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Billy Buckner | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

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

Buckner cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Sunday. He'll stick around as organizational depth.
Tue, May 28, 2013 01:45:00 PM

Angels designated RHP Billy Buckner for assignment.

Buckner tossed five scoreless innings in a spot start Saturday, but the Halos no longer need him with Jered Weaver returning from the DL. He should clear waivers and stick around at Triple-A.
Sun, May 26, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

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