Joe Nathan

#36, RP, Detroit
Joe Nathan
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    230
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 22, 1974
  • Birth Place:
    Houston, Texas
  • College:
    SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Draft:
    1995 6ᵗʰ round by the San Francisco Giants
  • W
    0
  • L
    0
  • ERA
    0.00
  • K
    1
  • BB
    0


Player Notes
Joe Nathan (elbow) is not expected to be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on Wednesday.

Advice: Things are trending in the right direction for the closer, though. Nathan will throw another bullpen session Monday and, assuming he feels good the next day, could be cleared for a simulated game. It's possible Nathan could need a rehab assignment, but the veteran might not require one. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said that Nathan will resume his ninth-inning role once he's activated.

More: Tigers.mlb.com

7 hours ago Rotoworld
It's uncertain whether Joe Nathan (elbow) will be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on Wednesday.

Advice: Nathan threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said he "felt good." He could need to face hitters in a simulated game or possibly a rehab assignment before being activated, although it doesn't appear the Tigers have made that decision one way or the other. What manager Brad Ausmus has decided is that Nathan will resume his closer role once activated even though Joakim Soria has done a fine job filling in.

More: Detroit Free Press

9 hours ago Rotoworld
Joe Nathan (elbow) threw off a mound on Saturday.

Advice: He hadn't done that since suffering a flexor strain in his right elbow earlier this month. Nathan only tossed 15 pitches Saturday but said he felt "awesome." The next step will be a full bullpen session on Monday. If all goes well, Nathan could be activated Wednesday, the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list. Joakim Soria has been filling in at closer.

More: MLive.com

Sun, Apr 19 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan (elbow) threw a light bullpen session on Wednesday.

Advice: It was already known that he had played catch, but Nathan evidently threw a little off a mound, as well. It's not clear when he might be ready for a regular bullpen session, but it should come soon as long as he doesn't have a setback. Joakim Soria is closing while Nathan is on the shelf.

More: Detroit News

Sat, Apr 18 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan (elbow) played catch Wednesday.

Advice: It's the first time he's thrown since landing on the disabled list a week ago with a right flexor strain in his elbow. Nathan appears to be slightly ahead of schedule, as he hadn't been slated to play catch for at least a few more days. The reliever still has a long ways to go, but he took a nice step Wednesday.

More: Anthony Fenech on Twitter

Fri, Apr 17 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan (elbow) has yet to be cleared to resume throwing.

Advice: He needs to continue undergoing treatment for a few more days before being allowed to pick up a ball again. Dealing with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right elbow, Nathan figures to be sidelined for quite a while longer.

More: Tigers.mlb.com

Wed, Apr 15 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan said Friday that he's dealing with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right elbow.

Advice: That's the least severe, which could give him a chance to return without needing surgery. However, Nathan will be shut down until the tightness in his elbow is completely gone so it's totally up in the air as to how much time he might miss. Joakim Soria will be the Tigers' closer for now.

More: Jason Beck on Twitter

Tue, Apr 14 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Monday, April 20

Head-to-head vs. NY Yankees

Head-to-head vs. NY Yankees
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. NYY 27 0 0 4 11 3 0 0 0 24.2 20 10 9 1 8 24 3.28 1.14 .222
Home (this year) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 .000
Last game vs. NYY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Apr 6 Min W 4-0 SV 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.1 0.00
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
1999 SF 19 14 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 90.1 84 45 42 17 46 54 4.18 1.44 .243
2000 SF 20 15 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 93.1 89 63 54 12 63 61 5.21 1.63 .255
2002 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.27 .083
2003 SF 78 0 12 4 0 3 20 0 0 79.0 51 26 26 7 33 83 2.96 1.06 .186
2004 Min 73 0 1 2 44 3 0 0 0 72.1 48 14 13 3 23 89 1.62 0.98 .187
2005 Min 69 0 7 4 43 5 0 0 0 70.0 46 22 21 5 22 94 2.70 0.97 .183
2006 Min 64 0 7 0 36 2 0 0 0 68.1 38 12 12 3 16 95 1.58 0.79 .158
2007 Min 68 0 4 2 37 4 0 0 0 71.2 54 15 15 4 19 77 1.88 1.02 .209
2008 Min 68 0 1 2 39 6 0 0 0 67.2 43 13 10 5 18 74 1.33 0.90 .179
2009 Min 70 0 2 2 47 5 0 0 0 68.2 42 16 16 7 22 89 2.10 0.93 .171
2011 Min 48 0 2 1 14 3 8 0 0 44.2 38 26 24 7 14 43 4.84 1.16 .222
2012 Tex 66 0 3 5 37 3 0 0 0 64.1 55 23 20 7 13 78 2.80 1.06 .231
2013 Tex 67 0 6 2 43 3 0 0 0 64.2 36 10 10 2 22 73 1.39 0.90 .162
2014 Det 62 0 5 4 35 7 0 0 0 58.0 60 32 31 5 29 54 4.81 1.53 .265
2015 Det 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 .000
Totals 777 29 62 34 377 45 28 0 0 917.0 685 317 294 84 340 967 2.89 1.12 .206
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1999 SF 19 28 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 .179 .233 .214 .448
2000 SF 20 32 3 5 2 0 2 3 1 9 0 0 .156 .176 .406 .583
2003 SF 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 Min 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 Min 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 195 63 4 10 3 0 2 4 3 17 0 0 .159 .194 .302 .496
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1999 SF 19 P 14 90 3 14 11 0 0 1.000
2000 SF 20 P 15 93 8 19 11 0 0 1.000
2002 SF 4 P 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 1.000
2003 SF 78 P 0 79 4 9 5 0 1 1.000
2004 Min 73 P 0 72 1 7 6 0 1 1.000
2005 Min 69 P 0 70 2 9 6 1 0 .889
2006 Min 64 P 0 68 3 10 5 2 1 .800
2007 Min 68 P 0 71 1 5 3 1 0 .800
2008 Min 68 P 0 67 3 10 6 1 1 .900
2009 Min 70 P 0 68 5 12 6 1 1 .917
2011 Min 48 P 0 44 5 9 4 0 0 1.000
2012 Tex 66 P 0 64 3 8 4 1 1 .875
2013 Tex 67 P 0 64 5 12 7 0 0 1.000
2014 Det 62 P 0 58 6 12 6 0 0 1.000
2015 Det 1 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 777 P 29 917 49 138 82 7 6 .949