Bobby Livingston

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Bobby Livingston
Starting pitcher
Born: (1982-09-03) September 3, 1982 (age 32)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 2006 for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
August 21, 2007 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3–3
Earned run average 6.31
Strikeouts 30
Teams

Robert James "Bobby" Livingston (born September 3, 1982 in St Louis, Missouri) is a former baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds.

Amateur career[edit]

Livingston was originally enrolled at Estacado High School before transferring to Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock, Texas for his final year of school.[1] In 2001, he pitched for the Bethesda Big Train.[2] He had originally signed to play college baseball for the hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders before he was drafted.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Livingston was selected by Seattle Mariners in the 4th round (129th overall) of 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the minors for the Mariners through 2006, with two years with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers in 2005-2006. He made his Major League debut for the Mariners on April 25, 2006 against the Chicago White Sox. He pitched 1.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, walking 3 and striking out 1. He appeared in a total of 3 games that season in Seattle, working a total of five innings.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

In December 2006, he was put on waivers and claimed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who quickly traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies. MLB intervened and declared the transaction to be null and void, as they judged that Tampa Bay had claimed Livingston for the sole purpose of trading him. He was then defaulted back to waivers and was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds.[3] He appeared in 10 games as a starting pitcher for the Reds in 2007. His record was 3-3 with a 5.27 ERA. His first career victory came on June 1 against the Colorado Rockies. On July 16, 2007, Livingston went 4-4 with an RBI tying the club record for most hits for a pitcher in a game. He spent most of 2007 & 2008 in AAA with the Louisville Bats.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

He became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season and signed a minor league contract in January 2009 with the Baltimore Orioles. He pitched in 13 games for the AA Bowie Baysox and 3 for the AAA Norfolk Tides. On July 3, 2009, he was released by Baltimore.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

He then signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians, where he pitched in nine games for the AA Akron Aeros and 1 for the AAA Columbus Clippers. He was then sent to the Pittsburgh Pirates from Cleveland on September 1, 2009 as part of a conditional deal.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

He was then sent to the Pittsburgh Pirates by the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal, on September 1, 2009. With the Pirates, he made one start for the AAA Indianapolis Indians.

New York Mets[edit]

On January 14, 2010, Livingston signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Mets assigned him to the minor league Buffalo Bisons, where he appeared in 22 games and made 15 starts. He was 3-8 with a 5.34 ERA before he was released on July 29.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

He was promptly signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. He appeared in just three games with the Isotopes, with one start, before he was released on August 8.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On August 16, 2010, Livingston signed a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and was assigned to the AAA Durham Bulls. He pitched 5 games for the Bulls.

Mexican League[edit]

He played for Vaqueros Laguna of the Mexican League in 2011.

Atlantic League[edit]

He played with the Sugar Land Skeeters in 2012 and 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Livingston player profile, Cincinnati Reds, accessed March 17, 2007
  2. ^ Bobby Livingston MLB Article, Bethesda Big Train, accessed April 16, 2008
  3. ^ "Livingston no longer a Phillie", Phillies, December 14, 2006

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