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Nate Karns has been placed on IL by the Orioles on Tuesday. RHP Evan Phillips will be called up from Triple-A Norfolk to fill the void in the Baltimore bullpen.
Karns hits the IL after a solid start to the 2019 season. In 5.1 innings pitched this year, the 31-year old had five strikeouts, three walks and no earned runs. With Phillips being called up as Karns' fill-in, he brings 11.2 career innings pitched along with a 13.11 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 10 walks and eight strikeouts.
Nate Karns (0-1) allowed one run (none earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out four across two innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
This is the second appearance as an opener for Karns who also went two innings on March 30th against the Yankees. As long as he is in an opener role and not actually going starter innings, Karns has no fantasy value.
Nathan Karns threw live batting practice on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Karns, who did not pitch in 2018 due to elbow inflammation, seems to be in good health in the early parts of Spring Training. Kubatko also mentions that Karns is the early camp favorite to be the Orioles’ fourth starter. Karns will have some upside if he is able to win a spot in the rotation due to his career 9.3 K/9 rate.
Nathan Karns threw off a mound Wednesday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Karns did not pitch in 2018 due to elbow inflammation. He has a career 4.37 ERA and a 9.3 K/9. Depending on health, he is a candidate for the Orioles' starting rotation.
Nathan Karns has agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles. The deal includes $200,000 in incentives.
Karns, 31, missed all of 2018 due to shoulder and elbow issues. He has a career 4.37 ERA and a 9.3 K/9. He is expected to be healthy heading into Spring Training and pending on health could slot into the back end of Baltimore’s rotation.