Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
5 months ago

Buehrle isn't ready to announce his retirement but also hasn't been throwing, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buehrle was expected to retire after the 2015 season, but he never made the move official. Now a free agent, he may be eyeing one final season, which wouldn't necessarily begin in April. It still seems more likely that the 36-year-old lefty will decide to retire.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
10 months ago

Buehrle is not a member of the Blue Jays' playoff roster, but he hasn't decided to retire yet, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buehrle received the starting nod Sunday in a salute to his efforts for the team and the potential end to his 16-year career, but he's apparently not ready to call it quits just yet. It seems more likely than not that the veteran's career will come to a close, but he's not willing to make it official at this point.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
10 months ago

Buehrle will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rays and is expected to announce his retirement from baseball shortly thereafter, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

EDGE Analysis

David Price was initially on track to start Sunday's game, but the Blue Jays will give Buehrle the nod in what amounts to a curtain call for his excellent 16-year career. Per Levine's report, Buehrle is only expected to pitch two innings to reach 200 for the season, the 15th consecutive campaign in which he'll have reached that mark. Despite his respectable 3.82 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season, Buehrle is expected to be left off the Jays' postseason roster, as the team is likely to go with a four-man rotation. Buehrle's low-to-mid-80s fastball velocity wouldn't make him particularly useful in a relief role.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
10 months ago

Buehrle allowed four runs on six hits, walking one and striking out three over 6.2 innings of an 8-4 win against Tampa Bay on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

Buehrle (15-7, 3.82 ERA) was fairly effective other than a four-run fourth inning punctuated by a three-run homer off the bat of Mikie Mahtook. However, his command was spotty throughout. While he walked just one, he hit three batters, and needed 103 pitches (just 62 for strikes) to cover the 6.2 innings. Most notably, Buehrle stands two innings short of reaching 200 innings. It is possible he could make a relief appearance Saturday or Sunday, but without six more outs, he will fall short of 200 innings pitched for the first time since 2001 - an amazing accomplihment!

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
10 months ago

Buehrle took a no-decision, giving up three earned runs across six innings on Sunday. He gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out one.

EDGE Analysis

Buehrle offered up another workmanlike performance, collecting yet another quality start. On the season, he's 14-7 with a 3.69 ERA, but may not hit the 200-inning threshold as he has in the past 14 seasons.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
10 months ago

Buehrle gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings Tuesday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He threw just 66 pitches after getting a cortisone shot in his throwing shoulder Sept. 8, so owners were probably fortunate to get five innings out of Buehrle on Tuesday. The veteran lefty will make his next start Sunday against the Red Sox and lines up to make two more starts after that before the conclusion of the regular season.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
10 months ago

Buehrle (shoulder) has been confirmed as Tuesday's starter against the Braves, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty was recently treated with a cortisone shot in his shoulder but will not be forced to miss even a full turn in the rotation, as he will indeed start Tuesday after being pushed back from Saturday. Buehrle hasn't been particularly sharp of late, allowing 15 earned runs with a 7:3 K:BB in his last four starts, but he has a favorable matchup on deck in the light-hitting Braves.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
11 months ago

Buehrle will not make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Yankees, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Gibbons confirmed that Marcus Stroman will start in Buehrle's place Saturday, saying only that Buehrle is "a little banged up." What, exactly, that means is unclear, but it's unlikely Buehrle misses more than one start. The veteran took the loss Monday in Boston, allowing nine hits and five earned runs over just 3.1 innings.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
11 months ago

Buehrle (14-7) took the loss Sunday at Boston, allowing five runs on nine hits over 3.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Buehrle couldn't keep the Red Sox hitters from reaching base after the first inning, leading to his shortest outing of the season. He's struggled lately, as he's failed to throw quality starts in three of his last four outings, during which time his ERA has moved from 3.31 to 3.72. He'll make his next start Saturday at the Yankees.

Mark Buehrle
SP TOR
11 months ago

Buehrle will have his start pushed back to Monday, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays will have Marco Estrada start Sunday's game against the Orioles with Buehrle starting Monday in Boston. Marcus Stroman will probably join the Jays' rotation next weekend, which could affect Buehrle's second start next week, so stay tuned.