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Travis Buck | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (0) / OAK

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Padres re-signed OF Travis Buck to a minor league contract.
Buck signed a similar deal with San Diego last winter and spent the entire 2013 season at Triple-A Tucson, where he batted .256 with a brutal .296 on-base percentage. The 30-year-old is a .243/.316/.399 career hitter in the majors. Mon, Jan 20, 2014 09:25:00 AM

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Padres signed OF Travis Buck to a minor league contract.

The deal includes a spring training invite. Buck, 29, batted .216/.284/.311 in 33 games with the Astros this past season. He could compete be in the mix as a fifth outfielder.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 12:28:00 PM

Astros sent OF Travis Buck outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Buck was designated for assignment earlier this week and passed through waivers without drawing much interest from other teams. The 28-year-old will continue functioning as organizational depth for the Astros.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 08:39:00 AM

Astros activated OF Travis Buck from the 15-day disabled list, designated him for assignment.

He had missed the last three weeks with a heel injury. Buck should have a good shot at clearing waivers and remaining in the organization.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 07:48:00 PM

Travis Buck (heel) is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A Corpus Christi.

Buck will alternate between the outfield and designated hitter as he tries to return from a right heel injury that has him on the 15-day disabled list. Assuming he has no setbacks, he could rejoin the Astros later this month.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Travis Buck (heel) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Corpus Christi.

Buck will play five innings in his debut before progressing to full games later this week. The outfielder has been sidelined since the end of May with a sore right heel. He'll return to a .216/.284/.311 batting line.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 10:12:00 AM

Travis Buck (heel) is hoping to begin a rehab assignment within the next few days.

He hasn't yet discussed a timetable with Houston, but believes his ankle is sound enough for game conditions. Buck was placed on the DL earlier this month with a sore right heel. He has resumed all baseball activities except, of course, playing in games. Whenever his rehab stint begins, it shouldn't last long. Expect Buck back in the majors by the end of the month.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 05:18:00 PM

Astros placed OF Travis Buck on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right heel.

No further information is available. Buck doesn't know when the injury occurred but was seen in a walking boot Friday and was unable to participate in batting practice. The Astros recalled Fernando Martinez in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 03:26:00 PM

Travis Buck (heel) is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Saturday.

Buck was in a walking boot Friday and didn't participate in batting practice. ''We're monitoring him," manager Brad Mills said. ''He doesn't really know how he hurt it, but it was really bothering him and was extremely sore. We're going to monitor him the next couple of days and see where we are.''
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 08:15:00 AM

Travis Buck is unavailable Friday due to a right heel injury.

The severity of the injury isn't yet clear. Buck, 28, is hitting just .216/.284/.311 with a .595 OPS through 81 plate appearances this season.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 05:41:00 PM

Travis Buck returned as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday, reaching first base on an error in his lone at-bat.

Interestingly, he was immediately lifted for a pinch-runner; it's unclear whether that decision was due to a lingering hamstring ailment or the fact that he's just not that fast. It was his first appearance in almost a week.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 03:33:00 AM

Travis Buck (hamstring) could be unavailable to play this weekend.

Buck left Wednesday's game with a left hamstring strain and didn't play Thursday. "The hamstring is kind of like the anchor of my swing, where I feel it a little bit in my stance," Buck said. The outfielder has dealt with left hamstring issues for much of his career, but added that "it’s obviously not as bad as it’s felt in the past." The Astros at this point don't think a stint on the disabled list will be needed.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 09:43:00 AM

Travis Buck (hamstring) is unavailable for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

Buck exited Wednesday's game after tweaking his left hamstring. He has dealt with hamstring issues in the past, but this one is apparently minor. Consider him day-to-day right now.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 06:23:00 PM

Travis Buck left Wednesday's game with a mild left hamstring strain.

He's considered day-to-day and should be available by this weekend, if not before. Justin Maxwell replaced him in the lineup.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:26:00 PM

Travis Buck singled in a run, walked and scored twice Wednesday against the Marlins.

It looks like Buck will win the bench job the Astros originally intended to give Jack Cust. He's 11-for-33 with a homer and five doubles this spring.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 04:27:00 PM

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