The Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League have signed right-hander Kevin Quackenbush, per club president/general manager Michael Pfaff on Twitter.
Quackenbush, 34, had some solid seasons earlier in his career with the Padres. He tossed 54 innings or more in three straight seasons starting in 2014, posting a combined 3.50 ERA in that time along with a 21.7% strikeout rate, 8.4% walk rate and 38.6% ground ball rate.
Unfortunately, his ERA shot up to 7.86 in 2017 and he was outrighted off the roster that year, kicking off the journeyman era of his career. He signed with the Reds for 2018 but got just 10 appearances before he was outrighted off the roster. He signed minor league deals with the Dodgers and Nationals for 2019 and 2020, respectively, but didn’t make the majors in either of those campaigns. He returned to the Dodgers on a minor league deal for 2021 and was selected to the roster in August but designated for assignment after just one appearance of a third of an inning.
In his major league career, he has a 4.41 ERA in 204 career appearances with a strikeout rate of 21%, a 9.2% walk rate and a 39.3% ground ball rate. He spent last year with Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League, posting a 2.70 ERA.
The Ducks have signed a few guys with major league experience recently, having inked Daniel Murphy and Rubén Tejada about a month ago, though Quackenbush surely is the most aptly-named of any former big leaguer they could have found.
Very fitting name for the Long Island Ducks.
But an unfortunate name for a gynecologist.
Dr. Van Nostrand
This comment is quacktastic
Fever Pitch Guy
Cartrow – You won not only the day, but the week!
If Long Island Ducks does Brooklyn Dodge?
How fitting. Quakenship is a Duck♂️
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck………
Just had to pen a quick story on this, didnt you?
Yes they did, it is a bit daffy
Yes they did, it is a bit daffy..
“It’s a trap.”
Eric Olson 2
I’m if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, then it’s a Quackenbush!
There’s a pun in here somewhere.
Bart Harley Jarvis
Oh, no he didn’t!
TFW you are about to comment with the obvious joke, only for it to already appear in the article
A duck in the hand is worth 2 in the bush
These puns are so fowl.
I think Quakerjack has a new favorite player.
He must have a rubber arm.
Now if the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs can only find a player named Crabbush. Ooof!
So they announce mascot signings now?
He needed a special helmet and theirs fit the bill.
I’m here for the comments. This is like a headline for The Onion
They signed this guy out of Drake University.
With a name like that he’s almost obligated to sign with the Ducks
This one belongs to the Reds
You guys quack me up.
Sometimes, all is right with the universe.
so the prophecies ARE true!
Dr. Van Nostrand
MLB Pun Humors
These puns are creating an earthquack on MLBTR.