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Astros' Phil Maton: Back from IL
The Astros reinstated Maton (elbow) from the 15-day injured list Monday.
Right-hander Ronel Blanco was sent to Triple-A Sugar Land to clear room on the 26-man active roster for Maton, who spent the minimum amount of time on the shelf with the bruised elbow. Maton has collected one save, three wins and eight holds while pitching to a 3.04 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 53.1 innings out of the bullpen this season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Begins rehab assignment
Maton (elbow) is beginning a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Sugar Land, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton is expected to make only one appearance with Sugar Land before returning to the Astros' bullpen Sunday or Monday. The 30-year-old right-hander was sporting a 3.04 ERA and 58:21 K:BB through 53.1 innings of work when he landed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 12 with a bruised elbow.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Aiming for Sunday or Monday return
Maton (elbow) threw a bullpen session at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton has now thrown two bullpen sessions over the last three days and has responded well to both of them, so he looks like he'll be ready to test himself in a game setting. The right-hander said he expects to require only rehab appearance prior to being activated from the 15-day injured list. If all goes well during his time at Sugar Land, Maton could be reinstated as soon as Sunday or Monday.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Could return next weekend
Maton (elbow) could return from the 15-day injured list Sunday when first eligible, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maton threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday without issue, and he's set to throw another Wednesday. If all goes well Wednesday, Maton looks like he could return to the Houston bullpen this weekend without going on a minor-league rehab assignment beforehand.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Throws off mound
Maton (elbow) threw off a mound Saturday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.
Maton has been out for a week after taking a comebacker off his right elbow. He avoided structural damage and is already ramping up again, however, so he doesn't appear to be set for a long absence. He's eligible to return Aug. 27.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: No structural damage in elbow
Maton said Sunday that extra tests revealed no structural damage in his right elbow, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton landed on the injured list Saturday after taking a comebacker off his elbow during Friday's game against the Angels. The plan is for him to resume throwing during Houston's upcoming series in Miami and potentially return to the bullpen after a minimum 15-day stay on the IL, putting his return date at Aug. 27.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Placed on injured list
Maton (elbow) was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.
Maton was struck on the right elbow by a comebacker during his outing against the Angels on Friday. He's avoided anything worse than a bruise but will nonetheless require at least 15 days to heal. Parker Mushinski was called up to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Exits after being hit by comebacker
Maton was removed from Friday's appearance versus the Angels after being hit by a comebacker in the right elbow, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.
He was facing his first batter in the top of the ninth when Eduardo Escobar smoked a 90.2 mph line drive back up the middle and off Maton's pitching elbow. He'll head for testing after the game.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Picks up first save
Maton picked up the save in Sunday's win over the Angels. He allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out one in one inning.
Houston mounted a late comeback, and Maton was able to escape with the save after coughing up a solo homer to Shohei Ohtani. It was Maton's first save chance of the year. He's sporting a 2.51 ERA with a 51:14 K:BB and six holds through 46.2 frames.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Handed loss versus Angels
Maton (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Angels after allowing a run on two hits over an inning of work. He struck out one.
Maton relieved J.P. France to start the eighth with the game tied at one apiece and couldn't silence the Angels' bats. He surrendered a leadoff single and then a two-out double, which plated a run to put the Halos in front. The 30-year-old has given up three runs on five hits over his last two innings after he had tossed 10.2 scoreless frames from May 6 through May 30. Overall, he's still been a useful arm out of the bullpen for manager Dusty Baker and now sits at a 1.26 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 31:4 K:BB and has four holds over 28.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Fully recovered from hand injury
Maton (hand) said Thursday that he's fully healthy and expects to have a normal spring training, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton clarified that he might be "one bullpen behind," but it sounds like he won't have any restrictions at the start of camp. The reliever missed the postseason last year after fracturing his pitching hand when he punched his locker.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Reaches deal for 2023
Maton (hand) agreed to a one-year, $2.55 million contract with the Astros on Friday to avoid arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton was a solid reliever for the Astros last year with a 3.84 ERA across 67 appearances, though he missed the entirety of the postseason after he punched a locker and fractured his hand at the end of the regular season. Assuming he's fully recovered for Opening Day, the right-hander should see some high-leverage work in front of closer Ryan Pressly and top setup man Rafael Montero.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Out with fractured hand
Maton will miss the postseason after undergoing surgery on a broken right hand, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The injury was self-inflicted, as it occurred after Maton punched his locker following a poor outing to close the regular season last Wednesday against the Phillies. Maton wasn't one of Houston's highest-leverage options this season, but the Astros still would have preferred having him and his 3.84 ERA available out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Works immaculate inning
Maton struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
Maton threw nine pitches -- all for strikes -- to retire the side, allowing him to complete the 108th immaculate inning in MLB history. Starter Luis Garcia also threw an immaculate inning in the bottom of the second, with him and Maton becoming the first teammates in league annals to achieve the feat in the same game. Though Maton has now turned in a 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over eight innings in his last nine appearances, he has yet to gain much traction in a high-leverage role, as he hasn't recorded a save or hold during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Reaches deal for upcoming season
Maton signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maton struggled to a 4.97 ERA in 25.1 innings for the Astros after a midseason move from Cleveland, with his strikeout rate plummeting from 34.3 percent prior to the deal to 20.2 percent for his new team.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Phil Maton: Earns win in relief
Maton (6-0) earned the win Saturday against the Athletics by recording one out, allowing one hit and one walk.
Maton recorded his sixth win of the campaign, and while he recorded just one out, he needed 19 pitches to get the job done (12 strikes). If this was his final outing of the campaign, then Maton will end the year with a 4.73 ERA across 66.2 innings in 65 appearances. He has posted an ERA above the 4.00 mark in each of his five big-league seasons.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 206 lbs|
|Birthplace: Paducah, KY|
|School: Louisiana Tech|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|