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Marc Rzepczynski | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Jan 17 - 1:56 PM

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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

Marc Rzepczynski (biceps) is scheduled to pitch an inning on Thursday against the Yankees.

The left-hander has been shut down for the past couple of days because of a sore biceps muscle, but it was never a major concern in Cardinals camp. "Scrabble" has ample time to get properly tuned up for the start of the season.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Marc Rzepczynski will not throw for the next couple of days because of a sore biceps.

Rzepczynski told reporters Monday in Cardinals camp that he experiences some level of biceps fatigue every spring and that he should ultimately be fine. The 27-year-old left-hander posted an underwhelming 4.24 ERA in 70 appearances last season for the Cardinals.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee