Brandon Duckworth

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Brandon Duckworth
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Starting pitcher
Born: (1976-01-23) January 23, 1976 (age 39)
Kearns, Utah
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 7, 2001 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2008 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 23–34
Earned run average 5.29
Strikeouts 376

Brandon J. Duckworth (born January 23, 1976) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Since 2013, he has worked for the New York Yankees professional scouting department.


From 2001-2003, the first three years of his career, Duckworth pitched with the Philadelphia Phillies, compiling a 15-18 record. While with the Phillies, Duckworth had a fan section called the Duck Pond. On November 3, 2003, he was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with minor leaguer Taylor Buchholz and Ezequiel Astacio to the Houston Astros for Billy Wagner. Spending the next two years in Houston with limited playing time, Duckworth signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December 2005.

Without wearing a Pirates uniform in 2006, he was traded by Pittsburgh to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. In his first two seasons with the Royals, his record was 4-10 with a 5.37 ERA.

In January 2008, Duckworth was designated for assignment by the Royals to make room on the organizational roster for free agent signee Brett Tomko. He passed through waivers, and on February 1, the Royals announced that Duckworth had accepted an assignment to Triple-A Omaha.[1] On August 24, 2008, he was recalled by Kansas City to start; in his first game, he went 5 innings, giving up 3 earned runs, and was credited with the win. In October 2009, Duckworth was granted free agency.

In January 2010, Duckworth signed a minor league contract to play with the Philadelphia Phillies organization.[2]

In December 2010, Duckworth signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. On July 25, 2012, the Boston Red Sox released Duckworth.

Duckworth pitched for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball in 2012 and 2013. After the 2013 season, he joined the New York Yankees as a scout.[3]


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