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Top J.B. Bukauskas News

  • Mariners' J.B. Bukauskas: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Bukauskas cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

    After being claimed by the Mariners in mid-January and DFA'd Tuesday, Bukauskas is now set to begin 2023 in the Mariners' farm system and attend major-league spring training as a non-roster invitee. The 26-year-old right-hander recorded a 2.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 19.1 Triple-A innings last season.

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  • Mariners' J.B. Bukauskas: Designated for assignment

    Bukauskas was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Tuesday.

    The move clears a spot on the roster after the Mariners claimed Tayler Saucedo off waivers from the Mets. Bukauskas had a short stay on the Mariners' 40-man roster, as he was claimed by Seattle off waivers from Arizona on Jan. 17. The right-hander posted a 2.79 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP over 19.1 frames with Triple-A Reno in 2022. If unclaimed, he likely will report to Triple-A Tacoma to provide organizational depth for the 2023 season.

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  • Mariners' J.B. Bukauskas: Claimed by Seattle

    The Mariners claimed Bukauskas off waivers from Arizona on Tuesday.

    After being designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Bukauskas will now get another chance to contribute to a major-league pitching staff with Seattle. Bukauskas spent the first few months of last season on the injured list, but was able to return and post a 2.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 19.1 frames with Triple-A Reno. To make room for the 26-year-old reliever, the Mariners designated Alberto Rodriguez for assignment.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Designated for assignment

    Bukauskas was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Bukauskas sustained a shoulder injury in March of 2022 that forced him to miss the start of last season, and he didn't make any major-league appearances for Arizona. He posted a 2.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 19.1 innings over 20 relief appearances at Triple-A Reno in 2022, and he'll lose his spot on the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster after the team re-signed Zach Davies on Wednesday.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Activated, sent to minors

    The Diamondbacks reinstated Bukauskas (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list Wednesday and reassigned him to the minors.

    Arizona hasn't officially announced what affiliate Bukauskas will join, but he'll presumably be sticking around at Triple-A Reno, with whom he made his last rehab appearance Sunday. Though Bukauskas was added back to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster while lefty Dallas Keuchel was designated for assignment in a corresponding move, the big club doesn't look as though it'll have a spot available in the bullpen for the right-hander for the time being. During his eight-appearance rehab assignment between the rookie-level Arizona Complex League and the Triple-A club, Bukaskas struck out nine over eight scoreless frames.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Shifts to Reno

    Bukauskas (shoulder) had his rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Reno on Saturday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Bukauskas made two appearances at the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, striking out three over two scoreless innings, before shifting north to Reno. He pitched for the Aces on Saturday, allowing one hit in a scoreless frame.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Begins rehab assignment

    Bukauskas (shoulder/hamstring) struck out a batter in a perfect inning Saturday in his first rehab appearance for the Diamondbacks' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate.

    Bukauskas has been on the 60-day injured list all season due to a Grade 2 shoulder strain, an injury he sustained in the spring. He had his timeline pushed back earlier in June after experiencing hamstring tightness, but he appears to have moved past that injury and has now resumed ramping back up from the shoulder injury. He'll likely make at least one more rehab appearance in the ACL before potentially moving up to a higher-level affiliate.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Program set back

    Bukauskas (shoulder) had his rehab program paused due to hamstring tightness, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Bukauskas recently moved from throwing at distance to a bullpen session but may need to restart the process with a new injury.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Throws bullpen session

    Bukauskas (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session May 27, Jake Rill and Jack Sommers of MLB.com report.

    Bukauskas is working his way back from a Grade 2 teres major strain sustained in mid-March and is currently on the 60-day injured list. It's similar to an injury teammate Taylor Clarke had last season, which sidelined him for more than seven weeks.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Extends throwing distance

    Bukauskas (shoulder) is throwing from out to 90 feet, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Bukauskas is progressing, albeit at an incremental pace, in his recovery from a Grade 2 strain of the teres major muscle. The right-hander is on the 60-day injury list and not expected back until some point in June.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Begins throwing

    Bukauskas (shoulder) has resumed throwing, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Bukauskas suffered a Grade 2 strain of the teres major muscle in his right shoulder during his lone outing in spring training. The right-hander is playing catch at a distance of 60 feet.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Placed on 60-day injured list

    Bukauskas (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday.

    The move doesn't change Bukauskas' return timeline, as he was already expected to miss multiple months with a Grade 2 shoulder strain. It clears a spot for the Diamondbacks to add the recently-signed Zach Davies to the 40-man roster.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Out months with shoulder tear

    Bukauskas will miss multiple months due to a Grade 2 tear of his teres major, reports Steve Gilbert of MLB.com

    Bukauskas will hit the injured list for what manager Torey Lovullo called "months not weeks." The pitcher will look to recover in time to perhaps factor into Arizona's plans late in the season.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Reasons for demotion given

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Bukauskas' demotion was due to the reliever's inconsistency, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Bukauskas has alternated between dominant and hittable outings this season, which prompted Thursday's option to Triple-A Reno. "From a manager's standpoint, I need dependability," Lovullo said. "I need to know what's coming out of the bullpen every time. If you're consistent and you know what's going to be happening with each guy that you're going to put into a game, it makes my decision a lot easier." The demotion preceded a bullpen meltdown Thursday during a 5-4 loss to the Giants, in which Taylor Clarke and Tyler Clippard combined to blow a 4-0 ninth-inning lead. There should be a roster spot for someone like Bukauskas in a bullpen that features three guys signed to minor-league contracts in the offseason and two claimed off waivers in 2021, but first he needs to earn his manager's trust.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Optioned to minors

    The Diamondbacks optioned Bukauskas to Triple-A Reno following Wednesday's game against the Giants.

    The righty has appeared in three games since being recalled July 30, most recently throwing a scoreless inning in Wednesday's contest. Bukauskas' overall numbers this season are not good, though, as he has a 7.79 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in 17.1 big-league relief innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Recalled by Arizona

    Bukauskas was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Bukauskas spent a week and a half in the minors and struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings across two appearances at Triple-A Reno. He should serve as middle-relief help in the big leagues.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Optioned to Triple-A

    Bukauskas was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.

    Bukauskas earned his second win of the season Tuesday by striking out two in a perfect inning against the Pirates, but he'll now head back to the minors after strong performances in each of his last two innings. Although the right-hander has a 7.98 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in 14.2 innings across 18 appearances in the big leagues this year, he could rejoin Arizona's bullpen at some point if he performs well at Triple-A Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Snares win

    Bukauskas (2-2) struck out two over a perfect seventh inning and was the winning pitcher in Tuesday's 11-6 win over the Pirates.

    Bukauskas was the beneficiary of Arizona's eight-run seventh inning, but he was impressive nonetheless, using his entire repertoire to dispatch Pittsburgh on 14 pitches (10 strikes). Both of his post-break outings have been scoreless. The Diamondbacks will be giving Bukauskas plenty of chances over the final months to chisel away at a 7.98 ERA.

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  • Diamondbacks' J.B. Bukauskas: Handed second loss

    Bukauskas (1-2) took the loss in Sunday's 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.

    Bukauskas came in for the ninth in a 4-4 game and surrendered a single, sacrifice, intentional walk and game-ending Max Muncy home run to take the loss. The rookie enters the break with 12.2 innings across 16 appearances and unsightly 9.24 ERA but may receive additional opportunities on a tanking Diamondbacks team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Ashburn, VA
Age: 26
School: North Carolina
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R