Marc Rzepczynski, Relief Pitcher, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 8/29/1985
Birthplace: Oak Lawn, Illinois
College: University of California
Current Salary: $5,500,000
Marc Rzepczynski, relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, was first drafted in 2007 by the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched in the Blue Jays' minor league system in 2007 and 2008.
Rzepczynski pitched in 11 games as a starting pitcher with the Blue Jays in 2009. He finished the season with 2 wins and 4 losses, 60 strikeouts to 30 walks, and a 3.67 ERA in 61.1 innings. He also pitched in 16 games in the minors. In 2010, he again split his time between the majors and the minors, pitching in 14 games with the Blue Jays. He finished with a 4.95 ERA in 63.2 innings.
The Blue Jays traded Rzepczynski to the St. Louis Cardinals on July 27, 2011. That season, he pitched out of the bullpens of both teams and he finished with a 3.34 ERA and a career high 61 strikeouts to 26 walks in 43 games with the Blue Jays and 28 games with the Cardinals. In 2012, he continued as a relief pitcher for the Cardinals. He finished the season with a 4.24 ERA in 70 games.
Rzepczynski was traded to the Cleveland Indians on July 30, 2013. He finished the season with a 3.23 ERA in 11 games with the Cardinals and 27 games with the Indians. In 2014, he pitched in a career high 73 games and he had a 2.74 ERA.
Rzepczynski was traded again on July 31, 2015, this time to the San Diego Padres. In 45 games with the Indians and 27 games with the Padres, he had a 5.66 ERA.
Rzepczynski moved to his fifth team, the Oakland Athletics, in a trade on December 2, 2015. He lasted less than a year with them, being traded again on August 25, 2016, to the Washington Nationals. He finished the 2016 season with a career low ERA of 2.64, 1 win and no losses, and 46 strikeouts to 29 walks in 56 games with the Athletics and 14 games with the Nationals.
Rzepczynski became a free agent on November 3, 2016. Exactly one month later, he signed with the Mariners.
Career pitching statistics for Rzepczynski through 2016 include:
- 419 games played
- 393.0 innings pitched
- 12-24 win-loss record
- 373 strikeouts to 175 walks
- 3.80 ERA