Hunter Strickland

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Hunter Strickland
San Francisco Giants – No. 60
Pitcher
Born: (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 26)
Thomaston, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2014 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 0.00
Strikeouts 9
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Hunter Drew Strickland (born September 24, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Strickland was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round, 564th overall pick, of the 2007 MLB Draft. On July 22, 2009, he was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates along with Argenis Díaz in a trade with the Red Sox in exchange for Adam LaRoche.[1] In November 2012, the Pirates added Strickland to the 40 man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[2] On April 2, 2013, the San Francisco Giants claimed Strickland off waivers.[3] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[4]

Strickland was called up to the majors for the first time on September 1, 2014.[5]

Strickland recorded the save in the longest (by time, tied for longest in innings) playoff game in Major League history,[6] the second game in the 2014 National League Division Series. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 2-1 in 18 innings.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates trade LaRoche to Red Sox". ESPN.com. July 23, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pirates set 40-man roster". November 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Giants claim minor league journeyman pitcher". CSN Bay Area. April 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Haft, Chris (November 28, 2013). "SF Giants add Jose De Paula, Erik Cordier; DFA Johnny Monell, Francisco Peguero". Sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Haft, Chris (September 1, 2014). "Comeback from surgery motivates Strickland". MLB.com. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ Schulman, Henry. "Brandon Belt’s homer gives SF Giants epic, 18-inning victory". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Box Score". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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