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Kevin Quackenbush | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 23 - 1:07 AM

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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.
Sep 20 - 11:39 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.
Sep 13 - 1:50 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.
Sep 1 - 8:07 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.
Aug 21 - 1:37 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.
May 15 - 4:01 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.
May 14 - 5:50 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.
May 13 - 6:04 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.
May 10 - 5:06 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.
May 8 - 6:10 PM

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

Quackenbush allowed two runs over 1 2/3 innings in his lone appearance. He should get another shot later this summer.
Apr 27 - 10:41 AM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush relies on deception more than stuff, but it's hard to argue with his results in the minors to this point, as he boasts a 1.19 ERA with 233 strikeouts across 174 2/3 frames. He'll be used in the middle innings by the Padres.
Apr 25 - 4:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Taylor Lindsey
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Yangervis Solarte
3Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Wil Myers
2Will Venable
3Cameron Maybin
4Abraham Almonte
5Trayvon Robinson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Seth Smith
3Jake Goebbert
4Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Brandon Morrow
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Aaron Northcraft
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tayron Guerrero
7Leonel Campos
8Frank Garces