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Burke Badenhop | Relief Pitcher | #25

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bowling Green
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 19 (0) / DET
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Rangers released RHP Burke Badenhop.
Badenhop signed a minor league contract with Texas at the end of spring training, a week after getting released from Nationals camp. The right-hander had allowed eight hits and five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock. He turned 33 years old in February. Apr 25 - 11:58 AM

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Rangers signed RHP Burke Badenhop to a minor league contract.

The Nationals had released (and then re-signed) Badenhop in late March, then released him (again) on April 1. A cruel April Fool's joke, indeed. The 33-year-old right-hander will join the Rangers system as minor league bullpen depth. Last season, he pitched to a 3.93 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 36/20 K/BB ratio across 66 1/3 innings while dealing for the Reds. Badenhop will likely see time in the majors in various spots depending on when the Rangers need an extra bullpen arm.
Apr 6 - 6:37 PM

Nationals released RHP Burke Badenhop; re-signed him to a minor league contract.

Badenhop was reassigned to minor league camp last week and the club was ultimately able to work out a deal to keep him around. The veteran reliever posted a 3.93 ERA over 68 appearances last season with the Reds and will provide some bullpen depth in the minors.
Mar 30 - 10:33 AM

Nationals reassigned RHPs Burke Badenhop, Erik Davis, and Michael Brady to minor league camp.

None of the cuts are a surprise. Badenhop came into camp with a decent chance to make the team, but he gave up seven runs on eight hits and six walks over six innings of work this spring.
Mar 21 - 4:42 PM

MASN's Mark Zuckerman said it's unlikely that both Burke Badenhop and Matt Belisle will make the Nationals' Opening Day roster.

Assuming the Nationals stay relatively healthy this spring, Badenhop and Belisle will be competing for one bullpen spot. Belisle had a better year in 2015 but he's two years older than Badenhop and is coming off minor elbow surgery. Both players signed minor-league deals with Washington earlier this week.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 20 - 5:32 PM

Nationals signed RHP Burke Badenhop to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Badenhop owned a modest 3.93 ERA over 68 appearances last season with the Reds. It's a decent low-risk move for the Nats this close to camp.
Feb 18 - 4:23 PM

Reds declined RHP Burke Badenhop's $4 million option for 2016.

They'll pay him a $1.5 million buyout instead. Badenhop posted a 3.93 ERA over 68 relief appearances in 2015, striking out only 36 over 66 1/3 innings. He'll find a job somewhere this winter as a groundball specialist.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Burke Badenhop to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The deal includes a mutual $4 million option for 2016 with a $1.5 million buyout, guaranteeing Badenhop $2.5 million in the deal. The 31-year-old right-hander is coming off a terrific 2014 season where he posted a 2.29 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 40/19 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings for the Red Sox. He's likely to work in a setup role for the Reds.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 12:34:00 PM

A source tells FOX Sports' Jon Morosi that the Blue Jays have kept in touch with representatives for free agent Burke Badenhop.

Morosi reported last week that the Jays were among the clubs talking with Badenhop. Another team reported to be interested, the Nationals, recently signed Casey Janssen -- the Jays' former closer -- likely taking them out of the mix. Badenhop had a 2.29 ERA in 70 2/3 innings with the Red Sox last season, and his familiarity with the AL East could be viewed as an asset by the Jays.
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 10:49:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals and Blue Jays have been in touch with free agent reliever Burke Badenhop.

Badenhop turns 32 in February and posted a 2.29 ERA and 40/19 K/BB ratio across 70 2/3 innings with the Red Sox last season. He doesn't strike out many guys, but he induces a ton of grounders and should be a serviceable middle reliever for someone.
Tue, Jan 20, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Saturday that they are interested in bringing back impending free agent Burke Badenhop.

Farrell cited the right-hander's reliability the past few years as the reasoning. He has excelled in his first season in Boston, compiling a 2.33 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 39/19 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Burke Badenhop got the loss on Tuesday as the White Sox defeated the Red Sox 2-1 on a walk-off throwing error by Xander Bogaerts.

Badenhop wasn't sharp in the ninth inning, trying to keep a tie game intact. After allowing two singles (lead-off man Alejandro De Aza was caught stealing after his hit) and issuing another walk, Marcus Semien knocked a ball to Bogaerts, who made a low throw which couldn't be dug out by first baseman Mike Carp for the third out of the inning, allowing the White Sox to walk off as 2-1 winners. Badenhop hasn't been reliable in five appearances to start the season, allowing runs in each of his last four appearances.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Red Sox and RHP Burke Badenhop avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

The 30-year-old was acquired from the Brewers earlier in the offseason. He posted a 3.47 ERA in 62 1/3 innings of relief in 2013. He'll be part of the Red Sox' bullpen in the upcoming season.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 09:22:00 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Burke Badenhop from the Brewers in exchange for LHP Luis Ortega.

Over the last two seasons, Badenhop has posted a 3.25 ERA and identical 42/12 K/BB ratios across 62 1/3 innings. The sinkerballer made $1.55 million in 2013 and is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. He should make for a solid middle reliever in Boston.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Burke Badenhop twirled two scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

Acquired over the winter from the Rays for OF Raul Mondesi, Jr., Badenhop hasn't disappointed Milwaukee's brass, boasting a 2.11 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over 24 appearances. Badenhop hasn't given up an earned run in May, which has had a gastric bypass-type effect on his earned run average.
Sun, May 26, 2013 03:58:00 AM

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