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Marc Rzepczynski | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Padres acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the Indians in exchange for OF Abraham Almonte.
Rzepczynski holds a 4.43 ERA over 45 relief appearances this season. There's a good chance the Indians would have non-tendered him over the winter. Jul 31 - 4:57 PM

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Indians and LHP Marc Rzepczynski avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million contract.

He gets a raise of over $1 million in his third year of arbitration as a Super Two qualifier. Rzepczynski had a fine first full season in Cleveland, posting a 2.74 ERA while striking out a batter per inning.
Jan 15 - 10:31 PM

Indians avoided arbitration with LHP Marc Rzepczynski by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

He can earn $50,000 more in incentives. It was Rzepczynski's first season of arbitration eligibility. The left-hander pitched well for the Tribe last season after arriving via trade, posting a 0.89 ERA over 27 appearances.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Indians acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the Cardinals for INF Juan Herrera.

Rzepczynski posted a 4.63 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 79 2/3 total innings for St. Louis after heading over from Toronto in the mid-2011 Colby Rasmus trade. The 27-year-old left-hander has been especially bad this summer and will look to turn things around with a change of scenery. Herrera is a raw 20-year-old infielder from the Dominican.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have traded Marc Rzepczynski to Cleveland.

St. Louis will get a low-level minor leaguer in return. "Scrabble" has posted a rough 7.84 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings this year in the majors and seems doubtful to suddenly pull it together for the Tribe.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Triple-A Memphis.

Rzepczynski has thrown 27 pitches over the past two days, so the Cardinals wanted some fresh reinforcements for their bullpen for Tuesday's doubleheader. The southpaw should get another crack in the Cardinals' bullpen soon.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Marc Rzepczynski from Triple-A Memphis.

"Scrabble" earned his way back onto the Cardinals' major league roster by posting a 3.07 ERA in 44 innings at the Triple-A level. He will serve as a situational left-hander and mop-up man for first-place St. Louis.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Monday that Marc Rzepczynski's demotion wasn't just performance-based.

Mo said that he "wasn't really seeing that drive this year" from Rzepczynski. "I noticed it early in spring, and it sort of just carried over. … You're coming in with opportunities to do things, and it just wasn't getting done." The left-hander has posted a 4.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season. He'll try to get refocused and improve his results at Triple-A Memphis for a while.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Triple-A Memphis.

"Scrabble" has posted a 4.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season. He's simply not an effective lefty specialist at the moment.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Marc Rzepczynski (eye) will return to Grapefruit League action on Saturday.

Rzepczynski has been out of action for a week after being struck below the eye by some debris while on a golf course. He's pretty much back to normal, though, and should be fine to start the season.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Marc Rzepczynski was told by a doctor Wednesday that 95 percent of the inflammation is gone from his left eye.

Rzepczynski has another doctor's appointment on Friday morning and is hoping to be cleared at that time to return to Grapefruit League games. The lefty reliever should be fine for the start of the 2013 regular season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Marc Rzepczynski (eye) has been cleared to resume throwing.

He hopes to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. An exam revealed that Rzepczynski has 89% improvement in his left eye, which he will get looked at again Wednesday. It sounds like he'll be fine for the start of the season.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny believes that Marc Rzepczynski (eye) will "be laid up for a while."

"I think he’s going to be laid up for a while," said Matheny. "He can’t get work if he’s in bed, so it’s definitely not helping him get ready for the season." Rzepczynski, who was injured Friday when a golf ball struck him near his left eye, will be re-evaluated Monday. A clearer timetable should be known at that time, but it sounds like a DL stint to start the season is possible.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Marc Rzepczynski (eye) said that his vision is starting to return following a freak accident on a golf course Friday.

Rzepczynski's eye and the area around it were "deeply bruised," but there's a "95 percent chance" he won't have any permanent damage. The Cardinals are expected to reevaluate him Monday, so we should have a timetable for his return by early next week.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Mark Rzepczynski suffered a freak injury on Friday when a golf ball reportedly struck him near his left eye.

Rzepczynski, who had been shut down for the past couple of days because of a sore biceps muscle, had been scheduled to pitch on Saturday but will no longer do so. There is no word yet on how long this injury could sideline him, but it could impact his ability to be ready for Opening Day.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 07:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Marc Rzepczynski