(3/4/2011) According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers signed one player -- SP Randy Keisler -- from their open tryout. The 35-year-old lefty has pitched in 55 major league games for five times from 2000 to 2007.
O's give Keisler minor deal
(6/11/2008) The Orioles signed pitcher Randy Keisler to a minor league contract.
Twins send Barrett, Kiesler to minors
(3/21/2008) The Twins reassigned LHPs Ricky Barrett and Randy Kiesler to the minor leagues.
Keisler signs deal with Twins
(1/24/2008) The Twins agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Randy Keisler Thursday. He would get $465,000 if added to the major league roster, and $75,000 in the minors. He ha already been invited to spring training.
Twins invite Keisler to spring camp
(1/14/2008) The Twins signed pitchers Randy Keisler and Zach Day to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Cards designate Keisler for assign.
(9/5/2007) The Cardinals designated lefty Randy Keisler for assignment.
Keisler summoned from minors
(7/27/2007) The St. Louis Cardinals added pitching help in the midst of a six-day stretch in which they will play seven games, recalling left-hander Randy Keisler from Triple-A Memphis on Friday.
Cards say goodbye to Keisler
(4/27/2007) The Cardinals demoted fill-in starter Randy Keisler to Triple-A on Friday, a day after the left-hander lasted only 3 1/3 innings in his latest outing. Keisler, 0-0 with a 5.65 ERA in three starts, was optioned to Memphis. St. Louis purchased the contract of righty reliever Kelvin Jimenez from Memphis.
Keisler ineffective against Reds
(4/26/2007) Randy Keisler, making his third start Thursday filling in for injured Chris Carpenter, lasted only 3 1/3 innings against the Reds and gave up four runs and six hits. "It wasn't my day," Keisler said. "I guess Tony (manager Tony La Russa) sensed that early and made the move. That's why he's a Hall of Fame manager. Look what happened. The bullpen did an amazing job. It turned out to be a good day for the Cardinals, except for me."
Keisler earns another start
(4/12/2007) With Chris Carpenter (right elbow) likely out for the rest of the month, LHP Randy Keisler apparently will get another spot start after limiting the Pirates to two runs in six innings Tuesday. "He's got feel that urgency every time he goes out there, he has to earn the right to go out there again," La Russa said. "I think he did a good job, so if there's another chance before Carpenter's ready, I think Randy will get the ball."
Keisler sharp in no-decision
(4/10/2007) Cardinals replacement starter Randy Keisler limited the Pirates to two runs over six innings on Tuesday at Pittsburgh in his first major league start since 2005 with Cincinnati.
Keisler in, but for how long?
(4/9/2007) With Chris Carpenter (elbow) unable to make his previously scheduled start Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, left-hander Randy Keisler was called up from Triple-A Memphis to pitch. "It was his day to pitch. He's got some experience," manager Tony La Russa said. Brad Thompson and Ryan Franklin will remain in relief, while top prospect Blake Hawksworth will remain in Triple-A. Hawksworth originally was tabbed as the Cardinals' "No. 6 starter" this spring.
Keisler gets nod for Tuesday
(4/9/2007) Chris Carpenter underwent an MRI exam Monday in St. Louis because of his ongoing problems with an inflamed right elbow and will miss a second consecutive start Tuesday for the World Series champion Cardinals. Carpenter, the NL Cy Young Award winner with a 21-5 record in 2005, hasn't pitched since allowing five runs in six innings during a 6-1 loss to the New York Mets in the majors' season-opening game April 1. He was also scratched from a scheduled start Friday against Houston. "We're not counting on him for (Tuesday)," manager Tony La Russa said Monday. Randy Keisler will start at Pittsburgh in his place.
Cards need Carpenter fill-in
(4/9/2007) RHP Chris Carpenter returned to St. Louis to be examined after his elbow had swelled again. Carpenter had thrown on the sideline Saturday, hoping to pitch Tuesday at Pittsburgh. "No way he pitches Tuesday," manager Tony La Russa said. Carpenter was held out of a weekend start in Houston because of elbow problems he suffered after pitching last Sunday. The Cardinals had tabbed top prospect Blake Hawksworth as their No. 6 starter and he has yet to pitch in Triple-A. He could be called upon if the Cardinals don't choose to do a bullpen game started by Brad Thompson or Ryan Franklin. Also, like Hawksworth, Randy Keisler started on opening day in Triple-A and would be on his regular rest Tuesday.
Cards SP Keisler makes his case
(3/9/2007) MLB.com reports that 31-year-old pitcher Randy Keisler is making his case to make the Cardinals' rotation this spring. The veteran minor leaguer pitched three perfect innings in relief against the Twins on Thursday, striking out three including Michael Cuddyer and Justin Morneau. He's not getting spring starts, but he's being stretched out and pitching every fifth day. "I know that I have to be lights-out every time," he said. "I know that's hard to do, and I'm not going to pressure myself to try to do that, but I'm going to come in with that mentality. I'm giving it all I've got here every time, because that's what it's going to take for me. Nothing is guaranteed for me at all."
