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Top Sam Delaplane News

  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Moves past forearm injury

    Delaplane (forearm) has given up six runs on five hits and eight walks while striking out six over 2.2 innings at Single-A San Jose since being transferred to the affiliate May 13 after being activated from Triple-A Sacramento's 7-day injured list.

    Delaplane missed the entire 2021 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and made only four appearances in the minors in 2022 while dealing with a related forearm issue that carried over into 2023. After missing the first five weeks of the current season, Delaplane received the green light to debut earlier this month, but he's struggled to find the strike zone thus far in his four outings. The 28-year-old right-hander will likely continue to make appearances in the lower levels of the minors until he shows improved control.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Re-signs with San Francisco

    Delaplane (forearm) re-signed with the Giants on a minor-league deal Nov. 19.

    Delaplane opted to stick around for a second year in the Giants organization despite having been moved off the 40-man roster earlier this month prior to becoming a free agent. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2021, Delaplane was cleared to begin a rehab assignment in the lower levels of the minors this past May, but he made just four appearances before being shut down for the season with a forearm strain.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: DFA'd by San Francisco

    Delaplane (forearm) was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday.

    Delaplane missed the start of 2022 with a forearm strain and was shut down after he started a four-game rehab assignment in late May. He underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2021, and it's unclear if he's expected to be healthy in time for spring training as he deals with the lingering arm issues.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Shut down again with forearm strain

    The Giants have recalled Delaplane from Single-A Jose and placed him on the 60-day injured list with a right forearm strain, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    Delaplane underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2021 and was non-tendered by the Giants in the offseason and later re-signed on a minor-league deal before he was added to the 40-man roster earlier this month. The 27-year-old began his rehab assignment at San Jose on May 28 and was expected to eventually settle at Double-A Richmond or Triple-A Sacramento, but that didn't come to fruition after he suffered an apparent setback with his surgically repaired elbow following his fourth rehab outing with the Single-A affiliate. He'll now be on the shelf for at least the next two months, and it's possible the Giants choose to shut him down for the season.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Added to 40-man roster

    Delaplane (elbow) was selected to the 40-man roster and optioned to Single-A San Jose on Saturday.

    Delaplane has spent the start of the regular season continuing his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and he was cleared to begin a rehab assignment in San Jose last weekend. Over his first two rehab appearances, he allowed two runs while striking out five in 1.2 innings. Once the right-hander is deemed fully healthy, he'll likely advance to Triple-A Sacramento.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Begins rehab assignment

    Delaplane (elbow) joined Single-A San Jose on Friday for a rehab assignment, San Jose Giants broadcaster Joe Ritzo reports.

    Delaplane's made enough progress in his return from Tommy John surgery to get into game action. The right-hander will likely need multiple starts in the lower levels of the minors before potentially linking up with Triple-A Sacramento in the summer.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Throwing bullpen sessions

    Delaplane (elbow) is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions twice weekly as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Delaplane is still likely months away from getting back into game action after his Tommy John surgery in April of 2021. The right-hander was non-tendered by the Giants but signed a minor-league contract in December to remain with the organization. He will likely begin his season at Triple-A Sacramento once healthy.

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  • Sam Delaplane: Non-tendered by San Francisco

    Delaplane (elbow) was non-tendered by the Giants on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Delaplane underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2021, and the Giants opted not to tender him a contract for 2022. The 26-year-old could be back to full health by midseason next year if all goes well in his recovery.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Transferred to 60-day injured list

    The Giants moved Delaplane (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Merely a procedural transaction, the move has no impact on the status of Delaplane, who will miss the rest of the season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

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  • Giants' Sam Delaplane: Acquired by Giants

    Delaplane (elbow) was traded from the Mariners to the Giants on Monday in exchange for cash considerations, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Delaplane had a delayed start to spring training this year, and he failed to make an appearance before he underwent Tommy John surgery in late April. The right-hander will miss the rest of the 2021 campaign and could also be sidelined for the first portion of next season. Delaplane was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following the trade.

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  • Mariners' Sam Delaplane: Designated for assignment

    Delaplane (undisclosed) was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Delaplane was sent to Triple-A Tacoma in mid-March but failed to make an appearance while dealing with an unspecified injury. The right-hander will now be removed from the 40-man roster as part of a shuffle to make room for Hector Santiago, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move.

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  • Mariners' Sam Delaplane: Optioned to Triple-A

    Delaplane (undisclosed) was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

    Deplane failed to appear in a spring game while with the big-league club. The team has yet to reveal more information on his status after it was reported that his throwing progression would be delayed.

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  • Mariners' Sam Delaplane: Delayed to start camp

    Delaplane (undisclosed) will begin camp behind his teammates in his throwing progression, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    The reason for Delaplane's delay is not yet clear. He's yet to make his big-league debut and has made just a single Triple-A appearance, so he's unlikely to break camp with the team even if healthy.

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  • Mariners' Sam Delaplane: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Delaplane's contract was selected by the Mariners on Friday.

    Most relief pitching prospects are irrelevant in standard fantasy leagues, but Delaplane is not only the Mariners' best relief pitching prospect, but he could conceivably earn the closer's role in the near future. He is listed at just 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, but he has a mid-90s fastball and wipeout slider. Delaplane spent the summer at the alternate training site after logging a 0.49 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 58:9 K:BB in 37 innings at Double-A in 2019.

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  • Mariners' Sam Delaplane: Could debut in 2020

    Delaplane will be part of the Mariners' 60-man training roster.

    The 25-year-old righty is not on the 40-man roster, but he is the Mariners' best relief pitching prospect. He logged a 0.49 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 58:9 K:BB in 37 innings at Double-A last year and could eventually earn a high-leverage spot in Seattle's bullpen. Delaplane is listed at just 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, but he has a mid-90s fastball and wipeout slider.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 175 lbs
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Age: 28
School: Eastern Michigan
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R