Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 1 month ago

Rzepczynski struck out the only batter he faced in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Beyond holds leagues, Rzepczynski is unlikely to make much of an impact in most formats. Look for the Indians to use him very similarly to the way he was deployed in 2014, when he tossed 46 innings over 73 appearances and returned a 2.74 with 13 holds in the process.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 4 months ago

Rzepczynski agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Indians on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Rzepczynski had a great 2014 season for the Indians, finishing the campaign with a 2.74 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 46 strikeouts in 46 innings. He figures to work in a late-inning role for the club in 2015 if he can continue with his success.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 6 months ago

Rzepczynski was tendered a contract by the Indians before the Tuesday night deadline.

Rzepczynski was the Indians' primary southpaw out of the bullpen in 2014, limiting lefties to a .180 batting average in 73 appearances and figures to fill a similar role in 2015.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 1 year ago

Indians avoided arbitration with LHP Marc Rzepczynski by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

It was Rzepczynski's first season of arbitration eligibility. The left-hander pitched well for the Tribe last season after arriving via trade, posting a 0.89 ERA over 27 appearances.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 2 years ago

Indians acquired LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the Cardinals for INF Juan Herrera.

Rzepczynski posted a 4.63 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 79 2/3 total innings for St. Louis after heading over from Toronto in the mid-2011 Colby Rasmus trade. The 27-year-old left-hander has been especially bad this summer and will look to turn things around with a change of scenery. Herrera is a raw 20-year-old infielder from the Dominican.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 2 years ago

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have traded Marc Rzepczynski to Cleveland.

St. Louis will get a low-level minor leaguer in return. "Scrabble" has posted a rough 7.84 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings this year in the majors and seems doubtful to suddenly pull it together for the Tribe.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 2 years ago

Cardinals optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Triple-A Memphis.

Rzepczynski has thrown 27 pitches over the past two days, so the Cardinals wanted some fresh reinforcements for their bullpen for Tuesday's doubleheader. The southpaw should get another crack in the Cardinals' bullpen soon.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 2 years ago

Cardinals recalled LHP Marc Rzepczynski from Triple-A Memphis.

"Scrabble" earned his way back onto the Cardinals' major league roster by posting a 3.07 ERA in 44 innings at the Triple-A level. He will serve as a situational left-hander and mop-up man for first-place St. Louis.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 2 years ago

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Monday that Marc Rzepczynski's demotion wasn't just performance-based.

Mo said that he "wasn't really seeing that drive this year" from Rzepczynski. "I noticed it early in spring, and it sort of just carried over. . You're coming in with opportunities to do things, and it just wasn't getting done." The left-hander has posted a 4.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season. He'll try to get refocused and improve his results at Triple-A Memphis for a while.

Marc Rzepczynski RP CLE 2 years ago

Cardinals optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Triple-A Memphis.

"Scrabble" has posted a 4.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season. He's simply not an effective lefty specialist at the moment.