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Billy Buckner | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers signed RHP Billy Buckner to a minor league contract.
Buckner had been released by the Padres earlier this month after posting a 5.80 ERA at the Triple-A level. He gives the Brewers some depth. Aug 17 - 8:55 AM

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Padres release RHP Billy Buckner.

The Padres released Billy Buckner on Saturday. Buckner made one start for the Padres earlier this year, giving up three runs in five and two-thirds innings.
Aug 2 - 9:26 PM

Padres sent RHP Billy Buckner outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Bucker has accepted the assignment. He'll represent minor league depth for the Padres.
May 27 - 9:15 PM

Padres designated RHP Billy Buckner for assignment.

Buckner made a spot start Saturday and held his own, but the Padres didn't need the righty anymore. He has the option of electing free agency, assuming he clears waivers.
May 25 - 1:40 PM

Billy Buckner gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings to take a loss to the Cubs in his season debut Saturday.

It was the 24th career major league start for Buckner, who debuted with the Royals back in 2007. He might remain in the Padres rotation for now, but even with Petco supporting him, he doesn't rate as much of an NL-only pickup.
May 25 - 12:53 AM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Triple-A El Paso.

The 30-year-old right-hander will make his Padres debut on Saturday, starting against the Cubs. He had been pitching well for El Paso, registering a 3-2 record, 2.89 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio over 28 innings. He should be avoided in mixed leagues.
May 24 - 12:57 PM

Padres signed RHP Billy Buckner to a minor league contract.

Buckner wasn't in camp with a team this spring but kept his arm in shape. The 30-year-old pitched 17 1/3 innings for the Angels last season, posting a 4.67 ERA. He's merely organizational depth.
Apr 21 - 6:39 PM

Billy Buckner has elected free agency.

Buckner was up-and-down between Triple-A and the majors with the Angels all year and didn't pitch well at either place. He'll get a minor league deal from someone, though.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Angels sent RHP Billy Buckner outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Buckner was designated for assignment by the Angels (for the third time this season) on Friday afternoon. The 29-year-old has a 6.07 career ERA in the major leagues.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Angels designated RHP Billy Buckner for assignment.

It's the third time Bucker has been DFA'd by the Angels this season. The 29-year-old will likely clear waivers and continue to serve as organizational depth.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He'll take the place of Collin Cowgill on the active roster. Buckner has a 4.67 ERA and 7/7 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings with the Angels this season and will operate in middle relief.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Angels sent RHP Billy Buckner outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Buckner had been designated for assignment last week for the second time in the last two months. He'll go back into Salt Lake's rotation.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Angels designated RHP Billy Buckner for assignment.

The club is clearing room for the arrival of J.C. Gutierrez, who was claimed off waivers. It's the second time Buckner has been designated for assignment this season. He's likely to clear waivers again.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Billy Buckner lasted three innings, allowing three runs on seven hits in a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Buckner was recalled when Jason Vargas went on the disabled list, and the right-hander was largely ineffective in his first start since being called up. He allowed two home runs among his seven hits, and he didn't strike out a batter in his three innings. With Vargas still sidelined for the foreseeable future the Angels will need an arm to continue making starts, but it remains to be seen whether Buckner will be the one to get another turn in the rotation after Wednesday's showing.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:17:00 PM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake.

With Jason Vargas injured, Buckner will provide bullpen depth. The 29-year-old has a 4.50 ERA over 12 starts at the Triple-A level.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Matt Pagnozzi
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
3Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
3Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Mike Fiers
6Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Zach Duke
5Brandon Kintzler
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Marco Estrada
9Alfredo Figaro
10Wei-Chung Wang
11Rob Wooten
12Jim Henderson
13Tyler Thornburg