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Dan Runzler RP

Boston Red Sox

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February 1, 2019 08:44 PM
Red Sox's Dan Runzler: Latches on with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler agreed to a minor-league deal with Boston on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Runzler appeared in eight games out of the bullpen for the Pirates in 2017, allowing two runs on seven hits while fanning four over four innings. While he's spent the majority of his time in the minors of late, his major-league experience is certainly a perk for the Red Sox. Runzler will likely serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Pawtucket to start the 2019 campaign.

March 11, 2018 01:52 PM
Dan Runzler: Cut loose by Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays released Runzler on Sunday.

Runzler delivered scoreless outings in four of his five Grapefruit League appearances with the Rays, but with an Opening Day bullpen spot not in the offing, the left-hander likely requested to be let go. The 32-year-old, who split his 2017 campaign between the Pirates and their Triple-A affiliate at Indianapolis, will look to find work elsewhere with a team in need of a lefty reliever.

February 5, 2018 04:48 PM
Rays' Dan Runzler: Signs minor-league deal with Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler signed a minor-league contract with the Rays which includes an invitation to spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Runzler made eight appearances for the Pirates last year, striking out four batters and allowing two home runs over the course of four innings. It was his first major-league action since 2012. He's spent the majority of the past five seasons pitching in Triple-A, where he's had an xFIP north of 4.20 in each season. The veteran left-hander will look to earn a spot in the Rays' bullpen but doesn't look to be a favorite to secure a roster spot.

November 6, 2017 06:56 PM
Dan Runzler: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

The 32-year-old southpaw decided to refuse his outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, making him eligible to sign anywhere he pleases. Runzler made his first major-league appearance since 2012 last season, compiling a 4.50 ERA and 4:2 K:BB across four innings with the Pirates. At this point in his career, Runzler doesn't figure to serve as anything more than organizational depth.

September 11, 2017 11:57 AM
Pirates' Dan Runzler: Headed to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler's contract was purchased from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

Runzler had a solid season with Indianapolis, as he built a 3.05 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 40 games (41.1 innings). The 32-year-old has some MLB experience but last appeared in the show in 2012 while on the Giants. He'll likely be used by Pittsburgh in low-leverage situations.

March 23, 2017 11:44 AM
Pirates' Dan Runzler: Sent to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday.

Runzler owns a career 3.86 ERA in 72.1 innings, all with the Giants, but hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012. At least for the moment, the 31-year-old organizational depth reliever won't change that.

November 30, 2016 02:00 PM
Pirates' Dan Runzler: Inks NRI deal with Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler signed a minor league contract with the Pirates on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

The 31-year-old southpaw will have a chance at earning a spot in the Pirates' bullpen as a low-leverage specialist. Of course, the most likely scenario is that he offers depth at Triple-A.

June 22, 2016 03:50 PM
Dan Runzler: Released by Twins on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler was released by the Twins on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

Runzler has pitched 21.2 innings for Triple-A Rochester this season, posting a 5.82 ERA and 1.85 WHIP with 18 strikeouts.

May 24, 2016 06:28 PM
Twins' Dan Runzler: On DL with strained groin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler was placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Rochester with a strained right oblique.

Runzler had a 3.93 ERA at Triple-A but a troubling 11 walks in 18 innings. He could still get a shot at the majors as a lefty specialist at some point this summer given the turnover in the Minnesota bullpen.

March 26, 2016 11:33 AM
Twins' Dan Runzler: Assigned to minor league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler was assigned to Minnesota's minor league camp.

Runzler gave up two runs in nine innings this spring, but only struck out three. The Twins don't have a proven lefty setup reliever in the bullpen, so he could get a shot in the majors at some point this summer if he pitches well in Triple-A.

March 23, 2016 10:19 AM
Twins' Dan Runzler: In mix for bullpen spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler remains in the mix to win a lefty specialist bullpen role, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He has a 2.25 ERA in eight innings this spring, but just two strikeouts. "He's come in here and has done a decent job, so it is encouraging," Twins General Manager Terry Ryan told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He's given us something to think about."

Runzler spent 2015 in the Diamondbacks' organization with their Triple-A affiliate, posting a 5.26 ERA and 2.04 WHIP. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but the Twins are short on left-handed relief options. He's competing with lefty Fernando Abad for a spot in the bullpen after lefty Taylor Rogers was sent to Triple-A.

November 10, 2015 12:57 PM
Twins' Dan Runzler: Signs minor league contract with Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Runzler was signed by the Twins to a minor league contract Tuesday.

Runzler spent 2015 in the Giants' organization with their Triple-A affiliate, posting a 5.26 ERA and 2.04 WHIP. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but the Twins are a bit thin in the left-handed pitching department. Runzler past performance isn't all that promising, but if he can turn his numbers around in spring training, he could compete to be a member of the Twins' bullpen.

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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BOS00---00000000000000
2019BOS00---00000000000000
2017PIT004.508000004.07422024
2013SF000.000000000.00000000
2012SF000.000000003.71000135
2011SF126.3101000027.3292119001625
2010SF303.0800000032.7291211112037
2009SF001.100000008.761111511
Total423.9101000076.0723833434682
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BOS000---00000------0---
2019BOS000---00000------0---
2017PIT0431.3000000.3892.2502020.25
2013SF0000.0000000-0.0000.0000-0.00
2012SF1230.7010001.1001.2501514.06
2011SF129211.4063201.2821.66012014.94
2010SF335221.6022102.2441.52214413.98
2009SF0780.9010000.1881.3413813.17
Total577571.40105304.2551.55333714.33
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2007A-Salem-Keizr 1.01000001229.004.000
2007R-Giants 18.11500124246153.481.160
2008A-Augusta 24.220000102619255.581.818
2008A-Salem-Keizr 30.027000104321192.101.333
2009AFA-San Jose 21.0190010526480.860.571
2009AFX-Augusta 26.019001111451380.690.808
2009AAA-Fresno 2.02000001020.001.000
2009AA-Connecticut 9.070030111751.001.333
2010AFA-San Jose Giants 1.01100002000.000.000
2010AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 7.06000105483.861.714
2010R-Azl Giants 2.01100004000.000.000
2011AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 52.0171002305932473.981.519
2012AFA-San Jose Giants 3.03200201136.001.333
2012AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 27.029000213314366.001.852
2013AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 52.151003715037585.701.823
2014AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 46.139001515336383.321.605
2015AAA-Reno Aces 37.239000104028485.322.043
2016AAA-Rochester Red Wings 21.220001201816245.941.887
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/210
Birthdate:
03/30/1985
Age:
36
Hometown:
Santa Monica, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
5