Bridgeport Bluefish – No. 28
January 10, 1984 |
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
|April 20, 2009 for the Boston Red Sox|
(through 2010 season)
|Earned Run Average||8.16|
David Hunter Jones (born January 10, 1984) is a professional baseball pitcher for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He played college baseball at Florida State University in 2004 and 2005 but missed much playing time due to a fractured arm. Jones had successful surgery but went undrafted. He played in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 2009 and the Florida Marlins in 2010.
Jones signed as a free agent with the Boston Redsox and spent 2005-2009 in their minor league system. Jones was called up on April 15, 2009 and five days later made his major league debut against the Baltimore Orioles.
On November 5, 2009, Jones was traded to the Florida Marlins with minor league pitcher Jose Alvarez for Jeremy Hermida. The Florida Marlins released Jones on June 22, 2010 and he spent the rest of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery after a June 5 injury.
After rehabbing for the entire 2011 MLB season, Jones played winterball for the Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional) for the 2011-2012 season.
Second Stint with the Redsox
On February 23, 2012 Jones signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox and was seen by reporters at the Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida. He was later cut by the Red Sox and signed by the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Jones spent the second half of the 2012 season pitching for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs helping them reach the playoffs.
Jones is six feet, four inches tall and weighs 235 pounds. He throws and bats left-handed.
Jones throws a 92–96 miles per hour fastball and an 89–93 miles per hour two-seam fastball. He used to throw a circle changeup and a curveball but in 2007 he stopped throwing the changeup and the curveball developed into a slider which almost acts like a slurve. He has had good success versus righties.