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Bruce Billings | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals signed RHP Bruce Billings to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Billings made it up to the majors briefly this past season but spent most of the year at Triple-A with the Yankees and Dodgers, posting a 5.27 ERA over 95 2/3 innings. He'll likely be part of Triple-A Syracuse's rotation. Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:20:00 PM

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Dodgers signed RHP Bruce Billings to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Billings had been released by the Yankees last week. He gave up four runs in four relief innings with the Yanks and holds an unsightly 5.06 ERA across 15 starts at the Triple-A level this season.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 08:18:00 AM

Yankees released RHP Bruce Billings.

Billings was designated for assignment last month and passed through waivers unclaimed. He's suffering through a miserable season, posting a 5.06 ERA at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre across 15 starts (he also gave up four runs in four innings of a relief appearance with the Yankees last month). Billings will find work with another Triple-A affiliate.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 07:56:00 PM

Yankees sent RHP Bruce Billings outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Billings was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the 40-man roster for Chris Leroux, and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to function as additional bullpen depth in the minor leagues.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Yankees designated RHP Bruce Billings for assignment.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Chris Leroux. Billings, who allowed four runs over four relief frames in his lone big league appearance this season, has a good shot to clear waivers.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Bruce Billings to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Brandon McCarthy on the active roster. Billings was just called up from the minors on Sunday and didn't make an appearance during his brief stay.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Bruce Billings from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 28-year-old owns a 9.82 ERA in 11 career major league innings. Billings will be used in a long relief role.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Yankees sent RHP Bruce Billings outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Billings was designated for assignment last Thursday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old owns a 9.82 ERA in 11 career major league innings.
Mon, May 19, 2014 08:10:00 AM

Yankees designated RHP Bruce Billings for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Thursday's starting pitcher, Chase Whitley, on the active roster. Billings was placed on the disabled list by the Yankees last month with a right forearm strain after he allowed four runs in four innings in his lone appearance.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Yankees placed RHP Bruce Billings on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

Billings allowed four runs over four relief innings in his lone appearance with the Yanks last week. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Preston Claiborne replaced him on the roster.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Bruce Billings from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Billings was sporting a 2.74 ERA, 1.217 WHIP, and 18/7 K/BB ratio in 23 innings this year at the Triple-A level. He has not appeared in a major league game since 2011.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Bruce Billings to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Billings, 28, has appeared in the majors since 2011 and posted a 4.31 ERA and 135/51 K/BB ratio over 148 1/3 innings last season with the A's Triple-A affiliate. He'll serve as organizational pitching depth for New York.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Bruce Billings outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Billings allowed nine runs in five innings with the A's. He'll now function as organizational relief depth.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 01:25:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Bruce Billings to Triple-A Sacramento.

The 25-year-old was rocked for seven runs over 1 1/3 innings in Thursday's blowout loss to the Yankees. Billings could be back in September after rosters expand.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 03:39:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Bruce Billings from Triple-A Sacramento.

Billings was acquired from the Rockies in late June as part of the Mark Ellis deal. He's posted a 4.67 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 41 Triple-A appearances this season but has struck out nearly a batter per inning. He'll work the middle innings.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 01:16:00 PM

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1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
4Wilmer Difo
5Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
7Taylor Hill
8Michael Taylor
9A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Craig Stammen
3Matt Thornton
4Jerry Blevins
5Aaron Barrett
6Xavier Cedeno
7Blake Treinen
8Erik Davis
9Matt Grace
10Scott McGregor
11Bruce Billings
12Heath Bell
13Mitch Lively
14Evan Meek