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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
90-66 4-6 L1
83-72 5-5 W1
70-86 8-2 W4
60-96 3-7 L3
59-97 4-6 W3

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 4.09 51 24 1.34

Top Buck Farmer News

  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Earns save Sunday

    Farmer didn't strike out a batter but pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save during Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

    Farmer hasn't had many high-leverage looks out of Cincinnati's bullpen this season, and Sunday's save was just his second of the season and his first since July 31. Although he's worked mainly as a middle reliever, he's been a strong contributor for the Reds over the last month and a half, posting a 0.44 ERA in 20.2 innings over his last 20 appearances. Alexis Diaz has been the favorite for save chances in Cincinnati, but it's possible that Farmer earns a few more high-leverage opportunities down the stretch as long as he continues to limit run production.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Back from bereavement list

    Farmer (personal) was reinstated from the bereavement list Saturday.

    While his overall numbers leave a lot to be desired (4.67 ERA, 1.44 WHIP), Farmer has been scored upon in just one of his last 11 appearances out of the Cincinnati bullpen. He earned his first career save July 31 and will likely continue to see mid-to-high-leverage opportunities now that he's back on the active roster.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Placed on bereavement list

    Farmer was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday.

    Farmer has been effective over five appearances since the start of August, picking up a win and a hold while striking out seven in 5.2 scoreless innings. However, he'll spend between three and seven days away from the team after landing on the bereavement list. The move makes room on the active roster for Art Warren (elbow), who was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Wednesday.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Tallies first career save

    Farmer gave up one walk but did not surrender a hit in a scoreless ninth inning of work to earn the save in a 3-2 win over the Orioles on SUnday

    Farmer was called upon to protect a precarious one-run lead after Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead pinch-hit home run. He shut the door on the Orioles to pick up his first career save. The 31-year-old veteran has pitched only 21 innings so far in 2022 and has a 5.49 ERA. Nevertheless, he finds himself thrust into a co-closer role in Cincinatti along with Alexis Diaz due to injuries to Tony Santillan (back) and Art Warren (right flexor pronator strain) while normal closer Hunter Strickland is on the bereavement list.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Contract selected by Reds

    Farmer's contract was selected from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

    Farmer made 10 relief appearances for the Reds earlier in the year, and he posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 12 innings. The right-hander rejoined the Reds on a minor-league deal after being designated for assignment in May, and he'll be added to the major-league bullpen after Ross Detwiler (back) was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Re-signs on MiLB deal

    Farmer elected free agency after being outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Monday and re-signed with the Reds on a minor-league deal, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    After going unclaimed off waivers when he was recently designated for assignment, Farmer had the option of refusing the assignment to the minors since he's accrued just over five years of big-league service time. He quickly re-signed with the Reds and will report to Triple-A, as he presumably recognizes that the Cincinnati organization might be able to offer him a clearer path to returning to the big leagues than another one. Before being dropped from the 40-man roster, Farmer turned in a 6.75 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 12 innings out of the Cincinnati bullpen this season.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Clears waivers

    The Reds outrighted Farmer to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

    Farmer went unclaimed off waivers after he churned out a 6.75 ERA and 1.83 WHIP across his 12 innings out of the Cincinnati bullpen this season before being designated for assignment Friday. He'll stick around in the organization as relief depth at Louisville.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: DFA'd by Cincy

    Farmer was designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday.

    Farmer earned a spot on the Opening Day roster but will lose his place on the 40-man roster after posting a 6.75 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB across 12 innings. The 31-year-old could head to Triple-A Louisville if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Contract officially selected

    Farmer's contract was selected by the Reds on Thursday.

    Manager David Bell indicated Monday that Farmer had made the Opening Day roster, so Thursday's transaction was expected. The right-hander struck out nine in five scoreless frames this spring and should serve mainly as a middle reliever to begin the 2022 campaign.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Secures spot on roster

    Manager David Bell said Monday that Farmer has made the Reds' Opening Day roster, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Cincinnati will make Farmer's addition to the roster official by selecting his contract at some point shortly before Thursday's Opening Day game in Atlanta. The right-hander earned a spot in the bullpen after striking out nine and allowing three baserunners over five innings in Cactus League play.

