The Independent Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks signed a right-handed contract Kevin Quackenbushaccording to club president/general manager Michael Pfaff on Twitter.
Quackenbush, 34, had several successful seasons earlier in his career with the Padres. He hit 54 rounds or more for three consecutive seasons starting in 2014, scoring a 3.50 ERA composite during that time along with a 21.7% hit rate, 8.4% walk rate and ground touching rate 38.6%.
Unfortunately, his ERA rose to 7.86 in 2017 and he was dropped from the list that year, starting the journeyman era in his career. He signed for the Reds in 2018 but made just 10 appearances before being dropped from the roster. He signed minor league deals with the Dodgers and Nationals for 2019 and 2020, respectively, but did not participate in the major leagues in either of those campaigns. He returned to the Dodgers on a minor league deal for 2021 and was shortlisted in August but was assigned a transfer after just one appearance in a third of the inning.
During his major league career, he has a 4.41 ERA in 204 career appearances with a strike rate of 21%, a walk rate of 9.2% and a 39.3 hit rate. %. He spent last year with Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League, posting a 2.70 ERA.
The Ducks have signed a number of people with recent big-game experience, including squid Daniel Murphy And Ruben Tejada about a month ago, though Quackenbush was certainly the most aptly named of any former major jumper they could find.