February 25, 1987 |
|August 22, 2012 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||5.58|
High School and College
Werner graduated from Washington Community High School in 2005. He attended Illinois Central College in 2006 and 2007. He pitched for the University of Indianapolis in 2008 and 2009. On May 16, 2009, in his final game for the University of Indianapolis, Werner struck out 11 University of Southern Indiana batters in relief.
Werner was never drafted. In 2009, Werner pitched for the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League. In 2010, Werner worked as the pitching coach for Eureka College, and then pitched for the Otters and the Windy City ThunderBolts, also of the Frontier League.
San Diego Padres
Werner was signed by the San Diego Padres as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 season. In 2011, Werner pitched for the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Lake Elsinore Storm. In 2012, he pitched for the San Antonio Missions and the Tucson Padres before being called up to the majors for the first time on August 22, 2012.
On December 4, 2013, Werner was designated for assignment by Oakland, to clear room on the 40-man roster for recently signed pitcher Scott Kazmir. Werner cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
Werner got married to his wife, Melanie, in February 2012.
- "UIndy grounds Eagles, advances to regional final". May 16, 2009.
- Eminian, Dave (August 23, 2012). "Andrew Werner's MLB debut: 'That was pretty cool'".
- Werner inks deal with Padres
- Werner excited for first big league action
- Nicholson-Smith, Ben (November 16, 2012). "Padres Acquire Ross For Parrino, Werner".
- Twitter / Athletics: #Athletics designate LHP Andrew Werner for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Kazmir.
- Twitter / Athletics: #Athletics also announced LHP Andrew Werner, who was designated for assignment, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Sacramento.