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|Burke H. Badenhop|
Badenhop with the Milwaukee Brewers
|Boston Red Sox – No. 35|
February 8, 1983 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|April 9, 2008 for the Florida Marlins|
(through July 15, 2014)
|Earned run average||3.87|
Burke Heinrich Badenhop (born February 8, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Badenhop played college baseball at Bowling Green State University.
Badenhop was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
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.
Badenhop is known by teammates and Marlins fans as "The Hopper" (a play on both his last name and on his way of hopping after throwing a pitch).
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 .
Tampa Bay Rays
On December 12, 2011 he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake Jefferies. Badenhop was used during the 2012 season as a long-relief pitcher and as a ground-ball specialist because of his sinker.
On December 1, 2012, Badenhop was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Raul Mondesi, Jr. On January 18, 2013, the Brewers announced they had avoided arbitration with Badenhop, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million.
Boston Red Sox
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, as well as his early playing days in professional baseball.
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- Kruth, Cash (January 18, 2013). "Axford among trio to avoid arbitration with Brewers". MLB.com. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)