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37 Scott Downs RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 3/17/1976 | Birthplace: Louisville, KY | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: Kentucky | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 376.20
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Scott Downs brought back from DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The Royals activated pitcher Scott Downs from the disabled list Thursday, and optioned pitched Liam Hendricks to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, the team announced.

Downs has been out since early August due to a neck injury, and had a 5.29 ERA in 34 innings of work prior to the injury. 


Scott Downs to throw live batting practice soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Royals pitcher Scott Downs is slated to throw live batting practice soon, according to the Kansas City Star

Downs has been sidelined since August 2 due to a neck injury. The Royals will return to Kansas City August 25, so that would be the earliest Downs would throw the session. He's posted a 5.29 ERA over 34 innings. 


Lengthy absence leads to DL trip for Scott Downs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) The Royals placed pitcher Scott Downs on the disabled list Tuesday with a sprained neck, the team announced. The move is retroactive to Aug. 3.

Downs suffered the injury more than a week ago, but the team tried to get him back to action without a DL trip. It is not yet clear how long he is expected to be out. Downs had a 5.29 ERA with 19 walks and 25 strikeouts in 34 innings prior to the injury. 


Scott Downs suffers first relief loss with new club


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Royals reliever Scott Downs suffered his first loss with his new club Friday night against the Red Sox in Boston.

Downs permitted a solo home run to Jonny Gomes in the sixth inning, which proved to be the difference. He was charged with one run on one hit while striking out one over one-third of an inning in a 5-4 defeat. He owns a 6.18 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 27 2/3 innings of relief.

Royals make pitching moves


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) The Royals signed lefty reliever Scott Downs, who was just released by the White Sox, and optioned reliever Casey Coleman to Triple-A Omaha. Coleman posted a 2.45 ERA in three major-league appearances covering 3 2/3 innings.


White Sox to release Scott Downs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) The White Sox are set to release pitcher Scott Downs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

Downs was designated for assignment by the club recently, and went unclaimed through waivers. The team will grant him his unconditional release. Downs posted a 6.08 ERA over 23 2/3 innings.


Scott Downs down, Eric Surkamp up for White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) What was reported is now official: Veteran reliever Scott Downs has been designated for assignment by the White Sox. The team has recalled fellow left-hander Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.

The 38-year-old Downs has been ineffective this season. His .6.08 ERA is the highest he has posted in any full season. Downs had never struggled with control before this year. He has 15 walks in 24 2/3 innings.


Report: White Sox to part with Scott Downs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) The White Sox have likely let go of reliever Scott Downs, according to CSN.

Downs was spotted hugging teammates and saying "happy trails" following Wednesday's game against the Orioles. Thursday morning, pitching coach Don Cooper told a local radio program he believes the club parted ways with Downs. The team has not officially announced the move, but it seems like Downs is no longer part of the organization.

Downs posted a 6.08 ERA over 23 2/3 innings. 


Scott Downs picks up first save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) White Sox pitcher Scott Downs secured his first save Monday, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his team's 6-2 win over the Indians.

Downs came on with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning and was able to get a strikeout to end the potential rally. He walked a batter during the ninth inning but retired the other three batters in the inning to finish out the win. Downs has struggled overall and especially in the past week, when he posted two two-run outings while recording just one out between the two appearances. He owns a 5.68 ERA and 17:14 K:BB ratio in 19 innings.


Who should you target for saves in the White Sox's bullpen?


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(5/20/2014) The White Sox put Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle injury on Tuesday, so the race for saves is officially on over on the South Side.

The presumptive favorite will be probably be Daniel Webb, who along with Nate Jones was competing with Lindstrom for closing honors back in spring training. However, Webb has hardly established himself as a clear frontrunner based on his performance this season. His 2.63 ERA is respectable enough, but he has a 1.50 WHIP thanks to a 6.4 BB/9 ratio. Webb's 7.1 K/9 ratio also doesn't scream "lockdown ninth inning option" either.

Lefty Scott Downs has some closing experience, but he, too, has had control issues this season. The latter has also been true for Jake Petricka, who nailed down the save on Monday in Kansas City, after Lindstrom departed with his injury and Scott Downs retired lefty Eric Hosmer.

Should Webb, Downs or Petricka get the first shot at closing, none has pitched well enough to inspire confidence that he can keep the job. Sooner or later, though, it could be Ronald Belisario's turn, and he appears to have the best skill set for the closer's role. Though he has had some elevated walk rates in the past, Belisario is a strike-thrower, and he is also highly adept at getting ground balls. In the absence of a flamethrower like Jones, Belisario is probably the best bet to give the White Sox a reliable presence in the ninth inning.

Since he may not get the first chance to close, it's not worth picking up Belisario in standard and shallow mixed leagues, but he should at least be on your Scout Team. He's also worth a speculative pickup in deeper leagues.


Scott Downs takes loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) White Sox pitcher Scott Downs was charged with the loss Wednesday, giving up one hit and one earned run in his team's 10-4 loss to the Rockies.

Downs (0-2) gave up a leadoff single in the eighth inning, and was pulled after the Rockies announced a pinch-hitter. That runner, and five others, would come around to score. Downs owns a 16.20 ERA in 1 2/3 innings over four appearances.


