Bootcheck during his tenure with the Angels in 2005
October 24, 1978 |
La Porte, Indiana
|September 9, 2003 for the Anaheim Angels|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||6.55|
Christopher Brandon Bootcheck (born October 24, 1978) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball, and the Korea Baseball Organization.
Bootcheck played collegiately for the Auburn Tigers of the Southeastern Conference. He attended Michigan City (Rogers) High School for two years and La Porte High School for two years. He made his major league debut with the Anaheim Angels on September 9, 2003.
Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels
On May 2, 2006, Bootcheck was hurt while running from the bullpen to the mound during the Angels' brawl with the Oakland Athletics. He was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and missed most of the season.
Yokohama Bay Stars
Tampa Bay Rays
However, in 2011, he returned to Major League Baseball, signing a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. On July 2, he was granted his release by Tampa Bay. He later played for the Lotte Giants in Korea.
On December 11, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.
New York Yankees
Bootcheck signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees for the 2013 season. The Yankees called him up to the major leagues on June 14. He was designated for assignment on June 18, 2013. Bootcheck opted to become a free agent, but re-signed with the Yankees shortly after. The new contract includes an August 15 opt-out date.
Bootcheck signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2013.
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- "Your much more frequent Jose Alvarez/Chris Bootcheck update". The Detroit Hustle. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Links, Zach (June 21, 2013). "Bootcheck Clears Waivers, Re-Signs With Yankees". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization