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Jul 21, 2024 2 3 3.38 18 7.5
Jul 14, 2024 2 3 3.21 17 8
Jul 11, 2024 2 3 3.31 16 6
Jul 9, 2024 2 3 3.13 15 9.5
Jul 4, 2024 2 3 3.23 14 8.5

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Player Outlook
No stranger to the injury bug, Pete Fairbanks hit the IL twice (forearm inflammation, hip inflammation) during the first half of 2023. However, once he returned in mid-June, he surprisingly stayed healthy for the rest of the season, establishing career-best marks in games played (49), innings (45.1) and strikeouts (68). He also converted a career-high 25 saves, as Rays manager Kevin Cash altered his late-inning approach. Quite simply, when Fairbanks was healthy, he was the Rays primary closer. The role was well deserved too, as the 29-year-old closed out 2023 in dominant fashion. He struck out 51 batters in 28 innings after the All-Star break and finished the year with a 2.58 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. He did so throwing more sliders (49.9% pitch usage) than ever, as he used to lean on his upper-90's 4-seamer as his primary offering. Fairbanks remains a solid mid-tier closer as long as you plan for some likely time missed due to injury.

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2024 188.55.4 34.7 2 3 18 33 16 3.38 1.27
2023 2765.6 45.3 2 4 25 68 20 2.58 1.01
2022 1285.3 24.0 8 38 3 1.13 0.67
3y Avg. 1754.4 37.3 2 3 13 54 15 2.65 1.10
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Collects 18th save

    Fairbanks picked up the save Sunday, allowing one run on one hit and one walk against the Yankees. He struck out one. Fairbanks entered the ninth with a three-run lead, but a walk and a Juan Soto RBI double led to Aaron Judge coming to the plate as the tying run. Fairbanks then induced Judge to fly out and struck out Austin Wells to end the threat, closing out his 18th game of the season. It was the third time in the last five appearances Fairbanks has allowed an earned run, though he's earned the save in each of those five outings.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Escapes with save

    Fairbanks allowed two hits in a scoreless inning and earned a save against the Guardians on Sunday. Fairbanks was tasked with protecting a 2-0 lead and found himself in danger after coughing up singles to the first two batters he faced. He managed to retire the next three to escape unscathed. Fairbanks has converted 17 of 19 save chances this season while producing a 3.21 ERA and a 32:15 K:BB. Since the start of June, he owns a 2.55 ERA with 12 saves in 17 appearances.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Struggles in save Thursday

    Fairbanks allowed one run on one hit and two walks over one inning to record a save against the Yankees on Thursday. Fairbanks got the ball with a two-run lead in the ninth frame and nearly blew the opportunity. He walked two of the first three batters he faced but managed to get Aaron Judge to foul out with one out. However, Ben Rice followed with an RBI single to plate a run and put the tying run on third base. Fairbanks escaped the jam by getting Gleyber Torres to pop out and thus recorded his 16th save. The run he allowed Thursday was just his second over his past seven appearances, and he's gone 6-for-6 in save chances during that span.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Grabs 15th save

    Fairbanks earned the save in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Yankees, allowing one hit while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning. Fairbanks worked around a DJ LeMahieu one-out single, striking out Ben Rice before coaxing a flyout off the bat of Juan Soto to close out a two-run victory while securing his 15th save of the year. The 30-year-old Fairbanks has converted his last six save opportunities, allowing just one run on one hit in that span. His ERA is down to 3.13 with a 1.17 WHIP and 32:13 K:BB across 31.2 innings this season.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Allows one run in save

    Fairbanks picked up the save over the Royals on Thursday, allowing one run on one hit over one inning while striking out one. Fairbanks entered the contest with a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and retired the first two batters in succession before surrendering a solo homer to Bobby Witt. The right-hander was then able to get Vinnie Pasquantino to ground out for the final out of the game, securing his 14th save of the season. Fairbanks has now converted each of his last four save attempts, though he's also allowed a run in four of his last nine appearances.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Earns 13th save

    Fairbanks earned a save against the Nationals on Friday, walking one in a scoreless ninth inning. Fairbanks was asked to protect a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning and worked around a one-out walk to secure his 13th save of the season. The closer has rebounded from a blown save June 20 to nail down three consecutive scoreless saves. He is now 13-for-15 in save chances with a 3.14 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 30:13 K:BB over 28.2 innings this season.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Notches 12th save

    Fairbanks earned his 12th save of the season Monday against Seattle, striking out two batters in a perfect ninth inning. Fairbanks picked up his second save in as many days, totaling three strikeouts while not allowing a single baserunner. The 30-year-old has pitched well in the month of June, going 7-for-8 in save chances with a 2.31 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP and an 11:2 K:BB in 11.2 innings.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Blows save, earns win

    Fairbanks (2-3) blew a save but earned the win Thursday, allowing one run on two hits over two innings against the Twins. He struck out one. Fairbanks was not needed to start the ninth due to the Rays holding a four-run lead, but a leadoff homer followed by the next two runners reaching base created a save situation. After inducing a couple of quick outs, Jose Miranda tagged Fairbanks for a game-tying homer that sent the game to extras. Once the Rays regained the lead in the 10th, Fairbanks stayed in to close out his own victory. The blown save was the second of the season for Fairbanks, who ran the gamut during the series with the Twins, suffering the loss Tuesday followed by the blown save and subsequent win Thursday.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Should be available Thursday

