RP - FA
The Mariners have signed relief pitcher Matt Andriese to a one-year contract. The deal runs through the remainder of the 2021 regular season.
Andriese was recently released by the Red Sox but will get a second chance with Seattle. The Mariners re-shuffled their bullpen at the trade deadline and have struggled since then. The team's poor pitching has been exposed even more as of late; over their last two games, the Mariners have been outscored by the Astros, 27-4. The hope is that Andriese can help to eat innings and provide veteran experience down the stretch. He struggled in Boston, going 2-3 with a 6.03 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, and .344 OBA while blowing three of his four save opportunities.
The Red Sox placed RHP Matt Andriese (hamstring) on the 10-day IL.
It's unclear how serious the injury is. Andriese has been brutal out of the pen lately, so Boston might be trying to create some roster flexibility here. A corresponding move has yet to be announced.
Red Sox RHP Matt Andriese will stretch out as a starter and be the “utility guy” on their pitching staff.
Andriese signed a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Red Sox during the offseason. He owned a 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and a 33:11 K:BB across 32 innings for the Angels in 2020. Andriese can pitch in any role and is viewed by the Red Sox as a “utility” pitcher.
The Red Sox signed free agent RHP Matt Andriese to a one-year contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an option and is worth $7.35 million over two years.
Andriese was non-tendered by the Angels in early December, but ends up signing a one-year deal with Boston. He has been used as a long reliever and spot starter for most of his career, his role should remain the same with Boston. Andriese owned a 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 33 strikeouts over 32 innings for the Angels in 2020.
Pitcher Matt Andriese was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, the team announced.
In 2020, Andriese made 16 appearances (one start) and pitched to a 4.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts over 32 innings. With more and more clubs utilizing openers, swing starters, and bulk relievers in baseball, Andriese could make for an intriguing budget-friendly option for innings. However, he is unlikely to have any kind of significant value in most fantasy formats.