Rzepczynski has signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 34-year-old last reached the majors in 2018, when he pitched 10.1 innings for the Mariners and Indians, but he'll get to work with the major-league coaching staff this spring. Rzepczynski posted a 5.04 ERA and 1.90 WHIP over 44.2 innings with Triple-A Reno last season.
Rzepczynski was released by the Diamondbacks.
He had a 3.86 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 18:12 K:BB in 25.2 innings as a reliever for Triple-A Reno this season. The 33-year-old southpaw may pursue another opportunity, but he lacks any fantasy value at this point.
Rzepczynski was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.
The veteran lefty recorded a 2.08 ERA in 8.2 spring innings, but that came with a poor 5:6 K:BB. He's not on the 40-man roster, so he won't necessarily be first in line to get called up when the Diamondbacks need another reliever.
Rzepczynski agreed to a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
Rzepczynski struggled in limited opportunities during the 2018 season, accruing a 6.97 ERA and 2.52 WHIP with 11 punchouts over 10.1 innings across stops with Cleveland and Seattle. He figures to have a shot to make the big-league roster during spring training given his past experience in the majors, though he'll have to prove that he's worthy of joining Arizona's bullpen during spring training.
Rzepczynski agreed to a minor-league contract with Seattle on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Rzepczynski elected free agency after the Indians outrighted him to the minors July 20. He figures to serve as organizational depth moving forward.
Rzepczynski became a free agent after passing through waivers Friday.
Rzepcznski will look for a new home after being designated for assignment by Cleveland prior to the All-Star break. Over 23 appearances between the Indians and Mariners this year, he's logged an unsightly 6.97 ERA and 2.52 WHIP.
The Indians outrighted Rzepczynski to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
Rzepczynski will stick around in the Cleveland organization as relief depth after going unclaimed off waivers earlier this week. The 32-year-old has allowed left-handers to hit .258/.361/.387 against him this season, a rather unimpressive line for a pitcher billed as a LOOGY.
Rzepczynski was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday.
Rzepczynski has appeared in 23 games out of the bullpen in 2018, posting an ugly 6.97 ERA and 2.52 WHIP with 11 strikeouts over 10.1 innings. After removing the 32-year-old left-hander from the 40-man roster, Cleveland activated Tyler Olson (lat) from the disabled list.
The Indians selected Rzepczynski's contract from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
After being released by Seattle in early June, Rzepczynski inked a minor-league deal with Cleveland two weeks later and made just six appearances in the minors before getting the call back to the big leagues. Rzepczynski will be used almost exclusively in lefty-on-lefty matchups for the Tribe; he's held opposing left-handers to a .222/.295/.303 batting line for his career.
Rzepczynski signed a minor-league deal with the Indians on Monday and was assigned to Triple-A Columbus.
The veteran lefty began the season with the Mariners but was released after stumbling to a 9.39 ERA with a 19.2 percent walk rate in 7.2 innings. If he can prove himself at the Triple-A level, he could fill a role in Cleveland's bullpen down the stretch.
Rzepczynski was cut by the Mariners on Wednesday.
After being designated for assignment Friday, Rzepczynski was let go following 18 appearances in the big leagues this season. He accrued a 9.39 ERA and 2.87 WHIP with a 10:9 K:BB over 7.2 innings out of the bullpen. Rzepczynski has already been a part of seven different teams over the course of his career.
Rzepczynski was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday.
Rzepczynski has allowed 11 runs (eight earned ) on 13 hits and nine walks over 7.2 innings this season. The left-hander was primarily used as a left-handed specialist as right-handed batters were 7-for-11 with two home runs and five walks against him this season. The Mariners recalled Roenis Elias from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Rzepczynski fired a scoreless seventh inning in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing a hit and a walk while recording a strikeout.
The veteran southpaw has now gone four consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run, his longest such stretch of the season. A rough start to 2018 saw Rzepczynski's ERA climb as high as 13.50 on April 14, but he appears to be settling in if recent outings are any indication.
Rzepczynski allowed an earned run on a hit and a walk without recording an out in a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Rzepczynski worked himself into a sticky situation by allowing a leadoff infield single to Lourdes Gurriel, walking pinch-hitter Anthony Alford and surrendering a single to Josh Donaldson, loading the bases. That led to a quick exit, and the veteran was ultimately charged with a run on Yangervis Solarte's double play against James Pazos later in the inning. The 32-year-old southpaw has been unsteady thus far this season, offsetting seven scoreless appearances with five other outings in which he's allowed a combined six earned runs.
Rzepczynski notched his third hold in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday, retiring the only batter he faced.
Rzepczynski needed just one pitch to close out the seventh, retiring Nicky Delmonico on a groundout to shortstop for one of the easiest holds he'll log all season. After a ragged stretch in which he allowed four earned runs over three appearances earlier in April, the veteran southpaw has bounced back to post three straight scoreless efforts, although he hasn't pitched more than one-third of an inning in any of them.
Rzepczynski allowed an earned run on a solo home run over one inning in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.
The veteran southpaw gave up catcher Max Stassi's second home run of the season in the seventh, extending what is now a three-appearance slump. Rzepczynski has surrendered a homer in two straight appearances and an earned run in three straight, something he avoided all of last season. In fact, the pair of round trippers match his total number surrendered in 2017 over a 64-appearance sample, and his recent struggles have pushed his ERA to an unsightly 12.00 over six trips to the mound.
Rzepczynski allowed an earned run on two hits over one-third of an inning Saturday in the Mariners' 11-4 win over the Twins. He also recorded a strikeout.
The veteran lefty has been utilized judiciously in the early going, as he's yet to work more than two-thirds of an inning. The earned run he allowed Saturday was the first on Rzepczynski's ledger this season, as were the two hits. The 32-year-old has logged no fewer than last season's 64 appearances in six of his last seven campaigns, so another heavy workload likely awaits him over the course of 2018.
Rzepczynski allowed an earned run on two hits over one inning in Monday's 4-2 Cactus League loss to the White Sox. He also recorded a strikeout.
One of the more reliable bullpen options for manager Scott Servais in 2017 -- especially in the first half of the season -- Rzepczynski has endured a couple of rocky outings thus far this spring. Monday was the latest example, as he was touched up for a solo home run by Zack Collins during his inning of work. Rzepczynski had also given up a pair of earned runs in a March 2 turn against the Brewers, but he's been able to notch at least one strikeout in each of his five appearances. Given his previous body of work, he should have ample opportunity to build on the career-high 20 holds he compiled last season while serving in a similar middle-inning/setup role in 2018.
Rzepczynski posted a 2-2 record, 4.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 20 holds and one save in 31.1 innings across 64 appearances in 2017.
Rzepczynski was a dependable option for manager Scott Servais out of the bullpen for the majority of the season, although a couple of outings in which he gave up multiple earned runs conspired to sully his final numbers to a degree. The veteran right-hander posted a solid 3.31 ERA and .217 BAA in 16.1 first-half frames, but those numbers bumped up to 4.80 and .291, respectively, following the All-Star break. However, Rzepczynski also posted a career-best 20 holds and should have a secure role once again headed into spring training in 2018.
Rzepczynski notched his 19th hold in Friday's 3-2 win over the Athletics by pitching a clean one-third of an inning.
Rzepczynski just keeps rolling along as one of manager Scott Servais' most consistent sixth-and-seventh-inning options. He's rattled off scoreless efforts in 15 of his last 16 appearances and has now set a new career high in holds. Given his secure role in the bullpen, he remains an option for those in deep AL-only formats.
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