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23 Jake Odorizzi SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/190 | Birthdate: 3/27/1990 | Birthplace: Highland, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 96/78 | Average Draft Position: 187.60
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Rays P Jake Odorizzi has strong game but earns loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi allowed two earned runs in Wednesday night's 2-1 losss against the Braves. 

Odorizzi gave up a run each in the third and sixth innings. He went six total innings and gave up four hits, two walks and struck out two batters. 

"You feel for him because he's pitched really well all year," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, via MLB.com. "At the same time, he's a pro. He gets it. He just keeps going out there giving us what we need."

This is Odorizzi's third loss in a row, even though he's had strong efforts in each game. His run support has been lacking, however, as the Rays have only scored a combined five runs in his last three starts. 

Odorizzi's next start is projected for May 25 against the Mariners. 


Rays make rotation change for Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) The Rays made a change to the starting rotation for a two-game series against Atlanta, per MLB.com

Nathan Karns was originally scheduled to start the series opener, on Tuesday. Instead Erasmo Ramirez will take the mound. The move was done to get Karns additional rest. 

Jake Odorizzi will start Wednesday's game. 


Rays SP Jake Odorizzi throws six solid innings Friday but takes loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (3-3) gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five in six innings of work Friday for a loss against the Twins.

Brian Dozier connected for a solo homer off Odorizzi.

Odorizzi allowed one earned run in each of his last two starts before Friday.

Odorizzi's next start is scheduled for Wednesday in Atlanta.

Rays' Jake Odorizzi has strong outing in no decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rays starter Jake Odorizzi allowed one run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no decision against Texas on Sunday. 

Odorizzi was scratched from Saturday's start due to illness, but he had a solid outing when he finally took the mound. 

"I felt better, but I ... tried to give us as many innings as possible with what I had," Odorizzi said. "It was a tough one, but I was able to get through it and the defense really helped me out. I was just trying to pitch to contact to get as many outs as I could as quick as I could."

Odorizzi didn't walk a batter and struck out seven. He lowered his ERA to 2.09. His next start will be Friday at Minnesota. 


Jake Odorizzi to start for Rays on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rays starter Jake Odorizzi will take the mound for Sunday's game. 

Odorizzi was scratched from Saturday's scheduled start with flu-like symptoms but said he was feeling better and should be able to start Sunday instead. Odorizzi is in the Rays' starting lineup. 

The Rays are -156 money line favorites at home against Texas.


Rays' Jake Odorizzi feeling 'a lot better,' could pitch Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi said he's feeling "a lot better" Saturday and could make his next start Sunday against the Rangers, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Odorizzi was originally scheduled to start Saturday but was scratched due to flu-like symptoms. However, rather than miss a turn in the rotation, it appears Odorizzi could simply be pushed back a day. He's 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA and 32:8 K:BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings.


Rays announced pitching moves, other transactions Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) The Rays have transferred pitcher Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list and placed pitcher Drew Smyly (left shoulder soreness) on 15-day DL retroactive to May 6, the team has announced

Pitcher Matt Andriese has been recalled from Triple-A and will start Saturday for Jake Odorizzi, who'll sit with flu-like symptoms. 

The Rays have also promoted from Triple-A Andrew Bellatti and optioned infielder Jake Elmore.


Rays starter Jake Odorizzi allows one run in seven IP for win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (3-2) gave up one run on seven hits and struck out six in seven innings of work on Monday to defeat the Red Sox.

The one run allowed came in the second inning when he served up back-to-back triples to Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts.

Odorizzi did not allow a home run in his sixth straight start, matching a Rays' club record.

Odorizzi lowered his ERA to 2.21 with the outing.

Odorizzi's next start is set for Saturday against the Rangers.


Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi tagged for four runs in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings of work in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to the Yankees Tuesday.

Odorizzi had issues in the first inning when he allowed Jacoby Ellsbury to reach on a walk. Then Ellsbury stole second and reached third on a fielding error before Brett Gardner was able to knock him home on a ground out. Odorizzi then surrendered back-to-back doubles to Mark Teixeria and Brian McCann, bringing home another run.

Odorizzi found a rhythm after, but had more trouble in the fifth inning when with two men on, McCann doubled to deep left center, bringing home two more runs. 

Odorizzi, now 2-2, pushed his ERA to 2.41. He will look to get back on track either Monday or Tuesday against the Red Sox.


