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Kevin Quackenbush | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / SD
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MLB.com's Corey Brock writes that Jon Edwards and Kevin Quackenbush are currently "front-runners" to close for the Padres.
The Padres have traded both Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit over the winter, leaving them potentially vulnerable at the back-end of the bullpen. Quackenbush saved six games for San Diego in 2014, but he spent time in the minors last season and posted a pedestrian 4.01 ERA. Edwards has a big arm and has struck out 31 over 25 big league frames, but he's often had control issues. Ultimately, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Padres add a closer before spring training. Jan 11 - 9:09 PM

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Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush was demoted in early June and has pitched marvelously during his time with El Paso this year, owning a 0.77 ERA and 14/2 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 relief innings. He'll fill a middle relief role with the big club.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:35:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush has allowed 24 hits and nine walks in 20 1/3 innings this season out of the Padres' bullpen. The right-hander will probably be up and down all year.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush was squeezed out of the team's Opening Day bullpen with the late addition of Craig Kimbrel, but has certainly proven to be a more than capable option as both a middle reliever and setup man. As long as he performs, he should remain in San Diego the duration of the season.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 07:10:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

Like teammate Brandon Maurer, Quackenbush is a casualty of the Padres bullpen simply being too good and too deep to begin the season. He'll bide his time at Triple-A but should get the call to join the Padres relatively early in the year.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Kevin Quackenbush pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season on Monday against the Rockies.

Since taking over closing duties from an injured Joaquin Benoit on August 20, Quackenbush has posted a 3.21 ERA across 14 innings. On the year, he's 6-for-7 in save situations with a 2.58 ERA, 1.09 ERA and 55/18 K/BB rate over 52 1/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 01:07:00 AM

Kevin Quackenbush had his feet to the fire, but managed to escape the ninth inning with his fifth save as the Padres hung on to beat the Giants on Saturday.

Andrew Cashner was working on a shutout, but allowed a solo homer and a single before making his exit, and Quackenbush nearly dumped a vat of gasoline on the fire, allowing a two-out RBI single to Gregor Blanco to make it 3-2. Fortunately for the Padres, Quack was able to get Brandon Crawford to fly out to left to end the contest. The right-hander has picked up four saves in Joaquin Benoit's absence, and owns a 2.63 ERA on the season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Kevin Quackenbush worked around two ninth-inning singles to pick up his third save Friday against the Diamondbacks.

With Joaquin Benoit's return date still up in the air, Quackenbush is the favorite for saves in the San Diego pen. Of course, the team isn't really generating many save chances anyway. Tonight was Quackenbush's first opportunity since Sept. 1.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 01:50:00 AM

Kevin Quackenbush pitched a scoreless ninth inning and notched his second save of the season on Monday.

Quackenbush was finishing off the win for Padres starter Tyson Ross. He took Ross' cue and struck out people, K-ing the side without allowing a hit. The rookie right-hander is filling at closer while Joaquin Benoit is sidelined with a sore shoulder and he's worth adding wherever he's available. He's got a 2.64 ERA and 1.02 WHIP this year.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Kevin Quackenbush earned his first career save by tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday in a 4-1 victory.

He worked around a leadoff Scott Van Slyke single to retire the next three batters in order. Quackenbush was called upon because Joaquin Benoit has been suffering from what Padres manager Bud Black has called a "cranky" shoulder. Quackenbush has been recalled five times this season, but he's pitched well enough that he won't have to ride the shuttle to Triple-A El Paso anytime soon. The 25-year-old boasts a 2.29 ERA and 0.97 WHIP and has put himself in a position to siphon a few more saves whenever Benoit can't take the ball.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 01:37:00 AM

Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush was just optioned down to the minors on Wednesday, but he's back to serve as the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader. The 25-year-old has allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings with the Padres this season.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush was only up for a day this time. He's allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings in his brief stints with the Padres.
Wed, May 14, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

The right-hander will provide needed bullpen depth while Dale Thayer spends the next 1-3 days on paternity leave. Quackenbush has a 6.75 ERA this year in the majors.
Tue, May 13, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush has posted a 6.75 ERA in 2 2/3 innings of relief this season for the Friars, but the 25-year-old right-hander has been great at Triple-A and should get another shot in middle relief later this season.
Sat, May 10, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush allowed two runs over 1 2/3 innings in his lone appearance with the Padres last month. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Thu, May 8, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Christian Bethancourt
4Erik Kratz
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jose Pirela
3Jemile Weeks
4Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Alexi Amarista
3Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Jon Jay
2Jabari Blash
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Tyson Ross
3Andrew Cashner
4Brandon Maurer
5Brandon Morrow
6Robbie Erlin
7Colin Rea
8Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Jon Edwards
4Drew Pomeranz
5Nick Vincent
6Carlos Villanueva
7Cory Mazzoni
8Leonel Campos
9Ryan Buchter
10Luis Perdomo
11Frank Garces
12Jose Torres
13Josh Martin
14Blake Smith