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Rod Beck | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (46) / 8/3/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rod Beck passed away Saturday in Phoenix at age 38.
Beck saved 286 games over 13 big-league seasons before his career ended when the Padres released him in 2004. He had 51 saves for the Cubs in 1998, but his best season came in 1992, when he had a 1.76 ERA and 17 saves in 92 innings for the Giants. Sun, Jun 24, 2007 03:15:00 PM

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Padres requested unconditional release waivers on RHP Rod Beck.

Beck had a 6.38 ERA in 26 innings after spending the first month and a half on the restricted list. Even though he did nothing for the Padres, there will probably be a few teams looking to add him once he clears waivers. Our guess is that he'll head back to San Francisco.
Tue, Aug 17, 2004 07:03:00 PM

Rod Beck, who was perfect as a closer in place of Trevor Hoffman last year, has struggled with his sixth-inning and mop-up role this season.

Well, take a racehorse and make him plow a field and see if his heart is in it. In his last five relief appearances, Beck has allowed five homers and has posted an ERA of 9.00. Even if Hoffman were to get hurt, he's behind Akinori Otsuka and Scott Linebrink. "I feel like I'm throwing the same stuff up there as last year, and I had a pretty good year last year," Beck said. Too bad he can't go back to December and choose the Rockies over the Padres.
Mon, Aug 16, 2004 07:02:00 AM

Rod Beck gave up four runs in the 12th inning today to take the loss to the Yankees.

Beck got a chance to save a three-run lead because Trevor Hoffman blew a two-run in the ninth, but he wasn't able to convert. He has a 6.43 ERA since joining the Padres three weeks ago.
Sun, Jun 13, 2004 06:06:00 PM

Padres activated RHP Rod Beck from the restricted list.

Beck will work in the sixth and seventh innings for the Padres. He probably won't be worth owning in NL-only leagues unless either Trevor Hoffman or Akinori Otsuka gets hurt.
Fri, May 21, 2004 05:08:00 PM

Rod Beck is scheduled to rejoin the Padres next Thursday if he keeps on throwing well at extended spring training.

Beck has been absent since the middle of spring training due to a personal problem. He's expected to work in the sixth and seventh innings after returning.
Wed, May 12, 2004 10:59:00 PM

Rod Beck is to pitch an inning today against minor leaguers at extended spring training.

Manager Bruce Bochy reported that Beck ''is pumped'' and ''feeling good.'' Beck hasn't pitched since leaving the club to address a personal problem in early March. GM Kevin Towers has said Beck should join the active roster within two weeks.
Thu, May 6, 2004 09:43:00 AM

Padres GM Kevin Towers said Rod Beck should be ready to return to the team by May 20.

The Padres have until then to take him off the restricted list and put him on their 25-man roster. Akinori Otsuka's early success likely means Beck is third in line for saves.
Sun, May 2, 2004 10:58:00 AM

Rod Beck gave Padres' GM Kevin Towers a positive report yesterday in their first talk since March 10 and, according to Towers, Beck will rejoin the club within 30 days.

"He's doing well," Towers said, declining to divulge details about Beck's absence from the club, which dates to March 8 and is being called "health-related," though not baseball-related. Beck is to begin throwing on Monday, leaving him 3-4 weeks to get ready.
Thu, Apr 15, 2004 11:13:00 AM

Padres GM Kevin Towers said there's "zero" chance Rod Beck will be on the active roster on Opening Day.

Beck is out indefinitely because of a personal matter. He'll need a few weeks to get ready after rejoining the team, and the Padres have no real idea when that might happen.
Tue, Mar 23, 2004 02:50:00 PM

Rod Beck is out indefinitely while he deals with personal problems and probably won't be ready for Opening Day.

Akinori Otsuka will fill in for Beck as Trevor Hoffman's setup man. His absence will increase Rule 5 pick Jason Szuminski's chances of sticking around.
Mon, Mar 15, 2004 07:59:00 PM

Rod Beck, out first by an illness, later by a personal problem, has yet to pitch this month.

Beck is healthy and should return to game action this week, but manager Bruce Bochy said he's "a little concerned" about the setup man's ability to get ready for Opening Day.
Sun, Mar 14, 2004 02:15:00 PM

Padres re-signed RHP Rod Beck to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with an option for 2005.

Beck will make $1.75 million in 2005. The option year is also worth $1.75 million and contains a $100,000 buyout. Also, Beck can make an additional $1 million per season if he closes, which would only happen if Trevor Hoffman gets hurt. The Padres probably overpaid here by half a million dollars, but they really wanted Beck back after he went 20-for-20 in save opps last season.
Sat, Dec 6, 2003 06:54:00 PM

Rod Beck will probably re-sign with the Padres for $1.5 million this weekend.

Beck reportedly has decided to pass up an opportunity to become Colorado's closer. The Padres should also have Japanese right-hander Akinori Otsuka signed soon, so their 2004 bullpen is beginning to take shape.
Sat, Dec 6, 2003 05:43:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Jesse Hahn
7Joe Wieland
8Casey Kelly
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer