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Jon Rauch | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/27/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 290
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Morehead State
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Royals released RHP Jon Rauch.
Rauch had been reassigned to minor league camp earlier this week after allowing seven runs -- six earned -- in six Cactus League innings. The veteran reliever will now try to land a gig elsewhere. Mar 28 - 12:42 PM

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Royals reassigned RHP Jon Rauch to minor league camp.

Rauch signed a minor league contract with the Royals in late January and then went on to surrender seven runs -- six earned -- in six Cactus League innings. He will try to prove himself worthy of a call-up at Triple-A.
Mar 24 - 11:33 AM

Royals signed RHP Jon Rauch to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rauch suffered through a miserable 2013 season, first getting released by the lowly Marlins after posting a 7.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 16 2/3 innings, and then getting axed by Baltimore, which steadfastly refused to give him a big-league opportunity. This isn't a bad no-risk gamble for the Royals, seeing as though Rauch collected a 3.59 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 57 2/3 innings as recently as 2012 with the Mets.
Jan 23 - 3:50 PM

Orioles released RHP Jon Rauch.

Rauch was granted his release after using the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The veteran reliever had a 2.89 ERA and 10/4 K/BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings during his time with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate. He'll look for a new opportunity elsewhere.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Orioles signed RHP Jon Rauch to a minor league contract.

Rauch was designated for assignment by the Marlins last month after he posted a 7.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over his first 16 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old right-hander will start out at Triple-A Norfolk, but could be an option for the Orioles' bullpen later this season.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Marlins released RHP Jon Rauch.

Rauch was designated for assignment by the Fish earlier this week after posting a 7.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over his first 16 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old right-hander will presumably look to latch on with a new organization.
Thu, May 23, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Marlins designated RHP Jon Rauch for assignment.

The veteran right-hander's short tenure with the Marlins comes to a close after just 16 2/3 innings. During that time, he compiled a 7.56 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 15/7 K/BB ratio. Despite the poor start, Rauch should have no problem attracting interest from other teams starved for bullpen depth.
Fri, May 17, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Jon Rauch pitched three innings out of the pen for the win as the Marlins edged the Mets 4-3 in 15 innings on Monday.

Rauch gave up a run in the top of the 15th, but the Marlins came back and won it in the bottom of the inning on a Nick Green sac fly. Rauch threw 60 pitches tonight, making it his longest ever outing out of the pen. His previous high was 55 pitches for the Expos on Sept. 18, 2004.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 01:01:00 AM

Marlins signed RHP Jon Rauch to a one-year, $1 million contract.

It's not much of a haul for Rauch, who posted a solid 3.59 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 42/12 K/BB ratio across 57 2/3 innings last season for the Mets. The 34-year-old will operate in a setup role this year in Miami.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Jon Rauch had both his knees drained on Tuesday.

That sounds rough, but Rauch expects to be available on Wednesday. He's sporting a 3.94 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 04:12:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins has removed Jon Rauch from his setup role.

It's no surprise, as Rauch has been scored upon in four of his last seven appearances and holds a 4.88 ERA for the season. "We're going to take a look at some options we have," Collins said. "Dan and I talked quite extensively on the bullpen and where we've got to fit guys and where guys might be. There are no given guys now in any certain roles except for Frankie right now." Bobby Parnell should be the primary setup man for now, with Miguel Batista also moving into a more higher-leveraged role.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 09:57:00 PM

Jon Rauch insisted on Sunday that his elbow is fine.

Rauch hung a slider that turned into the game-winning homer by Russell Martin in Sunday's loss. Rauch dealt with a minor case of inflammation last week, but he believes he's past it. The big righty also disputed the team's claim that there is debris in his elbow. After taking an anti-inflammatory medication, he said he's fine. Earlier this season, it seemed likely that he would steal the closer's job from Frank Francisco. Rauch is nowhere near that position in the hierarchy anymore.
Sun, Jun 10, 2012 07:20:00 PM

Jon Rauch will be available out of the Mets' bullpen Friday after his right elbow checked out fine.

Rauch is dealing with a minor case of inflammation, but he'll just pitch through it. He'll return to a setup role in front of Frank Francisco.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 02:00:00 PM

Jon Rauch will have his right elbow examined Friday to determine if he needs to be placed on the disabled list.

The Mets think he merely has inflammation, but it could be bad enough to keep him out for a couple weeks. If Rauch does have to go on the DL, Jeremy Hefner will stick around as a long reliever.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 08:56:00 AM

Jon Rauch (elbow) is not available for the Mets' series against the Nationals.

Rauch had his elbow examined Monday in New York and "debris" was found. The Mets are hopeful he'll see improvement with a couple days of rest, but they'll be shorthanded this week in D.C.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 04:09:00 PM

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