Buchter signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees earlier this week and was added to the 60-man player pool.
He logged a 4.50 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and eight strikeouts in six innings (10 appearances) earlier this year before being designated for assignment by the Angels. Buchter will provide organizational relief depth going forward.
The Angels granted Buchter his release Sunday after he elected free agency.
Buchter will hit the open market one day after the Angels outrighted him to their alternate training site when he went unclaimed off waivers. The 33-year-old lefty made 10 relief appearances for the Angels this season, giving up three earned runs on five hits and six walks while striking out eight over six innings.
Buchter cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Angels' alternate training site Saturday.
Buchter will remain in the Angels' organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The southpaw tossed six innings in the majors this year and should serve as organizational depth going forward.
Buchter was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday.
The veteran southpaw was optioned to the alternate training site Monday and has now been removed from the 40-man roster. Buchter had a 4.50 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 8:6 K:BB over six innings for the Angels this season.
Buchter was optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Monday.
He has a 4.50 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 8:6 K:BB in six innings this season. Cam Bedrosian and Jaime Barria were added to the active bullpen.
Buchter was recalled from the alternate training site Saturday.
The 33-year-old will take the spot of fellow lefty Hoby Milner (back), who landed on the injured list Saturday. Buchter has appeared in nine games for the Angels this season, allowing three runs on five hits with an 8:5 K:BB over five innings.
Buchter was optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Saturday.
With Jason Castro day-to-day due to neck stiffness, Buchter makes way on the roster for additional catching depth in the form of Anthony Bemboom. Buchter has thrown five innings for the Angels this season across nine appearances, posting a 5.40 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.
The Angels recalled Buchter from their alternate training site Thursday.
Buchter will be one of 10 relievers on the Angels' season-opening 30-man roster. The lefty spent the 2019 campaign with Oakland, posting a 2.98 ERA and 50:23 K:BB in 45.1 innings.
Buchter was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
Buchter signed a minor-league deal in February and was added to the 40-man roster Sunday, but it appears he'll be in the minors once baseball resumes. The veteran southpaw had a 2.98 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB across 45.1 innings during 2019, but he'll likely be impacted by the new three-batter minimum this season.
Buchter had his contract selected by the Angels on Sunday.
The veteran left-hander joined the team on a minor-league deal in February and tossed five scoreless frames in Cactus League play before spring training was suspended, which was apparently enough for him to earn a spot on the 40-man roster. Buchter had a 2.98 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB over 45.1 innings last season and has a sub-3.00 ERA over the last four years, though his usage once play resumes in 2020 figures to be impacted by the new three-batter minimum.
Buchter signed a minor-league deal with the Angels on Monday which includes an invitation to big-league camp, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The 33-year-old lefty has 214 big-league innings under his belt and owns a strong 2.86 ERA. He posted a 2.98 ERA in 45.1 innings for Oakland last season, though his 4.96 FIP suggests his performance wasn't particularly impressive.
Buchter will become a free agent after being non-tendered by the Athletics on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Buchter posted a solid 2.98 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 50 punchouts over 45.1 innings, but he'll head to the open market after failing to receive a contract extension.
Buchter (1-1) earned the win Saturday, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out one in 1.1 innings in an 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Saturday's game became an impromptu bullpen game for the Athletics when Mike Fiers exited with an arm injury in the second inning. Buchter ended the fourth by striking out Elvis Andrus after allowing an inherited runner to score, but he kept it clean in the fifth after the Athletics restored a two-run lead with a Mark Canha homer. Buchter has a 2.79 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 42 innings this season, adding 12 holds while primarily working in the middle innings. He has fired off 6.1 scoreless innings over his last eight appearances.
Buchter, who logged his 10th hold in a win over the Twins on Friday by firing 1.1 hitless innings in which he issued one walk, has a 1.17 ERA, .207 BAA and five holds over his last 13 appearances.
The veteran southpaw has proven to be a versatile asset out of the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin, and after some uncharacteristic control problems earlier in the season, he's progressively settled in by issuing just four walks over the aforementioned 13-outing stretch. Buchter's 3.16 ERA and 1.60 WHIP still actually qualify as career worsts for the 32-year-old, but the fact they've been improved steadily over the last month-plus lends credence to the notion he's firmly on his way back to his solid career norms.
Buchter was charged with a blown save Wednesday at Angel Stadium after walking in a run and failing to record an out.
Buchter came into the eighth inning with two outs and the bases loaded. His first and only batter faced was Shohei Ohtani, and unfortunately, he walked him to tie the game. The good news is that the run was charged to Liam Hendriks. The bad news is that the A's wound up losing on a walkoff double in the ninth. Buchter now owns a 4.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP through 30 games this season.
Buchter owns a 1.42 ERA, .143 BAA and 1.11 WHIP over nine appearances since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on April 29.
Prior to being demoted to the Aviators on April 22, Buchter had generated a bloated 7.04 ERA over his first 7.2 innings of the season. The veteran southpaw got the call back up to the big leagues just eight days later, however, and he's been vastly improved in his second stint of the season with the Athletics. Buchter has allowed just one earned run in his last nine trips to the mound, which came on a solo home run he yielded to the Indians' Roberto Perez last Sunday.
Buchter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
Buchter didn't perform well during his time in the big leagues earlier in the season, recording a 7.04 ERA in 7.2 innings. He walked 16.3 percent of opposing batters. Mark Canha (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Buchter was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
Buchter was likely unavailable Monday after being used in each of the past two games, so the A's decided to swap him out for a fresh bullpen arm (Ryan Dull). The southpaw struggled to a 7.04 ERA and 2.48 WHIP during his time with the big club.
Buchter allowed four earned runs on two hits and three walks without recording an out in an exhibition win over the Giants on Monday.
All four Giants runs were charged to Buchter, who allowed an RBI single to Steven Duggar and a bases-loaded walk to the pinch-hitting Abiatal Avelino. The veteran southpaw will play on a one-year deal this season after an impressive Athletics 2018 debut campaign in which he generated a 2.75 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 54 appearances. He already saw action in both games of the season-opening series versus the Mariners in Japan last week, allowing an earned run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning.
Buchter agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Athletics on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The southpaw put up a strong season in the Oakland bullpen in 2018, producing a 2.75 ERA and a 41:15 K:BB in 39.1 innings of work. With the contract out of the way, Buchter figures to to reprise his role as the top lefty in the Athletics' bullpen for the 2019 campaign.
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|08/14||vs LAD||L 4-7||0||0||0||1.0||2||2||0||2|
|08/12||vs OAK||L 4-8||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||1||1|
|08/09||@ TEX||L 3-7||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|08/05||@ SEA||L 6-7||0||0||0||0.1||2||1||1||1|
|08/01||vs HOU||W 5-4||1||0||0||0.1||0||0||1||1|
|07/31||vs HOU||L 6-9||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||0||0|
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|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||32.2||27||0||0||0||0||3||39||16||27||1.68||1.335|
|2016||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||18.00||3.000|
|2019||AAA-Las Vegas Aviators||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.000|