Buchter was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Buchter produced an ERA below 3.00 for four straight seasons from 2016 through 2019, but he's struggled to a 6.04 ERA and a 17.8 percent walk rate in a small sample of 22.1 innings at the highest level over the last two years. The 34-year-old owns a 3.38 ERA in 16 innings for Triple-A Reno this season, but his lack of recent major-league success may make it tough for him to find a new deal.
Buchter was returned to Triple-A Reno on Friday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Buchter spent the last week in the Diamondbacks' bullpen while the team dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak, and he allowed three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out three in 1.2 innings across two appearances. The southpaw will head back to the minors after Joe Mantiply was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list.
Buchter's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Buchter was designated for assignment in early July, but he remained in the organization and will rejoin the major-league bullpen as the Diamondbacks deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six in three innings across three appearances since returning to the minors.
The Diamondbacks designated Buchter for assignment Monday.
Buchter has been one of the Diamondbacks' higher-leverage relievers, but has struggled with a 5.52 ERA and 13:13 K:BB in 14.2 innings pitched. He is DFA'd to make room for Jordan Weems, whom the team claimed in a corresponding move.
Buchter (0-2) lost Saturday's 6-5 game at the hands of San Francisco, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts over one inning.
Buchter surrendered five straight baserunners at one point. He's now permitted runs in back-to-back appearances, and his ERA has spiked to 5.52.
Buchter's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Buchter was unable to break camp with the Diamondbacks this year, but he made nine relief appearances for Triple-A Reno to to begin the season. During that time, he posted a 2.79 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in 9.2 innings. The left-hander should mainly pitch in low-leverage situations in the majors.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Buchter to their minor-league camp Wednesday.
Buchter's bid for a spot in the Diamondbacks' Opening Day bullpen fell short after he gave up five runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks over four innings in Cactus League play. He'll likely remain at the minor-league camp until Triple-A Reno begins its season in May.
Buchter signed with Arizona as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Buchter will make $925,000 if he earns a roster spot. His numbers from 2016 to 2019 suggest he has a good chance to do so, as he recorded an ERA below 3.00 in all four seasons, but he was trusted to throw just six innings for the Angels last year, allowing three earned runs while posting an 8:6 K:BB.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/01||vs LAD||L 0-13||1.0||3||3||0||3|
|07/31||vs LAD||L 3-8||0.2||2||0||0||0|
|07/03||vs SF||L 5-6||1||1.0||2||2||3||1|
|06/30||@ STL||L 4-7||1.0||2||1||1||0|
|06/27||@ SD||L 4-5||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|06/26||@ SD||W 10-1||1.0||1||0||2||1|
|06/23||vs MIL||L 2-3||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|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|