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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 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

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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

Mark Buehrle allowed one run over five innings Sunday in his start against the Orioles.

The Blue Jays aren't worried about hiding Buehrle: his last three spring starts have all come against divisional foes. He's penciled in as the team's fourth starter, allowing him to pitch the home opener.
Mar 29 - 4:24 PM

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

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

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