Several days after being dispatched to minor league camp, pitcher Jon Rauch has been released by the Royals. He punched his ticket out by giving up seven runs in six innings during Cactus League play this spring. Rauch's career has taken a decided downturn since his years as an occasionally effective part-time closer with Washington and Minnesota. The 35 year old will seek employment elsewhere if he feels he is still a viable pitcher.
The Royals announced Monday they made three roster moves. They optioned outfielder Jimmy Paredes to Triple-A Omaha, while sending catcher Adam Moore and reliever Jon Rauch to minor-league camp.
Veteran reliever Jon Rauch has signed a minor-league deal with the Royals, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rauch was 1-2 with a 7.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 15 relief appearances for Miami in 2013.
On Wednesday, the Orioles released reliever Jon Rauch, who had an out-clause in his contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler. Rauch had gone 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 10 relief outings for Triple-A Norfolk.
The Orioles have come to terms with free-agent reliever Jon Rauch on a minor-league deal, pending a physical, MLB.com reported Saturday. He will report to Triple-A Norfolk Monday. Rauch had a 7.56 ERA in 16 2/3 innings with the Marlins before he was released.
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