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  • Reds' Buck Farmer: Reaches deal with Reds

    Farmer agreed Wednesday with the Reds on a minor-league contract, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    Farmer has spent parts of each of the past eight seasons in the majors with the Tigers, logging a collective 5.33 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 241 appearances (21 starts). He's working exclusively as a reliever at this stage of his career, and his limited success at the big-league level in 2021 resulted in the Tigers designating him for assignment on two occasions before releasing him last August. He then caught on with the Rangers on a minor-league deal, turning in a 3.60 ERA over 15 innings with Triple-A Round Rock before electing free agency earlier in the offseason. The Reds will likely give Farmer the chance to compete for a spot in their Opening Day bullpen, but the prevailing expectation is that he'll head to Triple-A Louisville to begin the season.

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  • Rangers' Buck Farmer: Inks minor-league deal

    Farmer signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Saturday.

    Farmer was released by the Tigers on Tuesday after he was designated for assignment last weekend, and he'll now try to make an impression at Triple-A Round Rock. The right-hander made 36 relief appearances with Detroit this year and generated a 6.37 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 35.1 innings.

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  • Buck Farmer: Jettisoned by Tigers

    Farmer was released by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Farmer passed through waivers unclaimed and will now have to search for a new suitor on his own, likely on a minor-league deal. The 30-year-old struggled to a 6.37 ERA this season while walking 12.3 percent of opposing batters. He now owns a career 5.33 ERA in parts of eight seasons at the highest level.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Designated for assignment

    Farmer was designated for assignment Saturday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    This marks the second time this season that the Tigers designated Farmer for assignment, and it seems probable that he will once again remain in the organization. He has a 6.37 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 35.1 innings this season.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Back in big leagues

    The Tigers selected Farmer's contract from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    He'll be joining the bullpen as a replacement for Beau Burrows, who was optioned to Triple-A after Saturday's 15-2 loss to the White Sox. Farmer owns an unremarkable 3.97 ERA and 1.35 WHIP at Triple-A this season, but he's been excellent over his last four outings, allowing no runs on three hits and no walks over 6.1 innings.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Clears waivers

    Farmer cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.

    Farmer was designated for assignment Friday. It's no surprise he passed through waivers unclaimed, as he owns a 12.66 ERA and 2.25 WHIP through 10.2 innings this season.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Designated for assignment

    Farmer was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday.

    Farmer had been with the team since Opening Day but struggled through 12 relief appearances. He owns a 12.66 ERA and 2.25 WHIP through 10.2 innings, walking 16.1 percent of opposing batters while striking out just 17.9 percent. As a 30-year-old with a career 5.47 ERA, there's seemingly a good chance he passes through waivers and remains a part of the Tigers' organization.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Hit hard again Monday

    Farmer allowed three runs on a hit and three walks across 1.2 innings in Monday's 15-6 loss to the Twins. He struck out one.

    No Detroit pitcher had much luck in the blowout loss, and Farmer served up a solo home run to Nelson Cruz as part of his rough outing. Through two appearances this season, the righty has allowed five earned runs in just 2.2 innings of work. Farmer should ultimately settle in as one of the Tigers' more reliable relief options, but he's unlikely to have a ton of fantasy appeal in his role.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Hit hard again Wednesday

    Farmer allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while retiring just two batters in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. He struck out one.

    Farmer allowed two home runs, and he now has a 30.86 ERA across 2.1 innings this spring. The righty is potentially in the mix to close, though he likely projects as more of a setup option. A sluggish performance in the Grapefruit League won't help him move up the bullpen pecking order.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 232 lbs
Birthplace: Conyers, GA
Age: 31
School: Georgia Tech
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, R