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  • Angels' Amir Garrett: Gets minors deal from Angels

    The Angels signed Garrett to a minor-league contract Wednesday.

    Garrett was cut loose by the Giants late in spring training after it was clear he wasn't going to make the big-league roster, but he's managed to quickly catch on with another organization. Garrett has struck out 138 but also walked 81 in 117.1 innings over his last three seasons.

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  • Amir Garrett: Let go by Giants

    Garrett was released by the Giants on Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Garrett joined the Giants on a minor-league deal as spring training began and was expected to make the bullpen. However, he struggled throughout Cactus League action, allowing nine earned runs across 6.1 innings while maintaining just a 3:7 K:BB. Garrett pitched effectively with the Royals in 2023, so he may get a shot with another team.

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  • Giants' Amir Garrett: Receives NRI from San Francisco

    Garrett signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Murray says Garrett will receive a $1.35 million salary if he's in the big leagues. The left-handed reliever holds a 5.06 ERA with 81 walks over 117.1 innings since the beginning of the 2021 season. He also has 138 strikeouts across that span, though, and is still just 31, so he seems worthy of a dice roll on a non-guaranteed deal.

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  • Amir Garrett: Granted release

    Garrett was granted his release from the Guardians on Thursday.

    Garrett signed a minor-league deal with Cleveland in late July and will now once again enter the open market. The 31-year-old lefty surrendered three runs over 4.2 innings with Triple-A Columbus and should be able to secure another minor-league deal elsewhere.

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  • Guardians' Amir Garrett: Gets minors deal from Cleveland

    Garrett signed a minor-league contract with the Guardians on Monday.

    Garrett was cut loose by the Royals earlier this month but will remain in the American League Central. The veteran left-hander has posted a 3.33 ERA but also an ugly 1.73 WHIP with 20 walks over 24.1 innings this season at the big-league level. He'll attempt to get back on track in the minors and earn another shot in Cleveland.

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  • Amir Garrett: Becomes free agent

    Garrett was released by the Royals on Saturday.

    No team wanted to claim Garrett and his $2.65 million salary off waivers, but he'll now be free to seek out a minor-league or minimum-salary contract. His 3.33 ERA in 24.1 innings this season looks strong, but his 5.58 FIP and 5.05 SIERA tell a different story. His control has never been a strong point, but his walk rate rose to an untenable 17.9 percent this season.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Cast off 40-man roster

    The Royals designated Garrett for assignment Sunday.

    Garrett will surrender his spot on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster to left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (head), who was activated from the 60-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday in Cleveland. Though Garrett posted a respectable 3.33 ERA over his 24.1 innings out of the Kansas City bullpen this season, most of his other ratios (1.73 WHIP, career-worst 7.1 K-BB%, 85.2 percent strand rate) suggested he was due for a correction in terms of run prevention. Garrett will now be exposed to waivers, though it's unclear if any of MLB's other 29 teams will be willing to put in a claim for a veteran reliever who has struggled in recent seasons and is on a $2.65 million salary for 2023.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Takes loss Thursday

    Garrett (0-1) took the loss Thursday versus the Guardians, allowing four runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out one in one-third of an inning.

    He gave up solo home runs to Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor on consecutive pitches and ran into more trouble after that, before Collin Snider also allowed one of the runners he inherited from Garrett to score. The southpaw had pitched three consecutive scoreless innings since coming back from a month-long absence with an elbow injury. Garrett has a decent 3.33 ERA, but his 1.73 WHIP and 28:20 K:BB through 24.1 innings suggest he could be in for more poor performances if he can't trim his walk rate. His 7.4 BB/9 is the worst mark of his career.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Back from IL

    The Royals reinstated Garrett (elbow) from the injured list Friday.

    Garrett put up a 3.00 ERA and 1.76 WHIP through 21 innings before landing on the injured list in early June. Now that he's healthy again, he could be used more often in high-leverage situations after the Royals traded Aroldis Chapman to Texas on Friday -- assuming Garrett isn't dealt himself before reaching free agency in the offseason.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Begins assignment Thursday

    Garrett (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

    Garrett was given a timeline of 4-to-6 weeks after landing on the injured list June 2 with an elbow injury, and he appears to be trending toward the shorter end of that range. The 30-year-old lefty will presumably make a couple appearances in the minors before returning to the Royals' bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Throws off mound

    Garrett (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Monday marks the first time Garrett has thrown since an elbow injury forced him onto the 15-day injured list June 2. The 31-year-old lefty is scheduled to face hitters in a live batting practice Thursday, but it will be another few weeks before he returns to the Royals' bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Out at least one month

    Garrett (elbow) is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Garrett was placed on the injured list Friday after being diagnosed with left elbow valgus extension overload. He underwent an injection to help reduce the irritation and will be completely shut down from throwing for at least the next week. Jackson Kowar is up from Triple-A Omaha to provide much-needed depth for the Royals' bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Placed on 15-day IL

    Garrett was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday, retroactive to May 29, with left elbow valgus extension overload.

    It's unclear exactly what that diagnosis entails as far as a recovery timeline goes. Garrett has struggled with his command this year, issuing 17 walks through 21 innings, but he's still managed to produce a respectable 3.00 ERA. Jackson Kowar will fill the vacant spot in the Kansas City bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Back with team after emergency

    Garrett was reinstated from the family emergency list Saturday.

    Garrett is back with the team after he left Wednesday to attend to a family matter. He'll return to his middle-relief role in the Royals' bullpen for their series with the White Sox. Jackson Kowar was optioned to Triple-A Omaha to create space on the major-league roster for Garrett.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Goes on family emergency list

    The Royals placed Garrett on the family medical emergency list Wednesday.

    Garrett can be on the list for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days. Kansas City called up Mike Mayers from Triple-A Omaha to replace him on the 26-man active roster and in the bullpen.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Second outing since illness

    Garrett allowed a hit and two walks and struck out two in a scoreless inning during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers.

    Garrett exited Monday's game versus the White Sox after getting sick on the mound. He returned Wednesday and has now strung together 2.1 scoreless innings over his last three appearances. For the season, he owns a 3.24 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 18:11 K:BB over 16.2 innings. He has yet to record a result, a save or a hold, which indicates Garrett is not in the high-leverage conversation in a bullpen where closing opportunities are already limited.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Leaves with illness

    Garrett was lifted from Monday's game against the White Sox after falling ill, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Garrett was forced to exit the contest with one out in the top of the seventh inning. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.

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  • Royals' Amir Garrett: Strong in spring

    Garrett has allowed just one walk and struck out four over four hitless innings this spring.

    Garrett had a hideous 6.4 BB/9 last season, so seeing him display more control, even in Cactus League play, is encouraging. He's only a couple of years removed from being a potential closer with the Reds, but his 4.96 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 45.1 innings last year meant he mainly worked as a middle reliever. With Scott Barlow and Aroldis Chapman on the roster, Garrett's chances of closing early in the year are slim, but strong pitching could earn him ninth-inning looks as the season progresses.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 239 lbs
Birthplace: Victorville, CA
Age: 31
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, L