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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 pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his start versus the Rays on Thursday.
Buehrle struck out two and got five outs on the group. The left-hander got off to a terrific start last year before spending the final four months looking more like a league-average pitcher. The Jays can't afford to have him decline in his age-36 season this year. Mar 12 - 5:53 PM

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Mark Buehrle "will be made available in a trade."

The problem, of course, is that Buehrle is slated to earn $19 million in the final year of his contract, so the Blue Jays will surely have to pick up a nice chunk of the money in order to move him. The good news is that Buehrle is the most durable starter in the game and is coming off a season where he posted a 3.39 ERA. Toronto has R.A. Dickey, Drew Hutchison, Marcus Stroman and possibly J.A. Happ locked into rotation spots next year and guys like Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris ready to assume spots soon, so it's not surprising that they'd try to shop Buehrle.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Mark Buehrle shut the Mariners out over eight innings in Wednesday's win.

Buehrle wraps up his 2014 season with a flourish. The lefty struck out 10 -- only the second time this season he's struck out more than six -- while limiting the Tigers to three hits and a walk. The game, thanks to Buehrle's speediness, was wrapped up in just over two hours. Buehrle ends his season with a 13-10 record, a 3.39 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a 119/46 K/BB ratio. He's about as consistent as they come and even at 36 years old next season, should be able to continue providing some limited value in mixed leagues.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 09:09:00 PM

Mark Buehrle was tagged for five runs in six innings in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.

It was his most runs allowed in a start since July 25. Buehrle gave up eight hits (including a two-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury) and two walks while striking out three. The veteran southpaw has lost three out of his last four decisions and now sits at 12-10 with a 3.53 ERA. He'll look to finish his season on a high note when he faces the Mariners next week.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Mark Buehrle allowed four earned runs in six innings Sunday in the Blue Jays' loss to the Rays.

Buehrle escaped with a no-decision because the Rays won it in extras. The veteran left-hander was pounded for nine hits -- including a homer and five doubles. He'll carry a 12-9 record, 3.40 ERA, and 1.38 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Yankees.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Mark Buehrle tossed seven solid innings, allowing two runs, as he picked up his 12th win in Tuesday's easy 9-2 victory against the Cubs.

Shockingly, it's Buehrle's first win since July 30, a winless span of six starts. The Cubs were able to rack up 10 hits, but Buehrle was able to limit the damage. He walked none and struck out three as well. The lefty now owns a 3.31 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 105/43 K/BB ratio. Buehrle's next challenge will come in Baltimore when he takes on the Orioles on Monday.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Mark Buehrle hurled eight shutout innings but was given a no-decision as the Blue Jays needed 10 innings to pull out a 1-0 victory against the Rays on Thursday.

It was Buehrle's most dominant outing in over three months, and he remains winless since July 30. The lefty limited the Rays to five hits -- all singles -- and a walk while striking out four. Buehrle will take his 3.34 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 102/42 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Cubs.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:10:00 PM

Mark Buehrle was charged with four runs over six-plus innings of work in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Buehrle held the Yankees scoreless over the first six innings, but he unraveled in the seventh by allowing four straight batters to reach base. All of them ended up coming around to score. After beginning the year at 10-1, Buehrle has lost eight out of his last nine decisions.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:55:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports the Blue Jays have placed Mark Buehrle on revocable waivers.

Buehrle is owed $19 million in the final year of his deal in 2015, so interest in the 35-year-old may be hard to come by. The Angels, a team in serious need of another starter after Garrett Richards' injury, could be interested. Buehrle started the year strong and is 11-8 with a 3.41 ERA through 26 starts.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Mark Buehrle allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decision in Saturday's 10-inning win against the Rays.

Buehrle was able to pitch into the sixth inning for the first time in August. The lefty yielded eight hits and a walk while striking out two. The second half hasn't been kind to the 35-year-old, as he has a 6.23 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. On the season, he has a 3.41 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 94/41 K/BB ratio. Buehrle will face the Yankees at home in his next start on Friday.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Mark Buehrle fell to 11-8 after allowing four runs in four innings in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Buehrle, perhaps predictably, has struggled since soaring to a 10-1 start with a 2.10 ERA through his first 12 starts. In 11 starts since, including Tuesday, he has a 4-7 record with a 4.73 ERA. He allowed a whopping 10 hits and three walks to the Orioles in his four innings. Now with a 3.27 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 85/40 K/BB ratio, the lefty will try to stop the bleeding with Sunday's home start against the Tigers.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Mark Buehrle held the Red Sox to one run in 6 2/3 innings to finally pick up his 11th win Wednesday.

Buehrle had been stuck on 10 wins for nearly two months, going 0-6 in his previous nine starts. He does have a favorable outing coming up next, facing an Astros team he's 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA against lifetime. That might be tasty enough to make him worth using in mixed leagues again.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Mark Buehrle was tagged for six runs over three innings in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

It was his shortest start of the season. Buehrle allowed nine hits (including a pair of home runs) and one walk before being pulled. He has allowed 11 runs in nine innings over his past two starts, increasing his ERA from 2.64 to 3.19 in the process. He'll attempt to rebound against the Red Sox next week in Boston.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Mark Buehrle wasn't very good but escaped with a no-decision Sunday, permitting five runs across six frames in a 9-6 victory.

Buehrle struck out five but allowed eight hits and uncharacteristically struggled with his control, walking three. He also balked in a run. After picking up 10 wins in his first 12 starts, Buehrle has gone winless in his last eight outings. He has a pedestrian 4.06 ERA over that stretch, as the early-season magic has faded. Buehrle will try to get back into the win column next weekend against the Yankees.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Mark Buehrle lasted just five innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, allowing a pair of runs on nine hits.

The veteran southpaw also walked one while striking out three on the night. He departed in line for his 11th victory, but his bullpen was unable to hold onto a 5-2 lead. He’ll head into the All-Star break with an impressive 10-6 record, 2.64 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 73/32 K/BB ratio over his first 126 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:57:00 PM

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