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Dan Runzler | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4 / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates signed LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract.
Runzler finished the 2016 season with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, after getting cut by the Twins in June. He last appeared in the majors in 2012 with the Giants. Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:21:00 PM

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Twins released LHP Dan Runzler.

Runzler had a 5.82 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 21 2/3 innings of relief this season at Triple-A Rochester. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Twins signed LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract.

Whether he's been invited to spring training is unclear. After being released by the Diamondbacks, Runzler spent the end of last season with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 08:53:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract.

Runzler held a 3.30 ERA and 53/36 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings at Triple-A for the Giants last season before finishing the year in Japan. He gives the D'Backs some left-handed relief depth.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Giants released LHP Dan Runzler.

The organization let Runzler go from the Triple-A Fresno team to pursue a career in Japan. The 29-year-old had a 3.30 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings in the minors this season.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Giants reassigned LHP Dan Runzler to minor league camp.

The 28-year-old southpaw compiled a 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio in 5 1/3 Cactus League innings. He'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for the Giants.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 08:20:00 PM

Giants re-signed LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Runzler had a 5.68 ERA and 50/37 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings last season in Triple-A and will continue to function as organizational depth in 2014.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Giants outrighted Dan Runzler to Triple-A Fresno.

Runzler predictably cleared waivers and returns to the Giants Triple-A affiliate. He has certainly had a forgettable season there, registering a 5.68 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 50/37 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 08:59:00 PM

Giants designated LHP Dan Runzler for assignment.

Runzler hasn't pitched in the majors this season. After making 83 appearances with the Giants from 2009-2011, Runzler logged a 6.00 ERA at Triple-A Fresno last season and limped to a 5.68 ERA in 51 appearances with the same team this year. Odds are that Runzler will clear waivers and return to his affiliate.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Giants optioned LHP Dan Runzler to Triple-A Fresno.

Runzler got off to a good start this spring but struggled of late and ended up with a 7.27 ERA over 10 appearances. He'll be an option for the big league bullpen at some point this season.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Giants recalled LHP Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno.

After making 83 appearances with the Giants from 2009-2011, Runzler has spent the entire year in the minors, posting a 6.00 ERA and 34/15 K/BB ratio over 30 innings between High-A San Jose and Fresno. The 27-year-old southpaw will pitch in middle relief.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 08:33:00 AM

Dan Runzler (lat) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Single-A San Jose.

Runzler has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training due to a strained lat muscle. Even with the extended absence, he should only need a handful of rehab appearances to get properly tuned up for major league relief work. Look for him to join the Giants' bullpen as a middle reliever by the end of June.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 11:58:00 AM

Giants placed LHP Dan Runzler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a strained lat muscle.

Runzler aggravated an injury from last year earlier this month and was given a 4-6 week timetable to recover. It appears he might be a little ahead of that projection, but he might be optioned to Triple-A once he's healthy.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 03:07:00 PM

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Dan Runzler (shoulder) has returned to throwing off flat ground.

Runzler had been sidelined with an injured lat muscle, but looks to be ahead of his 4-6 week timetable. If all goes well in his recovery, he could be game-ready by mid-April.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 10:28:00 AM

Dan Runzler is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after aggravating the latissimus dorsi muscle in his left shoulder.

Runzler tore the lat muscle in the final game of the regular season last year and felt something in the back of his shoulder during his most recent bullpen session. He visited Dr. James Andrews over the weekend in Florida, but was told that the injury will not require surgery. Instead he's scheduled to fly to San Francisco in order to undergo a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. "It’ll speed the process," said Runzler. "In four to six weeks, I should be game ready. That’s definitely better than we originally thought. We can be aggressive with this." Runzler expects to begin the season in extended spring training, but hopes to be game-ready by mid-April.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 04:45:00 PM

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