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Kevin Quackenbush | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.
Quackenbush was sporting a rough 4.64 ERA and 10/9 K/BB ratio through 21 1/3 innings this season out of the Padres' bullpen. He got the boot Tuesday to open up a roster spot for Andrew Cashner, who is set to return to the Padres' starting rotation after missing three weeks with a strained right hamstring. May 24 - 5:12 PM

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According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Mariners have spoken to the Padres about acquiring bullpen help.

Kevin Quackenbush, Nick Vincent and Jon Edwards are the three targets that the two sides have reportedly discussed. The Mariners have one open spot that has yet to be decided in the Opening Day bullpen, and it looks as though they'd like to fill that vacancy from outside the organization.
Mar 27 - 10:22 PM

Kevin Quackenbush (hamstring) will throw one more live batting practice session before being cleared to make his Cactus League debut.

Quackenbush has been a little behind after tweaking his hamstring early on in Arizona. The setup man has plenty of time to catch and should be game-ready in a few days.
Mar 6 - 9:35 AM

Kevin Quackenbush (hamstring) is scheduled to throw off a mound this weekend in Padres camp.

It'll either happen Friday or Saturday, per's Corey Brock. Quackenbush was slowed for about a week by a mild hamstring strain. The right-handed setup man has plenty of time to catch back up.
Feb 25 - 11:51 AM

Kevin Quackenbush is being held out of workouts on Saturday due to a mild hamstring strain.

The 27-year-old hurler is one of many candidates competing for a role at the back-end of the Padres bullpen this spring. He has done a nice job through his first two big league seasons, compiling a 3.28 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 114/38 K/BB ratio across 112 2/3 innings.
Feb 20 - 12:00 PM'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

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

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