Rzepczynski signed a one-year contract with the A's on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The A's acquired Rzepczysnki earlier Wednesday along with first baseman Yonder Alonso in exchange for Drew Pomeranz. While Rzepczysnki's final numbers from 2015 appear unsightly on the surface, he was the victim of bad luck -- he had a .381 opponents' BABIP and 53 percent strand rate. His 26 percent strikeout rate and 67.3 percent groundball rate from 2015 bode well for the future.
Rzepcyznski was traded from the Padres to the Athletics on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Rzepczynski was traded mid-season from the Indians to the Padres and they then turned around and moved him to the Athletics with Yonder Alonso to acquire Drew Pomeranz. Rzepczynski struggled heavily on the Padres, posting a 7.36 ERA in 27 appearances with a 17:4 K:BB ratio. Rzepczynski will compete for one of the last spots in the bullpen as a LOOGY for the Athletics.
The Indians have traded left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the Padres for center fielder Abraham Almonte, per ESPN. Rzepczynski has struggled this year after two strong seasons in Cleveland. His 4.43 ERA, if maintained, would be his worst since 2010. The 26-year-old Almonte is hitting just .204 for San Diego this year and is batting .233 in 330 big-league at-bats.
Indians reliever Marc Rzepczynski threw three pitches and surrendered three hits in Friday's loss to Baltimore. Rzepczynski started the eighth inning and gave up a double and two singles, all on the first pitch. He gave up a run without retiring a batter. "Today, every pitch I threw, literally, they got a hit on," he said. Rzepczynski lost his third straight to fall to 1-3 on the season.
The Indians have avoided arbitration with pitcher Marc Rzepczynski, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Thursday. Rzepczynski is expected to make $2.4 million next season. The 29-year-old logged 46 innings in his first full season with the Indians. He registered a 2.74 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and 46:19 K:BB ratio over that span.