Rays' Jake Odorizzi allows one run in no-decision Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi didn't factor into the decision Thursday after giving up just one earned run on three hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

Odorizzi allowed his only run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning, but the Rays weren't able to take a lead in the game until the final play of the night, which was a walkoff RBI single by catcher Rene Rivera. The pitcher has posted a 1.65 ERA and 22:8 K:BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Yankees in New York Tuesday in his next start.


Rays starter Jake Odorizzi comes apart in sixth inning, takes loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Rays starter Jake Odorizzi (2-1) held the Yankees scoreless through five innings on Saturday but was touched for three runs in the sixth and ended up suffering the loss.

He struck out nine in his six innings of work in his first loss of the year.

Odorizzi came into Saturday's game as the third AL pitcher in the last 100 years to start the season by winning consecutive starts of six-plus innings, two hits or fewer and one run or less.

Odorizzi will look to get back in the win column on Thursday against the Red Sox.


Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi goes eight strong innings in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi allowed just one run on two hits in eight innings of work in Tampa Bay's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays Monday.

Odorizzi used 103 pitches, 63 going for strikes, to navigate his start. His lone blemish came in the fifth inning after surrendering a double to Kevin Pillar. Second baseman Devon Travis singled him home. Odorizzi finished the inning off with a strikeout. His ERA remains low at 0.61 and will look for a third straight win Saturday against the Yankees.


Rays set rotation for four-game series in Toronto


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters he's set with Jake Odorizzi to open a four-game series in Toronto on Monday. Chris Archer will close out the series on Thursday with Matt Andriese likely to pitch on Tuesday, and Erasmo Ramirez on Wednesday, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Rays' Odorizzi on '15 debut: 'I wanted to execute and that's what I did'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi had seven strikeouts in his season debut Wednesday against the Orioles. Six of his strikeouts were on swings and misses, as well as changeups.

"I was commanding it with all my pitches," Odorizzi said, per MLB.com. "Throwing curve balls, slow curve balls when I needed to keep them off everything else. For the most part, I think commanding the zone was a big part of how successful we were tonight."

Odorizzi has allowed two hits or fewer four times in his career, including Wednesday. He is 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA in those outings.

"I warmed up well and sometimes that doesn't translate to a game," he said. "It doesn't show up. ... I was relaxed, I wasn't nervous, I wasn't anything. It was just another game. I kind of took that mentality into it. I wanted to execute and that's what I did."


Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi tosses seven strikeouts in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi went 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Orioles. Odorizzi tossed seven strikeouts with two hits and non runs allowed in his outing. 

Odorizzi didn't get much resistance from Baltimore, working efficiently through his appearance. He did not allow a baserunner to get past second base in his 6 2/3 innings.

He will look to keep things rolling Tuesday against the Blue Jays.


Rays SP Jake Odorizzi goes four innings in final spring start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi made his final exhibition start Friday against the Yankees. He allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in four innings. He had no strikeouts.

Odorizzi took the mound with a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but he gave two runs back on Miguel Cabrera's one-out home run. Odorizzi gave up his third run on a Cabrera double in the third inning.

Odorizzi finishes the spring with a 4.26 ERA over four starts (12 2/3 innings). He will make his season debut Wednesday against the Orioles.


Rays name Karns Game 2 starter, Odorizzi set for Game 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that Nathan Karns will pitch in Game 2, followed by Jake Odorizzi in Game 3 against the Orioles to start the season, according to the team's official website.

Karns is 2-2 with a 4.67 ERA in five starts this spring. Odorizzi posted a 3.12 ERA in eight innings of work in Grapefruit League play.


Rays' Cash still mulling rotation order for Odorizzi, Karns


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday he still hasn't decided on which order Jake Odorizzi and Nathan Karns will pitch in the season-opening series against the Orioles (April 6-8).

Chris Archer has been tabbed to start Opening Day in place of Alex Cobb (forearm), but Cash is mulling the starters for the next two games because he is still looking at matchups in the next few series after Baltimore.


Rays lining up rotation with Archer, Odorizzi and Karns to pitch Saturday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that starters Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Nathan Karns all will pitch in the team's game Saturday, a sign that they are lining up their starting rotation for Opening Day, per MLB.com.

The team's Nos. 1 and 3 starters - Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly - will start the season on the disabled list, leaving Archer as the potential Opening Day starter. 