Scott Downs pegged with first loss Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) White Sox left-handed reliever Scott Downs was charged with his first loss of the season Saturday afternoon against the Royals.

Downs (0-1) entered the game for John Danks in the eighth inning and surrendered a run-scoring double to Salvador Perez, breaking a 3-all tie. He yielded one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning pitched in a 4-3 defeat.

Downs has appeared in three games, allowing two runs and three walks while striking out one over 1 2/3 innings.

White Sox ink Scott Downs to one-year deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2014) The White Sox announced Thursday they signed left-handed reliever Scott Downs to a one-year, $4 million contract, which includes a club option for 2015. 

The 37-year-old Downs combined to go 4-4 with a 2.49 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 26 holds in 68 appearances last season between the Angels and Braves. He tied for 10th in the major leagues in holds.  

"Downs provides us with some balance to our bullpen and another veteran arm for Robin (Ventura) to call upon late in games," general manager Rick Hahn said. "Scott's impact will not only be felt on the field, but given his makeup and leadership skills it will be felt in the clubhouse and bullpen as well."


Scott Downs, White Sox come to terms


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/19/2013) The White Sox and free agent left-hander Scott Downs agreed to a one-year deal Thursday.

Downs had a 2.49 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 68 appearances between the Angels and Braves last season. He's expected to pitch in middle relief.


White Sox closing in on Scott Downs


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/19/2013) The White Sox are close to an agreement with free agent left-hander Scott Downs, according to FOXSports.com. Downs had a 2.49 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 68 appearances between the Angels and Braves last season.

The Nationals have also expressed interest in Downs this offseason.


Scott Downs the latest to interest Nationals


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) After packaging Ian Krol in the deal that landed them Doug Fister, the Nationals are stepping up their pursuit of a left-handed reliever, showing interest in free agent Scott Downs, according to MLB.com. Downs had a 2.49 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 68 appearances between the Angels and Braves last season.

The Nationals have been pursuing a lefty for several weeks now, also expressing interest in J.P. Howell and Oliver Perez.


Several Braves become free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to Brian McCann, who was extended a qualifying offer, and Tim Hudson, who was not, the Braves have had several players file for free agency, including starting pitcher Paul Maholm, relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty, relief pitcher Luis Ayala, relief pitcher Kameron Loe, relief pitcher Scott Downs and starting pitcher Freddy Garcia.

Scott Downs returns to action


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Braves reliever Scott Downs, who had been dealing with a hand injury and saw a specialist Friday, actually returned to action Friday against the Padres. 

Downs pitched one-third of an inning and allowed a hit. He has a 2.25 ERA for the season for Atlanta over 41 1/3 innings with 36 strikeouts. 


Scott Downs to visit hand specialist


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Braves reliever Scott Downs is scheduled to visit a hand specialist on Friday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com that Downs remains optimistic he'll pitch sometime this weekend against San Diego.

He has not pitched since suffering a non-displaced fracture of his right ring finger while trying to field a comebacker on Sept. 7.

Scott Downs unavailable for Braves


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Braves reliever Scott Downs was unavailable for Monday's game against the Marlins due to his broken finger, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Downs said it would hurt to catch a sock at this point. He may still need a few days. 

Scott Downs day to day with finger injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Braves pitcher Scott Downs suffered a non-displaced fracture of the ring finger on his non-throwing hand Saturday, but the Braves are calling the injury day-to-day, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"We’ll play it by ear," manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the game. "I think he could put his hand in a glove and play with a little bit of a splint or something to tape it up. I think he’ll be fine. We’re just going to call it day to day. I spoke to him before I did the press conference here and he goes, 'We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and go from there.'"

Downs suffered the injury against the first batter he faced Saturday, with a line drive striking his right hand.


Scott Downs fractures finger


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Braves pitcher Scott Downs suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right ring finger after being hit by a line drive in Saturday's game agains the Phillies. Downs, who only faced one batter in the game, will wear a splint on the finger and is out indefinitely.

Downs is 4-3 with a 1.98 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 36:18 K:BB ratio in 41 innings.


Scott Downs wins in debut for Braves


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Having acquired him earlier in the day Monday, the Braves put reliever Scott Downs immediately to work Monday night against Colorado. Downs ended up earning the win in a 9-8 victory.

Downs pitched the final 1 1/3 innings allowing a hit and striking out a batter as the Braves won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning. He needed just 13 pitches to retire four batters in his debut in front of the Atlanta crowd.


Braves acquire left-handed reliever Scott Downs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) The Braves acquired left-handed reliever Scott Downs from the Angels in exchange for right-handed reliever Cory Rasmus. The trade was announced Monday.

Downs was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA snd 1.26 WHIP in 43 relief appearances for Los Angeles this season. He has 22 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings. He has 26 career saves in 12 MLB seasons.


Angels open to trading Scott Downs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) The Angels are open to trading reliever Scott Downs, CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Sunday. 

With the Angels out of the playoff hunt, Downs is a solid trade chip. He has a 1.84 ERA over 43 appearances on the season and is going to be a free agent over the winter.