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Ryan Buchter | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Jul 24 - 8:03 PM

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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.
Jul 20 - 10:53 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.
Jan 9 - 9:06 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
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia