Kevin Quackenbush

#59 RP / San Diego Padres / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Candidate to close

      Quackenbush is one of the Padres' closer candidates following the trades of Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit. Keep in mind this is January speculation, before the first pitcher has reported to spring training, and not hard news coming from the Padres. Nick Vincent and Jon Edwards are also among the candidates, but Brandon Maurer will be stretched out to compete for a starting job.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Padres recall Kevin Quackenbush; option Nick Vincent to Triple-A

      The Padres promoted pitcher Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A on Wednesday, the team announced. Quackenbush produced a 3.10 ERA in 20 1/3 innings in an earlier stint with the Padres this season. To make room for Quackenbush, the team optioned pitcher Nick Vincent to Triple-A. Vincent went 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA over 12 2/3 innings this season.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Padres option Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A

      The Padres optioned reliever Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday to clear a roster spot for outfielder Wil Myers, who was activated off the disabled list. Quackenbush is 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 19 relief appearances for San Diego.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Padres place Shawn Kelley (calf) on DL, recall RP Kevin Quackenbush

      The Padres placed reliever Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a left calf strain. The move is retroactive to April 23. "It's probably something that's not going to take too long or very serious, but the nature of our games, they need us out there every night," Kelley said Friday, per U-T San Diego. "I'm going to take advantage of it to continue working on what I've been working on and get my calf healed up. When that's good to go, I'll get in some games and get back." To take Kelley's spot on the roster, reliever Kevin Quackenbush was recalled from Triple-A El Paso. "I'm happy to be back. This team's playing great. I'm looking forward to being part of it," Quackenbush said. Kelley heads to the DL with a 0-2 record and 10.13 ERA in six relief appearances. He has six strikeouts and five walks in 5 1/3 innings.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Padres option Brandon Maurer, Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A

      The Padres have optioned pitchers Brandon Maurer and Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso, the team announced Sunday. Quackenbush was competing for a role in the bullpen, but San Diego acquired closer Craig Kimbrel Sunday, forcing an arm out of the selection. He posted a 3.72 ERA with nine strikeouts and two walks in 10 appearances this spring. Maurer posted a 3.86 ERA with five strikeouts and one walk in seven spring training appearances.

    • by R.J. White |

      Padres' Black: Joaquin Benoit to close, happy with options

      Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that while Joaquin Benoit is set to be the team's closer, other relievers could see save chances as well, reports. "You want to get your closer in games because that means you have a lead … and if he's closing games that means you are winning," Black explained. "That means at some point, we have got to put Joaquin down [because], he can't pitch every game. That's what I want." Black said he has five players available that he's comfortable using in the ninth inning: Benoit, Kevin Quackenbush, Shawn Kelley, Nick Vincent and Dale Thayer. "Joaquin is projected to be our closer but if he's down then we have a number of options to choose from, guys who have closed major-league games and guys who have been successful at it," Black said. "We have five guys we feel comfortable giving the ball to. That's one of those situations we won't know until we get into the season to see how guys are throwing, how well they're executing their pitches, their confidence, their arms, their stuff … all that stuff adds into the daily decision as to who might close a game if Joaquin is down." Benoit earned 11 saves in 12 chances with the Padres in 2014, posting a 1.49 ERA and 64:14 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Kevin Quackenbush collects sixth save

      Padres closer Kevin Quackenbush converted his sixth save of the season Monday night at home against the Rockies. He struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning of work for the save. He needed 19 pitches to close out a 1-0 victory. He has converted 6 of 7 save chances, with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 52 1/3 innings of relief.

    • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

      Joaquin Benoit returns for Padres

      Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, who had been out since Aug. 26 with shoulder discomfort, returned to the mound Sunday against the Giants, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning of an 8-2 victory. Benoit was the closer before being sidelined by the injury, and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported earlier in the weekend that the Padres would ease him back into that role. Kevin Quackenbush has closed in his absence.

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Kevin Quackenbush picks up his fifth save Saturday

      Padres closer Kevin Quackenbush saved his fifth game Saturday against the Giants. Quackenbush entered with a two-run lead, and made things interesting before shutting the door. With two outs, he gave up a run-scoring single to Gregor Blanco. The run was charged to starter Andrew Cashner. Quackenbush managed to pick up a line out to finally close out the game.

    • by R.J. White |

      Kevin Quackenbush picks up fourth save Tuesday

      Padres pitcher Kevin Quackenbush earned his fourth save Tuesday, giving up one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out one in his team's 5-4 win over the Phillies. Quackenbush walked a batter with one out, and after the runner took second on catcher's indifference with two outs, a single brought him home to give the reliever his second earned run in his last three appearances. He owns a 2.68 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 53:18 K:BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.

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