(3/23/2010) The Rockies optioned pitchers Jhoulys Chacin and Samuel Deduno and reassigned left-handed reliever Jimmy Gobble to minor league camp on Tuesday. Gobble had been dealing with a groin injury.
Gobble leaves after straining groin
(3/12/2010) Rockies RP Jimmy Gobble began the ninth inning Thursday against the Rangers but strained his left groin while facing his fourth batter and left the game. He pitched two-thirds of an inning, issuing one walk.
Gobble signs minor league contract
(1/28/2010) The Rockies have signed RP Jimmy Gobble to a minor league contract, according to MLB.com. He appeared in 12 games with the White Sox last year, posting a 7.50 ERA with a 1.75 WHIP and no decisions. He will attend Colorado's spring training.
Rockies add two non-roster invites
(1/28/2010) Colorado agreed Thursday to minor league contracts with left-hander Jimmy Gobble and right-hander Justin Speier. They will go to spring training with the big league team.
Gobble designated for assignment
(7/8/2009) The White Sox designated reliever Jimmy Gobble for assignment to make room for newly acquired Tony A. Pena on Tuesday.
White Sox make doubleheader moves
(6/8/2009) The White Sox activated Jose A. Contreras from the minor leagues to start Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader. Wes Whisler was optioned to the minor leagues and Jimmy Gobble was kept around.
Whisler, Gobble on chopping block
(6/8/2009) From The Sports Xchange: LHP Wes Whisler allowed two runs without recording an out in the loss to Cleveland on Sunday, and that also put him as the frontrunner to get demoted before Monday's series with Detroit, as the Sox were needing to make a roster move and make room for RHP Jose Contreras. Whisler has been shaky since getting the call on the last road trip. That doesn't mean that Jimmy Gobble is in the clear. He has also failed to impress the last few weeks.
(4/5/2009) The White Sox signed RP Jimmy Gobble to a minor league contract on Sunday.
Rangers say goodbye to Gobble
(3/30/2009) The Rangers released RP Jimmy Gobble from his minor-league contract on Monday.
Gobble signs deal with Rangers
(3/22/2009) Former Kansas City Royals reliever Jimmy Gobble agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal was announced Saturday, a day after the Royals released Gobble. The left-hander was a supplemental pick in the 1999 draft and spent his entire career with Kansas City. Gobble is expected to join the Rangers' major league camp Sunday.
RP Gobble released by Royals
(3/18/2009) The Royals requested unconditional release waivers on LHP Jimmy Gobble and signed RHP Anthony Lerew to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
Gobble comes to terms with Royals
(1/19/2009) Royals LHP Jimmy Gobble agreed Monday to a $1.35 million, one-year contract, a slight raise from the $1,312,500 he earned last year. Gobble was 0-2 with an 8.81 ERA and one save in 39 relief appearances for Kansas City last season. After giving up 10 runs in one inning against Detroit on July 21, he went on the disabled list until Sept. 2 because of a stiff lower back. When he returned, he didn't allow a run in his final eight appearances and seven innings.
(8/18/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Jimmy Gobble, who is rehabbing from a bad back with Triple-A Omaha, started Saturday night at Oklahoma, but gave up five runs in 1 2/3 innings on four hits and four walks, while striking out three. He threw just 28 strikes in 58 pitches. He is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in his rehab.
Gobble makes another rehab appearance
(8/7/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Jimmy Gobble, who is on the disabled list with a stiff lower back, made his second rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Omaha. He went 2 2/3 innings and allowed four hits and two runs. Gobble walked one and struck out three in a no-decision against Colorado Springs.
Gobble begins rehab assignment
(8/3/2008)Jimmy Gobble (back) pitched two scoreless innings Saturday at the start of his Triple-A rehab assignment. He struck out three and allowed two hits.
Gobble throws bullpen session
(7/26/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Jimmy Gobble, who is on the disabled list with a stiff lower back, threw a bullpen session Friday. Manager Trey Hillman said Gobble's program was adjusted so pitching coach Bob McClure and the Kansas City trainers could monitor his bullpen. "If everything goes good with the back (Friday) and he doesn't go backwards, he'll have another side on Sunday and then he'll go (to Triple-A Omaha)," Hillman said to rehab.
