Jerry Blevins Oakland Athletics — No. 13 Relief pitcher Born: September 6, 1983
Johnson City, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left MLB debut September 16, 2007 for the Oakland Athletics Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Win-loss record 3-5 Earned run average 3.75 Strikeouts 133 Saves 1 Teams Medal record Men’s baseball Competitor for United States Baseball World Cup Gold 2007 Tianmu National team
College baseball career
After graduating from Arcadia High School in, Arcadia, Ohio, Blevins walked on to the University of Dayton baseball team, where he pitched for two years. He had a 7-4 record in 21 games while playing for Dayton.
Professional baseball career
Blevins was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 17th (516th overall) round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the club on June 23 of that year, and began his pro career with the Single-A Boise Hawks, where he pitched 23 games.
Blevins began the 2007 season with the Daytona Cubs. He pitched in 15 games there and had a 1-0 record with a 0.38 ERA before being promoted to the Double-A Tennessee Smokies on May 15, 2007. He pitched in 23 games for the Smokies, in which he had a 2-2 record with a 1.53 ERA. Blevins had pitched a total of 38 games in the Cubs organization and had a 3-2 record with a 1.02 ERA when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics, along with catcher Rob Bowen, for catcher Jason Kendall on July 16, 2007.
The Athletics, upon receiving Blevins, optioned him to Double-A Midland. He went 1-3 there with a 3.32 ERA in 17 games. He was promoted to the Sacramento River Cats, the Athletics Triple-A affiliate, on August 31, 2007. Before the River Cats season ended, he pitched in one game in which he did not give a run and got the win in 2 2/3 scoreless innings pitched. Blevins helped the River Cats win the Pacific Coast League championship. After the win, Blevins was promoted to the Athletics major league club on September 15, 2007. Blevins pitched for four different minor league teams in 2007 and had a combined 5-5 record with a 1.63 ERA in 56 games. He also struck out 11.87 batters per nine innings and had a total of 102 strikeouts in 77 1/3 innings.
Blevins was designated for assignment on May 23, 2011. He was later re-added back to the 40-man roster, only to be designated for assignment again on July 19. He was re-added to the 40-man roster a day later.
- ^ Urban, Mychael. "A's deal catcher Kendall to Cubs ", MLB.com, July 16, 2007. Accessed September 16, 2007.
- ^ Athletics Designate Jerry Blevins For Assignment, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 23, 2011.
- ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "A's Designate Jerry Blevins For Assignment". MLBTradeRumors.com. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/07/as-designate-jerry-blevins-for-assignment-.html. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Oakland Athletics current roster Active roster
2 Cliff Pennington | 4 Coco Crisp | 6 Adrian Cardenas | 7 Adam Rosales | 8 Kurt Suzuki | 11 Landon Powell | 12 David DeJesus | 13 Jerry Blevins | 15 Ryan Sweeney | 16 Josh Willingham | 18 Rich Harden | 19 Jemile Weeks | 20 Josh Donaldson | 22 Chris Carter | 23 Michael Taylor | 26 Anthony Recker | 29 Scott Sizemore | 31 Brandon Allen | 32 Brandon McCarthy | 36 Eric Sogard | 40 Andrew Bailey | 47 Gio Gonzalez | 50 Grant Balfour | 52 Guillermo Moscoso | 53 Trevor Cahill | 55 Hideki Matsui | 56 Craig Breslow | 57 Brian Fuentes | 58 Jai Miller | 59 Jordan Norberto | 60 Fautino De Los Santos | 62 Neil Wagner | 65 Graham Godfrey | 66 Tyson Ross | 67 Andrew Carignan | 88 Josh Outman | -- Sean Doolittle | -- Pedro Figueroa | -- Cedric Hunter | -- Kila Ka'aihue | -- Evan Scribner
Inactive roster Disabled list Coaching Staff
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