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Kevin Pucetas | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Rangers signed RHP Kevin Pucetas to a minor league contract.
Pucetas, 28, spent 2012 at Double- and Triple-A with the Nationals, posting a 3.70 ERA over 104 2/3 frames. He's just organizational filler. Tue, Jan 15, 2013 08:10:00 PM

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Royals released RHP Kevin Pucetas.

Pucetas, 27, had a 4.98 ERA and 67/38 K/BB ratio over 106 2/3 innings as a starter and reliever with Triple-A Omaha last season. He's likely to end up somewhere as organizational filler.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:31:00 PM

Royals sent RHP Kevin Pucetas outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Pucetas successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. It's no real surprise, given his ugly 5.07 ERA over 10 starts and three relief appearances at the Triple-A level this season.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 02:13:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Kevin Pucetas for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Mike Moustakas on the 40-man roster. Pucetas, 26, hasn't posted an ERA lower than 5.00 since 2008 in High-A ball. Even then, he wasn't considered a top prospect. He'll likely pass through waivers.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 05:22:00 PM

Royals optioned RHP Kevin Pucetas and LHP Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

They've also reassigned LHPs Chris Dwyer, John Lamb and Will Smith and RHP Steve Shell to minor league camp. Pucetas, who was acquired in the Jose Guillen deal last season, and Teaford both pitched horribly this spring but will offer some depth in the minors.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 11:15:00 AM

Royals acquired RHP Kevin Pucetas from the Giants as the player to be named later in August's deal for Jose Guillen.

Pucetas was awarded the "Most Spectacular Pitcher Award" in 2007 when he amassed a 1.86 ERA over 145-plus innings at Single-A Augusta. The reality? He's not too spectacular. The 25-year-old right-hander has posted ERAs of 5.04 and 5.69 over the last two seasons and faces an uphill climb toward the major leagues.
Fri, Oct 15, 2010 11:05:00 AM

Giants optioned RHPs Kevin Pucetas and Henry Sosa, LHP Alex Hinshaw and INFs Ryan Rohlinger and Matt Downs to Triple-A Fresno.

Pucetas was a late consideration for the starting rotation, posting a 2.89 ERA and 7/6 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings, but the fifth starter gig was eventually awarded to Todd Wellemeyer.
Fri, Apr 2, 2010 09:06:00 PM

Kevin Pucetas pitched five innings of one-run ball Sunday to beat the Diamondbacks.

Pucetas gave up his first earned run in 14 innings this spring, but even if he had kept his scoreless string intact, he still wouldn’t have made up any ground on Todd Wellemeyer, who looks to be the Giants’ choice for the fifth spot in the rotation. Pucetas likely will return to Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 21, 2010 10:50:00 PM

Kevin Pucetas got a start against the Mariners on Saturday and retired all nine batters he faced.

Pucetas entered camp behind Madison Bumgarner and Todd Wellemeyer in line for a rotation spot, but he’s helped himself a bunch by allowing just three hits in seven scoreless innings. The 25-year-old Pucetas lacks above average stuff and he finished last year with a 5.04 ERA in 28 starts in Triple-A, so he’s not really a fantasy sleeper. He could, however, eat innings while the Giants are waiting on Bumgarner.
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 05:57:00 PM

Single-A San Jose's Kevin Pucetas moved to 5-0 by throwing six scoreless innings on Tuesday.

Pucetas was 15-4 with a 1.86 ERA at low-A Augusta last year, but like a lot of the pitchers the Giants let overmatch their leagues, he's not viewed as much of a prospect. The 23-year-old should be in Double-A right now.
Wed, May 7, 2008 11:51:00 AM

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