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Kevin Quackenbush RP

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September 4, 2020 01:24 AM
Kevin Quackenbush: Released by Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was released by the Nationals earlier this week, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

He had been working at the alternate training site, but perhaps he requested his release, with little hope of reaching the majors this season. The 31-year-old righty's career may be coming to a close.

June 29, 2020 09:04 AM
Nationals' Kevin Quackenbush: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush has been named to the Nationals' 60-man player pool, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The 31-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the Nats in January, but his big-league experience has earned him a look as an emergency bullpen option for the club this season. Quackenbush hasn't had much success since 2016, however, posting an 8.66 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 30:22 K:BB over his last 35.1 MLB innings.

January 27, 2020 09:12 PM
Nationals' Kevin Quackenbush: Inks MiLB deal with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Quackenbush appeared in 25 games a season ago for Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a 5.06 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with an 85:16 K:BB across 58.2 innings. He last surfaced in the majors during the 2018 campaign with Cincinnati.

November 14, 2018 12:17 PM
Dodgers' Kevin Quackenbush: Agrees to deal with Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Quackenbush appeared in just 10 big-league games for the Reds this past season -- all coming in April -- during which he allowed 11 earned runs in nine innings of relief. The right-hander wound up being designated for assignment but remained with Cincinnati's organization and logged a 2.68 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with a 56:11 K:BB across 47 innings for Triple-A Louisville throughout the rest of the 2018 campaign. He will provide some additional depth for the Dodgers' bullpen heading into spring training.

April 25, 2018 05:04 PM
Reds' Kevin Quackenbush: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.

Quackenbush's poor start to the season (11 runs in nine innings) caused him to be designated for assignment to make room for Kevin Shackelford. The 29-year-old went unclaimed and will now fill an organizational depth role for the Reds.

April 24, 2018 05:24 PM
Reds' Kevin Quackenbush: Designated for assignment Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

Quackenbush is coming off a brutal outing that saw him allow six runs on four hits and two walks in just one inning of work. He now owns a 11.00 ERA through nine innings this season, so the Reds decided to cast him off their 40-man roster in order to clear a roster spot for Kevin Shackelford, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. The 29-year-old reliever could draw some interest on waivers given his prior big-league experience, but he's likely nothing more than organizational bullpen depth at this point in his career.

April 23, 2018 12:28 PM
Reds' Kevin Quackenbush: Struggles mightily Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush allowed six runs on four hits and two walks in an inning of relief work in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

The 29-year-old entered with Cincinnati trailing by a 3-2 margin, but by the time he left, the game was out of reach. Through nine innings of work, Quackenbush has a 7:6 K:BB, and thanks partially to Sunday's outing, a bloated 11.00 ERA.

March 25, 2018 01:32 PM
Reds' Kevin Quackenbush: Makes Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was informed Sunday that he's made the Reds' Opening Day roster, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Quackenbush signed with the Reds this offseason after spending the last seven years of his career in the Padres' organization. The veteran reliever posted a 3.00 ERA with 12 strikeouts over nine innings this spring and apparently showed enough to earn himself a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. He may see consistent opportunities with the Reds, but he doesn't warrant fantasy consideration at this time.

March 20, 2018 02:36 AM
Reds' Kevin Quackenbush: Still in competition for bullpen spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush remains in contention for one of the two openings in the Reds' bullpen,'s Mark Sheldon reports. "Quackenbush has had a nice spring," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He's been the off-the-radar guy that has really pitched very well. He's extremely prepared, and he has great confidence in his fastball for a guy who has a really good curveball and isn't really overpowering as far as the sheer velocity numbers, but he's a guy that pitches with that elevated fastball extremely well. He's been really good about every time out."

The good news for Quackenbush is that he's pitched well this spring. The bad news is that he's mostly accomplished this after the starters have come out of games. The worse news is that he's a fly ball pitcher trying to make a team that plays poorly for fly ball pitchers.

November 8, 2017 12:08 PM
Reds' Kevin Quackenbush: Signs with Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Quackenbush has spent his entire professional career with the Padres since being drafted in 2011, but will look to make his mark in Cincinnati after electing free agency after the 2017 season. During 20 relief appearances with San Diego this past year, the right-hander allowed 23 earned runs off 32 hits in just 26.1 innings, and sported a 23:16 K:BB. He could wind up starting the 2018 season in Triple-A Louisville, but should work his way up to the big-league bullpen at some point.

September 6, 2017 06:08 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

There were times over the past few seasons when Quackenbush was in the mix for saves, but that seems like a distant memory after he posted a 7.86 ERA in 26.1 innings out of the big-league bullpen this year. He should offer organizational depth going forward.

September 2, 2017 01:28 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With the Padres making a flurry of moves due to roster expansion, Quackenbush loses his spot on the 40-man roster but will remain with Triple-A El Paso if he passes through waivers unclaimed. During 20 appearances with the big-league team this season, he's posted a 7.86 ERA and 1.82 WHIP.

July 30, 2017 04:28 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Shuttled back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

Quackenbush continues to shuttle between the major leagues and Triple-A this season. He will again be sent down as the Padres needed to open up two roster spots in order to activate Yangervis Solarte (oblique) and Austin Hedges (concussion) from the disabled list. Quackenbush will likely make his way back to the majors later in the season.

July 20, 2017 02:40 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Shelled in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was hammered to the tune of six runs (three home runs) over 2.1 innings of relief against the Rockies on Wednesday.

This was the second six-run outing for the reliever over his last six outings. Quackenbush owns an ugly 7.71 ERA through 25.2 innings despite never posting a mark above 4.01 in his previous three seasons. The 28-year-old is in danger of losing his spot on the major-league roster if he doesn't turn things around quickly.

July 2, 2017 06:12 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Shuttles back to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

The 28-year-old will take the roster spot of Dillon Overton, who was optioned to Triple-A after making a spot start Saturday. Quackenbush will likely operate in a low-leverage relief role with the Padres for the time being.

June 11, 2017 02:52 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Quackenbush has shuttled between the majors and Triple-A over the past several seasons with the Padres. With a 6.38 ERA over 18.1 innings this season, the 28-year-old will be sent back to El Paso for the time being.

June 7, 2017 03:16 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Fires pair of scoreless innings in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush tossed two perfect innings while striking out three batters in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Tuesday's outing lowered the 28-year-old's ERA to 3.86 on the season. Quackenbush has done a good job of striking out batters (8.3 K/9) and keeping the ball on the ground (2.2 GB/FB ratio), but a lack of control (6.6 BB/9) continues to hold him back from being a middle reliever to rely on.

May 18, 2017 07:01 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Brought back to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

With Trevor Cahill (shoulder) landing on the disabled list, Quackenbush will shuttle back to the majors after just three days in the minors. The 28-year-old reliever neglected to allow a run in five of his six big-league outings, so he'll look to continue that success during this stint in the San Diego bullpen.

May 14, 2017 11:12 AM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

With Jarred Cosart (hamstring) returning from the 10-day disabled list, Quackenbush will again be shipped back to the minor leagues. The 28-year-old will likely get another crack in the big-league bullpen later this season as more pitching injuries inevitably arise.

May 7, 2017 06:40 PM
Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Quackenbush was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

Quackenbush has already been optioned to the minor leagues three times this season (and 12 times since 2014). With catcher Hector Sanchez being placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, the veteran reliever will again pack his bags and rejoin the major-league club in San Diego. He'll provide depth in the Padres' bullpen.

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