Bret Prinz

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Bret Prinz
Relief pitcher
Born: (1977-06-15) June 15, 1977 (age 37)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 2001 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Win-Loss 5–4
Earned run average 4.89
Strikeouts 64
Teams

Bret Randolph Prinz (born June 15, 1977 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played with the Arizona Diamondbacks (20012003), New York Yankees (2003–2004), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005), and Chicago White Sox (2007). He batted and threw right-handed.

He began his major league career with the Diamondbacks in 2001, achieving success out of the bullpen. He would remain with the team until 2003, where he was traded to the New York Yankees. Prinz would remain with the Yankees for a season and a half, going 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA. The Yankees then traded Prinz to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for catcher Wil Nieves.[1]

In 2006, Prinz signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies. In 2007, Prinz pitched for three organizations before being signed by the White Sox. After being designated for assignment on June 15, 2007 by the White Sox, Prinz chose to become a free agent, and signed a deal to pitch for the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs.

On February 29, 2008, Prinz signed with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League.[2] He served as their closer until May 31, 2008, when his contract was purchased by the Oakland Athletics and assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.[3] He became a free agent at the end of the season and re-signed with the Patriots on March 4, 2009.

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