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Matt Buschmann | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds signed RHP Matt Buschmann to a minor league contract.
Buschmann, 31, posted a 3.89 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 over 13 starts for Triple-A Durham before opting out of his minor league deal last week. The Reds are hurting for starters and are likely to trade Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake before the deadline, so there's a good chance Buschmann will get a shot with the big club. Jun 21 - 8:37 AM

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ESPN's Buster Olney reported Monday that Matt Buschmann exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Rays.

The Rays have 48 hours from the time Buschmann exercises the opt-out clause to decide whether to add him to the major league roster, but Olney indicates that he could end up elsewhere. He names the Red Sox as the most likely landing spot, with the Dodgers also a possibility. Buschmann, 31, owns a 3.89 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 over 13 starts with Triple-A Durham this season.
Jun 16 - 8:25 AM

Rays acquired RHP Matt Buschmann from the Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.

Buschmann spent 2012-13 with the Rays before playing last season with the A's. The 31-year-old is just a depth guy who will slot into the Triple-A Durham rotation.
Apr 2 - 8:12 PM

Athletics signed RHP Matt Buschmann to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old has spent eight seasons in the minors, owning a 66-52 record and 4.05 ERA. Last season he had a 2.86 ERA in 160 2/3 innings over two levels in the Rays' system. He'll serve as pitching depth for the A's.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 06:50:00 PM

Rays signed RHP Matt Buschmann to a minor league contract.

Buschmann, 28, posted a 3.89 ERA in 22 starts (141 innings) at the Rays' Double-A affiliate last season. He has yet to make his major league debut and will continue to serve as organizational depth.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:31:00 AM

Rays acquired RHP Matt Buschmann from the Nationals for cash; assigned him to Double-A Montgomery.

Buschmann, 28, has yet to make an appearance in the major leagues and registered a brutal 7.31 ERA across 88 2/3 innings last year at the Triple-A level. It's not clear what the Rays want with the right-hander.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 08:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Keyvius Sampson
6Jon Moscot
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Sean Marshall