The right-handed pitcher Drew Rucinski had a very mediocre Monday outing, as he conceded three runs in just a single inning, and his below-par performance earned him a return to the minors. That was Rucinski’s first big league game of the season.
This wasn’t the first time the right-hander was given a chance to play in the big league, yet this was the third occasion in which he hasn’t been able to make the best of his opportunity.
He made his MLB debut in 2014, at 25 years of age. Back then, he pitched seven innings in which he conceded four runs and two walks. Not that bad, but not good enough either to grant him his stay in the Los Angeles Angels’ bullpen. The same team gave him another chance one year later, but he ended up pitching in four games with an awful 7.71 ERA.
After failing for a third consecutive time to show enough merit to earn himself a spot in a big league bullpen, the Twins have decided to grant Buddy Bushers a chance to make a name for himself in the big league.
The veteran pitcher has spent most of his career in the minors but this year he has a decent 3.00 ERA after conceding a single run in three innings. The 29-year-old has pitched 54 and 1/3 innings in the big leagues and stuck out 51 batters.