#Angels have signed veteran C John Buck to a minor lg deal and assigned him to AAA. DFA'd by Mariners earlier this season.
#Mariners have released catcher John Buck, who was designated July 8 for assignment. That makes him a free agent.
Hardball Talk "The Mariners won last night but Seattle Times reporter Ryan Divish says the atmosphere in the clubhouse afterward was “similar to a 12-inning loss.” Why? Because, as Divish reports, the M’s designated popular veteran catcher John Buck for assignment. Buck was hitting .226/.293/.286 with one..." July 08
Sounds like the Twins have interest in former Mets catcher John Buck.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates have acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in a trade Tuesday a source confirmed to the Post-Gazette. The Pirates also got cash as part of the deal and the Mets will receive minor league shortstop Dilson Herrera and a player to be named..." August 27
New York Post "For the Mets the night was headed from no-no to “No no!” until John Buck drove a Steve Cishek pitch through the middle in the 10th inning at Marlins Park. Zack Wheeler’s no-hit bid had long ended by then but the Mets were allowed to celebrate the more mundane: a 4-2 victory over the Marlins in..." July 31
MetsBlog.com "John Buck is being overused, and it could be hurting his trade value. Only one MLB catcher has caught a higher percentage of his team’s games, and that’s the impeccable Yadier Molina. According to the Wall Street Journal, entering Wednesday night, John Buck had caught 85.8 percent of his team’s..." June 08
New York Post "John Buck will take the increased expectations that are sure to come if he can continue anywhere near this pace. The Mets catcher just concluded one of the great debut months in franchise history and doesn’t believe it was a fluke. So if you now expect the 32-year-old Buck to deliver a big hit..." May 03
New York Post "It’s nitpicking, but Matt Harvey has room for improvement on what has been a spectacular body of work to start the season, according to catcher John Buck. When the Mets’ phenom takes his 4-0 record and 0.93 ERA to the mound against the Dodgers tonight, Buck wants Harvey to reduce the number of..." April 24
North Jersey "When something good has happened this season with the Mets, John Buck usually has been involved. He was again Sunday. Buck’s second-inning home run into the second deck in left-center field was his career-best seventh this month. He has drilled more homers in 17 games than all of the Mets’..." April 22
New York Post "John Buck continues to make a case why he is the Mets’ MVP so far this season. “With the starts we’ve had from some of our guys so far, I don’t know where we’d be without him,” manager Terry Collins said after yesterday’s 2-0 victory over the Nationals at Citi Field. “The first week of the..." April 22
New York Post "John Buck has been as good behind the plate as he has been at it since the start of spring training. He drove in four runs, caught a great game and was part of rare interference call in the Mets’ 7-3 win over Miami yesterday, underscoring exactly why the Amazin’s traded for him and what the..." April 07
New York Daily News "Two batters into Zack Wheeler’s first outing on a big league mound, the Nationals had a runner on third with one out. The Mets pulled the infield in, looking to cut the run off at the plate, so the percentage play for catcher John Buck was to call for fastballs down in the strike zone, trying to..." February 24