Carl Edwards Jr.
RP - SEA - IL60
The Mariners transferred Carl Edwards Jr. to the 45-day injured list.
Edwards was diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. The move to the 45-day injured list indicates that his season is most likely over. Edwards owns a 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and six strikeouts across four 2/3 innings in 2020.
Carl Edwards Jr. recorded a hold and allowed zero hits with a strikeout across two thirds of an inning of work in the Mariners' 8-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.
Edwards recorded his first hold with his new team on Thursday and continues to progress after a disastrous 2019 campaign derailed his promising career. The right-hander only holds value in leagues that count holds but has a chance to climb the ladder in Seattle or elsewhere if traded at the deadline.
Carl Edwards Jr. allowed no hits with a walk and a strikeout across one inning of work in the Mariners 7-3 Cactus League loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Edwards has bounced back well after a rough first outing in which he surrendered three earned runs, throwing back-to-back scoreless innings with three punch outs. While Edwards is only draftable in very large leagues that credits for holds, he is someone to watch as a bounce back from a tough 2019 campaign could lead to save opportunities.
Carl Edwards Jr. signed with the Mariners on Wednesday.
Edwards will get $900,000 and could earn up to $500,000 in incentives. He struggled in 2019, he owned a 1-1 record, 8.47 ERA, 1.47 WHIP with 19 strikeouts across 17 innings. In 2018, Edwards was one of the better setup men in the majors, he owned a 2.60 ERA and a 67:32 K:BB. If Edwards is able to rebound in 2020, he could solidify the closer role for a Seattle team that lacks a ninth-inning option.
Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. was traded to the San Diego Padres in exchange for reliever Brad Wieck just before Wednesday's 4pm trade deadline.
Edwards Jr. has electric stuff but dealt with a back injury earlier this season and then never seemed quite right after he came back. He has a 5.87 ERA over 20 appearances this season but had ERAs of 2.60 and 2.98 in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Padres are hoping that a change of scenery and some time to find his footing will help the 27-year-old rediscover his form.