Brandon Claussen

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Brandon Claussen
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Claussen in 2004 with the Cincinnati Reds.
Pitcher
Born: (1979-05-01) May 1, 1979 (age 35)
Rapid City, South Dakota
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 28, 2003 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 2006 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win–Loss record 16–27
Earned run average 5.04
Strikeouts 228
Teams

Brandon Allen Falker Claussen (born May 1, 1979, in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher.

Career[edit]

In 1997, Claussen graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell, New Mexico. One year later, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 34th round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. In 1999, he graduated from Howard College in Big Spring, Texas.

He played in the Yankees' minor league system until June 28, 2003, when he made his major league debut, when he was brought up to the major league level for a brief stint. In 2001 he led all minor league pitchers in strikeouts, with 220.[1]

On July 31, 2003, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds with Charlie Manning and cash for Aaron Boone. On January 12, 2007, he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.

Claussen batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

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