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Marc Rzepczynski | Relief Pitcher | #25

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: California Riverside
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / TOR
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Indians signed LHP Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.
Rzepczynski was released by the Mariners earlier this month after posting a 9.39 ERA over 18 appearances this season. The 31-year-old southpaw has enjoyed some success in the past and makes for a worthy flier for Cleveland. Jun 18 - 2:52 PM

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Mariners released LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Rzepczynski was designated for assignment by Seattle on June 1 after posting a 9.39 ERA over 18 appearances. Left-handed relievers tend to get nine lives, and he should find another organization rather quickly. The Mariners are still have to pay him around $3.5 million.
Jun 6 - 3:00 PM

Mariners designated LHP Marc Rzepczynski for assignment.

Rzepczynski is still owed about $3.5 million of his two-year contract, but the M's have decided to go ahead and cut bait after the southpaw posted a 9.39 ERA and 10/9 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings this season. The left-hander wasn't very good for Seattle in 2016, either. Roenis Elias is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Jun 1 - 3:13 PM

Mariners signed LHP Marc Rzepczynski to a two-year, $11 million contract.

The 31-year-old southpaw will get $5.5 million each season. Rzepczynski compiled a 2.64 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 46/29 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings between the Athletics and Nationals in 2016. He'll work as a left-handed specialist in the late innings, helping to get the ball to Mariners' closer Edwin Diaz.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 09:19:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners are "on the verge" of signing free agent left-hander Marc Rzepczynski.

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation hears it will be a two-year contract. "Scrabble" issued 29 walks over 47 2/3 innings this summer between the Athletics and Nationals, but he still managed a cool 2.64 ERA. The 31-year-old lefty specialist has held left-handed batters to a .222/.291/.298 slash line for his career. Rosenthal says there are only a few "last-minute details to cover" before the agreement with Seattle is made official.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:54:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that six teams are showing interest in Marc Rzepczynski.

Cotillo says that the left-handed relief market is starting to take shape after the Brett Cecil signing. Rzepczynski walked 29 batters over 47 2/3 innings this past season, but he also struck out 46 while managing a 2.64 ERA. The left-hander could be able to net a multi-year contract this winter.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:03:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:04:00 AM

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

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PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
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PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Shane Bieber
6Adam Plutko
7Danny Salazar
8Cody Anderson
9Ryan Merritt
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PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Josh Tomlin
8Neil Ramirez
9Oliver Perez
10Evan Marshall
11George Kontos