Glendon Rusch

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Glendon Rusch
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Pitcher
Born: (1974-11-07) November 7, 1974 (age 39)
Seattle, Washington
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 6, 1997 for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 2009 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 65–99
Earned run average 5.02
Strikeouts 1,075
Teams

Glendon James Rusch (/ˈrʌʃ/; born November 7, 1974) is a left-handed former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies. He took the 2007 season off to recover from injuries.

Early life[edit]

Rusch played baseball and basketball in high school at Shorecrest High School in Seattle, Washington, where he pitched a no-hitter his senior year.

Baseball career[edit]

In September of 2006, Rusch was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot in his lung and missed the rest of the 2006 season. [1]. On January 25, 2007, the Chicago Cubs released the left-hander. He had one year left on his contract.[2]

On October 31, 2007, Rusch announced that he was officially a free agent and would attempt a comeback for the 2008 season. He threw a bullpen session for interested teams on November 2[1] and on December 14, signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. On March 26, 2008, the Padres purchased his contract and added him to the major league roster. On May 15, Rusch turned down an assignment to Triple-A, and became a free agent.

On May 16, 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. On May 31, the Rockies purchased his contract and added him to the active roster.

On January 14, 2009, Rusch signed a one-year, $750,000 minor-league deal.[2] He made the team out of spring training. On May 15, Rusch was designated for assignment.[3]

Rusch is currently playing in the PBL League in California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Coast Sports Management
  2. ^ Rockies sign pitcher Rusch to one-year deal. Retrieved on 2009-01-14.
  3. ^ Rockies call up Flores from Sky Sox, designate Rusch for assignment

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