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37 Matt Stites RP
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 5/28/1990 | Birthplace: Festus, MO | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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D-Backs P Matt Stites to pitch extended spring game Monday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites will appear in an extended spring training game on Monday, according to FOX Sports Arizona

Following that outing, Stites will report to Class A Visalia to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. 

Stites is on the disabled list due to an elbow injury. 

A year ago, Stites posted a 5.73 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 33 innings. He's yet to appear in a game for the Diamondbacks this season. 


Diamondbacks' Matt Stites throws one inning in extended spring


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites tossed one scoreless inning on Monday in an extended spring training appearance, according to AZCentral.com.

Stites, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, allowed no hits and walked one of the four batters he faced. It was Stites' first action after throwing a simulated game last week.

Stites is yet to pitch this season after posting a 5.73 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 33 innings of work in 2014.


Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley, Matt Stites pitch simulated game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Diamondbacks pitchers Archie Bradley and Matt Stites both participated in a simulated game on Monday, the team announced. 

Bradley has been recovering from a line drive he took to the face in April. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that Bradley actually had a liner hit back to him in the simulate game and didn't flinch, according to MLB.com

Bradley, who has been on the 15-day disabled list, came out of the simulated game fine and will start this Saturday. 

"Obviously a little scary, but didn't flinch, got right back up there and overall threw the ball well," Bradley said of the comebacker. "Arm felt good, face felt well, and just overall ready to get going again."

Stites is recovering from an elbow injury and has been on the 15-day disabled list. 


Diamondbacks' Matt Stites (elbow) to throw bullpen Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, his first since being shut down with an elbow injury in spring training, the Arizona Republic reports.

Stites is on the 15-day disabled list and remains without a timetable for return. He posted a 5.37 ERA and 26:16 K:BB ratio in 33 innings in his first season with the Diamondbacks in 2014.


Diamondbacks RP Matt Stites (elbow) begins playing catch


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Matt Stites, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to an elbow injury, played catch Monday and Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic. However, Stites said he doesn't have a timetable for his return.

Diamondbacks place five players on disabled list


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Diamondbacks have placed pitcher Patrick Corbin (elbow), pitcher David Hernandez (elbow), catcher Oscar Hernandez (wrist), pitcher Matt Stites (elbow) and pitcher Bronson Arroyo (elbow) on the disabled list, the team announced Saturday.

MRI reveals no damage to Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites' elbow


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites does not have any structural damage in his right elbow after receiving a second MRI, reports MLB.com.

Stites' right arm locked up on him last Saturday and the initial MRI revealed inflammation in the elbow.

"What we heard is it looked good," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "They said this one was even cleaner. The MRI looked very clean, so they're going to figure out a plan of attack."

It is unclear when Stites will resume throwing again.


Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites undergoes MRI on elbow Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites underwent an MRI on his elbow Thursday, reports The Arizona Republic.

Stites' elbow locked up on him when he was throwing batting practice Saturday. The results from the MRI are expected to be known Friday.


Matt Stites suffers setback for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites hasn't pitched in a game this spring, and he suffered a setback in Saturday's bullpen session. 

Stites has been plagued by elbow problems all camp. An MRI earlier in March showed inflammation but no damage. He began throwing to live batters last week, and, a short time after throwing a bullpen session on Saturday, his elbow "locked up", according to MLB.com's Steve Gilbert.

"It's felt better the last few days," Stites said Tuesday. "I hope to get back throwing soon."


Diamondbacks' Matt Stites (elbow) feels good after first bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites (elbow) threw about 20-to-25 pitches in his first bullpen session of the spring Thursday and said afterward that he felt good, the Arizona Republic reports.

Stites is scheduled to throw again Sunday and could make his Cactus League debut by the following weekend if he continues to progress well. He expressed relief that he was final able to get his spring preparation in gear.

"I don't know how these long rehabbers do it," Stites said.

Stites made his major-league debut in 2014 and finished the season with a 5.73 ERA and 26:16 K:BB ratio in 33 innings of relief.


Diamondbacks' Reed, Stites slightly behind to begin camp


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed and Matt Stites will be behind the other pitchers to begin camp, according to MLB.com.

Both players experienced some soreness during side sessions, though the issues are not thought to be serious. Reed and Stites were evaluated for injuries, but nothing significant was found. The club would like both players to rest for a couple days before returning. 

Reed posted a 4.25 ERA over 59 1/3 innings last year.

Stites had a 5.73 ERA in 33 innings. 


Matt Stites get the call


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites has been called up Thursday.

Stites was acquired in the deal for Ian Kennedy. He's posted a 2.89 ERA over 28 innings in the minors.


Diamondbacks make a slew of roster moves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Diamondbacks announced a slew of roster moves Sunday, which included Eury De La Rosa, Ender Inciarte, Alfredo Marte and Zeke Spruill being optioned to Triple-A Reno.

The Diamondbacks also reassigned Nick Ahmed, Jake Barrett, Mike Bolsinger, Danny Dorn, Nick Evans, Jake Lamb, Adam Russell, Matt Stites and Bobby Wilson to minor-league camp.


Matthew Stites goes to Arizona


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) The Diamondbacks have acquired pitcher Matthew Stites from the Padres.

Stites is a part of the Padres package for Ian Kennedy. In 52 innings at Double-A San Antonio, Stites has a 2.08 ERA. 


Matthew Stites sent to minor-league camp


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2013) The Padres sent pitcher Matthew Stites to minor-league camp on Saturday after being cut from major-league camp.