The Los Angeles Angels DFA Billy Buckner

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 27 May 2013 at 6:35 am

The Angels have designated 29-year old righty starting pitcher Billy Buckner for assignment.  Buckner started 1 game for the Angels this year and he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 8 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels this year and he was 4-2 with a 4.56 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  Buckner has now pitched in 37 games (22 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 7-11 with a 6.03 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP.  The Angels are trying to sneak Buckner through waivers, as they likely want to keep him in AAA.

UPDATE:  (5/31/2013) – Billy Buckner cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA-ball by the Angels.

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