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The Tampa Bay Rays have signed reliever Pete Fairbanks to a three-year contract extension.
The deal is worth $12 million for the fire-balling right-hander. Injuries limited Fairbanks to just 24 outings in 2022, but he still managed eight saves while dominating to the tune of a 1.13 ERA and 43.7% K% in that time. Fairbanks should see a healthy amount of save opportunities at the back end of the Rays' bullpen and provides more than enough strikeout upside to warrant serious consideration on draft day.
Pete Fairbanks struck out two batters while pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. He earned the save as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 5-3 in the series finale.
Fairbanks has allowed just three runs and 12 hits while tallying six holds and eight saves through 21 outings this season. His brilliant stat line includes a 1.29 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, 13.71 K/9, and 0.86 BB/9.
Pete Fairbanks pitched 1 1/3 inning, allowing one hit, no runs, and two strikeouts in the early game of a doubleheader Tuesday. He picked up his second save in a win over the Blue Jays.
Fairbanks has been excellent this season for Tampa Bay. The 28-year-old has a 1.35 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, .174 BAA, and a 13.50 K/9 ratio in 20 games this season. Fairbanks has 7-for-7 in save chances to go along with six holds this season.
Pete Fairbanks remained brilliant against the Red Sox on Wednesday, working around a walk to deliver a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out two batters and earned the save as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Boston by a score of 1-0, completing a three-game sweep.
Fairbanks has been magnificent this season, posting a 1.45 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, and .172 OBA through 19 outings. He has tallied six holds, has converted all six saves, and has not allowed a run since July 22. His two walks and 28 strikeouts give him an elite 13.50 K/9 and 0.96 BB/9 in 2022.
Pete Fairbanks surrendered just one hit and struck out two batters while pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox on Monday. He earned the save as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Boston by a score of 4-3 in the series opener.
Fairbanks owns a 1.53 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, and .180 OBA through 17 2/3 innings this season. He has also posted a brilliant 13.25 K/9 and 0.51 BB/9 while going 5-for-5 in save situations. He also hasn't allowed a run since July 22. The Rays like to spread the saves around, but if there's one closer on the team to roster, it's Fairbanks.
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