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Kevin Robert Quackenbush (born November 28, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds.

Kevin Quackenbush
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Quackenbush pitching for the Padres in 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers
Relief pitcher
Born: (1988-11-28) November 28, 1988 (age 30)
Land O' Lakes, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 2014, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record13–15
Earned run average4.38
Strikeouts186
Teams

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CareerEdit

Quackenbush attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida, and the University of South Florida, where he played college baseball for the South Florida Bulls baseball team as their closer. Quackenbush was named a second team All-American in 2011.[1]

San Diego PadresEdit

The Padres selected him in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[2] In his first season with the organization, he split his playing time between the Class A short-season Eugene Emeralds and Class A Fort Wayne TinCaps.[3] The Padres promoted Quackenbush to Class AAA in 2013[4] and invited him to spring training in 2014.

Quackenbush was called up to the majors for the first time on April 25, 2014 and made his debut that day.[5] The following month, he picked up his first major league win.[6] On August 19, he recorded his first major league save.[7]

On September 1, 2017, he was designated for assignment.[8] On September 6, he cleared waivers, and San Diego outrighted him to El Paso.[8] He became a free agent following the season.[8]

In 2017 with the Padres, he was 0-2 with a 7.86 ERA in 20 games.[9]

Cincinnati RedsEdit

On November 8, 2017, Quackenbush signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds organization. He had his contract purchased on March 28, 2018. He was designated for assignment on April 24, 2018. He declared free agency on October 3, 2018.[10]

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

On November 13, 2018, Quackenbush signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[11] He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers and was selected to the Pacific Coast League team at the Triple-A All-Star Game.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours (June 16, 2011). "USF Bulls closer Kevin Quackenbush named 2nd-team All-American | Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "More closers closing in on San Diego". UTSanDiego.com. September 4, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kevin Quackenbush Stats, Fantasy & News". MLB.com. (in section "View More Bio Info +"). Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Prospect Quackenbush moved to Triple-A | padres.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. June 17, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Padres bolster 'pen by promoting Quackenbush". San Diego Padres. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "D-backs come up short in 4-3 loss to Padres". USA Today. May 28, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Dennis Lin. "Kevin Quackenbush gets his first save — UTSanDiego.com". U-T San Diego. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c Kevin Quackenbush Stats, Fantasy & News | MLB.com
  9. ^ Kevin Quackenbush Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (October 8, 2018). "Players Electing Free Agency". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 22, 2018). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 6 - Nov 21". Baseball America. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Oklahoma City Dodgers (June 26, 2019). "Will Smith and Kevin Quackenbush Named to Triple-A All-Star Game". milb.com. Retrieved June 26, 2019.

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