Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Wed 3/25/20 9:54 PM

Buchter was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Buchter signed a minor-league deal in February and was added to the 40-man roster Sunday, but it appears he'll be in the minors once baseball resumes. The veteran southpaw had a 2.98 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB across 45.1 innings during 2019, but he'll likely be impacted by the new three-batter minimum this season.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Sun 3/22/20 4:24 PM

Buchter had his contract selected by the Angels on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran left-hander joined the team on a minor-league deal in February and tossed five scoreless frames in Cactus League play before spring training was suspended, which was apparently enough for him to earn a spot on the 40-man roster. Buchter had a 2.98 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB over 45.1 innings last season and has a sub-3.00 ERA over the last four years, though his usage once play resumes in 2020 figures to be impacted by the new three-batter minimum.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Mon 2/17/20 2:04 PM

Buchter signed a minor-league deal with the Angels on Monday which includes an invitation to big-league camp, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old lefty has 214 big-league innings under his belt and owns a strong 2.86 ERA. He posted a 2.98 ERA in 45.1 innings for Oakland last season, though his 4.96 FIP suggests his performance wasn't particularly impressive.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Mon 12/2/19 8:24 PM

Buchter will become a free agent after being non-tendered by the Athletics on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buchter posted a solid 2.98 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 50 punchouts over 45.1 innings, but he'll head to the open market after failing to receive a contract extension.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Sun 9/15/19 12:35 AM

Buchter (1-1) earned the win Saturday, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out one in 1.1 innings in an 8-6 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday's game became an impromptu bullpen game for the Athletics when Mike Fiers exited with an arm injury in the second inning. Buchter ended the fourth by striking out Elvis Andrus after allowing an inherited runner to score, but he kept it clean in the fifth after the Athletics restored a two-run lead with a Mark Canha homer. Buchter has a 2.79 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 42 innings this season, adding 12 holds while primarily working in the middle innings. He has fired off 6.1 scoreless innings over his last eight appearances.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Sat 7/20/19 2:58 PM

Buchter, who logged his 10th hold in a win over the Twins on Friday by firing 1.1 hitless innings in which he issued one walk, has a 1.17 ERA, .207 BAA and five holds over his last 13 appearances.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw has proven to be a versatile asset out of the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin, and after some uncharacteristic control problems earlier in the season, he's progressively settled in by issuing just four walks over the aforementioned 13-outing stretch. Buchter's 3.16 ERA and 1.60 WHIP still actually qualify as career worsts for the 32-year-old, but the fact they've been improved steadily over the last month-plus lends credence to the notion he's firmly on his way back to his solid career norms.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Thu 6/6/19 4:27 AM

Buchter was charged with a blown save Wednesday at Angel Stadium after walking in a run and failing to record an out.

EDGE Analysis

Buchter came into the eighth inning with two outs and the bases loaded. His first and only batter faced was Shohei Ohtani, and unfortunately, he walked him to tie the game. The good news is that the run was charged to Liam Hendriks. The bad news is that the A's wound up losing on a walkoff double in the ninth. Buchter now owns a 4.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP through 30 games this season.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Thu 5/16/19 1:09 PM

Buchter owns a 1.42 ERA, .143 BAA and 1.11 WHIP over nine appearances since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on April 29.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to being demoted to the Aviators on April 22, Buchter had generated a bloated 7.04 ERA over his first 7.2 innings of the season. The veteran southpaw got the call back up to the big leagues just eight days later, however, and he's been vastly improved in his second stint of the season with the Athletics. Buchter has allowed just one earned run in his last nine trips to the mound, which came on a solo home run he yielded to the Indians' Roberto Perez last Sunday.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Mon 4/29/19 2:52 PM

Buchter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Buchter didn't perform well during his time in the big leagues earlier in the season, recording a 7.04 ERA in 7.2 innings. He walked 16.3 percent of opposing batters. Mark Canha (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

Ryan Buchter
RP LAA
Mon 4/22/19 5:55 PM

Buchter was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Buchter was likely unavailable Monday after being used in each of the past two games, so the A's decided to swap him out for a fresh bullpen arm (Ryan Dull). The southpaw struggled to a 7.04 ERA and 2.48 WHIP during his time with the big club.