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February 16, 2016 10:29 AM
Mark Buehrle: Not throwing during offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buehrle isn't ready to announce his retirement but also hasn't been throwing, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

Buehrle was expected to retire after the 2015 season, but he never made the move official. Now a free agent, he may be eyeing one final season, which wouldn't necessarily begin in April. It still seems more likely that the 36-year-old lefty will decide to retire.

October 4, 2015 10:54 AM
Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rays and is expected to announce his retirement from baseball shortly thereafter.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rays and is expected to announce his retirement from baseball shortly thereafter, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

David Price was initially on track to start Sunday's game, but the Blue Jays will give Buehrle the nod in what amounts to a curtain call for his excellent 16-year career. Per Levine's report, Buehrle is only expected to pitch two innings to reach 200 for the season, the 15th consecutive campaign in which he'll have reached that mark.

Despite his respectable 3.82 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season, Buehrle is expected to be left off the Jays' postseason roster, as the team is likely to go with a four-man rotation. Buehrle's low-to-mid-80s fastball velocity wouldn't make him particularly useful in a relief role.

October 2, 2015 10:56 PM
Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle allowed four runs on six hits, walking one and striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of an 8-4 win against Tampa Bay on Friday night.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle allowed four runs on six hits, walking one and striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of an 8-4 win against Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Buehrle (15-7, 3.82 ERA) was fairly effective other than a four-run fourth inning punctuated by a three-run homer off the bat of Mikie Mahtook. However, his command was spotty throughout. While he walked just one, he hit three batters, and needed 103 pitches (just 62 for strikes) to cover the 6.2 innings. Most notably, Buehrle stands two innings short of reaching 200 innings. It is possible he could make a relief appearance Saturday or Sunday, but without six more outs, he will fall short of 200 innings pitched for the first time since 2001 - an amazing accomplihment!

September 20, 2015 05:30 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle gets no-decision despite strong effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle took a no-decision, giving up three earned runs across six innings on Sunday. He gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out one.

Buehrle offered up another workmanlike performance, collecting yet another quality start. On the season, he's 14-7 with a 3.69 ERA, but may not hit the 200-inning threshold as he has in the past 14 seasons.

September 15, 2015 11:00 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle goes five, gets no decision vs. Braves
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings Tuesday against the Braves.

He threw just 66 pitches after getting a cortisone shot in his throwing shoulder Sept. 8, so owners were probably fortunate to get five innings out of Buehrle on Tuesday. The veteran lefty will make his next start Sunday against the Red Sox and lines up to make two more starts after that before the conclusion of the regular season.

September 9, 2015 09:10 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle to start next week
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

After receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder, Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle declared himself ready to make his next start, reports The Toronto Sun. Buehrle is scheduled to start Tuesday's game at Atlanta.

"I'm a little sore. No big deal I've had them before," Buehrle said of the cortisone shot. "I still could have pitched on Saturday if need be, but obviously Stroman is ready and they want to put him in there, so they pushed me back to Tuesday. I'm for it."

September 8, 2015 06:40 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle to receive cortisone shot in shoulder
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle is bothered by a left shoulder issue and will receive a cortisone shot, reports the National Post.

Buehrle had his last start pushed back so he could receive more rest, but his next start is not known at this point.

September 5, 2015 12:40 PM
Blue Jays to start Marco Estrada on Sunday over Mark Buehrle
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Citing a need to get him more rest, the Blue Jays will push back Mark Buehrle's next start and go with Marco Estrada on Sunday, reports SportsNet. Buehrle will instead start Monday's game at Boston.

September 2, 2015 10:30 PM
Blue Jays flip weekend starts of Mark Buehrle, David Price
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays have announced that they have flip-flopped starters Mark Buehrle and David Price in the rotation. Buehrle will now pitch Sunday against Baltimore with Price moved up to Saturday.

The decision was made to give Buehrle more rest, according to MLB.com. Buehrle conceded in August that he doesn't generally feel to be in peak condition this time of the season and that 2015 is no exception.

August 30, 2015 05:10 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle rolls Sunday to 14th victory
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays veteran starter Mark Buehrle didn't need to be great Sunday against Detroit. His team's torrid offense made sure of that.

But Buehrle was excellent anyway in raising his record to 14-6. He gave up just one earned run on five hits in six innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

The Tigers were held to no RBI hits - only groundouts scored their runs against him.

Buehrle, who already has more wins than in any season since 2008, has won five of his last six decisions.

August 26, 2015 01:00 AM
Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle gives up five runs in no-decision Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle had a rought night on the mound Tuesday, as he took a no-decision in the 6-5 win over the Rangers. Buehrle allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings.

