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Top Jordan Yamamoto News

  • Jordan Yamamoto: Hanging up cleats

    Yamamoto announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he has decided to retire from professional baseball.

    Yamamoto's decision comes just one week after the Dodgers reassigned him to minor-league camp after he was unable to claim a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. The 26-year-old right-hander made 21 appearances (19 starts) in the majors from 2019 through 2021, logging a 6.05 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 96.2 career innings between the Marlins and Mets. Yamamoto struggled mightily in 2022 in stops with three of the Mets' minor-league affiliates, and rather than facing the likelihood of another year on the farm in the Dodgers organization, he's elected to close the door on his playing career.

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  • Dodgers' Jordan Yamamoto: Lands deal with Dodgers

    Yamamoto signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    It's not clear whether Yamamoto has been given an invitation to major-league spring training. The 26-year-old spent all of 2022 in the minor leagues with the Mets, with his most extensive action coming at Double-A Binghamton where he posted a 4.55 ERA over 31.2 innings.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Clears waivers

    Yamamoto cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Yamamoto owns a carer 6.05 ERA in 96.2 major-league innings, so it's no surprise to see him go unclaimed on waivers. He'll remain in an organizational depth role in the minors for now.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Designated for assignment

    The Mets designated Yamamoto for assignment Tuesday.

    Yamamoto failed to land a spot on the Mets' Opening Day roster, and he'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster ahead of the regular season. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll be a candidate to provide rotation depth this year if the Mets' pitching staff deals with additional injuries.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Sent back to minor-league camp

    Yamamoto was re-assigned to the Mets' minor-league camp Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

    The right-hander wasn't expected to break camp on the big-league roster anyway, but the quick exile is likely due to the shortened spring training schedule and a lack of innings for the Mets' established arms. "We need to get him stretched out," manager Buck Showalter said regarding Yamamoto's demotion. The 25-year-old should begin the year at Triple-A Syracuse and could see action in the majors later this summer if injuries force the Mets to dip into their rotation depth.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Activated and optioned

    Yamamoto (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day injured list Friday and optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Yamamoto had been out since late May with a sore right shoulder. He'd been pitching at the Triple-A level while on a rehab assignment and will now remain there as a normal member of the team.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Rehab transferred to Triple-A

    Yamamoto (shoulder) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Yamamoto allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out five in four innings at Low-A St. Lucie last week, and he'll now progress to the top level of the minors. The Mets haven't yet announced when the right-hander will be able to return, but he'll likely be in the mix to be activated sometime next week.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Rehab shifts to Low-A

    Yamamoto (shoulder) made his most recent rehab start at Low-A St. Lucie on Thursday, working four innings while striking out five and giving up a run on three hits and no walks.

    Now four starts into his rehab assignment, Yamamoto has made his last three turns with St. Lucie after kicking off his minor-league stint in the rookie-level Florida Complex League. He's continuing to build back up for a starting role in case the Mets require an extra arm for the rotation later in September, but Yamamoto is more likely to slot into the bullpen if the big club suffers no further attrition to its pitching staff in the next week or two.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Begins rehab assignment

    Yamamoto (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with the Mets' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Yamamoto has been on the injured list since late May due to a sore right shoulder, but he resumed mound work in mid-July. The righty tossed a scoreless inning during his first rehab appearance and will likely require several appearances in the minors before he's ready to rejoin the major-league club. However, Yamamoto should be available as a starting option for the Mets if they need one in September.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Throwing bullpens

    Yamamoto (shoulder) has been throwing bullpens in Florida and could move toward a rehab assignment soon, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    Yamamoto has already missed nearly two months with right shoulder soreness. His return isn't imminent, but it looks as though he'll be back well before the end of the season if he can avoid setbacks.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Return not imminent

    Mets acting general manager Zack Scott said Monday that Yamamoto (shoulder) remains "weeks away" from a return, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Yamamoto isn't believed to have initiated a throwing program since he was placed on the injured list May 25 with right shoulder soreness, so he'll realistically need at least a month to build up before returning. Scott noted that the Mets remain hopeful Yamamoto will make it back from the IL later this season, but the 25-year-old likely won't have a spot in the big-league rotation waiting for him once he gets a clean bill of health.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Moves to 60-day IL

    Yamamoto (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    The 25-year-old landed on the 10-day IL earlier Tuesday with right shoulder soreness, and it didn't take long for him to shift to the 60-day IL. Yamamoto will be sidelined until at least late July. The Mets acquired outfielder Billy McKinney from the Brewers in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Officially placed on injured list

    Yamamoto was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right shoulder soreness, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    It was reported Monday that Yamamoto was expected to land on the injured list after leaving his start early on Sunday with the shoulder discomfort. With Jacob deGrom being activated ahead of his Tuesday start, Yamamoto has officially been added to the Mets' lengthy injured list. It's unclear when Yamamoto will return, not to mention whether he will do so as a reliever or starter.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Expected to hit injured list

    Yamamoto's sore shoulder is expected to send him to the injured list, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    Yamamoto was pulled from his start Sunday against the Marlins due to the injury after allowing five runs in four innings of work. He'll likely hit the injured list to make way for Jacob deGrom (side), who's expected to be activated to start Tuesday against the Rockies.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Set to start Sunday

    Yamamoto will start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.

    The 25-year-old has lined up to start one of the weekend games in Miami this weekend since joining the team at the start of the series, and he's now been confirmed as the pitcher for Sunday's contest. Yamamoto made one appearance this season in early May and allowed one run on four hits with one strikeout and zero walks over 2.2 innings.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Dealing with shoulder soreness

    Yamamoto was removed from Sunday's start against the Marlins with right shoulder soreness, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The right-hander was pulled due to the shoulder issue after surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits across four innings. It was likely only a spot start for Yamamoto with Jacob deGrom (side) set to return from this injured list this week, but the 25-year-old could now be headed to the injured list rather than back to the minors.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Called up by Mets

    Yamamoto was recalled by the Mets on Saturday.

    Yamamoto was expected to be recalled to start one of the two weekend games against the Marlins. He's likely to get the call Sunday, as Joey Lucchesi started Saturday's contest.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: In line for start

    Yamamoto joined the Mets in Miami on Friday and is expected to start one of the weekend games against the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The Mets are dealing with injuries seemingly everywhere at the moment, including in the rotation. The team has yet to announce its starting pitcher for either Saturday or Sunday's contest, but one of them will presumably be Yamamoto. He'll get the chance to face his former team, a club for which he struggled to a 6.20 ERA in 90 innings over the last two seasons.

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  • Mets' Jordan Yamamoto: Sent back down

    Yamamoto was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.

    Yamamoto was recalled by the Mets on Tuesday and earned the win in relief during his season debut against the Cardinals on Wednesday. He allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out one in 2.2 innings. Yamamoto will now head to the minors as part of a shuffle to make room for right-hander Tommy Hunter on the major-league roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Pearl City, HI
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R