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Phillies' Jake Cave: Avoids arbitration
Cave agreed to a one-year contract with the Phillies on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it's probably worth something close to the $950,000 he earned in 2023. Cave gives Philly some left-handed pop off the bench while also providing corner-outfield depth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench against righty
Cave will be on the bench Saturday against St. Louis.
Cave has filled a platoon role for most of the second half, starting against most righties while sitting against every lefty, but that pattern may be changing. He's now sat for four straight games, two of which have come against right-handers, including Saturday's starter Miles Mikolas. As was the case Wednesday against righty Spencer Strider, it will be Brandon Marsh in left field and Johan Rojas in center.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Sitting against lefty
Cave isn't in the Phillies' lineup Friday against St. Louis.
Left-hander Zack Thompson will start on the mound for the Cardinals on Friday, so the left-handed bat of Cave will remain in the dugout to begin the game. Cristian Pache will start in left field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Wednesday
Cave is absent from the lineup Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Brandon Marsh, Johan Rojas and Nick Castellanos will start across the outfield for the Phillies as they take on ace right-hander Spencer Strider. Cave has been playing against most righties, but he carries a rough .230/.284/.385 overall season slash line.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Takes seat versus lefty
Cave is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Atlanta.
Cave delivered an RBI triple and a run scored in the second half of Monday's doubleheader, but he'll take a seat Tuesday as left-hander Max Fried graces the mound for the NL East leaders. Cave has batted just .148/.233/.185 in 31 plate appearances against lefties this year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Not in Sunday's lineup
Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Cave is 3-for-17 through five games in September and will take a seat Sunday against Miami opener Steven Okert. Kyle Schwarber will move out to left field while Bryce Harper rests his legs as the Phillies' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Friday
Cave is not in the lineup Friday versus the Marlins.
Brandon Marsh will start in left field for the Phillies as Johan Rojas patrols center. Cave has gone 4-for-28 (.154) with 10 strikeouts over his last 12 games and carries a .235/.283/.386 slash line on the year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Takes seat Sunday
Caves is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Cave started the first two games of the series and will sit Sunday against Milwaukee lefty Wade Miley. Kyle Schwarber will man left field while Bryce Harper rests his legs at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Gets day off versus lefty
Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.
As usual, the lefty-hitting Cave will exit the lineup while the Angels bring southpaw Reid Detmers to the bump. The Phillies will roll out an outfield of Kyle Schwarber, Johan Rojas and Brandon Marsh from left to right in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Takes seat Tuesday
Cave is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.
Kyle Schwarber is starting in left field and Bryce Harper will serve as the Phillies' designated hitter as they get set to face left-hander Tyler Alexander. Cave has batted just .130/.231/.174 in 27 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench versus lefty
Cave is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Kyle Schwarber will start in left field and bat leadoff with left-hander Drew Rom toeing the slab for St. Louis. Cave has slashed .130/.231/.174 in only 27 plate appearances against lefties this year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Catches breather Monday
Cave is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.
Cave slugged three home runs and doubled twice in his last three starts to improve his playing-time outlook, but he will open Monday's game on the bench with southpaw Scott Alexander on the bump for the opponent. Edmundo Sosa will jump into the lineup with several players moving around to account for Cave's absence.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Still starting in Marsh's return
Cave will start in left field and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Though Brandon Marsh (knee) is starting in center field his return from the 10-day injured list, Cave will retain a spot in the lineup over Johan Rojas with right-hander Trevor Williams on the bump for Washington. While having Rojas play center field and Marsh in left field would bolster the Philadelphia outfield defensively, Cave may be providing too much value with the bat at the moment to justify losing out on regular playing time versus right-handed pitching. While starting each of the past three games, Cave has gotten on base at a .538 clip and has provided four extra-base hits (two home runs, two doubles).... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Takes seat against lefty
Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Though he'll take a seat Wednesday with southpaw Braxton Garrett on the hill for Miami, the lefty-hitting Cave could soon see his opportunities to play against right-handed pitching trend down as well. Cave already sat against Marlins righty Sandy Alcantara on Tuesday, paving the way for rookie Johan Rojas to make another start in the outfield. Rojas will get his fourth straight start Wednesday and has provided a .678 OPS to go along with three stolen bases in his brief time in the big leagues this season. Cave has matched him with three steals but owns a much lower OPS (.596).... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Tuesday
Cave is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.
Brandon Marsh will cover left field and Johan Rojas is playing center as the Phillies take on right-hander Sandy Alcantara. The left-handed-hitting Cave holds an overall .218/.274/.322 slash line in 96 major-league plate appearances this year and could continue to lose playing time if he's unable to pick it up down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: Exits lineup
Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
With a lefty (Rich Hill) on the mound for Pittsburgh, the lefty-hitting Cave will retreat to the bench. Cave had started in left field in each of the Phillies' last three games, going 3-for-10 with two doubles, two RBI and a run.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jake Cave: On bench Tuesday
Cave is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.
Brandon Marsh will cover left field with Johan Rojas getting the start in center. Cave has slashed just .216/.280/.311 in 82 plate appearances this season at the major-league level and has struck out in five of his last seven at-bats. However, with Bryce Harper having recently picked up more work at first base to open up the designated-hitter spot for Kyle Schwarber, Cave looks as though he could be the Phillies' primary option in left field versus right-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Hampton, VA|
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