• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Demotion followed by release for Jon Rauch

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Royals send three players to the minors

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Royals sign Jon Rauch to minor-league deal

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Orioles release reliever Jon Rauch

    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.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Jon Rauch joining Orioles on minor deal

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Marlins DFA Jon Rauch

    The Marlins have designated pitcher Jon Rauch for assignment following Friday's game against Arizona.Rauch allowed two runs and four hits in one inning of work against the Diamondbacks. His ERA rose from 6.89 to 7.56. He allowed 14 runs over 16 2/3 innings of work in the majors.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rauch to work in setup role

    Marlins manager Mike Redmond told reporters Sunday free-agent acquisition Jon Rauch is expected to work in a setup role. "We signed Rauch to be that setup guy, that veteran guy, who's been around," Redmond said, per The Miami Herald. "He's closed games. He's been a setup guy. He's obviously going to take some of the pressure off some of those young guys, behind that he's been in that role and done that."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Marlins reel in Rauch

    The Marlins signed reliever Jon Rauch to a one-year deal Tuesday and designated outfielder Bryan Petersen for assignment to clear a roster spot.