Buehrle was locked into a slugfest with fellow left-hander Derek Holland, as the two teams exchanged blows over the first four innings. Buehrle served up solo home runs to Rougned Odor and Delino DeShields as part of the damage against him.

August 19, 2015 11:00 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle struggles in loss to Phillies
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle was due for a dud. And it came Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

The veteran surrendered four runs on seven hits in just four innings to take a loss that lowered his record to 13-6. It marked his shortest outing of the season. He walked none and struck out two.

His struggles began immediately in a three-run first keyed by run-scoring hits off the bats of Darin Ruf and Aaron Altherr. Jeff Francoeur slammed a solo home run off him in the third.

Buehrle had 16 quality starts in his previous 17 outings. His poor effort lifted his ERA to a still-strong 3.45.

August 13, 2015 04:20 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle remains on roll in Thursday win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Someone needs to tell Mark Buehrle that he's 36 years old and supposed to be on the downside of his career. His run of consistency and strong performances continued for the Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon against visiting Oakland.

Buehrle helped his team run its winning streak to 11 with another fine effort. He allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings with two walks and two strikeouts. He has won four straight decisions to raise his record to 13-5 while shrinking his ERA to 3.31.

The left-hander lost his shutout on an RBI triple by Billy Burns in the eighth. Burns scored after Buehrle departed.

Buehrle has 16 quality starts in his last 17 outings. He has given up just 12 earned runs in his last 47 2/3 innings covering seven starts. He appears destined to win more games this season than he has since 2002, when he won 19.

August 11, 2015 05:50 PM
Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey swap spots in Blue Jays rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Blue Jays have swapped starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey in the rotation. Dickey will now pitch Wednesday against the Athletics and Buherle will pitch in the series finale Thursday against Oakland.

August 6, 2015 11:00 PM
Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle stays strong on the mound in win Thursday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle was solid in his outing against the Twins on Thursday. He allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings. The left-hander walked one and struck out one, throwing a very efficient 51 of his 83 pitches for strikes.

Buehrle (12-5, 3.34 ERA) did have trouble keeping the ball in the park however, as all three runs scored on him came on home runs. Trevor Plouffe took him deep with a two-run shot in the fourth inning, and Aaron Hicks added the solo homer in the seventh. 

But those ended up being nothing more than a footnote, as the Jays won the game 9-3, securing the four-game home sweep of the Twins.

Buehrle has been very good on the mound over the past month or so. After Thursday's performance, he is 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA over his most recent seven starts. In that same stretch, he has issued a total of two walks.

August 1, 2015 05:10 PM
Bullpen blows win for Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays veteran starter Mark Buehrle threw 89 pitches Saturday. Perhaps if he had tossed 100 or more, he would be celebrating a victory.

Instead, he was lamenting a no-decision and his team's defeat as his bullpen blew the 5-4 lead with which he departed.

Buehrle surrendered three earned runs on five hits in seven innings with no walks and three strikeouts. His struggles were limited to a Ben Zobrist homer in the first, as well as a two-run single by Eric Hosmer and RBI single by Kendrys Morales in the sixth.

The right-hander has been on a tremendous roll with 14 quality starts in his last 15 outings. His 3.32 ERA would be his lowest since 2005 if maintained.

July 26, 2015 10:20 PM
Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle gives up 10 hits, three runs Sunday
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle didn't have his best stuff on Sunday against the Mariners.

Buehrle allowed three runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He managed to strike out three batters, while allowing just one walk. 

Buehrle (11-5) now has a 3.29 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 21 walks in 134 innings this season.

July 22, 2015 02:00 AM
Mark Buehrle wins 11th for Blue Jays
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle improved to 11-5 with a win Tuesday against Oakland. 

Buehrle allowed one run in seven innings to win his second straight decision. For the fourth straight start, he didn't walk a batter. 

July 15, 2015 07:40 AM
Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle picks up 10th win of the season Saturday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle was strong once again in his start on Saturday against the Royals. Buehrle allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings of work in the 6-2 victory. Buehrle struck out two and did not walk a batter, and he has not allowed more than two earned runs in a start since May 29.

Buehrle (10-5) gave up an early run in the first inning, but was able to settle in after that while his offense got him a lead. The veteran southpaw was stingy in this one, retiring 14 in a row at one point. 

"Mark continues to roll," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "It was a tough day to pitch, [it was] really hot out there."

He will enter the All-Star break with a 3.34 ERA through the first half.

July 15, 2015 07:40 AM
Mark Buehrle will make Saturday's start for Blue Jays
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle will make his start on Saturday, as scheduled.

Buehrle was questionable for the start after getting hit in the ankle by a comebacker in his last start. X-rays were negative.