Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:23:59 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent P Joe Saunders (Orioles) to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders made eight starts for the Texas Rangers and six relief appearances for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014, struggling in both roles. It's uncertain whether the Mariners plan to use him as a starter or reliever but he has minimal fantasy value at this point in his career.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:56:10 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Joe Saunders will pitch in relief after his call-up. He had a 1.50 ERA in 10 outings with Triple-A Norfolk.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:43:30 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles recalled RP Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk Monday, Sept. 1. The team also selected the contract of SP Joe Saunders from Triple-A Norfolk.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:01:42 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent SP Joe Saunders (Royals) to a minor league deal Friday, Aug. 1. He will report to Triple-A Norfolk Monday, Aug. 4.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:34:23 -0700
The Kansas City Royals released SP Joe Saunders from Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders was tuned up for a 6.75 ERA in four outings for the Storm Chasers. He might latch on with another organization, but his days as a useful fantasy option are in the rear-view mirror.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:25:26 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Saunders pitched three innings, allowing one run, on three hits and issued a walk Sunday, July 13, for Triple-A Omaha. It was Saunders' first start since joining the organization.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders is insurance for the Royals. If injuries strike and he joins the rotation, he'll gain AL-only value. However, his upside is extremely limited.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:48:53 -0700
The Kansas City Royals signed SP Joe Saunders to a minor league deal Tuesday, July 8, and sent him to Triple-A Omaha.
Fantasy Tip: Maybe he'll re-emerge as an AL-only candidate if a rotation spot opens up, but there's no reason to rush into stashing him.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:56:18 -0700
The Texas Rangers released SP Joe Saunders.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:16:13 -0700
The Texas Rangers designated SP Joe Saunders for assignment Tuesday, July 1, and recalled P Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Mikolas will start Wednesday, July 2, and SP Nick Tepesch has been pushed back for Friday, July 4.
Fantasy Tip: Mikolas will slide into Saunders' rotation spot. Only consider Mikolas in AL-only leagues if you're hurting for starting pitching.
Wed, 28 May 2014 13:20:12 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated SP Joe Saunders (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned P Aaron Poreda to Triple-A Round Rock.