Royals place Gobble on 15-day DL
(7/22/2008) The Royals placed battered reliever Jimmy Gobble on the 15-day DL with a strained lower back. Gobble, the third of five Kansas City pitchers, was charged with all 10 runs in the eighth inning Monday. Joel Peralta was recalled from the minors to replace him on the roster.
Gobble pitching like a turkey
(7/22/2008)Jimmy Gobble, the third of five Kansas City pitchers, was charged with all 10 runs in the eighth inning Monday. Gobble retired only three of the 14 batters he faced, allowing seven hits and walking four, including two with the bases loaded. Gobble's ERA soared to 11.31. "You do feel bad when you see somebody struggle like that," manager Jimmy Leyland said. "You don't like to see these either way to be honest with you. I've been on both sides of them. That's not really fun for anybody. You don't like to see it happen, but it happens now and then. It's one of those unfortunate things that happen to all of us." Said Gobble, "As hard as it is, you've got to put it behind you."
Gobble not getting any innings
(6/28/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that LHP Jimmy Gobble has pitched just once in the past 17 days.
Jimmy Gobble gets an easy save
(4/10/2008)Jimmy Gobble got the final two outs Wednesday against the Yankees in a 4-0 game with two runners on to log his fourth career save and his first since June 24, 2007, at Milwaukee.
Gobble not a fan of "Cactus" League
(2/18/2008) The Sports Xchange notes: The weirdest injury of early camp has to be LHP Jimmy Gobble received a tetanus shot and was given antibiotics after being stabbed by a cactus needle while on the golf course. Manager Trey Hillman called Gobble "Cac-toe." Gobble has returned to throwing after the fight with the cactus.
Royals' Gobble avoids arbitration
(1/18/2008) Left-handed pitcher Jimmy Gobble and the Royals agreed Thursday to a $1,312,500, one-year contract, leaving the team with six players in salary arbitration. Gobble was 4-1 last year with a 3.02 ERA and 50 strikeouts. He is 22-21 with a 4.94 ERA in five seasons with the Royals.
Gobble earns extra-inning save
(6/24/2007) Royals RP Jimmy Gobble picked up his first save of the season during Sunday's 4-3, 11-inning win over the Brewers. He retired the side in order and struck out Prince Fielder to end the game.
(5/22/2007) The Royals activated Octavio Dotel (oblique) from his rehab assignment and the 15-day DL on Tuesday night. Joakim Soria is expected to return to a setup role. Manager Buddy Bell plans to use Dotel as the closer as long as his body will hold up enough to handle the demands of ninth-inning work. "We're pretty sure Dotel will close," Bell said. "We have to see how durable he is. If you have a closer, you like to know when he's available." Soria, David Riske, Joel Peralta, Jimmy Gobble, Zach Greinke and Brandon Duckworth will work the middle innings for the Royals.
Gobble to see a spot start?
(4/13/2007) Kansas City starter Gil Meche left Thursday's game at Baltimore with a mild right hamstring strain after blanking the Orioles on seven hits over six innings. That, more than the defeat, bothered Royals manager Buddy Bell. "There's a couple reasons why it's disappointing. We lost, but we're not quite sure what's going on with Gil right now," Bell said. "His hamstring, we're anxious to see where that is. We think it's fairly mild, but we'll get a better diagnosis (Friday)." Meche left with a 1-0 lead, and the bullpen gave up the advantage as soon as he left.
LHP Gobble avoids arbitration
(1/12/2007) The Royals avoided arbitration with pitcher Jimmy Gobble, agreeing Thursday to a one-year contract worth $712,500. He is 18-20 with a 5.22 ERA, all with Kansas City, since breaking into the majors in 2003.
Gobble eligible for big raise
(10/20/2006) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble is one of 13 players that will qualify for arbitration this offseason. The Royals have until Dec. 20 to decide whether to tender Gobble a contract and accept a possible arbitration decision, which would ensure a major salary jump for the reliever. Emil Brown, Brandon Duckworth, Runelvys Hernandez and Todd Wellemeyer are also eligible.
