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40 Billy Buckner SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 8/27/1983 | Birthplace: Decatur, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: South Carolina | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1126.00

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Padres release Billy Buckner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) The Padres released pitcher Billy Buckner Saturday. Buckner went 4-5 with a 5.80 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts) at Triple-A El Paso.

Billy Buckner, Blaine Boyer outrighted to Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) The Padres outrighted pitcher Billy Buckner and Blaine Boyer to Triple-A El Paso Tuesday, reports MLB.com. Both players were designated for assignment in recent days.  

Padres designate two for assignment


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) The Padres designated pitchers Blaine Boyer and Billy Buckner for assignment. Boyer pitched two scoreless innings in his only appearance, while Buckner took the loss in a spot start Saturday, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Billy Buckner takes the loss in spot-start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Padres pitcher Billy Buckner turned in a decent outing in a spot start Saturday night against the Cubs.

Buckner surrendered a run-scoring single to Nate Schierholtz in the fourth and two runs in the sixth, including a solo home run to Luis Valbuena. He permitted three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings of work in a loss.

Buckner has made 24 career starts over his six-year major-league career. it remains to be seen if the Padres will keep him around for another start or send him back down to the minors.

Billy Buckner added to Padres roster for Saturday start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) The Padres purchased the contract of pitcher Billy Buckner from Triple-A El Paso Saturday, ahead of his start against the Cubs later that night.

Buckner fills the roster spot taken by the trade of Nick Hundley, though he might not be up with the team long, as they will need to find a roster spot for Troy Patton when he gets to the team. 


Padres expected to start Billy Buckner, not Donn Roach Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Though he was expected to make his second start Saturday against the Cubs, it looks like Donn Roach won't be used in that role for the Padres this weekend.

MLB.com reports Friday Billy Buckner is expected to get the call for the Padres to start Saturday, with Roach available out of the bullpen instead. Buckner has been pitching at Triple-A El Paso since signing a minor-league deal with the Padres, and will likely be added prior to Saturday's game, according to the report.

Roach has appeared in 13 games this season, including one start which saw him throw just three innings. The decision was likely made in order to get a pitcher who is already stretched out into the starting role, since the Padres had to get four-plus innings from the bullpen Thursday. 


Padres sign Billy Buckner to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) The Padres have signed pitcher Billy Buckner to a minor-league deal, MLB.com reports.

Buckner pitched 17 1/3 innings with the Angels last season, posting a 4.67 ERA and 7:7 K:BB ratio. He'll report to spring training and prepare for a potential bullpen role down the line.


Four Angels elect free agency


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Four Angels left off the club's final 40-man roster have elected free agency, MLB.com reports. Outfielder Scott Cousins and pitchers Billy Buckner, Daniel Stange and Elvin Ramirez will all test the free agent market for their next job this offseason.

Angels send Billy Buckner to minors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) The Angels has sent pitcher Billy Buckner to the minors.

Buckner was designated for assignment by the club Friday, and went unclaimed on waivers. He has a 4.67 ERA in 17 1/3 innings. 


Angels designate Billy Buckner for assignment


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2013) The Angels have designated pitcher Billy Buckner for assignment, the club announced Friday. Buckner posted a 4.67 ERA in 17 1/3 innings with seven walks and seven strikeouts.

Billy Buckner added back to Angels' roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) The Angels selected the contract of reliever Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake Wednesday. Buckner is 1-0 with a 4.67 ERA in seven appearances (two starts) for the Angels this season.

Billy Buckner outrighted to Triple-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Angels reliever Billy Buckner has been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake Sunday. Buckner was designated for assignment last week for the second time in the last two months. He will return to Salt Lake's rotation. 

Angels DFA Billy Buckner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) The Angels designated pitcher Billy Buckner for assignment prior to Thursday's game against the A's. The right-hander owned a 4.67 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP through seven appearances (two starts).

Billy Buckner doesn't factor in decision


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Angels emergency spot starter Billy Buckner, who took the hill for Tommy Hanson in a pinch, could not factor into the decision Wednesday at Detroit. 

The Angels held a late lead, but Buckner only lasted three innings and didn't qualify for a win. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits and a walk over three innings and 65 pitches. Buckner did not strike out a batter and surrendered two home runs. 

The 29-year-old has gone 1-0 over two starts this year for the Angels. He's not expected to receive another start as he was just a last-minute replacement for Hanson. 


Billy Buckner makes emergency start


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) The Angels called upon Billy Buckner to make a last-second start Wednesday in Detroit. The Angels had to scratch Tommy Hanson due to a forearm injury, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

The 29-year-old Buckner has appeared in three games with the Angels this season and has made one start heading into his outing Wednesday. He beat the Royals in Kansas City back on May 25. He has a 1.08 ERA over 8 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. 


Billy Buckner gets the call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2013) The Angels recalled pitcher Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake Friday, to replace Jason Vargas on the active roster.

Buckner, who has a 4.50 ERA in 12 starts for Salt Lake, will likely pitch out of the bullpen, though he did toss five scoreless innings in a start earlier in the season for the Angels. 


Billy Buckner remains in Angels' organization


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Angels pitcher Billy Buckner made it through waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake Tuesday. He was designated for assignment after earning a win Saturday against the Royals.  

Billy Buckner cut a day after winning in spot start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) Angels pitcher Billy Buckner was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a roster spot for Kevin Jepsen, who came off the 15-day disabled list. Buckner was the winning pitcher in Saturday's game against the Royals, allowing no earned runs in five innings.

Billy Buckner silences Royals


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) Angels starting pitcher Billy Buckner did not have his best control in his season debut Saturday, but he managed to pitch well enough for a win over the Royals.

Buckner walked three and threw just 41 of 74 pitches for strikes, but held the Royals to two hits in five shutout innings for a 7-0 win. Buckner, who struck out two, induced seven groundball outs and five fly-ball outs.

Buckner had a 6.25 career ERA over parts of four seasons before Saturday. He is not scheduled to make another start with Jered Weaver set to return from the disabled list this week. 


Billy Buckner to start Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2013) Angels pitcher Billy Buckner will start Saturday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times reports. He hasn't yet made an appearance since joining the Angels last week.

Buckner has a 4.56 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings over eight Triple-A starts this season.


Billy Buckner headed to the majors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) The Angels purchased the contract of pitcher Billy Buckner Thursday, one of four moves the team made involving pitchers. Buckner, 29, has made 21 starts and 15 relief appearances in the majors in his career, but none since 2010.

In his career, Bucker is 6-11 with a 6.25 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 103:54 K:BB ratio in 138 1/3 innings. He made eight starts for Triple-A Salt Lake this season, going 4-2 with a 4.56 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 40:25 K:BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.


Buckner gets minors deal from Boston


(3/2/2012) The Red Sox signed pitcher Billy Buckner to a minor-league deal on Friday.