RP - CLE
Trevor Stephan pitched a perfect inning, earning his second save of the season, as the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on Saturday.
The right-hander threw 26 pitches, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter. Stephan has been a reliable option out of the bullpen this season, posting a 1.62 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 18 appearances.
Trevor Stephan threw a scoreless 10th inning to preserve a 6-5 win over Seattle on Sunday. Stephan did not allow a baserunner and struck out one.
Stephan got the save chance after Emmanuel Clase had pitched in each of the previous two nights. Stephan took care of business, posting a 31% CSW on 13 pitches. While Clase will see the bulk of the saves this year, Stephan will certainly be in the mix in high-leverage situations for Cleveland.
Trevor Stephan has agreed to a four-year, $10 million contract extension with the Guardians.
The deal includes club options for $7.25 million in 2027 and $7.5 million in 2028. Stephan was quietly great out of the bullpen in 2022, throwing 63.2 innings with a 2.69 ERA and 11.59 K/9. While he is clearly behind Emmanuel Clase when it comes to save opportunities, Stephan is clearly a valued part of that bullpen and could see a save chance or two throughout the season.
Trevor Stephan threw a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-1 win over the Rays on Thursday. Stephan struck out two and walked three in the frame.
Stephan made things interesting by walking the bases loaded but was able to preserve the win with a strikeout and a pop out to end the Rays’ threat. He got the save chance with normal closer Emmanuel Clase unavailable after pitching in the previous two days. Stephan now has a 6-5 record, three saves, 2.74 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Trevor Stephan threw a scoreless ninth to earn a save in a 6-5 win over the Tigers on Friday. Stephan struck out two and did not allow a baserunner.
Stephan got the rare save chance with Emmanuel Clase unavailable after having pitched in three of the previous four days. Stephan picked up five swinging strikes on just 13 pitches in the frame. Overall, the 26-year-old reliever has a 3-3 record, 2.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, two saves, and 39 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings. He would be next in line for saves in Cleveland if something were to happen to Clase.