Cardinals sign LHP Keisler
(11/17/2006) The Cardinals agreed to a one-year contract with pitcher Randy Keisler. The left-hander gets $425,000 if he makes the major-league roster, and $110,000 in the minors. The 30-year-old Keisler had no decisions and a 4.50 ERA in 10 innings spanning 11 appearances last season with the Athletics before being designated for assignment in early August. He is 4-4 with a 6.82 ERA in 51 games over five seasons with 17 starts, also pitching for the Yankees, Padres and Reds.
Keisler designated for assignment
(8/4/2006) The Oakland Athletics designated Randy Keisler for assignment on Friday, as they needed to make room for D'Angelo Jimenez on the active roster.
Keisler optioned to Triple-A
(7/29/2006) Randy Keisler was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento after Friday's game, as the team made room for Shane Komine.
Keisler could be sent down
(7/28/2006) RHP Shane Komine will make his major league debut Sunday for the A's in a start against Toronto. The A's haven't announced it, but Komine was told Wednesday by Triple-A Sacramento manager Tony DeFrancesco and flew to the Bay Area on Thursday.
Keisler called up to A's bullpen
(7/26/2006) The Athletics recalled LHP Randy Keisler From Triple-A Sacramento and optioned RHP Jason Windsor to Sacramento. Kirk Saarloos or Brad Halsey could return to the No. 5 spot for the A's, who gave the young Windsor a shot that failed quickly.
Keisler optioned to Triple-A
(6/9/2006) With shortstop Bobby Crosby sidelined by a sore right hand, the Oakland Athletics recalled infielder Mike Rouse from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and optioned left-hander Randy Keisler to the RiverCats.
Keisler back from bereavement list
(5/18/2006) The Oakland Athletics reinstated left-hander Randy Keisler from the bereavement list before their game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Keisler, who was called up from Sacramento last Friday, appeared in one game with the A's before leaving the team to be with his ailing grandmother.
Keisler placed on bereavement list
(5/17/2006) Randy Keisler was placed on the bereavement list to attend the funeral of his grandmother in Texas. Matt Roney, who was sent to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday when Keisler was called up, was brought back to the majors.
Athletics bring up Keisler
(5/12/2006) Former Yankee Randy Keisler was brought up from the minors by the Oakland Athletics before Friday's series opener in New York. Keisler, a 30-year-old left-hander, was 3-2 with a 2.94 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance with Triple-A Sacramento. Keisler has a 4-4 record and 7.01 ERA in 17 major league starts and 23 relief appearances, pitching for the Yankees in 2000 and 2001, San Diego in 2003 and Cincinnati in 2005.
Keisler reassigned by A's
(4/2/2006) After Sunday's final spring training game vs. San Francisco, the A's reassigned left-hander Randy Keisler, catcher John Baker, and infielders Keith Ginter and Scott McClain to minor league camp.
(3/30/2006) Randy Keisler was one of three lefties in contention for a possible spot in the Oakland bullpen. He allowed two home runs Wednesday and has an 8.03 ERA this spring. Ron Flores (9.00) and John Rheinecker (6.48 ERA) haven't fared much better.
A's give Keisler minor deal
(1/6/2006) The Athletics have agreed to minor-league contracts with left-hander Randy Keisler and catcher Raul Casanova. The moves came during the holiday stretch when the team's offices were closed. The 33-year-old Casanova spent last year in the Chicago White Sox system, playing just six games in the big leagues.
Reds release lefty Keisler
(12/8/2005) Cincinnati released left-hander Randy Keisler, who went 2-1 with a 6.27 ERA in four starts and 20 relief appearances.
Keisler draws Cardinals on Tuesday
(9/19/2005) Randy Keisler is scheduled to make his second start of the season and 15th of his career when he pitches Tuesday against St. Louis.
Keisler to start Tuesday
(9/17/2005) Randy Keisler, who didn't get a decision in his first start of the year Wednesday at Chicago, will start for the Reds when they open a three-game home series against St. Louis on Tuesday. That is the only adjustment interim manager Jerry Narron had to make to his rotation despite a doubleheader Friday. "It's really hard to believe you get a doubleheader and it worked out for us where (Thursday) was an off day and Monday is an off day," he said. "Things don't happen like that for you very often in this game."
Keisler in for Hudson for Reds
(9/13/2005) LHP Randy Keisler was picked as the starter for Wednesday's game at Chicago. He replaces RHP Luke Hudson, who has allowed a combined 11 runs in 5 2/3 innings while losing his last two starts. "Hudson has worked extremely hard, but he needs to command the baseball," interim manager Jerry Narron said, adding Hudson is being assigned to the Arizona Fall League. "We know it's there. It's a matter of getting it out of him." The start will be Keisler's 14th in the majors and first since 2003 with San Diego.
