Chris Withrow

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Chris Withrow
Chris Withrow.jpg
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 44
Pitcher
Born: (1989-04-01) April 1, 1989 (age 25)
Austin, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 12, 2013 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 3–0
Earned run average 2.73
Strikeouts 71
Teams

Christopher M. Withrow (born April 1, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

He was selected by the Dodgers in the 1st round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Midland Christian High School. As a senior at Midland, Withrow was 8-1 with a 1.32 ERA and 90 strikeouts. He missed most of the 2008 season with an assortment of injuries and then spent the majority of 2009 with the Inland Empire 66ers, where he was 6-6 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 appearances. He was rated as the Dodgers #2 prospect by the MLB Network before the 2010 season and was assigned by the Dodgers to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. He started 27 games for the Lookouts, with a record of 4-9 and a 5.97 ERA.

In 2011 with the Lookouts, he started 25 games and finished 6-6 with a 4.20 ERA. He was added to the 40-man roster after the season to protect him from the Rule V Draft. In 2012, after 7 starts, the Dodgers decided to turn him into a relief pitcher. He finished the season with a 3-3 record and 4.65 ERA in 22 games. The Dodgers promoted him to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes to start 2013.

He was called up to the Dodgers for the first time on June 11, 2013 and made his debut the following night in relief against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2/3 of an inning, he allowed 3 hits, walked one and struck out one. In 26 games for the Dodgers he was 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA and also picked up his first save on September 3 against the Colorado Rockies.

Withrow began 2014 in the Dodgers bullpen and pitched 21 1/3 innings in 20 games. He had a 2.95 ERA and 28 strikeouts but he also walked 18. However, on May 30, he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow, requiring Tommy John Surgery, which shut him down for the rest of the season.[1]

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