoid arbitration after coming together on a deal Friday. The reliever appeared in 17 games with Tampa Bay in 2022, compiling a 3.15 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with 14 strikeouts and five saves over 20 innings. Kittredge could return to being a top late-inning option for the Rays in 2023 once he recovers from Tommy John surgery, likely in the summer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Age: 33
School: Washington
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R