Gobble becomes Royals setup man
(8/12/2006) Jimmy Gobble pitched a scoreless inning Friday and picked up his seventh hold.
Gobble may get Sat. spot start
(8/6/2006) There is a Saturday, Aug. 12 Royals-Indians doubleheader that requires a sixth starter, probably Jimmy Gobble back out of the bullpen. By the way, it looks likely Zack Greinke remains in Double-A through the Wichta postseason in early September.
No-decision for Jimmy Gobble
(7/28/2006) Jimmy Gobble gave up two runs and five hits in five innings with five Ks and two walks in a no-decision on Thursday against Baltimore.
Gobble likely pitching for his job
(7/27/2006) The Royals have shuffled their rotation and will start LHP Jorge de la Rosa, who was acquired in a trade Tuesday with Milwaukee, on Saturday at Texas. Manager Buddy Bell said de la Rosa would replace Brandon Duckworth, who is 1-4 in eight starts, in the rotation. Bell also said LHP Odalis Perez, who was acquired from the Dodgers on Tuesday, would also be inserted into the rotation. Perez is expected to join the club Thursday. Luke Hudson or Thursday's starter Jimmy Gobble are on the bubble for the Perez substitution if Mark Redman is not dealt at the trading deadline.
Jimmy Gobble allows four runs
(7/21/2006) Jimmy Gobble allowed four runs and six hits in four-plus innings on a no-decision on Thursday against the Angels. He walked two and struck out three.
Gobble beaten by the Tigers
(7/16/2006) Jimmy Gobble allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks in just five innings at Detroit on Saturday as he took the loss and fell to 3-3. "They're a good-hitting team," Gobble said. "I was just trying to minimize the damage as much as possible."
Jimmy Gobble pulled after 3 1/3
(7/9/2006) Left-hander Jimmy Gobble (3-2) was pulled after 3 1/3 innings on Sunday vs. Toronto, the second consecutive game the Royals starter lasted only 3 1/3 innings. Gobble, who was making his third start, gave up five runs and eight hits. He struck out four and walked two. "My pitches were elevated a little," Gobble said. "Glaus hit a pitch I was trying to throw. I was trying to get the count back to even and didn't think he's be looking for a ball in. That was my mistake. I looked at the tape and it was a pitch I wanted to make."
Gobble will start next Saturday
(7/9/2006) Manager Buddy Bell has set his rotation for after the All-Star break. He said RHP Brian Duckworth would start Thursday at Detroit, the first game back. LHP Mark Redman would start Friday, while LHP Jimmy Gobble and RHP Scott Elarton would start the final two games against the Tigers. He said RHP Luke Hudson, who won his first start Friday, would make his next start July 17, the first game of a series at Boston.
Gobble picks up the win
(7/5/2006) Jimmy Gobble allowed two earned runs and five hits over five innings in Tuesday's start against the Twins, as he picked up the win and improved to 3-1.
Gobble records first career save
(6/27/2006) Jimmy Gobble logged his first professional save on Sunday against Milwaukee, retiring all four Brewers he faced and striking out two.
Gobble gets a spot start
(5/25/2006) Jimmy Gobble allowed one earned run and three hits in four innings of a spot start on Wednesday against the Tigers in place of Mark Redman (arm, personal).
Gobble continues to pitch well
(5/4/2006) Jimmy Gobble continues to pitch well out of the bullpen. He allowed one hit and struck out one in 2 2/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday's loss to Minnesota.
Jimmy Gobble could see spot start
(4/10/2006) MLB.com reports Runelvys Hernandez was blasted in his last start for Triple-A Omaha, so the Royals must decide to pitch him again for Omaha or start Mike Wood, Elmer Dessens or Jimmy Gobble this week against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "We've got options," manager Buddy Bell said, "but our preference is Runelvys."
