Burke Badenhop

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Burke Badenhop
Burke Badenhop on April 1, 2013.jpg
Badenhop with the Milwaukee Brewers
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1983-02-08) February 8, 1983 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 2008 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 18–23
Earned run average 3.71
Strikeouts 314
Teams

Burke Heinrich Badenhop (born February 8, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. Badenhop played college baseball at Bowling Green State University. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox.

Early ball[edit]

Badenhop played high school baseball at Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. In college, he was a team member of the Bowling Green Falcons at Bowling Green State.

Baseball career[edit]

Badenhop during his tenure with the West Michigan Whitecaps, single-A affiliates of the Detroit Tigers, in 2006

Detroit Tigers[edit]

Badenhop was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers.

Florida/Miami Marlins[edit]

On December 5, 2007, he was traded to the Florida Marlins (along with Cameron Maybin; Andrew Miller; Eulogio De La Cruz; Mike Rabelo and minor league player, Dallas Trahern) for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. On April 9, 2008, Badenhop made his major league debut against the Washington Nationals. He had a 1-2-3 inning, which included striking out Rob Mackowiak. Badenhop made his first major league pitching start on April 13, 2008, against the Houston Astros.[citation needed]

Badenhop is known by teammates as "The Hopper", a nickname given to him by Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez.[1][2]

On May 16, 2011, Badenhop was a part of one of the more bizarre games in the team's history against the New York Mets, which ended following Badenhop's game-winning RBI single—just his second career hit. It was the first time that a relief pitcher had given his team the game-winning hit since Micah Owings did it in a 2008 game playing for the Cincinnati Reds.[citation needed]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On December 12, 2011 he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake Jefferies.[3] Badenhop was used during the 2012 season as a long-relief pitcher and as a ground-ball specialist because of his sinker.[citation needed]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On December 1, 2012, Badenhop was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Raul Mondesi, Jr.[4] On January 18, 2013, the Brewers announced they had avoided arbitration with Badenhop, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million.[5]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On November 22, 2013, Badenhop was traded to the Boston Red Sox for LHP prospect Luis Ortega. [6]

Author[edit]

Badenhop is co-author of the book "Financial Planning For Your First Job", published by Coventry House Publishing, where he draws from his business background at Bowling Green State.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCalvy, Adam (December 24, 2012). "Holiday Q&A with Burke Badenhop". MLB.com. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Doyle, Ricky (February 24, 2014). "Red Sox’s Burke Badenhop Breaks Down History Of ‘The Hopper’ Nickname". NESN. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Topkin, Marc (December 12, 2011). "@SPTimesRays". St. Petersburg Times (Twitter). 
  4. ^ Chastain, Bill (December 1, 2012). "Rays trade Badenhop for Mondesi Jr.". MLB.com. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kruth, Cash (January 18, 2013). "Axford among trio to avoid arbitration with Brewers". MLB.com. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/11/22/red-sox-get-rhp-burke-badenhop-from-brewers-for-lhp-prospect-luis-ortega/
  7. ^ Hannable, Ryan (May 18, 2014). "Craig Breslow, Burke Badenhop lead a brainy Red Sox bullpen". Metro New York. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 

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