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Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

Braves catcher and ex-Met John Buck announced his retirement on Thursday, so he can spend more time with his family, the Braves announced. The one-time All Star had spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, playing for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He had signed this season with the Braves and was hitting .320 in the spring before the announcement...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Buck announces retirement, ending bid to make Braves roster

ATLANTA (AP) John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher, has retired. The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2010 with Toronto, hit 134 home runs with seven big league teams. He hit .225 in 32 games with Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels last year after playing for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh in 2013. He...
Via Associated Press
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Braves, veteran catcher Buck agree to minor-league deal

ATLANTA -- The Braves' search for a No. 3 backstop has apparently ended. According to a published report from Braves.com, the club has reached terms (minor-league contract) with catcher John Buck -- an 11-year veteran who has logged nearly 1,100 MLB games with the Royals, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets, Pirates, Mariners and Angels. Buck, who has accounted for 134 homers (eight double...
Via Fox Sports South
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Buck, Logan Morrison back at Marlins Park as Mariners

MIAMI -- When John Buck went to Safeco Field for his offseason physical after signing with the Seattle Mariners he took a selfie next to a familiar face gracing the venue’s wall. Buck and Logan Morrison, two former members of the rebranded Miami Marlins, returned to Marlins Park for this weekend's series. "I remember the excitement," Buck said of Opening Night 2012. "I really...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

Can the wiley old vet help out the rook? I find that the catching story of the 2014 Seattle Mariners might be one of the most interesting yet most under-reported stories of the upcoming MLB season. Then again, maybe I’m just a former catcher trying to glorify the toughest position to play in baseball.   Either way, here’s a look at the two backstops the M’s will deploy behind...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners sign C John Buck to 1-year deal

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Buck to a one-year deal, adding another veteran option behind the plate. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday. The team designated for assignment outfielder Carlos Peguero to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Buck. Buck, 33, appeared in 110 games last season with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh. Buck played in 101 games...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Close To A Deal With Catcher John Buck

The Seattle Mariners are close to a deal with free agent catcher John Buck according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. With highly regarded Mike Zunino as the primary catcher, Buck will likely be his back-up, Buck, 33, batted a combined .219 with 15 homers and 62 RBI between the Mets and the Pirates last season. He had a .285 OBP and .362 slugging percentage. There had been some interest...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Prospect Dilson Herrera Preparing For First Full Season With Organization

Dilson Herrera, 19, who came over from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a trade last August that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates, has been preparing all off season to be ready for his first full season with the Mets organization. The second baseman competed in last years All-Star Futures game at Citi Field, while still a part of the Pirates’ organization and little did...
Via MetsMinor.net
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck. Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit 15 home runs and drove in 62, but posted a wOBA of .285...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dilson Herrera Showing His Offensive Skills In The Colombian Winter League

Dilson Herrera was brought to the Mets when John Buck and Marlon Byrd were sent to the Pirates.  In the trade the Mets also received pitcher Vic Black, who should be competing for the Mets closer role for 2014. Herrera, who is listed at 5’10″, has been playing very well in his native country of Colombia for the Sincelejo Bulls. The second baseman through 25 games is 26 for...
Via MetsMinor.net
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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