Gobble lowers ERA to 2.57
(3/20/2006) Left-hander Jimmy Gobble, who is out of minor league options and is trying to earn a spot in the Royals' bullpen, worked a perfect inning Monday vs. Chicago, striking out one, to lower his ERA to 2.57.
Jimmy Gobble allows one run
(3/7/2006) Jimmy Gobble, who is out of minor league options, yielded one run in two innings on two hits, a walk and a hit batter in Monday's spring game. He had the bases loaded and none out in the seventh, but he gave up just one run on a sacrifice fly.
Kansas City signs Jimmy Gobble
(3/3/2006) Kansas City signed OFs Aaron Guiel and Shane Costa, RHPs Mike MacDougal, Denny Bautista and Mike Wood; LHPs Andrew Sisco, Jimmy Gobble, J.P. Howell and Bobby Madritsch and C Paul Phillips and 1B Justin Huber to 2006 contracts Thursday.
KC's Gobble to battle for spot
(2/22/2006) Jimmy Gobble will battle for a roster spot with the Royals in spring training. He must break camp with the team or clear waivers before being outrighted to the minors. Gobble came up as a starter, throwing six shutout innings against Tampa Bay to win his big league debut on Aug. 2, 2003. In his first two seasons in the majors, Gobble was 13-13 with a 5.16 ERA in 34 games, 33 of them starts.
Gobble among trade candidates?
(2/6/2006) RHP Mike MacDougal, who led the club in saves, could be had in a trade. Also, LHP Jimmy Gobble, who is just 24, could be trade bait -- other clubs like his potential.
Gobble banished to bullpen
(9/26/2005) LHP Jimmy Gobble, who made four starts in September as the Royals went to a six-man rotation, will finish the season in the bullpen. "We're going to go with a five-man rotation the rest of the way," manager Buddy Bell said.
Gobble brought up from Triple-A
(6/20/2005) The Kansas City Royals placed RHP Ambiorix Burgos on the 15-day DL and recalled LHP Jimmy Gobble from Triple-A Omaha.
Gobble gets ticket to Triple-A
(3/29/2005) Left-handed starter Jimmy Gobble was optioned to Triple-A by the Royals on Tuesday. The Royals will go with Jose Lima, Zach Greinke, Brian Anderson, Runelvys Hernandez and Denny Bautista in the rotation.
(3/27/2005) Left-hander Jimmy Gobble, competing for the final spot in the Royals' rotation, took the loss, giving up six runs -- five earned -- and six hits Saturday. He walked three and hit two batters in 3 1/3 innings.
Gobble able to pitch Sunday
(3/7/2005) Jimmy Gobble (back) worked the third and fourth inning in Sunday's spring game against the Brewers. He allowed one earned run and three hits.
Gobble scratched on Thursday
(10/1/2004) Jimmy Gobble was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the White Sox after an examination earlier in the week revealed a problem in his lower back, according to the Kansas City Star. We think he'll be 100 percent ready for spring training, Royals trainer Nick Swartz said, but we want another set of eyes to look at (his MRI results).
Gobble eats up Indians
(9/19/2004) Jimmy Gobble allowed just two hits and one run in seven strong innings Saturday against Cleveland. He struck out five and walked five while evening his record to 8-8.
Gobble tosses complete game
(9/5/2004) Jimmy Gobble pitched a six-hitter for his first career complete game on Sunday against Minnesota. Making his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Aug. 29, Gobble didn't give up a hit until the fourth. He got 18 groundball outs.
Gobble recalled, to start
(8/29/2004) Jimmy Gobble was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. "I've made some adjustments," Gobble told the Kansas City Star. "I got my fastball back. I'm ready to go." He'll start Sunday against Seattle
Gobble could get call for Sunday
(8/26/2004) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble might be called up from Triple-A Omaha to start Sunday's game against Anaheim.
Gobble should return this week
(8/25/2004) Jimmy Gobble is likely to be recalled later this week after winning for the third time in four starts for Triple-A Omaha on Monday, according to the Kansas City Star. The report said there was good life on his fastball and good location, Royals manager Tony Peña said. His curveball and change-up were OK. Gobble could earn a start in Saturday's doubleheader at Seattle.
