Dennis Sarfate

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Dennis Sarfate
Dennis Sarfate on February 13, 2012.jpg
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1981-04-09) April 9, 1981 (age 33)
Queens, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 2006 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Win-loss record 5-4
Earned run average 4.53
Strikeouts 131
Teams
Sarfate pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in 2009.

Dennis Scott Sarfate (born April 9, 1981) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, and Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball.

High school career[edit]

Sarfate graduated from Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Arizona. He was an All-American and First Team All-State. He was Scottsdale Tribune Pitcher of the Year in 1999.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Sarfate was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 1999 in the 15th round.[1] He made his MLB debut on September 3, 2006 with the Milwaukee Brewers.

He was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Houston Astros on September 11, 2007, for cash considerations. On December 12, 2007, Sarfate was traded by the Houston Astros along with Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers and Troy Patton, and third baseman Michael Costanzo to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for shortstop Miguel Tejada.

After beginning his professional career as a starter, Sarfate spent 2007 and began 2008 as a relief pitcher, but on July 28, 2008, he was moved to the Orioles starting rotation.[2] He returned to the bullpen after just 4 starts, in which he went 0-2 while allowing 18 runs in just 1523 innings.

Sarfate began 2009 in the Orioles Bullpen, but was sent to AAA Norfolk in May after posting a 6.49 ERA in 8 appearances. He was called up again in September, and pitched much better, posting a 3.48 ERA over 12 relief appearances.

In 2010, Sarfate began at AAA Norfolk, where he pitched 3 innings before getting injured.

In December 2011, Sarfate signed with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Bio: Dennis Sarfate". Arizona State Baseball. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Mike (28 July). "Orioles move Sarfate into struggling rotation". USA Today. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hiroshima Carp re-sign Bullington, Sarfate, Barden". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

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