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Ryan Buchter | Relief Pitcher | #40

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Gloucester (NJ)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Padres manager Andy Green said Ryan Buchter will serve as the primary setup man for closer Fernando Rodney.
Brandon Maurer had been setting up for Rodney but the Padres no longer feel comfortable with him in that role. Maurer has seen his ERA balloon from 4.13 to 7.11 over his last three appearances. Buchter has pitched to a respectable 2.16 ERA over 27 outings this year. He's worth owning in leagues where holds are counted. Jun 4 - 9:15 AM

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With Fernando Rodney unavailable, Ryan Buchter worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Thursday for his first save.

Buchter is a lefty but this was just a case of Padres manager Andy Green feeling most confident in him, as Buchter retired Jonathan Lucroy, Chris Carter and Hernan Perez to end the game. Buchter earned the honor after posting a 0.54 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 23/8 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings this season. Rodney, who had worked both ends of Wednesday's doubleheader, will be the closer on most days, but if he ever misses extended time it's worth remembering that the 29-year-old Buchter has his manager's confidence.
May 13 - 12:17 AM

Padres purchased the contract of LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A El Paso.

The 28-year-old southpaw inked a minor league deal with the Padres last month after an outstanding 2015 season in which he compiled a 1.78 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 62/25 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings between Triple-A Iowa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He's slated to make the club's Opening Day bullpen as a situational left-hander.
Jan 8 - 8:03 PM

Padres signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.

Buchter is a hard-throwing lefty who posted a stellar 1.78 ERA with a 62/25 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings at Triple-A this past season. He could find himself in the majors with the Padres at some point this year.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Cubs signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old southpaw exercised an opt-out clause in his contract earlier in the week. He had posted a 1.65 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings for the Dodgers at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but wasn't able to get a call to the big leagues. He could quickly work his way into a role in the Cubs bullpen.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Dodgers released LHP Ryan Buchter.

Buchter exercised the opt-out clause in his deal, as a promotion didn't appear likely despite a 1.65 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 32 2/3 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 28-year-old should latch on elsewhere quickly.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 27-year-old southpaw spent the majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he posted a 3.29 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 63/40 K/BB ratio over 63 innings. He'll provide organizational bullpen depth for the Dodgers and could compete for a role as a situational left-hander.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 09:06:00 PM

Braves sent LHP Ryan Buchter outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 27-year-old southpaw now longer occupies a spot on the Braves 40-man roster. He registered a 3.29 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 63/40 K/BB ratio over 63 frames at Gwinnett this season. He'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Braves optioned LHP Ryan Buchter to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter threw a scoreless inning during his lone appearance with the big club. He's clearing room for the arrival of Wednesday's starter, Alex Wood.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Braves recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter earned the promoted by posting a 3.79 ERA and 35/21 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 relief innings at Triple-A. The 27-year-old has a big arm but also major control issues. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 01:25:00 PM

Braves optioned LHP Ryan Buchter to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter was only on the Braves' active roster for a handful of days and did not appear in a game. The lefty should get a legitimate shot later this summer.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Braves recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter was optioned to the minors earlier this week, but plans changed after Cory Gearrin's elbow injury. The 27-year-old southpaw had a 2.76 ERA and 103 strikeouts over 62 innings in Triple-A last year, but he also walked 51 batters. He has never pitched in a major league game.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Braves optioned LHP Ryan Buchter to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Buchter pitched his way out of the Opening Day bullpen mix this spring by allowing five earned runs in 8 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League play. The 27-year-old left-hander has never pitched in a major league game.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He needed to be added to the 40-man roster in order to avoid the Rule 5 Draft. Buchter posted a 2.76 ERA while striking out 103 over 62 relief innings at Gwinnett this season, though control (51 walks) remains a major issue.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Braves acquired LHP Ryan Buchter from the Cubs for RHP Rodrigo Lopez.

Buchter has been assigned to Single-A Lynchburg and will pitch out of the bullpen there. The 24-year-old was sporting a rough 6.55 ERA and 2.18 WHIP in 11 innings of relief for the Cubs' Double-A affiliate.
Thu, May 26, 2011 06:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
3Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
4Ryan Schimpf
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Andrew Cashner
3Drew Pomeranz
4Cesar Vargas
5Christian Friedrich
6Colin Rea
7Erik Johnson
8Luis Perdomo
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Brandon Maurer
3Carlos Villanueva
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Ryan Buchter
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Brad Hand
9Buddy Baumann