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Marc Rzepczynski | Relief Pitcher | #23

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: California Riverside
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details
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Nationals acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the Athletics for INF Max Schrock.
Rzepczynski has walked 24 batters and yielded 38 hits in 36 innings this season for a nasty 1.72 WHIP, but he has somehow managed a 3.00 ERA. Washington is desperate for bullpen help, especially from the left side. "Scrabble" will function in a lefty specialist role. Aug 25 - 11:04 AM

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

Oakland acquired Rzepczynski via a trade with the Padres earlier on Wednesday and inked him to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration proceedings. The 30-year-old works almost exclusively as a lefty specialist and the strikeout numbers, at least, were fine in 2015. He fanned 41 across 35 innings while splitting time between the Indians and Padres. Unfortunately, those 41 whiffs were accompanied by a bloated 5.66 ERA.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Athletics acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the Padres.

Like Alonso, Rzepczynski was a non-tender candidate for San Diego. The 30-year-old lefty specialist struck out 41 batters in 35 innings this past season between the Indians and Padres, but had an ugly 5.66 ERA in 72 appearances. He's due a raise from his $2.4 million salary in 2015 going into his final year of arbitration.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:46:00 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Mets have claimed LHP Marc Rzepczynski on waivers.

It's unclear how long the Mets have to complete a deal. Rzepczynski has bounced around this season, making 45 appearances for the Indians and another 15 for San Diego. The lefty specialist would be an upgrade over recent pickup Eric O'Flaherty (7.90 ERA).
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 05:42:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:57:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:31:00 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Oliver Perez
5Sammy Solis
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Matt Belisle
9Koda Glover
10Aaron Barrett