Keisler activated from DL
(7/15/2005) The Reds activated Randy Keisler (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.
Reds' Keisler throws in bullpen
(7/3/2005) LHP Randy Keisler, who was placed on the DL on June 26 with left elbow problems, threw in the bullpen before Saturday's doubleheader. He expects to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Keisler goes on DL
(6/26/2005) The Cincinnati Reds placed left-hander Randy Keisler on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The move on Keisler, who has inflammation in his left elbow, was made retroactive to June 20. He is the third Reds player to go on the DL in three days.
Keisler rescues the Reds
(6/7/2005) Randy Keisler relieved Ramon Ortiz in the second inning of Tuesday's game against the D-Rays. He earned the victory after allowing just two hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings. He added a double and home run in three at-bats as well.
Reds promote Randy Keisler
(4:36 pm ET) The Reds official website reports the team has promoted Keisler from Triple-A Louisville.
Keisler reassigned by Reds
(3/23/2005) The Reds reassigned Randy Keisler to their minor-league camp on Wednesday.
Keisler signs with Mets
(2/17/2004) Randy Keisler signed a minor-league deal with the Mets.
Keisler signs deal with Texas
(6/17/2003) The Rangers signed Randy Keisler to a minor-league contract on Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma.
Keisler sent to minors
(5/30/2003) Randy Keisler was optioned to Triple-A Portland.
Keisler will remain in rotation
(5/22/2003) According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Keisler will remain in the San Diego rotation. He will start Sunday at Arizona.
Keisler hit hard by Brewers
(5/20/2003) Randy Keisler allowed six runs in three innings of a loss to Milwaukee on Monday.
Keisler to start Monday's game
(5/18/2003) Randy Keisler will start Monday's game at Milwaukee.
Keisler might start Monday's game
(5/18/2003) Randy Keisler might start Monday's game at Milwaukee. Monday's probable start, Mike Bynum, was used in relief on Saturday and is not expected to be available.
Keisler recalled on Friday
(5/17/2003) Randy Keisler had his contract purchased from Triple-A Portland on Friday.
Keisler released by the Yankees
(2/6/2003)Newsday reports the Yankees gave lefthanded reliever Randy Keisler his unconditional release. He missed the 2002 season with arm injury.
(8/1/2001) The New York Yankees optioned Keisler to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday to make room for newly acquired starter Sterling Hitchcock. Keisler became expendable after the Yankees traded minor leaguers Brett Jodie and Darren Blakely to San Diego on Monday for Hitchcock. He was 1-2 with a 6.22 ERA in 10 starts. He allowed 12 home runs in 50.2 innings and hadn't gone more than six innings since being recalled from Columbus on June 13.
(7/20/2001) Keisler will have his scheduled start pushed back to Saturday. The Yankees will purchase the contract of pitcher Brett Jodie from Triple-A Columbus and start him on Friday. Jodie was 9-4 with 2.71 ERA in Columbus. Relief pitcher Todd Williams will likely be demoted to Trilpe-A to make room on the roster for Jodie.
(6/14/2001) The New York Yankees recalled Keisler from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday night. He will start against the Montreal Expos on Thursday. Keisler struck out 18 in an International League game June 2, but went 0-1 with a 8.59 ERA in two appearances with the Yankees. To clear a roster spot for Keisler, the Yankees optioned right-hander Brandon Knight to Columbus.
(6/2/2001) Keisler seems like the most likely candidate to replace the injured Orlando Hernandez on the roster. Keisler is 2-4 with a 4.18 ERA for Triple-A Columbus.
(4/19/2001) Keisler was optioned to Triple-A Columbus by the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The left-hander went 0-1 with an 8.59 ERA in two starts for the defending champs.
(4/10/2001) Keisler was recalled from Triple-A Columbus Monday to fill the roster spot left by Christian Parker, who was placed on the DL. The lefty will replace Parker in the rotation and is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday against Kansas City.
(3/12/2001) Keisler lost any remaining hopes he had of securing the fifth starter's spot with another poor outing on Sunday. He allowed five runs in two and two-thirds innings, raising his spring ERA to 10.57 and assuring himself of beginning the season in the minors.
(3/9/2001)New York Newsday reported Friday that Keisler is on the verge of losing the Yankees' fifth starter race due to his poor outing last Sunday. He'll be ticketed to Triple-A if he loses out, and would then only be worth owning as a minor-league player, if your league allows.
(3/8/2001) Keisler allowed four runs in three innings against the Reds and seems to be fading in his bid for the Yankees' No. 5 starter's job. He has not pitched well in two outings and doesn't appear to be worth a selection in any Fantasy draft.