Gobble to start once more in minors
(8/17/2004) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble will pitch for Triple-A Omaha once more before the Royals consider bringing him back up. "His velocity was up and the stamina of his stuff was better," said general manager Allard Baird of Gobble's start Friday in the minors. "But he still had inconsistent command of his breaking ball."
Gobble optioned to Triple-A
(7/30/2004) Jimmy Gobble was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Gobble has decent outing Sunday
(7/11/2004) Jimmy Gobble allowed two earned runs in six innings on Sunday against Baltimore to improve to 5-6.
Gobble to skip a start
(6/29/2004) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble will skip his next turn in the rotation.
Gobble throws a gem
(6/5/2004) Jimmy Gobble defeated the Red Sox 5-2 on Friday. He pitched six strong innings, allowing just five hits and two runs. He has pitched three quality starts in his last four games.
Gobble leaves start early
(4/29/2004) Jimmy Gobble allowed only two runs in 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday against Texas before succumbing to muscle cramps.
Gobble gets skipped
(4/22/2004) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble will not pitch this week since the Royals had a rainout Wednesday. Jeremy Affeldt will start Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Gobble eats up Indians Friday
(4/10/2004) Jimmy Gobble tossed six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks on Friday against Cleveland.
Gobble to be fourth starter
(4/1/2004) Jimmy Gobble will open the season as Kansas City's fourth starter.
Gobble tosses pen session
(3/31/2004) Jimmy Gobble (oblique) tossed 36 pitches in a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Gobble could pitch spring finale
(3/30/2004) Jimmy Gobble (abdominal strain) is expected to throw off a mound on Tuesday for the first time since March 22, according to the Kansas City Star. If all goes well, he might pitch the spring training finale April 2 at Houston.
Gobble to miss start
(3/27/2004) Jimmy Gobble (abdominal strain) will miss Saturday's start against Arizona. He was kept from taking part in on-field activities Friday. He felt tightness during a bullpen session Thursday. "I let one go and it felt a little uncomfortable," he said. "It is something very minor that we want to knock it out right now."
Gobble is a leading candidate
(3/7/2004) The Kansas City Star reports Jimmy Gobble is the leading candidate for the No. 4 starter's job in the rotation.
Gobble gets one more start
(9/19/2003) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble will return to the rotation for one more start against Detroit on Wednesday.
Jimmy Gobble might get skipped
(9/16/2003) The Kansas City Star notes that Gobble will probably be skipped in favor of Jamey Wright for Friday's start at the White Sox.
Gobble recalled from minors
(9/2/2003) The Royals recalled Jimmy Gobble from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Gobble to rejoin Royals Tuesday
(9/2/2003) The Kansas City Star reports that Jimmy Gobble will be recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
(8/30/2003) Jimmy Gobble was optioned to Triple-A Omaha by the Royals on Saturday. Brad Voyles was called up from Omaha to take his spot on the roster.
Gobble loses third straight
(8/30/2003) Jimmy Gobble allowed five earned runs, on six hits and four walks, in six innings in a loss against Anaheim on Friday.
Gobble hammered on Wednesday
(8/20/2003) Jimmy Gobble allowed eight earned runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday at N.Y. Yankees.
Gobble pitches six scoreless
(8/4/2003) Jimmy Gobble threw six scoreless innings on Sunday, allowing six hits and a walk to pick up his first victory.
Gobble up for Royals
(8/2/2003) Jimmy Gobble was promoted by the Royals from Triple-A Wichita on Saturday, so he can start Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Gobble replaces Jose Lima (groin) on the roster.
Royals prospect won't get call
(7/29/2003) Royals GM Allard Baird told the Kansas City Star Jimmy Gobble won't be called up to take Jeremy Affeldt's spot in the rotation on Saturday. "I think it would be a disservice to Jimmy Gobble," Baird said, "and it would be my fault if he fails, not his fault. That's why I won't do that."
Royals option Jimmy Gobble
(3/12/2003) The Kansas City Royals optioned Gobble to Double-A Wichita on Tuesday.