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Rangers reliever Jharel Cotton threw 1.2 scoreless innings against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. His final line included one hit, one walk, two strikeouts, and the win. Texas ultimately defeated Baltimore by a score of 7-4.
Cotton is now 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and .234 OBA through 20 outings this season. He has allowed just one earned run over his last 10 games (15 innings).
Rangers reliever Jharel Cotton allowed one run on two hits over one inning of work against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He struck out one batter and earned the win as Texas ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 8-5.
Cotton is now 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, and .293 OBA through 18 innings of work out of the bullpen this year. The former Athletics starter did not pitch in the majors between 2018 and 2020.
Jharel Cotton was traded from the Athletics to the Cubs Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.
Cotton hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2017 due to Tommy John surgery. He owns a career 4.95 ERA over 29 starts. Cotton will add pitching depth and could be used a reliever down the road. He will have fantasy value if he is able to somehow crack the rotation, but as of now he is late-round flyer in dynasty leagues.
Jharel Cotton has torn the UCL in his pitching elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Cotton pitched well in his first two spring starts, so this is obviously an unfortunate development. The A's rotation was wide open even before Cotton's injury, but the additional spot likely won't yield any exciting fantasy news, as top prospect A.J. Puk was reassigned to the minors on Sunday.
In a 3-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, Jharel Cotton gave up two earned runs, four hits, three walks and struck out two batters in 6.2 innings of work while winning his six game of the year (giving him a 6-10 record).
Cotton (who owns a terrible 5.63 ERA in 2017) had a quality start but he's been pretty ineffective all month on the mound prior to his latest outing. Simply put, he's still not a player you want to consider in any fantasy league at the moment.