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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
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3Jonathan Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Miguel Castro
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Jeff Francis
8Andrew Albers