"Everything goes into lining up the rotation now," Cash said. "We're all trying to accommodate them as much as possible, because a lot of moving parts and stuff like that. I don't think anything is set in stone."


Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi strong early in start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi struck out five while allowing two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched Saturday. Odorizzi retired the first 10 batters in a row, before allowing multiple hits, leading to the two runs.

"I think this is the first time I went into the sixth inning of a spring training game in my career, so it was good," Odorizzi said. "I felt really good out there. Everything was being cooperative. So it was a good work day."


Rays' Jake Odorizzi expected to move up one spot in rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) While the plans have yet to be finalized, it appears Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi will move up from fourth to third in the rotation due to Drew Smyly's shoulder injury, per The Tampa Tribune. If that happens, Odorizzi would start the third game of the season against the Orioles instead of the fourth game against the Marlins.

“I have a lot of days between now and then that we can change the schedule. It’s not going to be that big of a deal,” Odorizzi said. “Realistically, regardless of Drew being down for a few weeks or not, I was still putting lofty goals for myself to go out and be better than I was last year. I think there’s plenty of room for improvement from last year to this year. Him being down doesn’t change the way I need to think about myself.

“I put a lot of pressure on myself at the beginning of the season last year and we all saw how that went. So I think that year of building and learning has really helped me turn a corner and going into this year I feel like a whole different type of person just going through a whole season. Coming back, knowing I have my spot, hair down a little bit, relax and at the same time I want to do a lot better than last year.”


Rays SP Jake Odorizzi throws four innings in intrasquad game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi pitched four innings against minor leaguers in an intrasquad game Monday and said the outing went "really well," MLB.com reports.

"I thought today went really well, actually," Odorizzi said. "You never know how these things are going to go. But I thought overall, it was really beneficial, and I got to work on a lot of stuff that you wouldn't work on in a spring-training game. I think I threw eight first-pitch curveballs in a row, so that was something I wanted to work on today. And worked on a lot of cutters, too. So overall, it was a really good day."

Odorizzi believes he's on schedule this spring.

"Not behind, not ahead," Odorizzi said. "Today was a lot better than [against the Twins on Wednesday] just feel-wise and how everything was coming out. So I think I'm progressing how I need to be."

Odorizzi will likely open the season as the No. 3 starter.


Rays manager Kevin Cash tabs Alex Cobb as opening day starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Wednesday starting pitcher Alex Cobb will start the season opener on April 6 against Baltimore.

"There's a lot of things on your short list of career highlights that you can say you've done," Cobb said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "Obvioiusly, with being in the World Series and winning the World Series being at the top. Being an opening day starter falls somewhat shorter than that, but it's right up on that list."

Cash also announced Cobb will be followed in the rotation by Chris Archer, Drew Smyly and Jake Odorizzi. The team will choose a fifth starter this spring.

"He was extremely excited," Cash said of Cobb. "I kind of expected him to say, 'Yeah, OK, whatever,' but he was pumped. And you look back and you're like, 'Man, he's had some good pitchers here that maybe he's had to wait in turn for (James) Shields and (David) Price and those guys. I think he looks at it as being an honor, because there have been some good ones here in the past that have done it."


Rays' Odorizzi adds 17 pounds to help strengthen lower body


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi spent the offseason working to strengthen his core and base, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Odorizzi reported to camp at 197 pounds following a 17-pound weight gain.

"It was just eating a lot of food, obviously healthy food, but pretty much as much as I could shovel in," Odorizzi said. "Pretty much every meal I ate was larger than I would have had last year. … There were just a lot of meals, like six or seven a day. I'd eat something every two-three hours.

"My upper body's not that much different, it's almost all from the waist down. Just more strength for pitching, and more stability. … More body control having a sturdier base."

Odorizzi is hoping the added weight will help increase the velocity on his pitches.

"I feel really good, that's the main thing," he said. "Everything feels good coming out, my body feels strong. That's the most I can ask for coming into spring."


Jake Odorizzi surrenders five runs in loss vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi took a loss Wednesday, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and three walks in three-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 11-3 defeat against the Red Sox.

Odorizzi (11-13) finishes the season with two ugly lines in his last three starts. After being staked to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the starter gave up a pair of runs in the second, with one coming on a home run. The Red Sox broke through with five runs in the fourth, with three of the runs being hung on Odorizzi. He ends the season with a 4.18 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 174:59 K:BB ratio in 168 innings.