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Glendon Rusch | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (43) / 11/7/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 1993 / Rd. 17 (0) / KC

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Recently waived pitcher Glendon Rusch has elected to stay home rather than report to Triple-A Colorado Springs, but says he is not yet retiring.
"I don’t want to go there and go through that again. Especially if they start calling up younger guys as the season goes on," Rusch told The Denver Post. "I would rather stay home with my family." The Rockies are expected to put him on the restricted list rather than grant free agency. Sat, May 23, 2009 09:02:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Rockies waived LHP Glendon Rusch.

Rusch had a 6.75 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 18 2/3 innings with the Rox. The 12 hits and six earned runs he allowed in 2 2/3 innings provided the final dagger. Randy Flores is expected to replace him.
Fri, May 15, 2009 11:23:00 AM

Relief pitcher Glendon Rush is on his way to the minors, according to the Denver Post.

A few players told the Post that the team had parted ways with the reliever. While nothing official has been released from the team, we wouldn't be surprised as he has a 6.75 ERA and a 2.04 WHIP through 18 2/3 innings. The 12 hits and six runs he surrendered in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday certainly didn't help.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, May 14, 2009 09:26:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of LHP Glendon Rusch.

Rusch retained his spot by throwing 10 2/3 scoreless innings this spring. He'll pitch out of the pen, but he'll also be an option for the rotation if injuries strike.
Sun, Apr 5, 2009 05:53:00 PM

Glendon Rusch recorded a save with a scoreless ninth in the Rockies' 4-3 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Rusch was reported yo be a rotation candidate at the beginning of the spring, but he's been used exclusively as a reliever and that doesn't seem likely to change. He's up to 7 1/3 scoreless innings, so he probably will have a spot in the pen.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 07:36:00 PM

According to the Denver Post, the Rockies will re-sign Glendon Rusch to a minor league contract.

The newspaper reports that the deal will be worth $750,000 if he makes the team. "Nobody wants to be a nonroster guy, but I understand where they are from a roster standpoint and hope that I have an edge in making the team because they know me," Rusch said.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 09:13:00 AM

The Rockies are close to re-signing free agent Glendon Rusch, according to the Rocky Mountain News.

A deal probably wouldn't guarantee Rusch much more than the $850,000 he received last year. Rusch would pitch in middle relief initially.
Mon, Dec 8, 2008 11:20:00 PM

The Denver Post reports that the Rockies "have begun preliminary discussions with" impending free agent Glendon Rusch.

Signed to a minor league deal after being let go by the Padres early in the season, Rusch went 4-3 with a 4.78 ERA and 43/13 K/BB ratio in 64 innings split between the Rockies' rotation and bullpen. He finished with a 5.16 ERA overall and had a 7.46 mark in 2007, so the 33-year-old southpaw may have to settle for a one-year deal.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 09:57:00 AM

Glendon Rusch held the Padres to two runs over six innings Friday in a 6-3 victory.

Rusch improved to 5-3 while striking out three of his former teammates. He didn't walk one batter and tossed 67 of his 94 pitches for strikes. Brian Fuentes did his part, pitching a perfect ninth inning to earn his 21st save of the season. Rusch has won four straight and will look to continue the success against the Diamondbacks next week.
Sat, Aug 9, 2008 12:42:00 AM

Glendon Rusch allowed just two runs and struck out eight batters in 5 1/3 innings but did not factor into the decision of a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Rusch walked one and gave up six hits, including a solo homer to Mike Jacobs. The left-hander has been surprisingly effective while allowing just 11 runs over his last five starts. He does get the lowly Padres' offense next time out, but the start is at Coors Field and his name is still Glendon Rusch so we'd stay away.
Sun, Aug 3, 2008 04:59:00 PM

Glendon Rusch allowed three runs in five innings, but still earned the victory against the Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon.

His record now sits at 4-3, but he's sporting a 5.74 ERA. He has posted a 23/15 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings this season, and has allowed 53 hits over that span. He's won three consecutive games, though, having allowed six runs over 16 2/3 innings. Don't expect that to continue in his next start against the Pirates.
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 06:43:00 PM

Glendon Rusch tossed six innings of one-run ball in his return to the rotation as the Brewers defeated the Rockies 8-3 on Wednesday night.

Rusch had been pretty awful over 14 appearances with the Rockies up to this point, but pitched a very nice game tonight, scattering five hits over six innings and walking one while nothing four strikeouts. The only run against him came on a solo homer by Bill Hall. There's no reason to expect this to last.
Wed, Jul 9, 2008 11:08:00 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Glendon Rusch from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Rusch will be available to give the Rockies innings tonight, and he could get a start next week in place of Greg Reynolds. He allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in his lone appearance for Colorado on May 31.
Sat, Jul 5, 2008 05:11:00 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Glendon Rusch to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Rusch had his start skipped after an off day, but he was expected to rejoin the rotation on Thursday. Now it looks like Jorge De La Rosa will get his spot back, if only until Jason Hirsh comes off the DL.
Sat, Jun 7, 2008 07:45:00 PM

In his first start with the Rockies, Glendon Rusch was tagged for five earned runs and nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs.

Rusch also walked one batter. He had problems keeping the Cubs off the basepaths from the start, and they eventually made him pay. His control wasn't all that bad -- 60 of 87 pitches for strikes -- but he looked far too hittable. Rusch's ERA on the year is now 7.03. He's 1-3 and his next scheduled start is against the Brewers.
Sat, May 31, 2008 04:10:00 PM

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