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Mark Buehrle | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Jefferson (MO) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Buehrle delivered a strong start in Friday's victory over the Rangers, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven frames.
The soft-tossing left-hander punched out five on the evening while issuing a pair of free passes. Staked to a monster lead early on, Buehrle was in cruise control most of the night. Now 8-4 on the season, he'll carry a 3.81 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 50/20 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Red Sox. Jun 26 - 9:46 PM

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Mark Buehrle logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, allowing just two runs on six hits over seven strong innings.

The veteran southpaw punched out five on the afternoon while walking one. He has pitched much better since early May, posting a 2.66 ERA and 34/11 K/BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings in his last nine starts. He'll look to continue that roll when he takes on the Rangers on Friday.
Jun 20 - 4:08 PM

Mark Buehrle took a no-decision on Monday after limiting the Mets to two runs (one earned) over seven innings.

Buehrle was in line for the loss until Jose Bautista hit a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning. The lefty scattered four hits and a walk while striking out five. Both runs came on RBI doubles in the sixth inning, sparked by a Jose Reyes throwing error that allowed the leadoff batter to reach base. Buehrle has pitched well in three June starts, lowering his ERA to 4.01 with a 1.28 WHIP and a 40/17 K/BB ratio over 85 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Orioles at home in his next start.
Jun 15 - 11:09 PM

Mark Buehrle got a no-decision, allowing two runs in six innings, in Tuesday's walk-off win versus the Marlins.

Both runs came on solo home runs: Giancarlo Stanton hit one in the first inning, and Christian Yelich hit the other in the fourth. They were two of eight hits the lefty allowed on the evening along with a walk and three strikeouts. Buehrle has pitched much better as of late, posting a 2.86 ERA over his last seven starts. On the season overall, he has a 4.25 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 35/16 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings. He'll face the Mets on the road next.
Jun 9 - 9:37 PM

Mark Buehrle needed only 93 pitches to complete a shutout against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Buehrle had his ground ball stuff in top form tonight, as 21 of 23 batted balls he induced were of the ground ball variety. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out two. Buehrle has not been nearly as good or as consistent as he was last season, but Wednesday's outing lowers his ERA to 4.35 with a 1.31 WHIP and a 32/15 K/BB ratio over 72 1/3 innings. The lefty will look for more of the same his next time out, at home against the Marlins.
Jun 3 - 9:21 PM

Mark Buehrle registered the 31st complete game of his career in Friday's victory over the Twins.

It certainly didn't appear as if it was going to be a lengthy outing for Buehrle, who surrendered four runs to the Twins in the first inning. He settled in masterfully afterwards though, allowing just one hit the remainder of the night. He racked up three strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk, needing just 111 pitches to navigate through nine innings. He'll look to carry over this strong effort when he takes on the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday.
May 29 - 11:33 PM

Mark Buehrle logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering three runs on five hits over his 7 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran southpaw also issued three walks on the afternoon while striking out four. Kyle Seager blasted a solo homer off him in the second inning, but the critical blow proved to be a two-run double off the bat of Willie Bloomquist in the third. He'll look to improve upon his troublesome 5.13 ERA and 1.51 WHIP when he takes on the Twins in Minnesota on Friday.
May 23 - 3:35 PM

Mark Buehrle put in a solid day's work against the Astros on Sunday, allowing four runs in an eight-inning complete game.

Veteran southpaw Buehrle entered the game with an ugly 5.54 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. He pitched better than that against the Astros, who scored two of their four runs on solo home runs by Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus in the first and sixth innings, respectively. Buehrle struck out five and walked two in the contest and finished out the contest himself, though he still ended up on the losing side of the ledger. While we like him more than his ERA, he only has value in deeper AL-only leagues, as his upside is limited by a lack of strikeouts (23/11 K/BB ratio over 47 innings) and a propensity to surrender the long-ball (he's already allowed eight home runs). Buehrle will face the Mariners in a home start next he toes the rubber.
May 17 - 4:37 PM

Mark Buehrle improved to 5-2 after dealing six innings of two-run ball in a 10-2 shellacking of the Orioles on Tuesday.

Buehrle allowed both runs to score in the third inning when Jimmy Paredes brought in a pair with a single. He gave up only four hits in total while walking one and striking out four. The lefty has pitched better than his 5.54 ERA indicates, though he's still only viable in AL-only leagues. He also carries a 1.69 WHIP and an 18/9 K/BB ratio over 39 innings. Buehrle matches up with the Astros in Houston next.
May 12 - 10:11 PM

Mark Buehrle held the Yankees to one run in five innings Wednesday to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Buehrle is sporting a 6.00 ERA after six starts, but he actually has been pretty effective in his wins, giving up nine runs over 23 innings. It's the two losses, in which he allowed 13 runs and 24 hits over 10 innings, that were terribly ugly. He'll get the Orioles next. Of course, he's just an AL-only starter these days.
May 6 - 10:07 PM

Mark Buehrle was charged with eight runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Indians.

Ugly. Buehrle struck out just one batter on the night and gave up 11 hits (including a pair of home runs) and two walks (one of them intentional). The final two runs scored on a home run by Brett Hayes after he was pulled from the game. The veteran southpaw has allowed 13 runs over his last two starts and now owns a 6.75 ERA on the year. He'll look to bounce back next week against the Yankees at home.
May 1 - 10:31 PM

Mark Buehrle was lit up for five runs on 13 hits and a walk over 5 2/3 frames in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Just two of the 13 hits he surrendered went for extra bases, but clearly the Rays didn't have any trouble with Buehrle in this one. The veteran left-hander had posted three straight quality starts before this shellacking. He'll try to bounce back in Cleveland next weekend.
Apr 26 - 4:07 PM

Mark Buehrle moved to 3-0, yielding three runs in six innings, as the Blue Jays coasted to a 13-6 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

With how much the Jays were hitting, Buehrle could have afforded to have been much worse and still earned the win. He used 99 pitches, scattering eight hits and a walk while striking out two in the outing. The Jays have scored a total of 37 runs for Buehrle in his three starts, which is why he has three wins despite a 4.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He can move to 4-0 in his next start on the road against the Rays.
Apr 21 - 10:15 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Mark Buehrle is considering retirement after this season.

Heyman notes that "April retirement ruminations aren't always solid, but it seems to be a strong possibility in this case." Buehrle, who turned 36 last month, is in the final year of the four-year, $58 million contract he signed with the Marlins. The aging left-hander has remained effective, posting a 3.39 ERA over 32 starts for the Blue Jays last season. He's made at least 30 starts and pitched over 200 innings in 14 straight campaigns.
Apr 17 - 12:43 PM

Mark Buehrle picked up his 200th career victory Friday, holding the Orioles to two runs over six innings in a 12-5 win.

The veteran left-hander yielded eight hits -- including a home run -- while walking two and striking out one. He threw 84 pitches in what was a pretty Buehrle-esque performance as he reached a career milestone. The 36-year-old should be a solid innings-eater again for the Blue Jays this season but doesn't possess much fantasy value. Buehrle takes on the Rays at the Rogers Centre next week.
Apr 10 - 6:15 PM

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