Casey Crosby

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Casey Crosby
Detroit Tigers – No. 45
Born: (1988-09-17) September 17, 1988 (age 25)
Kankakee, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 1, 2012 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 1–1
Earned run average 9.49
Strikeouts 9

Casey Crosby (born September 17, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Crosby was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Kaneland High School. Prior to the 2010 season, he was considered the 47th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.[1]

Crosby was added to the Tigers 40 man roster on November 18, 2011.[2]

Despite suffering two elbow injuries, Crosby pitched for the Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate.[3]

Crosby made his major league debut on June 1, 2012 against the New York Yankees. He got his first career strikeout against the former Tigers player, Curtis Granderson. In the second inning, Crosby issued four walks and a grand slam by Granderson. Crosby pitched 313 innings and got his first career loss.

On June 7, 2012, Crosby gained his first major league win after giving up three runs in 513 innings, as the Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 7–5.[4]


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