Rucinski signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization on Saturday that includes a $200,000 signing bonus, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports.
The 30-year-old appeared in 32 games for the Marlins out of the bullpen in 2018, recording a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP, but he was unable to secure a spot on the roster following the season. The right-hander then spent 2019 with the Dinos, where he recorded a 3.05 ERA and a 119:45 K:BB over 30 starts. He'll spend at least one more year overseas, with the possibility of landing a contract with a major-league team in 2021 if he can have another strong performance in 2020.
Rucinski agreed Friday with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization on a one-year, $1 million contract that includes a $200,000 signing bonus, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports.
The 29-year-old Rucinski made 32 appearances out of the Miami bullpen last season, logging a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 35.1 innings. The Marlins outrighted Rucinski off the 40-man roster shortly after the season ended, so the right-hander likely would have had to settle for a minor-league contract had he remained stateside. Instead, he'll earn a bigger paycheck by spending the next year overseas, a stint he could parlay into another look at the MLB level in 2020.
Rucinski was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday and will become a free agent at the conclusion of the season, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Across 32 appearances for the Marlins this past year, Rucinski posted a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with a 27:13 K:BB in 35.1 innings. He also spent some time down at the Triple-A level and missed a month of action with a groin strain. The 30-year-old has bounced around teams the past few years and will likely join a fourth different organization in the past four years when he finds a new home this offseason.
Rucinski (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Rucinski will rejoin the active roster after spending the past month on the shelf due to a right groin strain. In a corresponding move, the club placed Kyle Barraclough (back) on the DL. Through 13 appearances with the Marlins this year, Rucinski has logged a 3.12 ERA and 0.87 WHIP with 14 strikeouts across 17.1 innings of relief.
Rucinski was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
If Rucinski misses the minimum amount of time, he could return immediately following the All-Star break, though the severity of his injury is not yet clear. Javy Guerra's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Rucinski (2-1) allowed three runs in 2.2 innings Sunday, yielding five hits and a walk in a 8-5 win over Colorado. He gave up a home run and struck out one.
Rucinski came in during the second inning after starter Caleb Smith left due to a shoulder injury. It wasn't a great performance by any means, but Miami's offense did enough work to give the 29-year-old a win. Rucinski owns a 4.63 ERA in 11.2 innings this season.
Rucinski had his contract selected Sunday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Rucinski will join the big-league bullpen in replacement of the struggling Jarlin Garcia, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday. Rucinski held a 2.52 ERA over 25 innings of relief with New Orleans this season.
Rucinski agreed to a minor-league contract with Miami on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Rucinski spent a majority of the 2017 season with Triple-A Rochester in the Twins' system, posting a 2.57 ERA and 1.02 WHIP while compiling a 57:10 K:BB. During just two appearances in the majors, the right-hander allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 4.1 innings of relief. Looking forward, he will likely begin the year in the minors while serving as organizational depth for the club.
The Twins designated Rucinski for assignment Sunday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
With the Twins needing to clear a 40-man roster spot for new fifth starter Nik Turley, Rucinski, a 28-year-old who had given up five runs over 4.1 innings in his previous two appearances with the big club this season, was the casualty. Unless another team elects to bring Rucinski aboard its 40-man roster via waivers or trade, the right-hander probably will remain in the Twins organization and work as a swingman for Triple-A Rochester.
Rucinski was sent back to Triple-A Rochester following Monday's loss to the Astros, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Rucinski was sent down after just one game with the big club; he allowed three runs on five hits while walking one batter, raising his ERA to 10.38. Buddy Boshers was recalled to take his place on the roster.
Rucinski was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Rucinski was added to the big club ahead of Monday's contest against the Astros to offer an extra bullpen arm after the Twins played 15 innings Sunday. The 28-year-old has already seen some time in the Twin Cities this season, compiling a 5.40 ERA and 5:1 K:BB across 3.1 innings. He owns a more impressive 2.95 ERA and 21:3 K:BB through 18.1 innings with Rochester.
Rucinski will be recalled as the 26th man for Thrusday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Rucinski will offer an extra bullpen arm for the doubleheader, though he'll likely head back to Triple-A afterwards. The 28-year-old saw a brief stint with the Twins earlier in May, allowing two runs and striking out five in his only appearance (3.1 innings).
Rucinski was optioned Wednesday to Triple-A Rochester, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
It was a short-lived callup for Rucinski, who appeared in just one game and allowed two runs over 3.1 innings. The Twins needed to make room for the newly acquired Adam Wilk, who will likely start Saturday against the Indians.
Rucinski was called up by the Twins from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.
Rucinski has pitched solidly at the Triple-A level in 2017, posting a 3.48 ERA and an impressive 11.32 K/9 over 10.1 innings. He'll look to provide the Twins with some added depth to a bullpen that has been worn fairly thin.
Rucinski was assigned to Minnesota's minor league camp Sunday.
Rucinski had a 6.48 ERA in spring training and was a long shot for a roster spot. At 28 this season and with just a 6.74 K/9 last season at Triple-A, he wouldn't appear to have much upside. He'll likely add depth at Triple-A Rochester.
Rucinski agreed to a minor league contract with the Twins on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Since converting to being a starting pitcher, the 27-year-old's strikeout numbers haven't been all that impressive. However, Rucinski does hold a bit of major league experience during his time in the Angels organization and also posted a decent 3.97 FIP at the Triple-A level last season, so given the fairly open competition for bullpen spots at the major league level, the right-hander could work himself into the mix for a low-leverage spot with a strong spring showing.
Rucinski was reassigned to minor league camp Friday.
Though Rucinski struck out seven in his five innings of work this spring, he also walked three. There's no room at the inn, so he's probably headed for Triple-A Iowa.
Rucinski received an invitation to spring training.
Rucinski spent the last few years in the Angels organization and even appeared in the majors with them, although his appearances weren't all that pretty. The bullpen is pretty set, so the right-hander will likely spend time in the minors for the majority of the 2016 season.
Rucinski signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Rucinski spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Angels, but only appeared in seven games for the big league club. He was 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA in those appearances. Rucinski will most likely begin the 2016 season in the Cubs' minor league system.
The Angels recalled pitcher Drew Rucinski to the major-league roster on Sunday, according to ESPN.com.
Rucinski was recently optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake before being brought back before Sunday's game against the Yankees.
In two previous appearances with the Angels, Rucinski is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in 4 2/3 innings.
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFX-Lake County Captains||3.0||2||0||0||1||0||0||7||3||1||0.00||1.333|
|2011||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||25.0||15||0||0||2||0||0||30||5||27||2.88||1.280|
|2013||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||29.0||5||5||0||2||2||0||21||4||29||1.86||1.138|
|2015||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||112.1||22||22||0||5||7||0||87||44||141||5.70||1.650|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||63.0||37||2||0||2||6||2||57||10||54||2.57||1.016|