    Fairbanks said his bruised right thumb "felt within the realm of good" after playing catch Wednesday, and he expects to be available for Thursday's series finale in Minnesota, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The right-hander departed Tuesday's contest after being struck in the thumb by a comebacker, but it appears he's avoided a serious injury. Jason Adam, Garrett Cleavinger and Colin Poche will likely all be in the mix if a save opportunity arises Wednesday, but Fairbanks should be back on the mound for the Rays within the next couple days.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Takes part in pregame throwing

    Fairbanks (thumb) was spotted throwing long toss and playing catch on the field prior to Wednesday's game in Minnesota, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Rays haven't disclosed whether Fairbanks will be available out of the bullpen Wednesday, but his ability to take part in some pregame throwing work one day after being lifted from his appearance in Tuesday's 7-6 loss at least offers hope that he'll avoid a stint on the injured list. After being struck in his pitching hand by a 103-mph comebacker off the bat of Carlos Correa, Fairbanks was diagnosed with a bruised right thumb after X-rays returned negative.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Battling bruised thumb

    Fairbanks was removed from Tuesday's game against the Twins after getting hit in the right hand by a comebacker, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Fairbanks attempted to field a 103-mph grounder off the bat of Carlos Correa with his bare hand during the ninth inning of Tuesday's contest. The reliever threw multiple warmup pitches in an effort to remain in the game, but the Rays' trainers elected to pull him early. Per Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun, the main concern was with Fairbanks' thumb, but his X-rays came back negative after the game, and he appears to be dealing with only a bruise. The Rays might stay away from using the 30-year-old righty out of the bullpen for the next few days, but a trip to the injured list initially looks like it will be avoided.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Collects 10th save

    Fairbanks worked a scoreless ninth to earn the save Sunday against Atlanta. He walked one and struck out two. Fairbanks worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth, striking out Ozzie Albies to secure his 10th save in 11 opportunities. Fairbanks' performance came on the heels of him allowing his first earned run since mid-April on Saturday, a span of 15 outings. For the season, he holds a 3.13 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 23 innings with 25 strikeouts.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Earns ninth save

    Fairbanks earned a save against the Cubs on Thursday, allowing one walk in a scoreless ninth inning. Entering with a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning, Fairbanks walked Michael Busch with one out but induced a game-ending double play to secure the save. Since returning from an arm injury in mid-May, Fairbanks is 6-for-6 in save chances and has not allowed an earned run in 14 innings of work. On the season, he is 9-for-10 in save opportunities with a 3.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 23:11 K:BB in 21 innings.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Clean appearance in blowout loss

    Fairbanks allowed one hit and struck out one across a scoreless inning Sunday against the Orioles. Fairbanks last pitched Wednesday, so he entered the game in the ninth inning Sunday even with the Rays down by seven runs. Though it was a low-leverage situation, Fairbanks now hasn't allowed a run across 13 innings while maintaining a 13:2 K:BB since returning from the injured list May 11.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Perfect for save No. 8

    Fairbanks picked up the save Wednesday against Miami, striking out one over a perfect inning. Fairbanks tossed a perfect inning for the second consecutive night and extended his streak of appearances without an earned run to 12. He's allowed just seven hits and two walks during that stretch with 11 punchouts. Despite a nearly three-week IL stint, Fairbanks has eight saves in nine attempts and owns a 3.32 ERA overall.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Flirts with danger in save

    Fairbanks allowed two hits and a walk in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Royals. Fairbanks allowed back-to-back two-out singles to load the bases, but he got Bobby Witt on a groundout to end the threat. Despite the danger, Fairbanks turned in his seventh straight scoreless outing since returning from a nerve issue in his arm. He's allowed just four baserunners in that span. The 30-year-old has a 4.50 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 18:9 K:BB and five saves over 14 innings this season.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Secures fourth save

    Fairbanks struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his fourth save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. The right-hander needed only six pitches (five strikes) to dispatch the heart of Toronto's order, setting down Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero and Justin Turner. Fairbanks still isn't quite flashing his usual velocity -- he topped out at 97.3 mph with his fastball Friday after averaging 98.9 mph in 2023 -- but he hasn't seemed to miss the extra gear since coming off the IL, firing four straight hitless, scoreless appearances with a 6:0 K:BB.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Available Tuesday

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Fairbanks (finger) is available for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The right-hander was unavailable Monday due to a cut on his index finger, but he's good to go for Tuesday's contest. Fairbanks was reinstated from the injured list Saturday and delivered a scoreless frame in his lone appearance since being activated.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Reinstated from IL

    The Rays reinstated Fairbanks (arm) from the 15-day injured list Saturday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports. Fairbanks played in two games with Triple-A Durham on his rehab assignment, and he threw one scoreless inning with a strikeout in his last outing Thursday. The right-hander joined the Rays on Friday, and he will be available for the weekend series against the Yankees. Before landing on the IL on April 22 with a nerve issue in his throwing arm, Fairbanks logged three saves in eight outings with a 9.00 ERA, 2.29 WHIP and 10:8 K:BB over seven frames.
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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Set for another rehab appearance

    Fairbanks (arm) will make a second rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Thursday, MLB.com reports. The Rays were uncommitted to Fairbanks' status after he made an initial rehab appearance Tuesday. Assuming Thursday's outing goes according to plan, he may be back with the team as soon as this weekend's series against the Yankees.
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