Claussen in 2004 with the Cincinnati Reds.
May 1, 1979 |
Rapid City, South Dakota
|Batted: Right||Threw: Left|
|June 28, 2003 for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 16, 2006 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||5.04|
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.
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