Right-hander Kyle Crick has opted out of his minor league deal with the Rays, reports Jon Heyman of The New York Post. He’ll head back to the open market in search of his next opportunity.
Crick, 30, has pitched in the majors in each of the past six seasons, getting his fair share of strikeouts but also dealing with significant control issues. For his career, he’s made 194 appearances with a 3.56 ERA, striking out 24.6% of batters faced but walking 13.3% of them.
With the White Sox last year, the righty made 14 appearances, posting a 4.02 ERA. He struck out 28.8% of guys who came to the plate but also walked 16.7% of them. He was placed on the injured list in June due to elbow inflammation and never returned. The Sox outrighted him off the roster in November and he elected free agency. In January, Crick was one of three free agent pitchers that held a showcase for interested clubs and he signed with the Rays two weeks later.
It wasn’t publicly reported that Crick had an opt-out in that Rays deal, but he will now return to the open market. His spring showing has been a mixed bag, as he’s tossed 7 2/3 innings with an ERA of 8.22. However, he has 11 strikeouts and just two walks in that small sample size. Despite his persistent control issues, he should be able to find himself another opportunity elsewhere based on his strikeout stuff. If he can keep the free passes down, he could be an intriguing pickup for a club looking to bolster its bullpen depth here with the season less than a week away.
Seems ok enough to at least eat some garbage innings for someone.
Opps I meant… Wow
Yeah I really wouldn’t want to play in that dump of a stadium either.
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I’m up with Crick, but he needs a paddle…
The troll is back.mommy gave you your internet back?. Get some new material,there is nothing worse then a boring troll
Oh, can you tell your obnoxious, irritating, uneducated fanbase to also not come to the “dump” of a stadium too? Unless they want to see how a real baseball team runs things with 1/5th of your resources.
Also, keep it up with the stadium jokes because in 5 years they’ll be irrelevant since we’re going to be staying in Tampa and building a new one
A couple of years ago as a Pirate, he picked a fight with the Reds. He is a hothead. Possibly immature.
It was 2019 and it’s interesting calling Krick a hothead when Amir Garrett wanted to take on the entire bench. Krick came in from the pen, that’s why he was suspended.
Logged on just to say this!
Just ran into Kyle at the Kmart . He was there for the blue light special. We sat and had a grilled cheese together and talked baseball. Word is that the soxs are going to bring him back on a two year deal. Stay tuned
Rays could have made him an all star reliever, but he’s going to try and find someone to take a shot on him and then he’ll implode and wish he would have stayed with the rays.