Burke Badenhop
RP FA
3 years ago

Badenhop was released by the Rangers on Monday, Baseball America reports.

EDGE Analysis

Badenhop got roughed up in two innings with Triple-A Round Rock, so the Rangers decided they could go on without the veteran reliever. He does have a decent track record in the majors, holding a 3.74 career ERA, so he could land a spot with a team in need of pitching depth.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
3 years ago

Badenhop signed a minor league deal with Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Badenhop, who's bounced around from organization to organization this spring and over the past few seasons, signed with the Rangers to a minor league deal after he was released by the Nationals on Sunday. He went 2-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 66.1 innings with the Reds last season and should provide organizational bullpen depth.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
3 years ago

Badenhop was released and subsequentially resigned to a minor contract by the Nationals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran pitcher decided to stay on with the organization after failing to make the big league club, so he'll likely act as organizational depth for Washington this season. Given his experience, though, he may appear in the majors if some of the Nationals' bullpen arms go down to injury.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
3 years ago

Badenhop was assigned to minor league camp Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is coming off of a rough year with the Reds, but the Nationals took a flyer on him as a free agent last month. He'll likely open the year at Triple-A in hopes of earning a call up at some point later in the season.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
3 years ago

Badenhop signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jonah Keri of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever struggled early on with the Reds last season, but he bounced back in the second half of the season to post a more respectable 3.93 ERA. The groundball specialist will likely compete for a bullpen spot with the Nationals during spring training.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
4 years ago

Badenhop's early struggles continued Friday, as he gave up four runs in the 11th inning to get the loss against the Cubs.

Badenhop's calling card is that he's a supreme ground ball pitcher, inducing ground balls at a 3.14 G/F rate last season. It's early, but that rate is down to 1.86 heading into Friday night, and his average fastball velocity has dropped from 89.3 mph to 87.4 mph.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
4 years ago

Badenhop allowed his second homer in as many days Tuesday, giving up a grand slam by Elian Herrera, the first batter he faced on the night.

J.J. Hoover walked the bases loaded prior to Badenhop's arrival. Given that Badenhop's calling card is to induce ground balls, the back-to-back homers allowed is disturbing.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
4 years ago

Badenhop won't likely be the Reds' set-up man, even though he's got a decent track record and is pitching well this spring, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I think he's that situational guy when you need that ground ball because he's so good and adept at that situation," manager Bryan Price said.

There isn't really a locked-in setup guy right now. Sam LeCure didn't have a good season last year, Jumbo Diaz is somewhat untested, and the other options all have similar flaws. This could be an ongoing audition for the job.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
4 years ago

Badenhop has signed a one-year contract with the Reds that contains a mutual option for 2016, the team announced.

Badenhop should compete for set-up duties in Cincinnati after career year with the Red Sox. His declining strikeout rate in recent years, down more than two K's per nine innings from 2011, is a red flag that he could lose effectiveness late in the game, but he made up for it in 2014 with a career-high 61 percent groundball rate.

Burke Badenhop
RP FA
5 years ago

Badenhop took the loss Monday, allowing a run in the 10th inning against the Rays.

Badenhop walked two and allowed two hits´┐Żincluding Matt Joyce's game-winner. The reliever has pitched well for the Red Sox this season, and has allowed just three runs in since July 8.