|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||12.00||0.00||1.00||0.00||7.50||1.92||11.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 6.0||0||0|| 12.00||0||4||5|
|vs RHB|| 6.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||2||6|
|Last 10 Games|
|Rays considering SP options for Friday's doubleheader |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/24/14) Rays manager Joe Maddon said starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) is not a candidate to start in Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Jake Odorizzi will start one game in the doubleheader, and Maddon added Nathan Karns and Alex Colome are the candidates to start the other game.
|Rays option Nathan Karns |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/14) The Rays optioned pitcher Nathan Karns to Triple-A Durham, reports the Tampa Tribune. He had been called up before Sunday's game.
|Nathan Karns gets the call |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/14) The Rays have called up pitcher Nathan Karns Sunday.
The team's bullpen have been overworked lately, and Karns will get a chance to provide some stability. The club designated Heath Bell for assignment to make room for Karns. In six starts at Triple-A, Karns has an 8.20 ERA.
|Rays trio to pitch Saturday with rotation spot on line |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/14/14) Rays rotation candidates Jake Odorizzi, Cesar Ramos and Erik Bedard will all pitch Saturday in outings that will help determine the fifth spot, per the Tampa Tribune. Joe Maddon said all three will receive one more assignment before a decision is made.
Nathan Karns is also in the running for the rotation spot. He and Odorizzi have had the strongest springs.
|Nathan Karns made the unexpected jump from Double-A to the majors last season when Washington needed some rotation help at the end of the May. Unfortunately for Karns, who entered last season as one of the Nationals' top pitching prospects, he did not have a strong MLB debut. He never made it out of the fifth inning in any of his three starts before being demoted back to the minors. Karns went 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA and 1.92 WHIP. The good news is that Karns wasn't shaken by struggles, as he posted a 2.57 ERA following his demotion back to Double-A. Karns would go 10-6 with a 3.26 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 23 starts for Harrisburg last season. Karns attacks hitters with a power sinker and hammer curveball. However, he's still learning to throw his curveball for strikes and is working on developing his changeup. Fantasy owners will want Karns to succeed as a starter since he is a great strikeout pitcher (10.7 K/9), but he might end up as a reliever if he can't harness his command and develop a third pitch. Karns, who was traded to Rays in February, could be back in the majors in 2014, but he's more of a long-term Fantasy keeper on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/30/14||BOS||7:10 pm||Allen Webster|
|8/31/14||BOS||1:40 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|9/1/14||BOS||1:10 pm||Rubby De La Rosa|
|9/2/14||TOR||7:10 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|9/3/14||TOR||7:10 pm||Marcus Stroman|
|9/4/14||TOR||7:10 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|9/5/14||BAL||7:10 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
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